Charles K. Thompson

Mr. Thompson serves as the Chairman of our Board of Directors and as Interim Chief Executive Officer.  Mr. Thompson is currently a Managing Partner of PinHigh Capital Partners, a Houston-based family office affiliated investment partnership with a focus on smaller private oil service and exploration and production (“E&P”) investments. Mr. Thompson spent two years at Nomura Securities building the oil and gas investment banking business. From 2004 to 2014 he was an original partner of Legacy Partners Group, a boutique mergers and acquisitions firm based in New York that was sold to FBR Capital Markets (“FBR”) in the fall of 2007. Mr. Thompson remained at FBR to run the energy investment banking practice where the focus was small cap oil service and E&P mergers and acquisitions and capital raising. From 1995 to 2003, he worked at CSFB in the energy investment banking group. Mr. Thompson began his career as a commercial banker at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company. He holds a B.A. in geology from Williams College and attended Columbia Business School.