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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Advisor of Energy Geoscience / Exploration Manti E&P/MTP- Advisor

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.

Ben McCrackin

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VP Production Operations

Ben graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Ben began his current 35 year career in oil and gas exploration and production with Exxon USA in Pensacola, FL. His twelve years with Exxon saw his experience and training cover a broad range of oil and gas production operations, from environmentally sensitive oil development operations in south Florida to high pressure H2S and CO2 gas production in north Florida / south Alabama. Completions, workovers, stimulations, artificial lift, gas treating, sulfur plants, gas processing, waterfloods, tertiary (N2) recovery, gas plant and treating facilities engineering design, procurement, and start-up all served as solid training and experience for joining the Manti Tarka Permian team.

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.

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.