Experienced Leadership

Brian Akins, Co-CEO

Brian has been active in the oil and gas space since 1985 and active in Appalachia since 2000. With over 21 years of investment banking experience encompassing a wide range of financing and M&A transactions, Brian brings with him extensive financial contacts which allow for larger deals and optimized cost of capital. Prior to entering the investment banking field, Brian worked as a production and reservoir engineer with Arco Oil & Gas and as a reservoir engineer with Ryder Scott Company. Brian received a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University in 1989 and serves as a member of the Texas Tech Petroleum Engineering Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Engineering Academy.

S. Michael “Mike“ Shaver, Co-CEO

Michael has been active in the oil and gas industry in the Appalachian Basin since 1988. As President of Mountain V Oil & Gas he oversaw drilling and well selection for all of the Company’s wells, negotiated lease and JV transactions, managed joint venture and drilling investor relationships and established banking and financial relationships. Mountain V currently owns and operates 1,700 wells and is established as a successful operator in Appalachia. Mike studied at Wheeling Jesuit University and learned all aspects of the oil and gas business while performing a wide variety of duties for several independent producers. He is also an active member of YPO and regularly contributes to industry events.