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Our Team

Integrity. Professionalism. Excellence.

About Us

Bellatorum Resources is a veteran-owned and operated professional service firm specializing in the acquisition of land and royalty interests. Since its inception, the company has grown into a reputable firm backed by friends and family, including ultra-high net worth individuals looking to diversify their investment portfolios. If you would like to learn more about our company, or if you have received an offer letter from us, please call 832-559-8217.


Chris Bentley
Founder, President, & CEO

Oil & Gas Land Acquisitions Professional with over 6 years experience. Marine Veteran with over 14 years service and 6 combat tours. Rice University - Jones Graduate School of Business MBA.

Mary Bentley
Cofounder, EVP, & Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

Project Manager with over 17 years experience in international business and consulting. Graduate Certificate in Project Management from Syracuse University. BA in Communications from Rutgers University.

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James Hou, JD
VP of Investor Relations

James is an Army veteran with 9 years of enlisted and commissioned service, achieving the rank of Captain. He deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2006, with the 101st Airborne Division. He completed his Juris Doctor at Tulane University, and Bachelor's of Science from the University of Missouri.

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Jonas E. Harrell
Chief Geologist

Subsurface Professional with over 14 years experience in the Oil & Gas Industry, specializing in A&D Evaluations, Operations, and Exploration. Jonas earned his MS-Geology from the University of Texas at San Antonio and served in the Texas Army National Guard for 12 years, achieving the rank of Captain.

Justin Murrell

Justin Murrell, a Louisiana native, enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves in 2009 after graduating from the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts. He then went on to Sam Houston State University to earn his Bachelor of Business Administration with an Accounting Focus. Justin has over 5 years experience in the O&G industry.

Robert Dark
Director of IT & Marketing

Web developer and online marketer with over 5 years experience in all facets of digital marketing and information technology. Graduate of the "Iron Yard" program for web development.

Brenda Bivins
Executive Assistant to the CEO & Human Resources Manager

Brenda served 5 years in the United States Marine Corps in both Operation Iraqi Freedom & Operation Enduring Freedom. She has since earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Sam Houston State University.

Dylan White
Reservoir Engineer

Dylan served in the U.S. Army in the 66th Military Intelligence Brigade and deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He earned his BS and Masters in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University.

Sam Morse, RPL
Regional Land Manager - South TX

Sam is a Registered Professional Landman with experience in lease/asset negotiations and acquisitions, title/abstracts, due diligence and curative. He is an Army veteran and deployed overseas to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Doug Powers
Regional Land Manager - North TX and Haynesville/Barnett

Doug holds an MBA in project management from Liberty University and found his way into the oil and gas industry in 2005, serving as a contract landman for EQT Production in the Appalachian basin.

John Li, CPL
Regional Land Manager - West TX

John is a Certified Professional Landman and holds a bachelors degree in professional land and resource management from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He has also served over 6 years in the U.S. Army.

Edwin Sowell
Geo Tech & Land Analyst

Edwin served for 8 years in the United States Navy as a Navy Diver. He completed multiple deployments before deciding to leave after his 2nd enlistment in 2012 to pursue a BS in Geology at Sam Houston State University.

Lavar Burney
IT Manager

Lavar served in the United States Coast Guard for 4 years. After finishing his service, he entered into a career in IT & Systems Admin and has over 9 years of experience in the field.

Alberto Jimenez
Acquisitions Agent

Alberto aka "Beto" is a Retired Master Sergeant with over 20 years of active service and 5 tours of duty in support of the Global War on Terrorism. He has multiple years of experience working directly in the field with drillers and operators.

Paul Glaze
Land Technician

Paul studied at Arizona State University before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force where he served as a Security Forces member. During his enlistment, he was stationed at five bases in four countries and completed one deployment.

Elizabeth Reynolds
Division Order Analyst

Elizabeth served as a police officer in the United States Navy, graduated from Sam Houston University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Science, and is currently working on her degree in Business Administration.