John A. Brda
President, Chief Executive Officer, Secretary and Director
Mr. Brda has been our President and Secretary and a member of the Board of Director since January 2012. He was promoted to CEO in December of 2014 with the exit of our co-founder Tom Lapinski. Mr. Brda, who also co- founded the Company, has been the Managing Member of Brda & Company, LLC since 2002, which provides consulting services to public companies—with a focus in the oil and gas sector. Core competencies include capital formation, equity and debt financings, strategic business development and securities regulation matters. With over 20 years of investment banking experience, including 5 years as a fund manager, prior to becoming a consultant, Mr. Brda has the knowledge and experience to execute and ensure success for his client companies. Over that time period, Mr. Brda, either originated, invested in, or placed over $70 million in financings. He graduated college in 1988 with a B.S. in Finance from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL.
Roger N. Wurtele
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Wurtele is a versatile, experienced finance executive that has served as Chief Financial Officer for several public and private companies. He has a broad range of experience in public accounting, corporate finance and executive management. Mr. Wurtele previously served as CFO of Xtreme Oil & Gas, Inc. from February 2010 to September 2013. Since May 2013 he has worked as a financial consultant for us. From November 2007 to January 2010, Mr. Wurtele served as CFO of Lang and Company LLC, a developer of commercial real estate projects. He graduated from the University of Nebraska and has been a Certified Public Accountant for 40 years.