Chief Executive Officer
Cameron W. George is Chief Executive Officer of Mesquite Energy, Inc., a privately held independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company focused on the development of its properties in the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas. Mr. George has nearly 20 years of oil and natural gas industry and investment banking experience. Most recently he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sanchez Energy Corporation. Before joining Sanchez, Mr. George was a member of the founding team of Linn Energy, LLC and served in positions of increasing responsibility in finance and corporate development for more than a decade. Previously, he was an investment banker in the energy group at RBC Capital Markets, where he focused on public and private financings and mergers and acquisitions for the exploration and production, midstream and oilfield service sectors. Mr. George graduated summa cum laude with business honors and received a BBA from Southern Methodist University.
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Gregory B. Kopel serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Mesquite Energy. Prior to this, Mr. Kopel served in a similar capacity for Sanchez Energy Corporation. Mr. Kopel has deep experience in the oil and natural gas industry, having previously worked for Occidental Petroleum, Linn Energy and Breitburn Energy Partners. He began his career working at two international law firms. Mr. Kopel earned a BA with honors in Government from the University of Texas and holds a JD, magna cum laude, from the University of Houston.
Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board
Harry F. Quarls currently serves as chairman of the board for EP Energy Corporation, Key Energy Services, LLC and Sunrise Oil & Gas. Mr. Quarls previously served as chairman of the board for Penn Virginia Corporation, SH 130 Concessions Company, Trident Resources Corp., Woodbine Acquisition Corp. and US Oil Sands Corp. He has also served as a director and chairman of the strategic alternatives committee for Gastar Exploration Inc. and as a director for Rosehill Resources Inc., Fairway Resources, PetroQuest Energy, Inc. and Opal Resources LLC. Mr. Quarls served as a Managing Director at Global Infrastructure Partners, retiring after over a decade of service. Additionally, he served as Managing Director and practice leader for global energy, as well as a member of the board of directors, at Booz & Company, a leading international management consulting firm. Mr. Quarls earned an MBA degree from Stanford University and holds ScM and BS degrees, both in chemical engineering, from M.I.T. and Tulane University, respectively.
Wilson B. Handler is a partner in the Natural Resources group at Apollo Global Management Inc. Prior to joining Apollo in 2011, Mr. Handler was an investment professional at First Reserve, where he was involved in the execution and monitoring of investments in the energy sector. Previously, he worked in the Investment Banking Division at Lehman Brothers in the Natural Resources group. Currently, Mr. Handler serves on the board of directors of Jupiter Resources, Resource Energy Partners, Tumbleweed Royalty I & II, DoublePoint Energy and Wolfcamp DrillCo and previously served as a director of EP Energy, Athlon Energy, American Petroleum Partners and CSV Midstream Solutions. Mr. Handler graduated from Dartmouth College with an AB in Economics and Government.
Nathan H. Van Duzer is Managing Director, Special Situations at Fidelity Investments. In his role at Fidelity, he leads a team responsible for corporate reorganizations and restructurings in Fidelity’s High Income and Alternatives Division. In his 20-year career at Fidelity, he has worked on hundreds of in-court and out-of-court restructurings across a wide array of industries. Mr. Van Duzer has represented Fidelity investors’ interests as an observer on numerous corporate boards and currently serves as a director for Lucchese Bootmaker, Inc. He holds a BS from the United States Military Academy and a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law.