ALAN W. BARKSDALE
Chairman of the Board
Alan W. Barksdale has been Red Mountain’s President, Chief Executive Officer and a director since June 2011 and served as the company’s Interim Acting Chief Financial Officer from June 2011 to August 2011. Mr. Barksdale has also served as President of Black Rock since its inception. Mr. Barksdale has also been the owner and president of StoneStreet and president and manager of StoneStreet Operating Company, LLC (“StoneStreet Operating”), advisory and management services and merchant banking firms, since 2008. Mr. Barksdale has also been the president of AWB Enterprises, Inc., a holding company that owns a percentage of StoneStreet, since November 2011. From January 2004 to April 2010, Mr. Barksdale served as a director in the Capital Markets Group of Crews & Associates, an investment banking firm. From August 2003 to October 2003, Mr. Barksdale served as an investment banker at Stephens Inc., an investment banking firm. From 2002 to 2003, Mr. Barksdale was an investment banker at Crews & Associates. Mr. Barksdale has served as the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board for Cross Border since May 2012. Mr. Barksdale’s experience in operating, managing, financing, and investing in more than 100 wells in Louisiana, New Mexico, and Texas, combined with his over ten years of capital markets experience and contacts and relationships, provides RMR and its board of directors with management and operational direction.
DAVID M. HEIKKINEN
David M. Heikkinen has been a director since April 2013. Mr. Heikkinen has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Heikkinen Energy Advisors, LLC, an institutional equity research and investment advisory firm, since he founded it in July 2012. From December 2005 to February 2012, Mr. Heikkinen served as Head of Exploration and Production Research for Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co., an integrated energy investment and merchant bank, providing advice and services to institutional and corporate clients. From February 2000 to December 2005, Mr. Heikkinen served as the Exploration and Production Analyst for Capital One Southcoast, Inc., an energy investment banking boutique. From January 1994 to February 2000, Mr. Heikkinen held various engineering roles with Shell Offshore Inc. and Shell International Exploration and Production. In addition, Mr. Heikkinen has served as a director of Taos Resources, a Houston based oil and gas exploration and production company, since July 2013. We believe our board of directors benefits from Mr. Heikkinen’s extensive capital markets experience in the oil and gas industry.
RICHARD “RICK” Y. ROBERTS
Richard Y. Roberts has been a director since October 2011. Mr. Roberts co-founded a regulatory and legislative consulting firm, Roberts, Raheb & Gradler LLC, in March 2006. He was a partner with Thelen Reid & Priest LLP, a national law firm, from January 1997 to March 2006. From August 1995 to January 1997, Mr. Roberts was a consultant at Princeton Venture Research, Inc., a private consulting firm. From 1990 to 1995, Mr. Roberts was a commissioner of the SEC. Mr. Roberts is currently a director of Cullen Agricultural Holding Corp. (“CAH”). CAH is a development stage agricultural company which was formed in connection with the business combination between Triplecrown Acquisition Corp. and Cullen Agricultural Technologies, Inc. in October 2009. He was a director of Nyfix, Inc. from September 2005 to December 2009 and Triplecrown Acquisition Corp. from June 2007 to October 2009. Mr. Roberts’ experience at the SEC, and his experience as a director of other public companies, as well as his professional contacts and relationships, provides our board of directors with necessary insight into the requirements and needs of an emerging public company.
PAUL N. VASSILAKOS
Paul N. Vassilakos has been a director since October 2011. Mr. Vassilakos also previously served as Red Mountain’s interim President and Chief Executive Officer from February 2011 to March 2011. From November 2011 through February 2012, Mr. Vassilakos served as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and director of Soton Holdings Group, Inc., a publicly held company now known as Rio Bravo Oil, Inc. Mr. Vassilakos has been the assistant treasurer of CAH since October 2009 and the Chief Executive Officer and a director of CAH since November 2013. In July 2007, Mr. Vassilakos founded Petrina Advisors, Inc., a privately held advisory firm providing investment banking services, and has served as its president since its formation. Mr. Vassilakos also founded and, since December 2006, serves as the vice president of Petrina Properties Ltd., a privately held real estate holding company. From February 2002 through June 2007, Mr. Vassilakos served as vice president of Elmsford Furniture Corp., a privately held furniture retailer in the New York area. Mr. Vassilakos has also served on the board of directors of Cross Border since May 2012. Mr. Vassilakos brings extensive public company and capital markets experience, as well as his professional contacts and experience, to our board of directors.
FRANK YATES, JR.
Frank Yates Jr. has been a director since June 2014. Mr. Yates has been Manager of Yates Industries, LLC, a single member investment company, since 1999 and has served as Chairman of the Board of Taos Resources, a Houston based oil and gas exploration and production company, since June 2013. From 1992 to 2007, he served as Vice President and, in 2007 and 2008, as President of Yates Petroleum Corporation, an independent oil and gas exploration and production company producing over 50,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day. From 1986 to September 2009, he served as President of MYCO Industries, Inc., associated with Yates Petroleum Corp in the oil and gas industry.