Management

Brad E.

Cox

Chairman

Brad E. Cox has been directly and indirectly involved in the oil and gas business for over 20 years. In January 2004, he started Cox Operating and Cox Oil to acquire and operate oil and gas assets in Louisiana.

Since then, Mr. Cox has specialized in maximizing the production levels and values of mature energy assets. Prior to the development of the oil and gas companies, Mr. Cox gained extensive experience trading and investing in commodities. For a decade, he worked in New York City in the financial industry on Wall Street. During the late 1990s, he managed XYRX, a private commodity investment firm with multiple commodities traders, and created Metis Fund Management, a specialized commodities and futures trading platform. During that time, he also formed Metis Resources LLC, a commodities brokerage firm, which still handles large positions for several institutional investors. In addition, Mr. Cox helped in the founding of a retail online commodities trading platform called FuturesNow.com, which was ultimately sold to the largest commodities clearing firm in the world.