Chief Financial Officer/Director
Mr. Anderson has approximately 25 years of financial and operational executive leadership experience. Mr. Anderson founded CFO Solutions, Inc. in 2013, which is based in Helena, Montana and provides financial and management consulting services to small to mid-sized businesses. Prior to that he was the director of the Helena, Montana Small Business Development Center where he spent a decade assisting distressed small businesses achieve operational profitability. Mr. Anderson’s experience between 1995 to 2003 included being a business consultant and partner in Kerins Consulting Group, LLC, a CPA management consulting and strategic consulting firm designed specifically to provide chief financial officers with expertise to manage development stage, start-up, rapidly expanding and distressed companies; being Chief Financial Officer to Southwest Montana Mental Health Center, Inc.; and assisting the Montana Department of State Lands launch its royalty audit program for the oil, natural gas and coal producers from lands leased from the State of Montana. Mr. Anderson holds a MBA from Chadwick University, and a B.S. in Business Administration from Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology. On June 9, 2014, Mr. Anderson was appointed by the Board of Directors as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, and on November 23, 2015, he was appointed to the Board of Directors.
Secretary and Director
Ms. Midtlyng has an associate degree from the University of Montana, Helena College of Technology. From 1978 to 2005, she was employed by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Water Science Center, in Helena, Montana. During her 27 years with the USGS she was responsible for start to finish production of USGS scientific reports, fact sheets and electronic documents in her capacity in the Publications Unit and also co-authored USGS publications. From 2005 to 2010, she was an independent consultant, providing services for a small business in the Helena area, where she assisted in the establishment and implementation of certain business processes. On December 1, 2010, Ms. Midtlyng was appointed to the board of directors.
Herman R. Landeis
Mr. Landeis was the Western Region Tax Manager for Marathon Oil Corporation, based out of Casper, Wyoming, from 1972 until he retired in 1992. Previously, Mr. Landeis worked as a professional Draftsman for Marathon Oil Corporation from 1955 until 1972, except for a two year leave of absence to serve in the Military (Army), where he was honorably discharged. As a Tax Manager for Marathon Oil Corporation, he was responsible for and managed a variety of financial matters related to property tax negotiations, valuation of company owned assets and property, and conducting various financial analyses on operations in the Western United States. These properties included the Interstate Pipeline running from Montana to Missouri, properties in Alaska, five off-shore platforms and numerous operating oil and gas properties in the Western United States. Since his retirement in 1992, he has acted as a consultant to the oil and gas industry related to special projects involving tax matters, appraisals and valuation of property. Mr. Landeis received a Certified License as a Professional Appraiser from the University of Nebraska in 1972. On January 4, 2011, Mr. Landeis was appointed to the board of directors. Mr. Landeis served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, until his resignation on May 31, 2011.
Bill M. Baber
Mr. Baber has 37 years of experience in the field of drilling, completing, operating and maintenance of oil and gas wells. In addition, Mr. Baber also provides sources and arranges for the maintenance of oil/gas rigs and other heavy machinery used in drilling operations. Mr. Baber regularly consults with clients on drilling operations and regulatory requirements. For the past 15 years, Mr. Baber has conducted his business through his entity, Bill M. Baber Oil Field Equipment. On December 19, 2011 Mr. Baber was appointed to the Board of Directors.
Dr. Charas has more than 25 years of institutional experience with public and private companies both as an employee and a board member, particularly in the areas of corporate governance and human capital. Dr. Charas has served on various Board committees including audit and compensation committees. Dr. Charas has expertise in all areas of human capital management for national and global organizations, specifically in post-merger culture integration, aligning human capital performance to key economic performance indicators, human capital analytics, project management, and designing compensation plans. Dr. Charas serves as an adjunct professor for New York University’s School of Professional Studies, and she is currently CEO of Charas Consulting, Inc., a boutique human resources consulting firm in New York City, as well as the Chief Human Resources Officer and board member of Integral Board Group, LLC. Her past experiences include Chief Human Capital Officer for Praetorian Financial Group (now QBE), National Director of Arthur Andersen, Senior Manager at Ernst & Young, Manager of International Corporate Compensation for GE Capital Co. Dr. Charas holds a Ph.D. in Management from Case Western Reserve University, an MBA in Accounting and Finance from Cornell University, and a B.A. in Political Economy from UC Berkeley. On November 11, 2015, Dr. Charas was appointed to the Board of Directors.
Douglas L. Williams
Mr. Williams is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of Montana specializing in accounting, tax, internal controls, and regulatory compliance. Since graduating from University of Wyoming with a B.S. in accounting in 1985, Mr. Williams has overseen or performed such services for public companies, private companies, non-profits, and governments. Mr. Williams has owned and operated his own accounting practice in Helena, Montana since 2001. Before starting his own practice, he held related positions in Laramie, Wyoming. Mr. Williams was an administrative services director for the City of Laramie for six years, from 1994 to 2000. He was also a manager at Simonsen Mader Tschacher & Company, the second largest accounting firm in Wyoming, from 1991 to 1994. Before that, Mr. Williams was a senior staff accountant at McGladrey & Pullen from 1985 to 1991. On November 23, 2015, Mr. Williams was appointed to the Board of Directors.