November 25, 2015
Symbol: HUSA
Price: 0.18
Open: 0.19
Today's High: 0.19
Today's Low: 0.17
Volume: 28727

Houston American Energy
801 Travis, Suite 1425
Houston, Texas 77002
Tel: (713) 222-6966
Fax: (713) 222-6440

Management & Directors

John Boylan
John P. Boylan - President and CEO
John P. Boylan is a financial and management executive with over 20 years of experience in the upstream and service sectors of the energy industry. During his career, Mr. Boylan has held senior executive and board positions with both privately held and publically traded companies. Mr. Boylan’s early career experience includes work as an auditor for KPMG Peat Marwick and as a management consultant for Coopers & Lybrand Consulting. In 2008, Mr. Boylan founded EJC Ventures to provide financial and management consulting to companies engaged in oil and gas exploration and production in the Gulf of Mexico and Continental U.S. In April 2015, Houston American Energy Company appointed Mr. Boylan as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President. He has served as a director, and chair of the audit and compensation committees, of the company since 2006.

Mr. Boylan serves as a Trustee and Treasurer and is Chairman-Elect of the John Austin Cheley Foundation, a non-profit organization.

Mr. Boylan holds a BBA with a major in Accounting from the University of Texas and an MBA with majors in Finance, Economics and International Business from New York University. He is a CPA, licensed in the State of Texas and is a member of the Independent Petroleum Association of America, the Turnaround Management Association and The Texas State Society of CPA’s.

Board of Directors

Roy W. Jageman
Mr. Jageman is an oil and gas investor and consultant with over 25 years of experience in energy finance, mergers and acquisitions. He has participated as a principal and financial advisorin over $10 billion in energy acquisitions, divestitures as well as numerous public and private debt and equity financings. Previously, Mr. Jageman was CFO and Director of Plantation Petroleum Company, a private equity backed Permian Basin oil and gas producer. Prior to Plantation, he was Chairman and CFO of Ranger Gas Storage, a developer of salt cavern gas storage facilities. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Jageman was the Executive Vice President, CFO, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary of Encore Acquisition Company, a publicly traded exploration and production company. From 1989 to 2003 Mr. Jageman was an investment banker to the energy industry with the firms Simmons & Company International, Lehman Brothers, Salomon Brothers Inc, and Wasserstein Perella & Co. Mr. Jageman holds a BBA in Finance with Honors from the University of Texas at Austin.

Lee Tawes
Mr. Tawes is Executive Vice President and Head of Investment Banking, Director at Northeast Securities, Inc. and board member of GSE Systems, Inc. and 100 Wall Energy Partners, LLC. From 2000-2001 he was Managing Director of Research for C.E. Unterberg, Towbin, an investment and merchant banking firm specializing in high growth technology companies. Prior to joining C.E. Unterberg, Mr. Tawes spent 20 years at Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. and CIBC World Markets where he was Director of Equity Research from 1991 to 1999. While at CIBC, Mr. Tawes also acted as Chairman of the Stock Selection Committee, and member of the firm's Executive and Commitment Committees. As a food analyst, he was named to the Institutional Investor All America Research Team five times from 1979 through 1989. In addition to serving on the board of Houston American Energy, Mr. Tawes serves as Director for Baywood International, Inc., GSE Systems, Inc. and 100 Wall Energy Partners, LLC. Mr. Tawes is a graduate of Princeton University and received his MBA from Darden School at the University of Virginia.

Stephen Hartzell
Mr. Hartzell has over 30 years of experience as a petroleum geologist. Since 2003, Mr. Hartzell has been an owner / operator of Southern Star Exploration, LLC, an independent oil and gas company head quartered in Houston Texas. From 1986 to 2003, Mr. Hartzell served as an independent consulting geologist. From 1978 to 1986, Mr. Hartzell served as a petroleum geologist, division geologist and senior geologist with Amoco Production Company, Tesoro Petroleum Corporation, Moore McCormack Energy and American Hunter Exploration. Mr. Hartzell received his B.S. in Geology from Western Illinois University and an M.S. in Geology from Northern Illinois University.

Keith Grimes

Mr. Grimes is a seasoned energy industry executive. Since 2008, Mr. Grimes has served as Chief Executive Officer of Hamilton Group, an international service provider to oil and gas exploration and production companies offering specialized technical consulting and E&P technology to operators worldwide. Prior to joining Hamilton Group, Mr. Grimes had a 28 year career in the oil and gas industry, most recently managing all eastern hemisphere operations of Expro Group, an Aberdeen, Scotland based global well testing and subsea engineering company, and previously serving in numerous leadership roles with Halliburton for 20 years. In addition to his appointment to the Company’s board, Mr. Grimes has been appointed as a member of the audit and compensation committees of the Company’s board.