James Hagemeier serves as CFO of Black Elk Energy. He is a licensed Texas CPA with more than 20 years of experience in various treasury, accounting and management roles with emphasis in M&A and raising and restructuring Debt and Equity. Previously, Mr. Hagemeier served as the Chief Financial Officer for Optical Entertainment Network, Inc. (OEN) where he was responsible for managing the company's financial operations. Prior to joining OEN, Mr. Hagemeier was the Chief Financial Officer for Perfect Commerce where he raised roughly $50m in debt and equity to fund the company's operations and acquisition strategy. During his term at Perfect Commerce, the company used proceeds from the capital raises to purchase three entities which resulted in over 400% in net profit increases. Mr. Hagemeier has served in leadership positions with several startup companies where he was instrumental in establishing the financial controls and accounting processes. At Black Elk, he recently raised $150m in bonds to fund the operations strategy.