Andrew V. Reid: Chairman and Co CEO
Andrew V. Reid has served as President and Director of Treaty Energy Corporation since March 2010 and appointed to serve in the additional roles Chairman and CEO of the Company since April 2010. Andrew Reid has more than 20 years of corporate finance and management experience. In 2006 Mr. Reid started NOLA Commercial Finance Inc., a commercial finance company. During the past 4 years he has focused on helping small regional Oil & Gas companies with debt and equity funding. He has helped fund in excess of $50 million for various types of income producing properties.
In 1998 Mr. Reid started his own investment firm where he focused on the Oil & Gas Industry. In 2004 he sold the business to spend more time with family, but continued to do consulting work. Mr. Reid grew up in the Houston, Texas and went on to attend St. Edwards University and the University of Texas in Austin. After college, he joined the GMS Group LLC in Houston, a small boutique investment firm his father helped found. There Mr. Reid specialized in municipal and corporate debt finance, mergers, and restructurings.
Bruce Gwyn: Director and Co CEO
Bruce Gwyn is the founder and managing member and General Partner of the Hedge Fund Level III Trading Partners L.P. He is a listed Principal (effective June 19, 2007) and CFTC registered Associated Person (effective July 3, 2007) of the General Partner as well as an Associate Member of the NFA in such capacities. Additionally, Mr. Gwyn is a listed Principal (effective May 11, 2007) and CFTC registered Associated Person (effective June 22, 2007) of LEVEL III TRADING, LLC, a CFTC registered Introducing Broker and NFA member since June 22, 2007.
Mr. Gwyn has a long-standing relationship with the futures markets. From August 1985 to December 1989, he was employed by Stotler & Co., a commodity futures brokerage firm, where he worked the bond floor at the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). During the years that followed, Mr. Gwyn assisted managing Stotler & Co.'s bond desk on the floor, and then became Manager of Stotler & Co.'s entire order desk. Mr. Gwyn was a CFTC registered Associated Person of Stoler & Co. from July 24, 1986 to September 1, 1989 and an NFA Associate member in such capacity from July 9, 1986 to September 1, 1989.
In December of 1989, Mr. Gwyn joined several other brokers from Stotler & Co. in forming New Orleans Futures, a CFTC registered Introducing Broker. Mr. Gwyn was responsible for all trading operations at the firm. The firm specialized in trading financial and energy futures.
In December of 1995, Mr. Gwyn left New Orleans Futures to invest and trade his personal money. After many successful years of trading profits Mr. Gwyn was approached by a group of investors to start a hedge fund and Level III Trading Partners L.P. was established in 2007. Since that time the fund has continued to be ranked as one the top performing funds every year. Level III has specialized in the financial and energy fields. Mr. Gwyn has had a very positive long term outlook for the energy sector. Because of that he was looking for a leveraged play with a defined risk in an emerging market exploration and production company with available growth prospects in an otherwise cyclical sector. Investing in small growth companies, with a solid management team in a sector that is in favor is a theme of Level III Trading Partners L.P. that has proven to be a steadfast investment thesis. Treaty Energy very much fit this criteria and Level III began to accumulate a position in that stock. As Mr. Gwyn became more involved in his investment in Treaty, he called on his friend and colleague Lee Schlesinger who specialized in this area. Together they believed that this was a company that had great promise and decided to become much more familiar with its management team. From there Mr. Gwyn was appointed to the Treaty Board in April of 2011 and has formed a close relationship with Board members to understand the and assist in the workings of the company and the goals to be achieved.
Mr. Gwyn is FINRA Series 3 examination-qualified. He graduated from Tulane University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Arts. He is married to Anne Marie and they have four children ages 14 through 26. They reside in Metairie, Louisiana.
George W. Warren: Chief Financial Officer and Director
George William Warren was appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director of Treaty Energy Corporation, effective September 1, 2012. Mr. Warren also serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Tanjung Offshore since August 28, 2007. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting (Graduating with Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Honors) from the Louisiana State University. In 1993, after graduation, he joined Wegmann Dazet & Co., a professional corporation of certified public accountants in New Orleans, LA, where he was both a Senior Auditor and a Forensic Auditor. In 1997 Mr. Warren was appointed as the Managing Director of BWB Controls, Inc., of Houma, LA, a worldwide manufacturer of pneumatic, hydraulic and electric surface safety equipment engineered specifically for the oil and gas industry. In 2006, he became a Director/Investor in Mezco Fabrication, L.L.C., of Carencro, LA, a manufacturer of precision sheet metal parts utilizing laser cutting technology for the oil and gas industry, a position he continues to hold. He also serves as a member of the AC of Tanjung. For more about Tanjung Offshore, headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, go to: http://www.tanjungoffshore.com.my/portal/
Lee C. Schlesinger: Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer and Director
Mr. Schlesinger was born May 14, 1969 and is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. In March 1999, Mr. Schlesinger was hired by an Investment Bank, Southcoast Capital, a New Orleans based oil and gas institutional investment firm. Mr. Schlesinger started as an Institutional Salesman, advising mutual funds and large hedge funds with their oil and gas investments, private and publicly traded. Southcoast Capital was acquired by Hibernia Bank which was subsequently acquired by Capital One.
In 2006, Mr. Schlesinger was offered an opportunity to open and manage a New Orleans branch of the investment firm, Battenkill Capital, which was based out of New York and Vermont and a member of the New York Stock Exchange. Accepting their offer, Schlesinger opened and managed Battenkill Capital Management, which specialized in oil and gas investments, Battenkill Capital Management also advised clients such as Fidelity, Wells Fargo, T. Rowe Price and Friess Associates.
In 2009, Mr. Schlesinger decided to work with private firms, consulting with them on oil and gas investments. After advising portfolio managers with their investments for over 10 years, Mr. Schlesinger made sure to preserve his relationships with the institutional investment community.
In July 7 2011, Mr. Schlesinger took on a position with National Securities, where he continued working as a consultant to an institutional client base with energy investments. During this time, Mr. Schlesinger had been doing some research on Treaty Energy Corporation. It didn't take long for him to see that Treaty Energy was undervalued and offered an immense upside potential. Not only did Mr. Schlesinger advise his clients to invest, he felt so strongly about Treaty that he began investing out of his own money as well. As Mr. Schlesinger became more personally familiar with Treaty Energy, he developed a relationship with the management at Treaty Energy and began communication on a regular basis. It didn't take long to realize that his investment background could be a good fit with Treaty Energy and that he could assist them with the institutional investment community.
Currently, Mr. Schlesinger, with the help of Mr. Bruce Gwyn, Level III Trading, is working with the focus of bringing Treaty Energy to a new level in the institutional investment community. Mr. Schlesinger is currently Co-Chairman of the Board of the Latter Library. He is FINRA Series 7 and Series 63 examination qualified. He holds a degree in Business from the University of Arizona. He is married to his wife of 11 years, Vera. They have two children, Ellie age 10 and Samuel age 7. They reside in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Paul L. Fourt, Jr.: Director
Paul L. Fourt, Jr. has served as a Director of Treaty Energy Corporation in May 2010. Mr. Fourt is currently Managing Partner of the Law Offices of Paul L. Fourt, Jr. of Brownsville, Texas, a general practice law firm with a main focus on civil and criminal litigation. From 1999 to 2000 M. Fourt served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Dallas County District Attorney Office. In prior years, Mr. Fourt was affiliated with a number of Texas law firms, and handled a broad spectrum of legal cases, giving him the broad legal credentials that have prepared him for his current responsibilities. Mr. Fourt has a J.D. Degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law and a B.A. Degree in History from the University of Texas at Austin.