The Manti Team


Lee Barberito

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Founder and CEO Manti Resources, Inc.

Lee Barberito, Chairman and CEO of Manti Resources, Inc. received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Louisiana State University. Prior to Manti, he worked for Exxon Co. USA and Netherland Sewell & Associates. His responsibilities included managing offshore Gulf of Mexico acquisitions and divestitures, as well as new discovery field development planning. Barberito was elected to All American Wildcatters in 2003, a select group of 100 leaders from the Oil and Gas Industry. Mr. Barberito is also Co-Founder and President of Cimex Biotech and Co-Founder and Director of Authentix and CryoPen Aesthetics, as well as President of FutureUS. In 2013 Lee became an Associate Member of the MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors.

Tim Boyle

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SVP Energy / Land Manti E&P/MTP

Tim Boyle graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1980 with a BBA in Petroleum Land Management. Prior to joining Manti as Land Manager in April of 1996, he spent 10 years at Exxon Corporation working trends in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and the Rocky Mountains. Tim’s primary expertise is in oil and gas contracts and negotiations.

Chris Douglas

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SVP Energy Geoscience / Exploration Manti E&P/MTP

Chris Douglas graduated from the University of New Orleans in 1977 with a Masters Degree in Earth Science and joined Getty Oil Company in Houston that same year. He worked for Hanson Mineral Company from 1980 to 1996 where he discovered numerous Wilcox fields totaling 400+bcfe. Since joining Manti in 1996, Chris has worked: South Louisiana; the West Texas overthrusted Paleozoics in Pecos County helping to develop Longfellow Field, 250bcfe; South Texas unexpanded Wilcox, discovering 5mmboe; and South Texas Frio fields such as Sarita East and Baffin Bay, where he recently discovery Jesuit Field, a 45bcfe accumulation. In addition, he is part of the deal-screening team that reviews most submitted prospects.

Michael J, Haas, M.D.

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SVP Ventures / Health Sciences

Dr. Haas is president and founder of CryoPen Inc., the developer of the only non-gas based cryosurgical solution for CIN 1,2,or 3. He has been a practicing physician for 33 years. Originally trained in Family Practice, but has been an Emergency Medicine and Hospice specialist. His interest in health and preventive medicine has grown over the years, and he is publishing a book on health, available at the end of second quarter, 2016. He graduated from Tulane University in 1979 with a Magna Cum Laude degree with honors in BioMedical Engineering. He received his M.D. in 1983 from LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans and completed his residency training in Family Practice in 1986. Dr. Haas is also a clinical associate professor in Family Medicine at LSU Health Sciences center in New Orleans.

James Magee

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General Counsel Manti Resources, Inc.

Jim Magee is the Chief Investment Officer and General Counsel of Manti Resources, including its subsidiary Manti Ventures, and a managing member of Malibu IQ. Mr. Magee manages the investments of Manti Resources outside of core exploration and production operations. He supervises and is responsible for all legal, regulatory and risk management activities worldwide. Before joining Manti, Mr. Magee was a partner in the law firm of Baldwin & Hapsel in New Orleans and was a member of the firm Management Committee for years. He is a two time award winner from Meritas, an international organization of leading law firms,for his efforts in the legal profession. In 2003, Mr. Magee was inducted in the Drew University Athletic Hall of Fame. Mr. Magee obtained a JD from Louisiana State University and received the Exxon Legal Scholarship Award. He graduated from Drew University in 1979 with honors.

Joe Mistich

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SVP Ventures / Real Estate Manti Ventures LLC

Joe Mistich’s academic achievements include a Master of Architecture (M1) degree from Tulane University, a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Tulane University, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University (LSU) with an emphasis in Construction Management. Joe has over 28 years of experience managing commercial, residential, land, and infrastructure projects. He manages M3 Properties LLC (M cubed), a family company of Manti Resources, Comite Resources while overseeing social outreach community projects for Manti Resources, including the TakeCare initiative.

David Moxam

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President / Ventures Manti Ventures LLC

David Moxam is a Co-founder of Malibu IQ, LLC and serves as its Chairman of the Board. He also serves as Senior Advisor and partner at Manti Holdings. David served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Authentix, Inc. until October 10, 2012. David is a successful entrepreneur with extensive experience in bringing advanced technologies to market. His expertise includes working in a senior executive capacity with a Fortune 500 Global leader and leading a small company through a period of dynamic growth as it established itself as a pioneer and a leader in a newly established industry. David leads a team of PhDs, engineers and industry experts who develop molecular and nanotechnology solutions which are utilized by 5 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies. Prior to joining Authentix, David performed a technology turnaround at Goldman Sachs’ Starpoint for which he won a Goldman Sachs Technology TurnAround award in 2000. Prior to this, he spent a decade building EDS’ New York- based Global Financial Markets Group. David holds graduate degrees in Physics and Business Administration from Laurentian University in Canada.

Gani Sagingaliyev

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SVP Energy Engineering Manti E&P/MTP

Gani Sagingaliyev serves in the capacities of SVP of Engineering and Chief Operating Officer,since 2012. He managed the expansion of the company into resource play development in both the Eagle Ford and the Delaware Basin. Prior to joining Manti in 2012, he worked at Chevron Corporation in various engineering and advisory roles. Gani’s scope of responsibilities included asset development, field management and optimization, marine and aviation logistics, A&D and business planning. He graduated with honors from Texas A&M University with a BS in Petroleum Engineering. Completed Duke Fuqua School of Business Advanced Management Program.

Harold Simmons

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CFO Manti Ventures LLC

Harold Simmons has over 35 years of operating and financial experience as a financial executive and Chief Restructuring Officer of multi-billion dollar publically traded companies. Currently, Mr. Simmons is the Chief Financial Officer of Manti Ventures LLC, a holding company for an independent oil and gas exploration and production company and numerous private equity investments. He previously served as an officer of several public and private companies as well as a board member. Mr. Simmons is a licensed Certified Public Accountant. He holds an MBA in Finance and Economics from Loyola University and a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana State University.