The senior executive leadership team is comprised of two highly experienced energy and oil industry professionals, with backgrounds in executive management, finance, project origination, business development, field operations and engineering, both in the US and internationally, onshore, and offshore.
EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, DIRECTOR
Throughout his career, Mr. Rudney has founded and has been the executive manager of several private oil and gas companies. His companies discovered over 50 million barrels of oil and 500 billion cubic feet of gas, with cumulative net revenues exceeding $1 billion.
Mr. Rudney has over 40 years of executive experience in all facets of the upstream oil and gas industry – both domestically and internationally.
A company formed in 1986, Century Offshore Management Corporation (Century), of which Mr. Rudney was a co-founder, major shareholder and executive officer, was one of the early, successful independent exploration companies active offshore in the US Gulf of Mexico at the forefront of 3-D seismic acquisition and processing in the late 1980’s. At Century and successor companies, Mr. Rudney was responsible for executive management and operational oversight of both offshore and onshore financing, exploration and development.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, DIRECTOR
Mr. Brunner is a petroleum engineer and has managed and successfully divested two NYSE oil and gas companies. The first company sold for $3.5 billion and the second merged into a larger public company.
• Over 40 years of international and domestic energy experience.
• Over 20 years in executive management and board roles of both public and private companies.
• Broad leadership experience includes exploration, engineering and operations, mergers & acquisitions, and distressed company restructuring.
PRESIDENT AND COO, NEXGEN CARBON SOLUTIONS, LLC
Mr. Thomas is a U.S. Army veteran who served over 10 years as a Special Forces officer on unique global deployments. With almost 30 years of proven commercial leadership and operations effectiveness and strategic management experience, he also serves as President & COO of NexGen Carbon Solutions (subsidiary of Horizon Energy Global Corporation). Additionally, Mr. Thomas is the President-Elect of the White House Fellows Foundation & Association.
Mr. Thomas was the CEO & Chief Government Affairs Officer of Wrap Technologies, Inc., a publicly traded global safety technology and services company. He is a former Chairman, President & CEO of General Electric Aviation Materials (“GEAM”), a joint venture between GE Aircraft Engines and French owned Safran Aircraft Engines (“SNECMA”), where he designed and successfully implemented a turnaround strategy that rapidly grew the business by 163% in sales, and 467% in operating profits. Before joining GE, Mr. Thomas was an Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Company where he, among other things, assisted in the development of a $1 billion international liquefied natural gas business strategy for a major international energy company.
In 1994, Mr. Thomas was appointed by the President of the United States as a White House Fellow and subsequently assigned to the Office of the Vice President as Special Advisor for National Security Affairs. While at the White House, his portfolio included but was not limited to the Global Environment, Re-Inventing Government and International Business Development.
Mr. Thomas holds a BS in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Stanford University, an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business, an MS in Industrial Engineering from Columbia University Graduate School of Engineering and a JD from the University of Texas School of Law at Austin.
Mr. Cohen is Vice Chairman of Horizon Energy Global. Mr. Cohen was a Founder of WRAP Technologies, Inc., which trades on the NASDAQ. WRAP is a global public safety technology and services company that delivers modern policing solutions to law enforcement. Mr. Cohen is also the sole Manager of V3 Capital Partners LLC, an investment company that makes direct investments on public and private companies.
Mr. Cohen has more than 20 years of experience in institutional asset management and capital market transactions. Mr. Cohen served as Principal and Portfolio Manager of the Iroquois Capital Opportunity Fund (ICO), a private equity fund which focused on investments in North American oil and gas. ICO’s equity and debt investments included SPVs engaged in leasing, operating, drilling and development of US oil and gas assets. Mr. Cohen also co-founded Iroquois Capital, a leading direct investment fund group which managed approximately $400M. Prior to Iroquois Capital, Mr. Cohen founded a merchant bank which actively participated in structured investments in public companies. Mr. Cohen is active on public and private company boards.