Team

PetroCap’s team is comprised of industry professionals specializing in geology, engineering, land and finance.

Lane Britain is a Partner of PetroCap, LLC and a member of the Board of Managers for Falcon E&P Opportunities GP, LLC. Prior to joining PetroCap, Mr. Britain was a partner at Highland Capital Management and previously held positions with the Carlyle Group, Salomon Smith Barney and Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette. Mr. Britain attended both London School of Economics and Rice University, receiving his undergraduate degree in Economics and Managerial Studies from Rice. Mr. Britain currently serves on the Board of the Perot Museum and is a member of the Dallas Zoological Society Board of Directors. He is a member of OIPA, PPROA, IPAA and Dallas Petroleum Club.

Doug Evans is a Partner of PetroCap, LLC and a member of the Board of Managers for Falcon E&P Opportunities GP, LLC. Prior to joining PetroCap in 1995, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Woodbine Petroleum, Inc., which was a publicly-traded oil and gas company. Prior to Woodbine, Mr. Evans was President and Chief Operating Officer of Penn Resources, Inc. Before joining Penn Resources, he worked for three years at the SMU Business School as Director of an entrepreneurial training program. Mr. Evans was a Deep Sea Diving and Salvage Officer in the US Navy and served a tour of duty in Vietnam. Mr. Evans holds an MBA from Southern Methodist University and a BA from the University of North Carolina. He was a member of the Edwin L. Cox School of Business Associates Board at SMU, and he has served on the Board of Directors of the North Texas Region IPAA, the Dallas Wildcat Committee and the Dallas Petroleum Club.

David Hopson is a Partner of PetroCap, LLC. Before joining PetroCap, Mr. Hopson worked for 18 years at Hyperion Resources, Inc. as Vice President, Land and Acquisitions. While at Hyperion, he was instrumental in the formation and ongoing management of the $200 million Helios Energy Partners fund, raised in 2002 with Morgan Stanley. Prior to joining Hyperion, Mr. Hopson worked at Hudson, Ball & Hopson, Sabine Corporation and Mitchell Energy. Mr. Hopson received a Bachelor of Business Administration, Petroleum Land Management degree from The University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, American Association of Petroleum Landmen, IPAA, Dallas Wildcat Committee and ADAM Energy Forum.

Marc Manzo is a Partner of PetroCap, LLC. Before joining PetroCap, Mr. Manzo was a Managing Director at Highland Capital Management, L.P. focused on private oil and gas and leveraged credit investing. Prior to joining Highland, Mr. Manzo was an Analyst in the energy investment banking group of A.G. Edwards Capital Markets, where he was involved in a wide variety of capital markets financings and mergers and acquisitions strategic advisory for clients engaged in the oil and gas, midstream and oilfield services sectors of the energy industry. Mr. Manzo graduated with honors from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business with a B.B.A. in Finance and Accounting. Mr. Manzo is a member of the Dallas Petroleum Club and the IPAA.

Dick Rinehart is a Senior Advisor to PetroCap, LLC and a member of the Board of Managers for Falcon E&P Opportunities GP, LLC. He is a founding principal of PetroCap and has 50 years of industry experience. He has served as Director of Coopers & Lybrand’s Energy Systems and Services Division. Prior to joining Coopers & Lybrand, he was a principal of Dawn Information Resources, Inc., the largest independent, fee-based oil and gas asset administration and software service organization. Mr. Rinehart served as CEO of Terrapet Energy Corporation, which was active in property acquisitions. Prior to the formation of Terrapet, he was employed as President of the Terrapet Division of E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company. He was responsible for all aspects of the Terrapet Division, which managed DuPont’s participation in the oil and gas industry. Before its acquisition by DuPont, he served as CEO of Terrapet Corp., a privately owned E & P company. Before the formation of Terrapet Corp., he was manager of supplementary recovery methods and senior evaluation engineer with H. J Gruy and Associates, Inc. Prior to his association with the Gruy firm, he was a partner of Petroleum Engineering Associates of Laramie, Wyoming, specializing in the presentation of short courses related to advanced recovery techniques. During this period, Mr. Rinehart served as a faculty member of the Department of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Wyoming. Mr. Rinehart has received Bachelor of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Business Management from the University of Colorado and a Master of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Wyoming.

Will Ridgway is Vice President at PetroCap, LLC. Prior to joining the firm in 2014, Mr. Ridgway was a Senior Associate in the financial services assurance practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Dallas where he participated in a wide variety of assurance engagements and special projects. Mr. Ridgway received Bachelor and Master of Accountancy degrees from the University of Mississippi‘s Patterson School of Accountancy. He is a Certified Public Accountant registered in Texas, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Dallas chapter of the Young Professionals in Energy.

Amanda Coussens, CPA is the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of PetroCap, LLC. Prior to joining PetroCap, Ms. Coussens served as a consulting Chief Financial Officer for energy private equity and technology-focused venture capital funds. Prior to her role as a consultant, Ms. Coussens served as Chief Financial Officer for White Deer Energy. Prior to White Deer, she served in multiple roles in asset management firms, including Director of Accounting for a large, multi-billion dollar family office, SEC Reporting Director for Edelman Financial (formerly, Sanders Morris Harris), an $18.5 billion asset manager, and Controller for Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. Ms. Coussens started her career at Grant Thornton, where she served as a Manager in the audit and advisory practices in Houston for public and privately-held energy, financial service and manufacturing companies. Ms. Coussens is a licensed CPA in Texas, a Board member of the Private Equity CFO Association, Dallas Chapter, and graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Houston.

