Michael W. Mitchell, Senior Managing Director

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Mr. Mitchell formed MEA in April 2003. Since forming MEA, Mr. Mitchell has led the origination in, structuring and completion of M&A, recapitalization and financial advisory engagements with an aggregate value of approximately $5 billion. He has 28 years of extensive oil and gas finance experience. Prior to forming Mitchell Energy Advisors, Mr. Mitchell served as Managing Director and Dallas office head of the Energy Investment Banking Group for Friedman Billings Ramsey & Co. ("FBR"). During his tenure at FBR, Mr. Mitchell completed M&A assignments with an aggregate transaction value exceeding $900 million. He was formerly President and Managing Director of EnCap Energy Advisors, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of El Paso Corp., specializing in providing comprehensive corporate finance advisory services to the energy industry with a focus on the E&P sector. Prior to EnCap Advisors, Mr. Mitchell was Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Bank One Corp.'s North American Independents Group, which focused on the Exploration & Production sector of the oil and gas industry. Mr. Mitchell had previously served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Syndications and Private Placements for the Southern Region of Bank One Capital Markets, Inc. Mr. Mitchell joined MBank Dallas (formerly Mercantile National Bank of Dallas) in 1984. Bank One Corp. ultimately acquired MBank Dallas in 1989 and subsequently merged with JP Morgan Chase & Co. He is a holder of the Series 7, Series 24, Series 28, Series 79 and Series 99 securities registrations.

Mr. Mitchell received his BBA from the University of Texas at Austin with dual majors in Finance and Petroleum Land Management. He is also a graduate of Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University. Mr. Mitchell is actively involved in oil and gas industry groups including the Dallas Petroleum Club where he is Chairman of the Advisory Board and past President. Mr. Mitchell is also a member of the Independent Petroleum Association of America where he has served as an Advisory Board Member and as a member of the Capital Markets Committee. He is also a member of TIPRO and the Board of Directors of the Dallas Wildcat Committee.

Michael P. Taylor, CFA, Managing Director

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Mr. Taylor is co-founder of MEA. He has 17 years of investment banking and corporate finance experience. Prior to joining MEA, Mr. Taylor was an investment banker in the Dallas office of FBR's Energy Investment Banking Group, which he joined in 2002. At FBR, Mr. Taylor was involved in M&A, capital raising and financial advisory transactions for clients in the upstream sector of the oil & gas industry. Previously, Mr. Taylor was a Vice President in the Investment Banking Group of Morgan Keegan & Co. where he worked on numerous capital raising and M&A advisory assignments in a variety of industries. Prior to joining Morgan Keegan, he was an Associate in the Corporate Finance Groups of Arthur Andersen and KPMG. Mr. Taylor received a BBA in Finance with honors from the University of Houston and an MBA from Southern Methodist University. Mr. Taylor is involved in several oil and gas industry groups including ADAM Energy Forum and the Dallas Petroleum Club where he previously served on the Finance Committee. He is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and the Series 7, Series 24, Series 79 and Series 99 securities registrations.

 
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