Thomas H. O’Neill, Jr., Founder, has over 30 years of domestic and international experience in the field of petroleum exploration and financing. Mr. O’Neill serves as Chairman of the Board (non-executive) of Union Drilling, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed oil and gas drilling company with operations in the Appalachian Basin and the Rocky Mountains. Mr. O’Neill is a director of Firebird Holdings Limited, a logistics and contract warehousing business with operation in Eastern Europe, Russia and the United Kingdom. Mr. O’Neill has drilled or has acquired ownership in approximately 1,600 wells, most of which were drilled throughout the Appalachian Basin. In addition, Mr. O’Neill is a director of Somerset Gas Transmission, a gas pipeline operator and developer. He has bought and sold many pipeline systems, various oil and gas companies and well-servicing organizations located in the Appalachian Basin. He serves as a chairman of American Coradius International, a financial services company. Mr. O’Neill served on Governor Cuomo’s Advisory Board for Oil, Gas and Solution Mining for the state of New York from 1981 to 1986, served on the New York State Banking Board from 1994 through 1997, and was appointed by Governor Pataki to the New York State Dormitory Authority Board where he served for six years as Vice Chairman. Mr. O’Neill is a graduate of Canisius College in Buffalo, New York.