Erin Devlin is the Manager of Land and Business Development for PetroCap, LLC. Prior to joining PetroCap in 2019, Ms. Devlin worked as Senior Landman for Trek Resources, Inc., engaged in leasehold, mineral, pipeline and marketing matters encompassing several states. Ms.Devlin received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Energy Commerce from the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University. She is a member of the American Association of Professional Landmen, Dallas Association of Petroleum Landmen, Young Professionals in Energy and the Dallas Petroleum Club.

Lynne Fiske is an Accountant that currently works in Accounts Payable at PetroCap, LLC. Lynne has significant experience working in oil and gas accounting and has worked for PetroCap and affiliated predecessor companies since 1988. Ms. Fiske has held multiple positions within the company prior to working in accounts payable, including revenue accounting, accounts receivable and joint interest billing. Prior to PetroCap, Ms. Fiske worked for Lehndorf’s Oil and Gas Division in revenue accounting and accounts receivable. Prior to Lehndorf, she has held various other accounting positions in accounts receivable and billing departments.

Brandon Fleischmann is an Accounting Associate at PetroCap, LLC. Prior to joining PetroCap, Mr. Fleischmann began his career at Moss Adams (formerly Hein & Associates), where he served as an Assurance Staff in the audit and advisory practices in Dallas engaged in the oil and gas, midstream and oilfield services sectors of the energy industry. Mr. Fleischmann graduated from Southwestern University with a B.A in Accounting.

Steve Fremgen is a consulting Geoscientist for PetroCap, LLC. He has over 40 years of worldwide experience in the oil and gas industry with particular strength in synthesizing geology and petrophysical answers. Previously, Mr. Fremgen was a Senior Geoscientist for Schlumberger‐GeoQuest’s Dallas office involved with all domestic and international data analysis and interpretation of results for clients. Prior to that, he was a Senior Sales Engineer and General Field Engineer for Schlumberger‐Wireline. Mr. Fremgen has a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Michigan State University and served in the United States Marine Corps. He is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and Society of Professional Well Log Analysts.

Patrick Mayne is an Operations and Completions Engineer for PetroCap, LLC. Prior to joining PetroCap in 2018, Mr. Mayne worked as a consulting engineer for various operators in the Permian Basin, including PetroLegacy Energy II, Fleur de Lis Energy and Henry Resources. Mr. Mayne’s career started in the oil and gas industry as a Drilling and Operations Engineer with XTO Energy. He also served as a Combat Engineer Officer in the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Mayne received his B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University in 2009. He is a member of The Society of Petroleum Engineers, ADAM Energy Forum, and the Permian Basin Petroleum Association.

Brian Pfitzinger is the Controller for PetroCap, LLC. Prior to joining PetroCap, Mr. Pfitzinger worked at Verdad Oil and Gas as a Financial Reporting Manager where he worked on system implementations and financial reporting for investors. Prior to Verdad, Brian was a Consulting Manager, where he worked on onboarding acquired oil and gas properties and created reporting packages for various clients. Prior to consulting, Brian was a Production Systems Analyst and Property Accountant at Merit Energy Company and an Associate at KPMG specializing in financial due diligence. Mr. Pfitzinger is a licensed CPA in Texas, and graduated with a Masters in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin.

Chase Summers is the Director of Engineering for PetroCap, LLC. Prior to joining PetroCap in 2015, Mr. Summers spent six years with Apache Corporation where he worked in drilling, production, and reservoir engineering in the Permian and Anadarko Basins. He began his career as an engineer with Williams E&P. Mr. Summers received a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa. He is a member of SPE, the Junior Members board at the Dallas Petroleum Club, the Dallas Museum of Art, and is involved in his local church.

Luis Castillo is a Data-Scientist for PetroCap, LLC. Prior to joining PetroCap, Mr. Castillo worked at TenOaks Energy Advisors as Director of Geoscience where he analyzed op, non-op and mineral transactions in the Lower 48. Prior to Ten Oaks, Mr. Castillo was a principal with Energy Royalty Partners, a Dallas-based investment firm focused on investing in renewable energy assets in the United States. Before Energy Royalty Partners, Mr. Castillo was a Director of Geoscience; Analytics for the energy investment arm of a large Dallas-based family office performing analyses and directing royalty investments. Mr. Castillo started his career as a Geologist/Geophysicist in the Permian, Mid-continent, Gulf Coast and Rocky Mountains regions for various E&P’s, where he implemented creative analytical solutions focused on several conventional; unconventional asset evaluations, prospect development and efficient portfolio management. Mr. Castillo received his B.S in Geophysical Engineering from Simon Bolivar University in Venezuela, and his M.S from the University of Oklahoma.

Jill VanGorden, is the Office Manager of PetroCap, LLC. In addition to office management, she is responsible for Corporate Giving, Marketing, and IT support. Prior to joining PetroCap, Jill was the Vice President of Guest Engagement at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, TX. In this role, she was responsible for setting guest experience strategy, Museum partner company relationships, public programs, and management of a team of over 100 engagement specialists. Jill has also held leadership roles at the Crow Museum of Asian Art and BigThought. She was an art teacher in public and private schools and a project manager for McDonald’s Corporation/Perseco and Plastofilm Industries in Chicago. Jill holds an Industrial Design degree from the University of Illinois and an Alternative Teaching Certificate in K-12 Art.