Meet Our Team
Sami Saad: Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Sami Saad, a father of three children, resides in Edmonton and has spent many years working in Fort McMurray and surrounding areas. Mr. Saad holds an Associate Degree from TSTC and has worked in the Oil and Gas industry for over 28 years.
Mr. Saad brings operational experience from the Project Management, Construction and the Earthwork Industries spanning the last 18 years. Most recently, Mr. Saad was the COO and President of Petrowest Corporation during its restructuring phase. Previous to that Mr. Saad was the Vice President of Construction and Project Management North America, at Civeo (formerly PTI Group) as well as the Vice President of Construction, at North American Construction Group. Mr. Saad brings with him experience within private and public companies with portfolios exceeding 500 million in value and leverages that management experience on value focused activities driving shareholder confidence, employee engagement and team building.
Additionally, Mr. Saad brings executive skills gathered through a combination of formal training, education and on hands experience. Having worked in the trades ranging from positions on drilling rigs, Structural Iron Worker, Project Manager, Director and Vice President of multi million-dollar projects Mr. Saad has the unique ability to engage people on many different levels. Whether managing community expectations or engaging local communities Mr. Saad has the capabilities to develop and foster an environment of fair, inclusive and performance driving culture.
Marguerite MacDonald: Chief Financial Officer
Marguerite MacDonald joined Fort McKay Group of Companies LP in 2010 as Accounting Manager. Marguerite has over 26 years’ experience in finance and construction industries; 15 years in civil construction prior to arriving in Fort McMurray and 10 years’ experience in the Oil and Gas sector.
Marguerite’s persistence and dedication to the finance department resulted in progressive internal promotions, culminating in her current position of Chief Financial Officer. Marguerite received her Bachelor of Marketing and Management from St. Mary’s University in Nova Scotia and is a member of the Alberta Certified General Accountant Association.
Marguerite is a great leader and believes in building today for a better tomorrow.
Kristen Kane: Account Manager
Kristen joined Fort McKay Logistic LP in 2005 in the role of a dispatcher. She quickly worked her way up in the organization in the areas of transportation and warehousing services. In 2008 she was promoted to Team Lead for the warehouse division and again in 2011 as the Team Lead for transportation. In 2013, her career was advanced again to Supervisor for a supply chain contract and as of 2014, she began acting in the role of an Account Manager.
Her varied background in material handling, safety, trucking, and supervision, provided the perfect foundation for her current role of Account Manager for Logistics. She has developed a strong and constant foundation for logistics that allowed us to grow our client relations. She is responsible for the overall resource management, supply chain operations and identifying opportunities for logistics operation improvements.
Since then she has received training in Leadership for Safety Excellence, Basic Instruction Techniques, Principles of Health & Safety and Operational Health & Safety Legislation Awareness.
Outside of work, Kristen enjoys spending time camping - relaxing with friends and family around a campfire.