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Management

Stuart J. Doshi Director, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
David V. CreelDirector
Thomas D. CunninghamDirector
David G. AndersonDirector
Christopher T. CzupponDirector

 

Stuart J. Doshi
Mr. Doshi has been actively engaged in the oil and gas business since 1970. Mr. Doshi began his oil and gas career with Natomas Company in 1970. He held various positions of increasing responsibility in planning, corporate development and financial management with Natomas. These culminated with responsibility for planning and financial management of $1 billion of annual revenues from five energy divisions (international oil and gas, domestic oil and gas, petroleum marketing and trading, coal and geothermal). After leaving Natomas in 1985, Mr. Doshi served as a Senior Vice President of Energy Sources Group until 1988. Mr. Doshi then served as Vice President of Pan Pacific Petroleum, Inc. from 1988 to 1991. Immediately prior to forming GeoPetro, Mr. Doshi was the Managing Director of Sierra Overseas Corporation. Prior to forming GeoPetro, Mr. Doshi was extensively involved in the development of four major oil and gas contract areas in Indonesia with production to date in excess of two billion boe. Mr. Doshi founded GeoPetro in 1994 and has served as a director and our President and Chief Executive Officer since our inception and as Chairman of the Board since March 1998. Mr. Doshi is a graduate of the University of San Francisco with a Bachelor's Degree in Finance and the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Master's Degree in Economics.

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David V. Creel
Mr. Creel has 49 years oil and gas experience as a petroleum exploration geologist. Mr. Creel held various geological and supervisory positions in Libya during his eleven-year career with AMOSEAS (the operator for CALTEX Petroleum). Mr. Creel was also the Exploration Manager of the Rocky Mountain Region and Canada for Ladd Petroleum Company; Exploration Manager of the Rocky Mountain Region for Kilroy Company of Texas; and President of Aztec Resources Corporation. Since 1995, Mr. Creel worked as an independent geologic consultant and in June 1998 he joined GeoPetro as Vice President of Exploration. Mr. Creel has served as a director of GeoPetro since October 2001. Mr. Creel is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor's degree in Geology and the University of Tulsa with a Master's degree in Geology.

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Thomas D. Cunningham
Mr. Cunningham has 37 years of experience in general management, with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, foreign exchange, sales, financial analysis and personnel management. Since January 2003, he has served as Senior Vice President of OfficePower L.L.C., a privately owned company in the distributed generation business. Prior to joining OfficePower L.L.C., Mr. Cunningham served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Microban International, Ltd., a seller and licensor of branded additives from 2000 to 2003. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Cunningham was a member of the Board and Executive Vice President of EMCOR Group, Inc. Prior to EMCOR, Mr. Cunningham was with Swiss Army Brands Inc. from 1994 to 1997, where he served on the Board of Directors and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that position, Mr. Cunningham spent 21 years with J.P. Morgan & Co., in various positions of increasing responsibility and last served as Managing Director in the Corporate Banking Group. Mr. Cunningham has served as a director of GeoPetro since April 2000. Mr. Cunningham is a graduate of Harvard College with a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Columbia University with a Master's degree in Business Administration.

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David G. Anderson
Mr. Anderson is Vice Chairman of Dundee Securities Ltd. Prior to that, he was a Senior Vice President and director of Dundee Securities Corporation where he has managed the firm's investment banking and capital markets activities since 1998. Mr. Anderson began his career with the National Energy Board of Canada in 1976 and later was employed by Amoco Production Company from 1978 to 1986 in its Calgary, Chicago and Houston offices. In 1987, Mr. Anderson returned to Canada with Midland Doherty and later joined BBN James Capel where he was the Managing Director from 1988 to 1995. From 1995 to 1998, Mr. Anderson was a partner and Managing Director with another investment dealer, Loewen, Ondaatje, McCutcheon Limited. Mr. Anderson has served as a director of GeoPetro since March 2006. Mr. Anderson is a graduate from the University of Manitoba with a Master's degree in Business Administration and Bachelor's degree in Arts.

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Christopher T. Czuppon
Mr. Czuppon is the Managing Director of CC Natural Resource Partners, LLC and has held that position from 2009 to present. He has 14 years experience in the energy corporate finance industry focusing his efforts in exploration and production, oilfield services, midstream, electric power and renewable and alternative fuels. Specifically, he has worked in the energy industry on the investment banking, business development and direct private investment aspects of the business. Prior to founding CC Natural Resource Partners, Mr. Czuppon was employed by Energy Capital Solutions, an energy focused investment bank, from February 2004 until March 2009. Mr. Czuppon served as lead banker and an integral deal team member on financing and advisory mandates as well as new business development for micro-cap and small-cap energy companies. Mr. Czuppon's transaction experience for public and private companies includes 15 M&A transactions totaling $1.0 billion in value, 41 private placement transactions totaling $1.2 billion in total capital raised and 24 senior and mezzanine debt transactions totaling $1.2 billion in total debt capital raised. Mr. Czuppon was an Analyst with the Hunt Oil Company's business development and energy private equity group focusing on midstream oil and gas, oilfield services, and power transactions from 2003 to 2004. Prior to his role with the Hunt Oil Company, Mr. Czuppon worked for the Hunt Power Company as a financial analyst in a similar capacity. The board has determined that he is an "Audit Committee Financial Expert" as defined by SEC Rules. Mr. Czuppon earned a B.A. in economics from the University of Texas at Austin with concentrations in money and banking and public finance.

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