Our Team

Casey Minshew


With an extensive background that encompasses 15 years of experience across technology, commercial real estate and energy, Casey brings deep knowledge and experience growing early-stage ventures into hyper-growth scalable organizations. He has been a part of three successful start-up companies, most recently growing startup iWowWe from zero to twelve million dollars in revenue in less than 2 years. With years of experience serving as an advisor to the startup community, he brings a strong history of building teams and developing systems and processes that scale organizations by identifying and optimizing their unique growth potential.

Philip Racusin


A seasoned litigation attorney, he has successfully represented clients, ranging from individuals to large companies, in a variety of legal disputes for nearly a decade. He also launched several startup ventures prior to EnergyFunders, including a legal technology company that totaled over 50,000% ROI in one year. Both a savvy entrepreneur and accomplished litigator, Philip fuses legal expertise with astute business know-how to navigate the oil and gas industry’s regulatory waters and carefully pre-vet each project offered through the site.

Michael Racusin


As the lead strategist and architect for the EnergyFunders platform and overall website, Michael’s goal is to create a framework, marketing strategies and streamlined operations that will allow for maximum scalability of the company. A seasoned corporate law attorney, Michael has been invaluable in creating a transparent, compliant crowdfunding platform that serves both the investors and operators.

Aalok Shah


A seasoned leader with the unique ability to bridge the gap between business and technology, Aalok has a proven record of understanding both the macro and micro views of business processes and platform architecture. He has previously worked with several Fortune 100 companies, and led an entire team from startup mode to a mature Software as Service (SaaS) platform generating millions in revenue. His high level of tech background allows him to provide his deep expertise in not only business, but also the intricate technology details needed to navigate his company to success.

Derrick Hale


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.

Garrett Corley

VP, Investor Relations

Prior to joining the EnergyFunders team, over the last 6 years, Garrett emerged as a high-performing leader in customer service and sales in the Houston area. His experience is broad, spanning from a director of business development to most recently petroleum software sales. Garrett is the leader of our "Investor First" initiative, managing investor relationships, meeting investor needs, and pioneering our concierge level of customer service.

Reed Stiles

VP, Upstream

Prior to joining EnergyFunders, Reed spent 5 years working as a reservoir engineer and team lead at ConocoPhillips in Houston, where he focused on developing and operating their Delaware Basin and Northwest Shelf assets in the Permian Basin. While in graduate school, he found his calling in entrepreneurship and the tech startups. Reed brings a unique mix of upstream technical and operational experience, business knowledge, and passion for new technology. Reed graduated with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from The University of Tulsa and also received his MBA from Rice University.