Floyd L. Smith – CEO
Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Harding University, and has over 19 years of experience working in the oil and gas industry. In October 1998, Mr. Smith started Petron Energy, Inc. and has been involved in all administrative and field operations for the company. Under his leadership, the company has funded and drilled over 50 wells in twelve years. Petron Energy II, Inc. is the successor to Petron Energy, Inc. He has knowledge in all phases of drilling, completion and production. He has worked closely with the project geologists and engineers in the origination and acquisition of oil and gas prospects. Mr. Smith is also a member of the president’s council of Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas.
Jerry K. Ebanks – Geologist
Mr. Ebanks received his Bachelor of Science in Geology from Lamar University and his Masters in Geology from the University of Texas. He has worked in varies senior level position in his 46 year career. Mr. Ebanks has extensive experience in East Texas, North Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, South Arkansas, Florida, Offshore Gulf of Mexico, Alaska, China, Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia. In addition, he performed geological evaluations, wellsite planning, mapping seismic planning, seismic oversight and seismic interpretation. Mr. Ebanks brings a very unique set of skill sets which will be very to our company.
David Knepper – Petroleum Engineer
Mr. Knepper has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Texas A&M University. He has over 37 years of experience working with oil and gas companies, specializing in production, completions, operations, reservoir analysis and acquisitions. Additionally, Mr. Knepper has expertise in both the technical and financial sides of the oil and gas business.
Luke C. Zouvas – Legal Council
Mr. Zouvas has a Bachelor of Arts degree from San Diego ’96 and his Juris Doctor is from Thomas Jefferson School of Law ’99. His primary focus in law has been the areas of corporate securities, mergers and acquisitions, as well as real estate. He has worked on numerous mergers and acquisitions, advised public companies on securities law issues, advised private companies on general corporate governance matters and engaged in the pro bono representation of small business owners.
Mr. Zouvas has represented issuers and underwriters in initial public offerings, Direct Public Offerings and secondary offerings of securities under the Securities Act of 1933. He also regularly counsels issuers in connection with the preparation of and filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission of periodic reports under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
He has a mastery of securities law compliance, having prepared proxy statements, periodic reporting documents, private placement documentation and registration statements, among others. He also has counseled numerous entrepreneurs and early stage companies. Mr. Zouvas has advised issuers, private equity funds, and placement agents in private equity and debt transactions. He also has worked with placement agents and issuers with respect to offerings of securities pursuant to Regulation S and Rule 144A under the Securities Act.
Bob Currier – Chief Financial Officer
Bob Currier has a CPA certificate and has over 35 years of experience both in the public accounting and corporate sectors. Since 1987, Mr. Currier has been involved with entrepreneurial ventures in industries ranging from medical to real estate to oil and gas. With these companies, he has been responsible for developing financial reporting systems, helping raise capital, implementing internal controls and budget preparation. His experience has included both public and private entrepreneurial companies. He has also worked on SEC reporting engagements on a contract basis.
Mr. Currier started his professional career in 1971 with the audit staff at Ernst & Ernst in Kansas City. After six years, he transferred to the Paris, France office where he spent six years working on the audit of the French national oil company (Elf Aquitaine) and U. S. companies such as Eli Lilly and Harris Corporation. On the French national oil company audit he was responsible for the exploration and production subsidiaries, the consolidation and joint venture audits. From Paris he moved to the Dallas office and transitioned from oil and gas auditing to entrepreneurial services and was named the Vice Chairman of the entrepreneurial services group. Mr. Currier’s experience with the entrepreneurial services group included working with business plans and financial projections for various start-up companies. We believe Mr. Currier’s level of experience provides Petron II with a clear advantage and he is a true asset to the company.