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Board of Directors

Evan Templeton


Mr. Templeton Mr. Templeton is the Founder and Principal of WestOak Advisors, LLC, which provides capital markets services to middle-market public and private companies. He is also a Managing Director at Odinbrook Global Advisors, LLC, which provides advisory services to companies in transition or financial distress. For over 25 years, Mr. Templeton’s financial career has focused primarily on the High Yield and Leveraged Loan markets as a Senior Credit Analyst covering the Exploration & Production, Midstream, Oilfield Services and Refining sectors. Prior to his current roles, Mr. Templeton was a Managing Director in the Leveraged Credit Trading group at Jefferies, where he led the Strategy Group. Prior to Jefferies, he held similar roles at RBC Capital Markets and FleetBoston Robertson Stephens. In addition to providing industry and company commentary, Mr. Templeton played key roles in the diligence, structuring and marketing of over $20 billion of left-lead high yield and leveraged loan transactions. He graduated from Franklin & Marshall College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. 

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Doug Urch

DIRECTOR - Chair of Audit Committee

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Mr. Urch is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) with a degree in Commerce. He has been involved in the oil and gas business for over 35 years including several executive leadership roles in the industry, specializing in financial management guidance. Mr. Urch is currently the Executive Vice President & Chief Financial officer for PetroTal Corp since 2019 after serving as a Director and Board Chair from 2017 to 2019. 

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Leslie O'Connor


Mrs. O’Connor is the Managing Partner of MHA Petroleum Consultants LLC, a petroleum reservoir management consulting firm. Mrs. O’Connor has more than 30 years of worldwide petroleum engineering experience, including property evaluation, reservoir and economic evaluations, petrophysical studies and expert witness testimonies..


Mrs. O’Connor also previously held positions with Sproule Associates Inc, Geoquest Reservoir Techonologies, Thums Long Beach Company and Dresser Atlas. She is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers where she is the recipient of the 2014 SPE Regional Service Award, the SPE 1995 Regional service award as well as the 1990 Denver Section Service Award. 


She has an extended BSc Geology with Applied Engineering degree from North Arizona University as well as Graduate Studies in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.


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Wolf Regener


Mr. Regener brings over 35 years of conventional and unconventional E&P experience to BNK Petroleum.  In his role as Executive Vice President of Bankers Petroleum Ltd., and President of it's wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary,  Mr. Regener was instrumental in the formation of BNK Petroleum Inc., and it's subsequent


His career also includes key senior executive positions with Tartan Energy, Alanmar Energy, and R&R Resources.  With an extensive operations and finance background, Mr. Regener has been at the forefront of BNK Petroleum's acquisition of unconventional gas projects on an international scale and development of the company's Tishomingo Field interests. 

He holds a Business of Economics degree, with an emphasis in Computer Science, from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and has served on the Board of Directors of the California Independent Petroleum Association for over twenty years.

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David Neuhauser


Mr. Neuhauser is Founder and Managing Director of Livermore Partners based in the Chicago suburb of Northbroook, Illinois. Livermore Partners LLC is a private investment firm serving institutions, high-net worth individuals and private equity sponsors.


David has extensive experience in capital markets and M&A activity and has over 20 years of experience in strategic investments including Oil & Gas. Prior to founding Livermore, Mr. Neuhauser was founder and President of Loren Holdings Incorporated, a company focused on strategic investments across a broad group of industries. Mr. Neuhauser was a longtime member of the CME Group (NYSE:CME) as well as the National Futures Association. He received his B.A. with concentrations in Economics from Northeastern Illinois University and has conducted Graduate studies in Economics and Sociology from Roosevelt University of Chicago. 


Mr. Neuhauser is a current Board member of Jadestone Energy an Asian-based and London listed energy company. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Shareholders Gold Council.


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