Philip has an extensive background in business law and litigation, protecting and furthering the interests of his clients, which have ranged from individuals to successful, large companies, each receiving the same dedication to service, value, and achievement of positive outcomes.
His experiences have taught him the value of providing services to traditionally underserved markets. As that experience has been augmented with the handling of complex legal issues and navigating the rules of regulated industries, he has sought additional ways to bring new value to emerging fields.
A passion for combining technology with the law has led him to take the helm of EnergyFunders. He holds degrees from the McIntire School of Commerce at The University of Virginia, and the University of Houston Law Center.
An avid entrepreneur in commercial real estate, technology and sales, Casey brings over 15 years of start-up expertise.
Casey has been a part of three successful start-up companies, most recently growing a technology start-up from zero to twelve million dollars in revenue in less than 2 years.
Casey is a team builder who develops systems and processes to scale organizations by identifying and optimizing their unique growth potential. He holds a bachelor degree in Accounting / Finance from Texas State University.
Michael is a seasoned corporate attorney with a strong background in information technology. His life-long passion is to improve processes and interaction through technology. As the lead strategist and architect for the EnergyFunders platform, Michael’s role is to create a framework, marketing strategy, and streamlined operations that will allow for maximum growth and scalability of the company.
His goal is to position and scale the business by focusing on systems and strategies to ensure that the EnergyFunders platform is efficient, user-friendly and compliant.
He holds degrees from The University of Texas and the University of Houston Law Center.
Aalok is an experienced leader with the unique ability to bridge the gap between business and technology. He brings a keen insight into new technology trends and information security strategies to support business goals.
With an expansive background in software engineering, Aalok previously led an entire team from startup mode to a mature Software as a Service (SaaS) platform generating millions in revenue.
As the lead technologist for EnergyFunders, Aalok's goal is to create a platform that is efficient and user-friendly, and will allow for maximum scalability of the company.
He holds a degree in Computer Science from The University of Texas at Austin.
Andrew De Luna
Andrew is an experienced operational controller and CFO who has worked with mid-market to multi-billion dollar companies in acquisitions, financial modeling, income statement segregation & analysis, and multi-currency consolidations. Andrew’s responsibilities include financial analysis, acquisitions, accounting infrastructure, internal controls, and providing CFO level consulting.
VP Business Development
Director Land Management
Derrick has founded two successful Oil & Gas companies and has over a decade of experience in both Oil & Gas and technology start-ups.
He has taken over our business development responsibilities, the due diligence process, and as a Registered Professional Landman, he advises EnergyFunders on title and working interest partners. He holds a degree in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin.
Oil & Gas Exploration and Development Advisor
Mr. Duncan has over 35 years of experience in the energy industry and has served in a variety of domestic and international management positions relating to natural gas and oil exploration, geothermal greenfield development, and coal-fired generation. He joined Contango Operators Inc. as President and Chief Operating Officer in June of 2005 when its market cap stood at $200M. From September 2006 until February 2014, he served as President and COO of its parent corporation, Contango Oil and Gas. At its peak and under his leadership, Contango grew to a market cap of $1.5B. Contango and its partners developed and monetized the Fayetteville shale, Freeport LNG interest, and found and developed 1 TCF of reserves in the Gulf of Mexico with peak production of 235 MMCFD and 5,000 BPD condensate. During his tenure, the company received numerous awards and industry recognition including Hart’s Discovery of the Year, Houston Chronicles' Top 100, and Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year candidate.
Aside from his domestic experience, Mr. Duncan has worked and resided in Dubai, Ecuador, Africa, Indonesia, China, UK and Ukraine, while developing the assets with local government entities and foreign partners. Mr. Duncan served as President and COO for USENCO International Inc. from 2000 to 2004 and with Hunt Oil Company from 2004 to 2005. Prior experience includes positions such as a deep-water drilling engineer for ENSERCH Corp., drilling engineer for ARCO Oil and Gas and management with SEDCO, an international drilling contractor. He served as a Director of Double Crown Resources Inc., an oil field material supplier, from January 2012 to April 2013.
Currently, Mr. Duncan serves as the Energy Director and Advisor for Cardinals Direction First Inc., a Native American corporation, and is on the Board of Advisors for EnergyFunders. Mr. Duncan holds a MBA in Engineering Management from the University of Dallas, an M.Ed. from the University of North Texas, and a B.S. in Science and Education from Stephen F. Austin University.
Securities and Regulations Advisor
As far back as 1981 with Amoco (Standard Oil of Indiana) in Chicago, then Mitchell Energy & Development in The Woodlands from 1984 to 1986 through to the present in private practice, Jeff Harder has been at the center of venture capital and angel investor transactions in a wide variety of industries. This experience and passion led to Jeff’s engagement as VP for Corporate Development and General Counsel at a Nasdaq listed public company.
Petroleum Land Management and Contracts Advisor
Roger is a co-founder and land advisor for EnergyFunders. He has close to a decade of experience in the oil and gas industry as a land management professional and attorney. He advises EnergyFunders on title and agreements with working interest partners. His experience includes title analysis, due diligence, and drill site title for major oil companies in Houston, Texas as well as oil and gas agreement drafting. He is a Texas licensed attorney and was a committee staff member at the Texas Senate prior to entering the oil and gas industry.