October 2008 to present, President and founding member of Legion Energy Services, LLC.
James Lind has more than 26 years of experience in the natural gas industry. Most recently Mr. Lind was responsible for the formation of Midstream Energy Services, LLC in 2004 and served as its President and Manager until November 2008. Mr. Lind guided Midstream to the development of nearly $150 million in asset value through private negotiation of several acquisitions and the grass roots development of two key processing and treating assets of the company in the Texas and Oklahoma panhandle regions.
Prior to 2004, he was Executive Vice President of and partner in Frontier Energy Services, LLC where Mr. Lind guided the company through two natural gas processing/treating/gathering acquisitions and one grass roots treating project, culminating with a $130+ million sale of Frontier's assets in June 2004 to the Southern Ute Indian Tribe ("SUIT"). Mr. Lind managed all business development, gas supply, engineering and operating activities during his tenure with Frontier. Prior to Frontier, Mr. Lind was President and majority owner of Mercury Energy, Inc. where he initiated contractual relationships with all four major natural gas industry segments (production, pipeline, marketing and utility) to fund corporate development of engineering and investment opportunities. In its initial year of operation, Mercury Energy exceeded 200% growth of original invested capital. Completed projects involved engineering, business evaluation, and acquisition due diligence, ranging from $600 thousand to $50 million in the upstream and midstream sectors. Mr. Lind also negotiated long-term funding relationships for partnership interest in the development of domestic 500MW natural gas-fired electric generation facilities.
Significant projects have included:
Prior to starting Mercury, Mr. Lind held various progressive positions with Delhi Gas Pipeline Corp., Sun Pipe Line Company, Duke Energy, and American Central Gas Corp., involving natural gas pipeline and processing plant operations, engineering management, and business development roles. Mr. Lind also served as the Co-Chairman of the FERC subcommittee on gas industry standards. In 1983, Mr. Lind graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He resides in Tulsa and has two children.
As Senior Vice President of Business Development, Chris Ambrose brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and talent to Legion Energy Services. Chris is a bottom-line oriented General Management executive with exceptional business acumen who has successfully managed Fortune 100 teams globally and annual revenues in excess of $350M. Chris has more than 19 years of professional experience focused on the supply of custom-engineered equipment and services to the energy sector. He began his career with Ingersoll-Dresser/Flowserve working in their oil & gas Houston-based headquarters. He later moved overseas to Singapore where he successfully managed energy sector sales, marketing and service for custom-engineered equipment throughout Asia Pacific. He is a high-energy, hands-on leader with a strong focus on corporate goals, fiscal management, revenue growth and increasing market share. He possesses broad industry experience in general management, senior-level contract negotiations, custom-engineered product development and service support.
Most recently Chris served as Vice President of Business Development at Arrow Midstream Holdings, a private equity venture of Legion Energy Services. Prior to that he served as Vice President of Business Development & Marketing for ITT/Xylem with revenues of $350M per annum. He has also served as Western Hemisphere Vice President of Sales and Marketing for John Zink Company, an $800M/year division of Koch Industries. There he managed custom-engineered process combustion sales, marketing and manufacturing throughout North and Latin America with revenues in excess of $300M per year. His executive background also includes senior positions with Ruhrpumpen Pumps, where he served as Vice President of Sales for several global regions, and Peerless Pump Company, where he served as North American General Manager of Sales and Marketing.
As Legion Energy's Senior Vice President of Business Development, Chris cultivates and administers customer and business development relationships. He is responsible for contract negotiations and management of the oil, gas, and water purchase, transport and processing agreements. In addition, with global experience in the engineering and supply of custom equipment and hydraulic background, Chris also has managerial responsibilities for project execution, engineering design, procurement, supply-chain management and third-party services.
Chris earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry in 1993 from Florida Atlantic University.
Clay Midkiff brings more than 26 years of diversified energy industry engineering experience and leadership to Legion Energy. As Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations, Clay is responsible for the development, operation and maintenance of the company's oil, natural gas and produced water pipelines, as well as processing plants, treating plants and related facilities. He will also identify, specify and manage expenditures and capital projects, and assist the commercial development group to meet and exceed customer service expectations.
As a focused and exceptional leader, Clay has overseen the design, construction, and operation of oil production facilities, pipelines, compression, treating, and NGL extraction facilities. He possesses broad industry experience in contract negotiations, economic evaluations, employee training and development, environmental compliance, environmental non-compliance resolution, developing and maintaining standards and specifications, and all aspects of project management from conception through commissioning and operation.
At SandRidge Energy, Clay served as Vice President of Engineering and Construction and managed an annual capital budget of approximately $250MM/year. In addition, he was responsible for the operations of three CO2 removal plants with a combined capacity of approximately 980 MMcfd.
