John McGoldrick, Chairman
John McGoldrick

John McGoldrick has over 36 years of upstream experience in a variety of senior management roles, notably at Enterprise Oil where he was responsible for its US operations up until Shell’s takeover in 2002. Since then John has served as Executive Chairman of Caza Oil & Gas Inc. (formerly Falcon Bay Energy LLC), a US onshore exploration and production company, which he took public in Toronto and London in 2007, becoming non-executive Chairman in 2010. From 2008 to 2013, John was a non-executive Director of Vanguard Natural Resources LLC, a NYSE-listed Oil & Gas company focused on the US. In January 2012 John joined Dart Energy International as CEO, subsequently becoming MD of Dart Energy in March 2013. He held this post until Dart Energy’s sale to IGas at the end of 2014.

Scott Kaintz, Executive Director, CEO
Scott Kaintz

Scott has extensive experience leading, funding and operating publicly traded natural resource exploration and development businesses on the London markets.

He started his career as a US Air Force Officer working across Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia. He subsequently held managerial and technology roles in the defence sector in Europe before transitioning to corporate finance and investment positions focused primarily on capital raising and making debt and equity investments in small-cap listed companies. Scott has significant experience in emerging markets, with a particular emphasis on the countries of the former Soviet Union.

Scott holds a BSLA in Russian language and Russian Area Studies from Georgetown University as well as MBA degrees from Columbia Business School and London Business School. He is also a Director of Regency Mines Plc, Red Rock Resources Plc, and Whitecar Limited.

Owen May, Non-Executive Director
Owen May

Mr. Owen May is an American banker with over 30 years of experience on Wall Street. He currently serves as a Managing Director of MD Global Partners, a full-service investment-banking firm, and is actively involved in a broad range of investment activities in Israel, China, and Europe. Following his undergraduate degree in biology at University of Miami, Mr. May earned an MBA in finance from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, where he currently sits on the Board of Visitors and offers career coaching and opportunities to program participants. He also continues to hold a position on the President’s Council for the University of Miami.