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Advisory Board

Hugh Idstein
Hugh Idstein
Chairman

In his current capacity, Hugh Idstein serves as CFO for Winchester Energy, an ASX listed public company he helped establish through an IPO in 2014. Prior to that, he served a 20-year tenure as CFO for Black Stone Minerals. Hugh is a senior financial executive with more than 30 years in the industry and provides our team with invaluable high-level insight into the oil & gas industry.

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Dan Steward
Advisor

Dan currently serves as the CEO & Co-Founder of Iron Horse Energy, a California-based company focused on pushing innovation in the oil production industry. His experience ranges from onshore California heavy oil field enhanced oil recovery operations (steam flood) to executing and managing multiple deep-water exploration projects in the U.S. and abroad.

Les Kelso
Les Kelso
Advisor

From his days as a roughneck in the oil fields of Libya, to his many engineering and operational positions at major Oil & Gas companies, including his current position as Vice President of Supply Chain for Surge Energy, Les Kelso brings a vast and invaluable breadth of technical experience to our team.

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Ojas Desai
Advisor

Currently serving as Director, Business Development at Energy Transfer, Ojas has over 15 years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry and lead roles in project engineering, commercial and technical risk analysis, and market analysis. Ojas provides us with a technical skill set specializing in business development, long-term strategic planning, and effective plan execution.

AB Cruz
A.B. Cruz III, J.D.
Advisor

A. B. Cruz III is a retired Navy admiral with 33 years of service. His experience extends far into the private sector as well with having helped lead 3 public and 4 private companies spanning various industries. Implementing high-level initiatives such as strategic M&As, digital/technology transformations, capital restructurings, financings, spin-offs, and divestitures.

Abby Daniels
Abby Daniels
Advisor

Abby is a Principal with Bernstein Global Wealth Management responsible for advising high net worth families as well as their respective, trusts, estates, and philanthropic endeavors, alongside her clients’ trusted tax and legal advisors. She joined the firm in 2005 after spending ten years at BMC Software where she managed strategic accounts globally.