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Craig Perry - Chairman & CEO

  • Senior executive with over 18 years of alternative asset management industry experience across fixed income, real estate and equity products

  • Founded Ironroc Energy (operating company) to integrate operations and investment access

  • Co-founded Sabretooth Capital Management, a macro and event-driven hedge fund with AUM approaching $1bn

  • Summa Cum Laude Graduate of Princeton University

  • Uber Rider Rating of 4.96

Michael McCoy - Chief Operating Officer 

  • 35+ years of domestic and international upstream experience

  • Petroleum engineer with an extensive background in drilling, completions, production, and reservoir engineering

  • From 1993 to 2006 Mr. McCoy was a senior petroleum engineer for Maersk Oil and lived overseas for more than a decade

  • Drilled over 1,000 wells in his career 

  • Graduate of Texas A&M University 

William Wicker - Chief Investment Officer

  • Senior Analyst at Panning Capital Management

  • Distressed Trading Analyst at JPMorgan Chase

  • Financial Institutions Group Investment Banking Analyst at Goldman Sachs

  • Graduate of Yale University, MSC from Oxford University, and MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business  

Elliott Hough - Chief Exploration Officer

  • 35+ years of domestic and international upstream experience 

  • Reservoir and Geoscience manager for ConocoPhillips, Equinor and Noble Energy 

  • Expert in analyzing, modeling and predicting unconventional well performance with enhanced 
    completions 

  • Championed and managed change to a GEN 4+ completion design at Rosetta/Noble resulting in 3 of 
    the Top Ten IP30 Boepd wells completed onshore North America 

  • Author/Co-author of numerous articles in Industry leading publications on reservoir exploitation and completion design 

  • Graduate of Colorado State University 

Kelly Brown - Vice President, Operations

  • Drilling group at Meridian Oil/Burlington Resources

  • Worked for progressively independent companies including Belco Operating, Howell Petroleum, and Proton Energy

  • Founded Ronde Petroleum

  • Graduate of Colorado School of Mines

Chrystie Holmstrom - Chief Legal Officer

  • General Counsel of Ziff Brothers Investments, L.L.C., a private family investment company 

  • Corporate Associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP

  • Phi Beta Kappa Graduate of Yale University, M.A. from Cambridge University, and J.D. from Harvard Law School 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reagan Brown - Chief Administrative Officer 

  • Various management and operating roles at Fortune 500, middle market and early stage companies in media, healthcare and financial services

  • Senior Vice President at GoNoodle 

  • Began his career in investment banking with Bank of America 

  • Graduate of Southern Methodist University, MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia 

 

 

 

Joseph Gomez – Chief Accounting Officer

  • Director of Technical and Fair Value accounting at Dynegy Inc.

  • Managed the internal and external financial reporting and complex accounting matters at QR Energy LP

  • Specializes in the upstream oil and gas, commodity trading and oil field service industries.  

  • Graduate of the University of Houston

 

 

 

Shannon Durrett - Senior Vice President of Finance and Reporting 

  • Managing Director for OVATION, Inc.

  • EVP for Finance and Administration for the Buntin Group

  • Senior Associate and Corporate Development Manager for the Berwind Corporation

  • Surface Warfare Officer in the U.S. Navy deploying to the Mediterranean Sea and North Atlantic.  

  • Graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan

 

 

Dr. Jacob Smith - Head of Quantitative Research

  • Head of Quantitative Research for Onager/Ouray Energy Management, a boutique energy investment fund

  • Quantitative Analyst at Caesars Entertainment

  • Graduate and four year varsity football player at Coe College, Masters from UNLV, and PhD from the University of Houston

 

 

 

 

 

Hampo Hekimian - Engineering Manager

  • 35 years of oil industry experience

  • Engineering manager, operations manager or Vice President of Operations for private upstream oil and gas companies. 

  • Graduate of Texas A&M University 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Stolarz - Geology Manager

  • Petroleum geologist with over 35 years of development and exploration geology experience

  • Experience in the Austin Chalk, Eagle Ford, Pearsall Shale, Marcellus, Utica, Woodbine, Brown Dense Dolomite and Tuscaloosa Marine Shale

  • Graduate of Grand Valley State University, Masters from Southern Illinois University 

 

 

 

 

Marcus Simpson – Head of Land

  • Over a decade of experience as an oil and gas land professional.

  • Worked in nearly every major productive basin in North America.

  • Certified Professional Landman and active member of both the AAPL and local HAPL organizations

  • Graduate of Texas A&M University, J.D from Thomas Jefferson School of Law

 

James Liu – VP of Investments

  • 9+  years investment banking focused on upstream M&A and activism defense, most recently at Evercore

  • Previously held financial and technical roles in A&D teams at Deutsche Bank, Citi, RBC

  • Prior to investment banking, Petroleum Analyst at Netherland, Sewell & Associates

  • Graduate of Rice University

Kathryn McCoy - Senior Counsel

  • Litigator in both state and federal courts as well as an appellate advocate

  • In-house counsel for Emergency Site Protection, LLC
    Represented businesses and individuals through her law firm, McCoy Legal Services, PLLC

  • Graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas School of Law

 

 

Chris Broussard – HSSE Manager

  • 20+ years of Health, Safety, Security and Environmental experience at The Brock Group, Inc., SEOT, Inc., Stronghold Specialty, Ltd., Nature Group, Plc., Repsol E&P USA, Tetra Technologies, Inc., and Solar Turbines, Inc.

 

Jason Brockenbush – Controller of Operations

  • Served as the Fair Value and Technical Accounting Manager at Dynegy, Inc.

  • Spent 8 years at KPMG audit practice, specializing in the oil and gas industry

  • Certified Public Accountant

  • Graduate of Texas A&M University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glen Davis - EVP of Technology

  • Senior Systems Support Engineer at Reuters

  • Main contact for all trading and market data products at Vitol Houston

  • Graduate of Chicago’s DeVry Institute of Technology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jimmy Parmar - Trader

  • Worked as a Natural Gas Fundamental Analyst with Ouray Energy Management

  • Markets Analyst at Onager Energy Management

  • Graduate of the University of Calgary

 

 

Shannon Tilley - Controller 

  • 22 years of healthcare and real estate accounting

  • Raised an excess of $10 million dollars in business development 

  • Graduate of Cumberland University, varsity basketball

 

 

 

 

 

Kelsey Bingham - ​Director of Finance

  • Financial Sales Executive for IBM Global Financing

  • Summa Cum Laude Graduate of Furman University, inducted into Phi Beta Kappa