Santa Maria Petroleum Inc. announces the appointment of Andrew DeFrancesco as President and CEO and Michael Dai, as CFO of Santa Maria, effective May 20, 2014.
Mr. DeFrancesco has been a member of the Board of Directors since July 7, 2011 and became Chairman of the Board on August 5, 2011. Mr. Dai C.P.A., C.A., C.F.A is a Chartered Public Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst with over 7 years of experience working in a variety of audit, advisory, M&A and valuation engagements.
Mr. Dai has been involved in a number of public and private market transactions, including business acquisitions and reverse takeovers, both domestically and internationally. Mr. Dai is an alumnus of Grant Thornton LLP and obtained his Master of Accounting from the University of Waterloo.