Leadership

Executive Team

Meet the dedicated team leading Pulse to deliver comprehensive data to support the success of clients across the energy industry and long-term returns for shareholders.
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Neal Coleman, ICD.D

President & Chief Executive Officer
Neal Coleman began his career with Pulse Seismic Inc. in 2004. He became Pulse’s President and CEO in November 2012, after serving four years as Vice-President of Sales & Marketing.
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Pamela Wicks, CPA, CMA, ICD.D

Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer
Pamela Wicks joined Pulse Seismic Inc. in 2002 as Corporate Controller, was promoted in 2007 to Vice President of Finance, and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2010.
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Trevor Meier

Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Trevor Meier began his career with Pulse Seismic Inc. in 2006 as a Sales & Marketing Representative, was promoted in 2012 to Manager, Sales & Marketing, and became Vice President of Sales & Marketing in 2013.

Board of Directors

Pulse’s six-member Board of Directors is comprised of five independent members and ex officio member Neal Coleman, company President and CEO. Collectively, they bring deep industry experience and a full range of business competencies – including oil and gas, geophysics, corporate finance, legal and public markets – to provide effective governance of Pulse.

Robert Robotti

Board Chair, Independent Director since December 2007
Mr. Robotti is President and founder of Robotti & Company Advisors LLC, a U.S. registered investment advisor, and President and founder of Robotti Securities LLP, a U.S. registered broker-dealer. Mr. Robotti has actively invested in the oil and gas industry.

Neal Coleman

Ex Officio Director since December 2017
Neal Coleman began his career with Pulse Seismic Inc. in 2004. He became Pulse’s President and CEO in November 2012, after serving four years as Vice-President of Sales & Marketing.

Paul Crilly

Independent Director since May 2017
Mr. Crilly has 29 years of experience in the oil and gas services and equipment industry. From 2005 to 2010, he was President and CEO of Norex Exploration Services Inc., a TSX-listed seismic acquisition company.

Dallas Droppo

Independent Director since May 2018
Mr. Droppo was, until his retirement in January 2018, a senior partner of the law firm, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, where for 27 years he had an oil and gas practice. Mr. Droppo acted as legal counsel on large, complex securities transactions and significant business mergers and acquisitions.

Patrick R. Ward

Independent Director since May 2023

With over 40 years industry and leadership experience, Mr. Ward is the President and CEO and director of Aqua Solutions Inc., a private, green, mid-stream company, since joining in August 2021. Previously, he was the founder, director, President and CEO of Painted Pony Energy Ltd. from May 2007 to October 2020, when the Corporation was acquired by Canadian Natural Resources Limited.

Melanie Westergaard

Independent Director since April 2021
Ms. Westergaard is an independent businessperson with over 34 years of global experience in the oil and gas industry. She began her career in the geophysical services industry with Western Geophysical, followed by over 16 years with the multi-national oil company ARCO/BP where she held roles from geophysicist through to multi-asset management and leadership roles.