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Principals

Corbin J. Robertson, Jr. 

Corbin J. Robertson, Jr.

Corby is a Principal of the Fund and serves on the Investment Committee. Corby is also the Managing Partner of Quintana. He is the Chairman and CEO of the general partner of Natural Resource Partners L.P. (NYSE: NRP) and was the Chairman of Quintana Maritime Limited prior to its sale to Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd. on April 15, 2008. Corby has served as the CEO and Chairman of the general partner of Western Pocahontas Properties since 1986, of Great Northern Properties since 1992 and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of New Gauley Coal since 1986. He also serves or has served as Chairman of the Board of the All-American Wildcatters Association, the Baylor College of Medicine, the Cullen Trust for Higher Education and the World Health and Golf Association, and on the boards of the American Petroleum Institute, the National Petroleum Council and the Texas Medical Center. Corby was recently inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame. Corby attended The University of Texas at Austin, where he earned a B.B.A. from the Business Honors Program.

  Donald L. Evans

Secretary Evans is a Principal of the Fund and serves on the Investment Committee. Secretary Evans is also a Senior Partner of Quintana. Secretary Evans is the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Energy Future Holdings Corp., an energy holding company, and is an advisor to Energy Capital Partners I, L.P., a private investment fund. Secretary Evans served as the CEO of the Financial Services Forum between 2005 and 2007. Secretary Evans served as the 34th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce. He was a core member of President George W. Bush's economic team, advising the President on issues including pro-growth and job-creating economic policies, international trade, business concerns and energy policy. In 1975, Secretary Evans moved to Midland, Texas, and began his career as a roughneck working on oil rigs for Tom Brown, Inc., an independent oil and gas company. In 1985, he was appointed CEO of Tom Brown, continuing in that position until his appointment as U.S. Secretary of Commerce in 2001. Tom Brown was purchased by EnCana Corporation for $2.2 billion in 2004. Secretary Evans was appointed to the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System in 1995 and subsequently served two consecutive terms as Chairman of the Board. Secretary Evans attended The University of Texas at Austin, where he earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.B.A.
 

Warren S. Hawkins

Warren is a Senior Advisor at Quintana and serves on the Fund I committee. He joined Quintana Petroleum Corporation in 1972 and presently serves as a Senior Partner of Quintana. Warren has led numerous oil and gas investments for Quintana Minerals Corporation, both in the United States and internationally, during his 35 year career. Warren has served as a director of American Petroleum Institute Upstream, LSU Petroleum Industry Advisors, Houston InterAmerican Chamber of Commerce, Greystone, Columbia Natural Resources, Pine Mountain, Caledonia, Deep Gulf, Coldren Oil and Gas, Tenergy and numerous Quintana affiliates. Warren is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the American Petroleum Institute and is a Registered Professional Engineer. Warren attended Louisiana State University, where he earned a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering.

Investment Professionals

Stephen D. Stephen D. "Steve" Thompson

Steve is Managing Director - Oilfield Service of Quintana, where he is responsible for the evaluation and operational aspects of oilfield service investments. He is also head of the Fund's Oilfield Services Sector. Steve has over 29 years of U.S. and international oil and gas industry experience. Steve served as Quintana Minerals Corporation's General Manager of Santa Cruz I UTE in Argentina. Steve is a Registered Professional Engineer and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Steve attended Texas Tech University, where he earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology and a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering.
John W. Wessels John W. Wessels

John is Managing Director - Engineering of Quintana, where his responsibilities include reservoir engineering and economic evaluations and oversight of the general reservoir management of oil and gas investments. John has 33 years of diversified engineering experience, including 25 years with Quintana where he has held numerous technical and managerial positions including Reservoir Engineering Manager of the Louisiana Division and Operations Manager of the Rocky Mountain Division of Quintana Minerals Corporation. John also served five years as Vice President of KUKUI, Inc., an independent exploration and production company that specialized in the production of coal-bed methane. John is a Registered Professional Engineer and a member of the Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers and the Society of Petroleum Engineers. John attended The University of Texas at Austin, where he earned a B.S and an M.S. in Petroleum Engineering.
Dwight Dunlap

