Mr. Spickelmier is the Co-founder/Executive Chairman of Sintana Energy Inc., Cofounder of Blockmetrix LLC, a Bitcoin mining company and Co-founder/Chairman of Discovery Energy Corp. exploring in the Cooper Basin, South Australia. He was the co-founder of Mallard Cablevision, and the Founder and the Chairmen of Westside Energy Corporation (“Westside”) which was sold in June 2008 for approx. $200 million in enterprise value. Mr. Spickelmier was also the co-founder of JK Acquisition, a special purpose acquisition company which traded on the American Stock exchange in 2006 with an $80 million offering. Mr. Spickelmier was the co-founder of Northbrook which is now Sintana Energy Inc. He holds a B.A. from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and a J.D. from the University of Houston. He previously practiced law from 1986 to 2000.
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Manner is a Founding Partner of Northbrook Energy LLC., prior to which he acted as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Westside, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Kosmos Energy, LLC. (a private energy company exploring for oil and gas in the offshore regions of West Africa), and as President and Chief Operating Officer of White Stone Energy, a Houston based oil and gas advisory firm. He is the Former COO of Gulf Canada Resources, managing operations in 20 countries with 150,000 boepd and the Former CEO of Bellwether Resources, (South America exploration) Mr. Manner previously held senior executive positions with Ryder Scott Petroleum Engineers and Amoco Production Company. Mr. Manner has served on the boards of directors for Gulf Midstream Services, ROC Oil Blizzard Energy, Rio Vista Energy, Resolute Energy, Cordero Energy, Zenas Energy and Petrovera Energy Company. Mr. Manner holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Rice University and is a professional engineer certified by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers and the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and a previous member of the Petroleum Society of Canada.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Marrelli is the principal of Marrelli Support Services Inc., a firm that has delivered accounting and regulatory compliance services to listed companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange for over twenty years. In addition, Mr. Marrelli beneficially controls DSA Corporate Services Inc., a firm providing corporate secretarial and regulatory filing services, as well as Marrelli Trust Company Limited, a provincially regulated trust company headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia with a co-agent located in Toronto, Ontario (Marrelli Transfer Services Corp.). Marrelli Trust Company Limited offers a full range of transfer agent services for both private and exchange-listed companies. Carmelo is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA, CGA), and a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, a professional body that certifies corporate secretaries. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Cherry is President and co-founder of PETROVEN, Inc., a privately held crude oil and natural gas exploration and development company. Previously, Mr. Cherry served as Vice President of American Public Energy Company which was an American Stock Exchange listed company, where he supervised and directed all land activity within the company and supervised private placement programs. Mr. Cherry also previously served as a Landman with Phillips Coal Company and Phillips Petroleum Company.
Mr. Bose is a principal at Charlestown Capital Advisors, a private investment firm founded in 2005 that is located in New York City. At Charlestown, Mr. Bose as a Managing member of Charlestown Energy Partners focuses on public and private equity investments. Prior to joining Charlestown, Mr. Bose spent 17 years in the Global Investment Banking Group at the Bank of Nova Scotia. Managing Director of BNS Power & Utilities Group which provided M&A and capital markets coverage in the energy and power sectors. Mr. Bose has an Honors Degree in Economics from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and is a CFA Charterholder.
Vice President, Controller, Secretary & Treasurer
Mr. Austin has over 40 years of both domestic and international industry experience focused on finance, accounting and administration. Working with Mr. Spickelmier, he is also currently the Controller for Discovery Energy Corp., an Australia focused exploration and production company. Prior to joining Sintana, he worked with Mr. Manner as a Director, VP and Chief Financial Officer for Irvine Energy USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of a UK public company. At Westside Energy, working with Mr. Spickelmier and Mr. Manner, he was a VP and Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary and Treasurer. For more than two decades, Mr. Austin was employed by HESS and held senior management positions in New York, London and Houston. From 1995 to 1999, he was Vice President and Corporate Controller and subsequently was Vice President – Worldwide Exploration & Production Finance and Administration. He holds a BBA in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame and a MBA from the Amos Tuck School, Dartmouth College.