Paul Laird, Chief Executive Officer/Director: Diversified Resources Inc.
Mr. Laird has over 30 years of experience in the Rocky Mountain oil and gas industry. Most recently he was the CEO of New Frontier Energy, Inc. a publically traded company from 2004 to 2009. During his tenure with New Frontier Energy Mr. Laird initiated capital funding for the company in excess of 40 million dollars, increased the size of the company’s reserve base from zero to 20 BCF’s of gas and associated liquids. Mr. Laird initiated oil production on the Focus Ranch after a successful production test on an initial discovery well. Mr. Laird increased the asset value of the company from zero to over $100 million. Mr. Laird has a strong background in oil and gas exploration and production management and was part of the exploration management team for Elf Acquitaine Exploration and an officer and director for Western Alliance Petroleum Corporation and Natural Resource Group, Inc.
Abdul Khan, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Khan has 15 years of accounting experience in progressive leadership roles. Mr. Khan has experience in auditing and controllership, including reporting of multibillion dollar oil and gas companies. In 2015 he joined the Diversified Resources team as the chief financial officer of the company. In the past, he was responsible for the management of Crude, Water, NGL and Transportation accounting departments for High Sierra Energy. Also, for Equal Energy he managed the accounting department and was responsible for external and internal corporate reporting, treasury, and taxation functions.
Eric Whitehead, Chief Executive Officer: Diversified Energy Services Inc.
Mr. Whitehead has over 11 years of Rocky Mountain business experience and oil and gas service experience. He was the founder and President of Ultra Energy Solutions and Vinco Logistics. Mr. Whitehead grew Ultra Energy Solutions from zero to an oil and gas service company generating an estimated $25 million in gross revenue and a 2015 EBITDA with a 19% margin.
Mike Miller, Chief Executive Officer: Champion Oilfield Services Inc.
Mr. Miller has more than 15 years of Rocky Mountain Oil and Gas experience in the Oil Service Industry. He was the founder and sole proprietor of Champion Oilfield Services Inc., as well as the founder of Vinco Logistics. Mr. Miller grew Champion from a one man company to a multi-million dollar service company with over 100 employees.
Albert McMullin, Director
Mr. McMullin has over 30 years’ experience in oil and gas exploration and providing capital financing for small and micro-cap companies. Mr. McMullin is currently Vice President of All American Oil and Gas Company, an oil and gas exploration and production company. Mr. McMullin was formerly President of Standard Investment Company. Standard provided investment banking services for micro-cap and small cap public and private energy, technology and real estate companies. The company has managed PIPE offerings for Blue Dolphin Pipeline Company, PETI Oil Field services, and Gateway Pipeline, along with initiation of private capital placements for numerous other producers and services companies, totaling in the tens of millions of dollars.
Roger May, Director
Mr. May has over 25 years’ experience in the financial industry. Starting at a Dallas based broker dealer Rauscher Pierce in 1980, he co-founded Schneider Securities in 1985 which grew to over 400 brokers. Mr. May is experienced in private placements, IPO’s, and syndication structure pricing and placement. Mr. May has extensive experience in all phases of capital formation and distribution.
Duane Bacon, Chief Operating Officer-Director
Mr. Bacon has been the President of Energy Oil and Gas for over 30 years. Mr. Bacon is responsible for the first commercial discovery of the Codell formation in the DJ Basin. He has drilled or caused to be drilled hundreds of oil and gas wells in the DJ Basin and has been a successful oil and gas operator in this basin since 1980. Prior to the sale of substantially all of Energy Oil and Gas, Inc.’s assets, Mr. Bacon was the operator of an oil and gas field in the DJ Basin and the Garcia field in Trinidad Colorado in addition to actively leasing Niobrara acreage in the DJ Basin.
Jubal Terry, VP Exploration
As a second generation geologist, Mr. Terry grew up in the oil and gas industry. He is a skilled unconventional and conventional oil and gas prospect generator with wide-ranging experience throughout the Rocky Mountain basins, Appalachian basin, Forest City and Cherokee basin and the Illinois basin. He has extensive knowledge of stratigraphic concepts in fossil fuel exploration, clastic and carbonate systems, structural geology, economic evaluation, regional studies, and play and prospect evaluation and development. He also has extensive experience in well site management, including well site geology, drilling, completions and production. He is an active member of the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists. He also worked for Entek GRB,LLC as their exploration managerfrom 2010 to February 2014 with their main interests being theNiobrara potential of the Green River Basin.