The Right Team

The founders as well as the members
of the management team are all
senior executives with extensive experience. 

Founders

STÉPHANE LAMOINE

President

Stéphane Lamoine started his career in 1987 as Investment Manager with Rothschild Bank in charge of Natural Resources. He became Chief Investment Officer of Société Generale Asset Management (now Amundi) in 1991, where he led the structuring of standardized investment products while SG was growing into the largest natural resources asset management firm in the world.

He then transitioned to Investment Banking, creating in 1994 the European branch of Canaccord. In 1997 he created Proof9 Inc. a data integration and investment decision backtesting platform which was taken over by Elliott Advisors where Stéphane developed an arbitrage system for worldwide equities that was then used to create Iskandia Capital Fund in 2007, a statistical and fundamental arbitrage hedge Fund, sold to Sequoia in 2014. In parallel, Stéphane created Alexander Mining Plc in 2003. AXM went public on LSE in 2005 and developed a green process for the production of metals from oxide ores.

Stéphane co-launched Beam in 2015 with the idea to use disruptive technologies to produce oil & gas in a cleaner way in Texas.

He is a mechanical engineer from Ecole Centrale des Arts et Manufactures, holds a PhD in Numerical Analysis from University Pierre and Marie Curie and is a French Financial Analyst (SFAF). He is happily married with 6 children and is an avid sailor and skier.

PIERRE LEVIN

CTO & Board Member

Pierre Levin has been managing director at Vulcain since 2012, where he is responsible for natural resources deals, including large cross-border gold and oil and gas transactions.

He previously founded Soyouz AM in Russia and Flam, a Swiss asset management firm dedicated to Russian HNWIs with a particular expertise in
structuring corporate transactions in the resources sectors.

Pierre graduated from Ecole des Mines de Paris, with a geology major and a specialty in advanced natural resources technologies, followed by a Master from HEC Business School in Paris. He is fluent in English, French, Portuguese and Russian.

Experienced Senior Team

ADAM FARRIS

SVP Corporate Development and BM

Adam Farris, 48, was appointed senior vice president and board member of IEO in January 2020. He is responsible for Iskandia’s business development and corporate growth strategies. Farris most recently served in leadership roles at Enverus including SVP of Business Development and Products. He joined Enverus in 2011 working with thousands of operators providing strategic guidance on operational efficiencies, acquisition, and divestment, gaining in-depth expertise of US & International hydrocarbon basins – most specifically the US Unconventional plays and their performance drivers. Prior to Enverus he was VP of Paradigm’s global subsurface consulting and emerging technologies business and served as COO of Object Reservoir – a reservoir engineering technology and consulting firm, supporting early research in exploring horizontal well development and spending his first 6 years at Halliburton as a drilling and completion engineer in consulting and product management. Farris is a registered member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and holds a BS degree in Chemistry from St. Edwards University and graduate courses in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University.

 

SUSANA SAFAR

Director Operations

Susana is the Director of Operations for Iskandia assets, has 12 years of oil and gas experience, holds a Master degree in Petroleum Engineering and prior to Iskandia was the Head of Production Technology for a joint venture between Shell and PDVSA in Venezuela. Susana is specialized in production technology, production engineering, and operations.

TIM BROWN

Senior Production Engineer

Tim has 38 years Permian Basin experience in production facilities; production engineering; well stimulation; re-entry and repair; operations management; and field testing technologies (Amoco, Altura, Oxy, Whiting Petroleum, Trinity) on the Northwest Shelf and Central Basin Platform.” 

SARA FROGGATT

SVP HR, EHS, & Chief Compliance Officer

As senior vice president, Sara, who has 20 years’ experience in the management of independent producers, is also responsible for health, safety and the environment. Sara has held high level positions across regulatory compliance, government affairs, environmental health and safety, remediation and pipeline technical engineering.

ERIC UNVERZAGT

Director of Business Development – Land

Eric has 14 years of direct oil & gas experience managing all land aspects of oil and gas development with expertise in Unconventional, Conventional and EOR. (Denbury Resources and Dale Resources) MBA, Rice University and BS in Finance, Trinity University.

LEYING LEE

Finance Director

Leying has over 25 years of professional experience in accounting/reporting with both public and private companies. Prior to joining Iskandia, Leying served as corporate controller for Rooster Energy, Ltd, GeoMet, Inc, division controller for Key Energy Services, Inc and SEC reporting manager for Dynegy, Inc. She holds an MBA with concentration in accounting.  She is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas.

RICHARD KELLY

Superintendent Production

Richard has over 30 years of experience in the petroleum industry including production, downhole, completion, and field management with a focus on cost-containment. His current role is Field Superintendent for production in both West and East Texas.

DANIEL OCHS

Reservoir

Dan has been in the O&G industry for 25 years in operating and consulting companies (Amerada Hess Corporation, GOM Shelf, Object Reservoir, Phoenix Exploration Company, Breitburn Energy Partners.) Dan holds a BS and MS degrees in Petroleum Engineering from New Mexico Tech, an MBA from Texas A&M. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Texas.

RYAN JAMES SPENCER

Reservoir

Ryan has spent his 17+ year career in the North American upstream industry. Formerly with SK Innovation and Encana, Ryan is a reservoir engineer with extensive experience in field development, operations, data management and process improvement. He has also spent time in investment banking and A&D. Ryan holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta.

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