custodian and interim chief executive officer
Randy Lewis has extensive experience in developing and managing successful business solutions in highly contested environments. He serves regularly as a court-appointed receiver, liquidating trustee, turnaround advisor, expert witness and mediator in distressed business situations. Lewis is a fellow of the College of Law Practice Management and a founding fellow of the Redwood Think Tank (an invitation-only management forum assembled to study and formulates solutions to significant professional service firm management issues). He is a regular contributor to the professional education programs of the Turnaround Management Association and the Urban Land Institute. He is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and the Society of Corporate Governance Professionals. He was a co-instructor of mediation and negotiation at the Stanford Law School and is a guest lecturer on Receivership and Creditors’ Rights issues.
Ryan L. Smith
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Smith has served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer since May 2017 and consulted for the Company from January 2017 to May 2017. Prior to this position, Mr. Smith served as Emerald Oil Inc.’s Chief Financial Officer from September 2014 to January 2017 and Vice President of Capital Markets and Strategy from July 2013 to September 2014. Prior to joining Emerald, Mr. Smith was a Vice President in Canaccord Genuity’s Investment Banking Group focused solely on the energy sector. Mr. Smith joined Canaccord Genuity in 2008 and was responsible for the execution of public and private financing engagements along with mergers and acquisitions advisory services. Prior to joining Canaccord Genuity, Mr. Smith was an Analyst in the Wells Fargo Energy Group, working solely with upstream and midstream oil and gas companies. None of the entities with which Mr. Smith has been employed is a parent, subsidiary, or affiliate of the Company. Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from Texas A&M University.