Frank Burke Chief Executive Officer

Frank has spent the majority of his career in operations and business development, both in the corporate and entrepreneurial world. Most recently, Frank functioned as Business Development Manager for JAMEX, Inc. Prior to that, Frank co-founded and served as President of Beacon Resources, LLC, a well-testing business that was sold to TETRA Technologies in 2006. Frank spent 13 years at Matador Petroleum Corp and served in a number of capacities, including Vice President, Operations, and Vice President, Business Development. Frank’s early years were spent as Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Burke & Associates and with Dowell in West Texas. Frank has a Bachelor of Science in Geology and Geophysics from the University of Wyoming and has completed leadership seminars at Stanford University, Harvard University and the University of Virginia.

Daniel Kimes Chief Financial Officer

Daniel has spent virtually his entire career in the energy finance sector, having previously worked for Natural Gas Partners in energy private equity and for RBC Capital Markets in energy investment banking. Daniel also has experience working in South Africa for Hasso Plattner Ventures Africa, a venture capital firm, and in Argentina for OPER-PRO, an oil & gas consultancy. Daniel holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with Honors in Finance from Southern Methodist University and a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University.

Kurt Vanderyt Vice President – Exploration

Kurt has extensive geological experience in new and emerging plays through his time at International Energy Corp, Newfield Exploration, Broken Rock Energy Partners and Samson Resources. Kurt’s primary areas of focus have been the Mid-Continent, East Texas, South Texas and the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. Kurt was also a member of the Tight Unconventional Resources Group at Samson, where he focused on developing new, unconventional resource bases for the company. Kurt holds Bachelor of Science in Geology and German from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Science in Geology from Louisiana State University.

Brent Roland Vice President – Land

Brent has strong, hands-on and managerial experience in land matters. Brent was Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Broken Rock Energy Partners, and has served in a number of land related roles including, Region Land Manager and Senior Land Manager for Samson Resources, Corporate Landman for Pioneer Natural Resources and Area Landman for Phillips Petroleum Corp. Brent has worked numerous basins onshore USA. Brent holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Petroleum Land Management from Texas Tech University.

Ryan Corbin Vice President – Engineering

Ryan has significant experience across all engineering disciplines, including reservoir, production and operations. Ryan most recently served as Senior Production and Operations Engineer for International Energy Corp. Before that, Ryan worked for Petrohawk Energy Corp, Samson Resources and ChevronTexaco. Ryan has spent the majority of his career focusing on the Mid-Continent and East Texas. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa.