Douglas Freel, Calgary
Douglas Freel - Calgary-Based Senior VP of ARC Financial Corporation
Since 1998, Douglas Freel has been employed with of ARC Financial Corporation based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He currently holds the position of senior vice president and director. The private equity firm invests in energy-focused companies, including exploration and production, oilfield services, and unconventional exploration and production. Calgary resident Douglas Freel’s role focuses on the oilfield service segment of the firm’s oil and gas division. Before joining ARC, he worked as an equity research analyst for Toronto-based Loewen Ondaatje McCutcheon and as a field engineer with Schlumberger Ltd. While an engineer, he spent nine years abroad in countries including Argentina, Ecuador, Trinidad, and Colombia.
A member of several boards, Douglas Freel is chairman of the Impact Society, which is a Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to helping with youth development. He also represents ARC on boards of Tesla Exploration, Ltd., STEP Energy Services, Ltd., and Citadel Drilling, Ltd.
When not working or assisting with charitable endeavors, Douglas Freel is an avid sailor and owns a 37-foot sailboat that is moored in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.