Natural Resources >> CEO Interviews >> January 19, 2018

Interview with the President, CEO, Secretary and Director: Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRCH)

Brda, John A.
John A. Brda is President, CEO, Secretary and Director of Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. Mr. Brda has been the President and Secretary and a member of the board of directors of Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. since January 2012. He was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in December of 2014 with the exit of the company’s Co-Founder Tom Lapinski. Since 2002, Mr. Brda, who also co-founded the company, has been the Managing Member of Brda & Company, LLC, which provides consulting services to public companies with a focus in the oil and gas sector. Core competencies include capital formation, equity and debt financings, strategic business development and securities regulation matters. With over 20 years of investment banking experience, including five years as a fund manager prior to becoming a consultant, Mr. Brda has the knowledge and experience to execute and ensure success for his client companies. Over that time period, Mr. Brda either originated, invested in or placed over $170 million in financings. He graduated in 1988 with a B.S. in finance from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. Profile
TWST: Let's start with an introduction of sorts to Torchlight Energy, a brief history of the company and a summary of your business.

Mr. Brda: Torchlight was