Previously Clay held various operations, project, and process engineering positions with Chesapeake Energy, Sid Richardson Energy Services Company, Ortloff Engineers, Ltd. and Enogex Products Corporation. In these and earlier positions, he has been responsible for numerous projects, including design (process, mechanical, I&E), estimating, economic evaluation, PSM, procurement, construction, commissioning, startup, and operational management.
Clay graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas.
As Senior Designer for Legion Energy, Bob Moore will support the engineering department for all active and proposed projects to ensure proper design, procurement, construction and implementation of equipment and processes that will allow Legion Energy Services, LLC to meet safety and environmental regulatory requirements, as well as financial and capital project needs. Additional duties will involve assisting with strategic planning, budgets and forecasts, acquisitions and business development.
Moore previously served as Senior Mechanical Designer for Midstream Energy and was responsible for designing, drafting and maintaining all facility drawings for Midstream Energy Services, LLC. These duties included engineering support and drawings for all piping, structural and civil details for facility design and construction for a new natural gas processing plant.
Before Midstream Energy Services, Moore served as a Senior Designer for ENGlobal Engineering, where he designed piping for pipelines, storage tank facilities, and process flares; designed low-sulfur diesel purge systems; designed piping, structural and concrete for wood gasification projects; and designed piping and foundations for a launcher and receiver facility.
Prior to his position with ENGlobal, Moore worked independently as a Senior Designer for numerous clients, including PACE Consulting, Downtown Design Services and HPT. His career achievements include engineering design and draftsman positions at PACE Group, Inc., HPT, Tulsa Design Services where he served as President, Bishop Engineering, Williams Natural Gas Company, R.L. Frailey, and Dresser Engineering, all in Tulsa.
Moore earned his AS certification in Technical Drafting and Design from OSU Okmulgee.
As Controller, Ashley McNamara is responsible for the oversight of the company's financial accounting, as well as other duties including assistance with strategic planning, budgets, forecasts, and due diligence for Legion acquisitions and business development.
Ashley served as Senior Manager for KPMG in the audit practice from 2003 to 2009, first in Costa Mesa, California, and most recently in Tulsa, where she managed approximately 10,000 associate hours and $2 million in annual revenues. Her responsibilities included the planning, management and execution of audits for numerous clients, including two public companies in Orange County and one public company in Tulsa with $2 to $12 billion in revenues; conducting quantitative analyses of financial statements and qualitative analyses of client business models; determining the appropriate accounting treatment for various transactions; and numerous other duties.
Ashley graduated Magna Cum Laude from Pepperdine University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Oklahoma, California and Kansas, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Tim Hawk brings more than 30 years of energy industry experience to his position as Director of Oil and Gas Marketing. Tim is responsible for all company oil and gas marketing and scheduling activities. He is also responsible for all development, implementation and oversight of revenue accounting activities for Legion and its subsidiaries.
Tim recently served as Director of Oil and Gas Accounting for Arrow Midstream Holdings, a private equity venture of Legion Energy Services focused on the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota. Included in his responsibilities was the development and implementation of all revenue accounting processes and all state and federal reporting activities for Arrow. Tim was also responsible for the marketing of all oil for Arrow including the development of the customer base and the coordination and scheduling of all volumes moved through the Arrow CDP's connected pipelines and truck loading facilities.
Tim previously served as Senior Advisor for ConocoPhillips, where he was responsible for all aspects of crude oil accounting, including management reporting, financial analyses and development of system applications and appropriate internal controls. During his 20-year tenure with ConocoPhillips, he served in various rolls including leading various complex projects and system implementations, coordinating budget and long-range planning activities for all of mid-stream operations, strategy development for gas and NGL marketing, asset development and rationalization for all midstream joint assets and providing functional excellence for all administrative activities for all gas processing and fractionation facilities along the Louisiana Gulf Coast for Conoco.
Tim received his MBA in Finance from the University of Thomas in Houston, Texas and his Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of Oklahoma.
Karon Dixon brings more than 25 years of industry experience to Legion Energy and as Senior Accountant, is responsible for the day-to-day accounting processes. Her other duties include assisting with monthly financial statement preparation, maintaining data base set-up information, researching accounting issues for purchasers, producers and vendors as well as fixed assets.
Karon previously served as Senior Accountant for Associated Resources Inc. in the oil and gas accounting department from 2008 to 2009. Her responsibilities included managing the revenue, JIB, accounts payable, accounts receivable and division order processes for multiple companies in addition to processing all 1099s.
Karon graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She is qualified to sit for the Certified Public Accountant Exam.
As Project Administrator, Natalie McElroy is responsible for oversight of all purchase orders as well as other duties including Master Service Agreements and handling all accounts payable for construction related to the purchase order.
Natalie previously served as a Senior Accountant for Velocity Midstream, where she was responsible for Revenue Accounting, Account Reconciliation and Regulatory Reporting with the Railroad Commission. Natalie also served as a Senior Accountant for Frontier Energy Services in Tulsa.
Natalie graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.