Vice President Finance & Chief Financial Officer
Pamela Wicks joined Pulse Seismic Inc. in 1998 as Controller, was promoted in 2007 to Vice President of Finance, and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in March 2010. Pam has extensive experience conducting and negotiating complex financial deals and transactions. She was the finance lead for a significant asset purchase transaction in 2010 that doubled Pulse's 3D seismic data library and led to a substantial increase in market capitalization and enterprise value. As CFO, Pam plays a significant role in investor relations for Pulse, including meeting with institutional investors and discussing financial results with industry analysts. Prior to joining Pulse, Pam held accounting positions within the Canadian east coast offshore oil and gas industry. She graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1987 with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and obtained the designation of Certified Management Accountant in 2001.
Vice President Operations
Jeff Bectold joined Pulse Seismic Inc. in 2008 and was promoted to Vice President of Operations in April of 2011. As VP of Operations, Jeff leads a group of technical teams that are responsible for participation surveys, field operations, safety, and data services. Jeff is responsible for data analysis related to the acquisition, purchase or swap of seismic data, including analyzing the predictability of future re-sales, assessing the quality of the data to be purchased and evaluating locations for acquiring new surveys. Since 2008 the operations team has successfully acquired 3,000 km2 of new 3D data that has been added to the Pulse data library through participation surveys; strengthened internal technical capabilities and processes; implemented new service offerings; and has developed a strong safety program and culture at Pulse. Jeff has over 20 years of seismic industry experience including a similar role at Arcis Seismic Solutions and various positions with Schlumberger. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario and has completed the Geophysical Certificate program from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.