Mesa Energy

Management Team

Randy M. Griffin, CEO

Randy M. Griffin is the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Mesa Energy Holdings, Inc. Mr. Griffin’s responsibilities include oversight of the business and administrative activities of our company as well as direction of the ongoing effort to identify, acquire and develop high-quality drilling and production prospects.
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From March 2001 until March 2003, Mr. Griffin was associated with a Dallas-based group of companies engaged in oil and gas exploration and development, pipeline development, land management and lease acquisition. During that period, he served as President of Southwest Land Management, L.P., and Americo Gas Pipeline, LLC, where he was responsible for prospect and lease generation, land management and pipeline development. He also served as chief operating officer of an affiliate of those entities, Santa Fe Petroleum, LLC. He was responsible for the development, construction and subsequent sale of a 62-mile natural gas gathering system in Shelby County, Texas, and for the negotiation and closing of the sale of Santa Fe’s natural gas production and undeveloped property in Shelby County, a divestiture valued at just under $30,000,000. In addition, he negotiated the acquisition of Southwest Land Management’s acreage position in Hopkins County, Texas, and coordinated pipeline development and the drilling of a discovery well in that field.

Mr. Griffin brings 35 years of broad business development and management experience to the Company. Prior to his involvement in the oil and gas industry, he was directly responsible for the development, financing and construction of more than $35,000,000 worth of multi-family and senior housing projects. As a result of his work in the senior housing arena, he was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Texas Assisted Living Association (“TALA”), a statewide senior housing trade association, and served two terms in that capacity. He wrote numerous articles in TALA publications regarding senior housing and healthcare issues, spoke on several occasions at conventions and trade shows, and testified on numerous occasions before state legislative committees regarding senior issues.

Mr. Griffin graduated from East Texas State University in May of 1975 with a degree in Finance and Business Management.

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Ray L. Unruh, President

Ray L. Unruh is the President, Secretary, Acting Chief Financial Officer and a Director of Mesa Energy Holdings, Inc.

From March 1999 until March 2003, Mr. Unruh served as the Vice-President of Santa Fe Petroleum, LLC, and the President of its operating Affiliate, TexTron Southwest, LLC. During that period, he performed a variety of administrative and executive functions for both companies in connection with the oil and gas development and exploration activities undertaken by those companies in Shelby County, Texas. During Mr. Unruh’s tenure, TexTron drilled 21 horizontal James Lime wells in Shelby County, Texas, and TexTron became the largest gas producer in the county. Of the 2l wells drilled by TexTron in that field, 18 were commercially successful. As of January 2006, those wells had produced nearly 25 billion cubic feet (BCF) of gas and over 60,000 barrels of oil. In September 2002, TexTron drilled a Smackover oil well in Hopkins County, Texas, which was classified as a new field discovery well and produced, through April 2007, over 459,000 barrels of oil. Mr. Unruh left Santa Fe Petroleum, LLC, and TexTron Southwest, LLC, in March 2003 with Mr. Griffin to form and operate Mesa Energy, LLC.
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Mr. Unruh owned and operated Red River Energy Supply Company, an oil field equipment company, in the early 1980’s. Between 1990 and 1998, he performed management and financial consulting services for Texas Northern Oil Company and for Phoenix Resources, LLC.

Mr. Unruh has a broad-based business background including significant business experience in the real estate industry. In the late 1980’s, he served as project manager for a residential construction company as well as acting as developer of office complexes and other commercial real estate projects. In addition, he organized and directed the commercial sales division of a diversified real estate company whose annual development budget exceeded $100,000,000.

Mr. Unruh attended Oklahoma State University, where he majored in Business Administration and Finance.

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David L. Freeman, Executive Vice President – Oil & Gas Operations

Mr. Freeman has over thirty years experience in oil and gas operations, business development and property transactions. In 1976, he began his career with Shell Oil Company as a Preventative Maintenance Technician. His responsibilities included the repair and maintenance of production equipment on an offshore platform. In 1980, Mr. Freeman went to work for Gulf Oil/Chevron where he supervised up to 100 personnel involved in drilling and workover operations as well as facility and production equipment maintenance and management.
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Mr. Freeman’s operations background includes supervision of personnel with authority for hiring and dismissal; daily field operations including drilling, completion and production; facilities upgrades, vessel and compressor sizing, permitting, production enhancement, saltwater disposal, water-flood operations, CO2 injection, gas-lift optimization, acid jobs and field budgeting. All of these activities have been performed in both onshore and offshore environments. Offshore responsibilities have included direct interaction with Minerals Management Service supervisory personnel.

Mr. Freeman’s multi-disciplined experience has created an extensive network of industry contacts in both oil and gas operations, acquisitions and divestitures. Mr. Freeman’s acquisitions background involves all major aspects of onshore and offshore property transactions including evaluation, due diligence, negotiation of purchase and sale agreements, obtaining insurance coverage and transition of operations from seller to buyer.

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