Dwight is the Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of Quintana, where he is responsible for the accounting and financial oversight of Quintana and its portfolio companies. Mr. Dunlap previously served as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of GP Natural Resource Partners LLC from 2002-2014. Mr. Dunlap has served as Vice President and Treasurer of Quintana Minerals Corporation since 1987 and as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Assistant Secretary of the general partner of Western Pocahontas Properties Limited Partnership, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Great Northern Properties Limited Partnership and Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary of New Gauley Coal Corporation since 2000. Mr. Dunlap has worked for Quintana Minerals Corporation since 1982. Mr. Dunlap is a Certified Public Accountant with over 30 years of experience in financial management, accounting and reporting including six years of audit experience with an international public accounting firm.
Gbolade Odeneye Gbolade Odeneye

Gbolade is Vice President - Finance & Accounting, where he is responsible for the valuations of Quintana's portfolio companies, as well as providing support for the upstream, downstream, and services investments. Gbolade is a Certified Public Accountant licensed by the State of Texas and a Chartered Accountant licensed by the United Kingdom's Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Prior to joining Quintana, Gbolade held the Controller position for Aker Solutions' Subsea North America's business unit and the Senior Controller position in Curtis Wright's Oil & Gas Systems Division, where he was responsible for the accounting, financial planning, and analysis. Gbolade attended Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK, where he earned a BBA in Accounting & Finance, and Texas A&M University, where he earned an M.B.A.
Shelley Manley Shelley Manley

Shelley is Controller of Quintana. Her responsibilities include accounting for all of Quintana's investments, working with management and outside audit and tax professionals. Shelley has over 20 years of diverse experience in accounting, onshore Texas and Louisiana, offshore Gulf of Mexico, international experience in Alberta, Canada and other energy sectors. Prior to joining Quintana she held positions of Financial Analyst and Manager of Accounting at Stone & Webster Oil Company. Shelley also served as Secretary for two of its subsidiaries Spruce Hills Production Company and San Salvador Development Company. Shelley is a member of the Petroleum Accountant Society of Houston. Shelley attended University of Houston, where she received a B.S.
Eva Clark Eva Clark

Eva is a Senior Paralegal of Quintana. Prior to joining Quintana, Eva was a part of the legal team of Halliburton's KBR division and played an integral role in KBR's separation from Halliburton. Prior to KBR, Eva was with Pioneer Companies, Inc., a chemical manufacturer with eight plants in the U.S. and Canada. At Pioneer, Eva was involved in M&A and transaction structuring involving large domestic and foreign acquisitions, asset sales, and contract negotiations, as well as related acquisition financings and capital-raising transactions and restructurings. Eva is a member of the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas. Eva attended Texas A&M University, where she received a B.A.
Larry J. Townsend Larry J. Townsend

Larry serves as Director of Insurance for Quintana, Natural Resource Partners, L.P. and Quintana Minerals Corporation. He works closely with management, legal and insurance brokers to provide a quality risk management program. His responsibilities include the identification and measurement of risks of loss arising from Quintana's operations and overseeing the management and placement of its insurance program. Larry has 30 years of experience in risk management and insurance, 25 years of which were with Mitchell Energy & Development Corp., an independent oil and gas company, where he served as Director of Risk and Insurance. He most recently served as Risk Manager for the Port of Houston Authority. Larry attended Sam Houston State University where he received a B.B.A. degree in Management.
Debbie S. Leiss Debbie S. Leiss

Debbie serves as Insurance Manager of Quintana, Natural Resource Partners L.P., Quintana Minerals Corporation and Quintana Maritime Limited. Debbie's responsibilities include overseeing the due diligence, placement, maintenance and management of property and casualty insurance. She works closely with management, legal, insurance brokers and consultants to provide a quality risk management program. Prior to joining Quintana Minerals Corporation in 1990, Debbie served as Lease and Division Order Analyst for Kilroy Company of Texas, Inc. She is a member of the Risk and Insurance Management Society. Debbie attended Louisiana Tech University, where she received a B.A.


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