Board of Directors
Eric Brown – Director
Mr. Brown former Regional Managing Partner for the Meyers Norris Penny, LLP, Alberta Advisory Services practice. He possesses many years of experience in publicly traded company governance as a Director of companies listed on Canadian stock exchanges (TSE, VSE, ASE, CDNX) and has served as Chairman and member of public company audit committees.
General Wesley K. Clark – Director
General Wesley K. Clark (retired) served 38 years in the United States Army. His last military position was NATO's Supreme Allied Commander and the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. European Command. He now heads his own strategic advisory and consulting firm, Wesley K. Clark & Associates and is active in the energy, banking and business servics field. He is a noted author and television commentator, a Senior Fellow at UCLA's Burkle Center and works with numerous not-for-profit efforts, including the International Crisis Group. He graduated first in his class from West Point and received a BA and MA as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, and numerous honorary degrees from other institutions. Among his awards are the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Silver Star, Purple Hearts and honorary knighthoods from the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
David Neuhauser – Director
Mr. Neuhauser is Founder and Managing Director of Livermore Partners based in the Chicago suburb of Northbroook, Illinois. Livermore Partners LLC is a private investment firm serving institutions, high-net worth individuals and private equity sponsors. David has extensive experience in capital markets and M&A activity and has over 20 years of experience in strategic investments including Oil & Gas. Prior to founding Livermore, Mr. Neuhauser was founder and President of Loren Holdings Incorporated, a company focused on strategic investments across a broad group of industries. Mr. Neuhauser was a longtime member of the CME Group (NYSE:CME) as well as the National Futures Association. He received his B.A. with concentrations in Economics from Northeastern Illinois University and has conducted Graduate studies in Economics and Sociology from Roosevelt University of Chicago. Mr. Neuhauser is a current Board member of TSX Venture Exchange listed Mitra Energy Inc.
Ford Nicholson – Chairman
Ford Nicholson is the managing principal and founder of Kepis & Pobe Financial Group which specializes in developing international energy and other natural resource assets. Over the past 25 years Ford has invested in and provided executive management to multiple international projects. He was a co-founder and Director of Nations Energy Ltd. in Kazakhstan and a co-founder and former board member of Bankers Petroleum Ltd. in Albania. Mr. Nicholson is currently the chairman of TSX listed BNK Petroleum Inc. producing and exploring for unconventional natural gas in Europe and the USA. Ford is also on the President's council of the International Crisis Group. Mr. Nicholson is the former deputy chairman of the board of InterOil Corporation, a fully integrated company developing LNG for Asian markets formerly listed on the NYSE before its sale to ExxonMobil.
Leslie O'Connor – Director
Mrs. O’Connor is the Managing Partner of MHA Petroleum Consultants LLC, a petroleum reservoir management consulting firm. Mrs. O’Connor has more than 30 years of worldwide petroleum engineering experience, including property evaluation, reservoir and economic evaluations, petrophysical studies and expert witness testimonies. Mrs. O’Connor also previously held positions with Sproule Associates Inc, Geoquest Reservoir Techonologies, Thums Long Beach Company and Dresser Atlas. She is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers where she is the recipient of the 2014 SPE Regional Service Award, the SPE 1995 Regional service award as well as the 1990 Denver Section Service Award. She has an extended BSc Geology with Applied Engineering degree from North Arizona University as well as Graduate Studies in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.
Victor Redekop – Director
Mr. Redekop is President of Simmons Energy Services, a privately held provider of drilling and maintenance equipment and services to oil and gas companies internationally. He has over 30 years of experience in various aspects of the oil and gas industry.
Wolf E. Regener – Director, President & CEO
Mr. Regener brings over 29 years of conventional and unconventional E&P experience to BNK Petroleum. In his role as Executive Vice President of Bankers Petroleum Ltd., and President of it's wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, Mr. Regener was instrumental in the formation of BNK Petroleum Inc., and it's subsequent spin-off. His career also includes key senior executive positions with Tartan Energy, Alanmar Energy, and R&R Resources. With an extensive operations and finance background, Mr. Regener has been at the forefront of BNK Petroleum's acquisition of unconventional gas projects on an international scale and development of the company's Tishomingo Field interests. He holds a Business of Economics degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and has served on the Board of Directors of the California Independent Petroleum Association for over twenty years.