Executive Team

John Strength – Chief Executive Officer

John Strength is a professional management executive with a wide background of business experience. Mr. Strength’s 36 year executive leadership career began in the oil and gas industry at Transcontinental Oil and Gas in 1979. He later founded and operated his own independent oil and gas exploration companies. While leading Strength Energy Inc. and Exxel Petroleum LLC, Mr. Strength developed expertise in oil and gas economics, prospect integrity, drilling diversification, operations and lease management. During his career he has drilled, acquired or participated in over 250 oil and gas properties in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, California and North Dakota.

David Santeusanio – Executive Vice President

David Santeusanio is a seasoned business management professional based in Fort Worth, Texas. Mr. Santeusanio has over 25 years of experience as a manager and consultant for Fortune 100 and 500 companies across several business sectors including energy, communications, transportation, healthcare, technology, commercial property, and recreation. He has provided subject matter expertise to human resources, benefits, and medical functions with such companies as Conoco, Exxon, Devon Energy, OGE, and BP Exploration. In his role as a consultant Mr. Santeusanio has directed the establishment of multiple new business entities and provided oversight management for the business operations, including financial management, company communications, and business filings. He also trains and manages people and teams to achieve optimal performance and productivity. He has been responsible for training thousands of people in classrooms and on-the-job settings with large work teams. Mr. Santeusanio earned his Master of Science degree from the University of Arizona and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maine.