Advisor and Independent Non-Executive Director
Rich is an advisor and independent non-executive director of Monterey Oil & Gas. He is Founder and President of Viridis Petroleum SEZC, Viridis Petroleum Services LLC, and Viridis OK LLC., a group of natural gas exploration and production and services companies with current natural gas production and development operations in Southeast Oklahoma. Rich has extensive business development and petroleum operations experience that uniquely qualifies him to advise Monterey regarding its operations and activities in California. He is a registered petroleum engineer and a leader of petroleum engineering and operations both domestic and globally. Rich has a proven successful track record in drilling, development, and exploitation of discoveries and of existing fields in the Gulf of Mexico, Alaska, Offshore California, Offshore Thailand, Pakistan, Offshore Indonesia, Offshore Argentina, Offshore Tunisia, Kazakhstan and Offshore Azerbaijan, with Greenfields Petroleum as COO, GFI Oil & Gas as President and COO, Anadarko Petroleum as VP International, Hurricane Hydrocarbons as Non-Op VP, First International Oil as Country Manager and Senior VP, and President of Union Texas Azerbaijan. He is a founder and past board member of two TSX listed oil and gas companies (GFI Oil and Gas and Greenfields Petroleum) that he with partners successfully monetized. As a results-oriented senior leader and executive, Rich leverages his strong managerial and technical skills advising on Monterey’s technical and engineering efforts in California. Rich is a retired LCDR US Navy (10 years active service), 10 years with ExxonMobil and 10 years with Union Texas Petroleum. Additionally, Rich spent 5 years in a senior business development capacity as VP at Anadarko Petroleum. Rich holds an MS in Naval Architecture Ocean Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a BS in Systems Management from the University of Southern California.