RHETT BENNETTChairman ABOUT RHETT Rhett Bennett is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Black Mountain, established Black Mountain in 2007, and today the organization includes several business units: Exploration and Production operations, EV Battery Metals mining, commercial saltwater disposal, midstream and in-basin frac sand mining. Rhett has served as CEO of Black Mountain since…

Chief Executive Officer

ASHLEY ZUMWALT-FORBESChief Executive Officer ABOUT ASHLEY Ashley Zumwalt-Forbes is an engineer with nine years’ experience in acquiring, financing, and developing both greenfield and brownfield natural resources projects around the globe. Ms. Zumwalt-Forbes currently serves as a Director, Co-Founder, and President of Black Mountain Metals, a private battery metals mining company, Black Mountain Energy, a private…

Chief Financial Officer

JACOB SMITHChief Financial Officer ABOUT JACOB Jacob joined the Black Mountain group in October 2014. Prior to joining Black Mountain, Jacob worked for TPG Capital, LP (2011-2014) and KPMG, LLP (2008-2011) in Fort Worth, TX. At TPG, Jacob worked in Fund Operations and assisted in deal closings and exits, distributions, and capital calls for TPG’s…

JARVIS ‘JAY’ MOORE, P.G.Chief Geoscientist ABOUT JAY Mr. Moore serves as Chief Geoscientist for Black Mountain Carbon Lock. He has over 20 years of diversified Geological experience in the upstream Oil and Gas industry including positions with companies such as XTO Energy, Clearfork Resources, and Encore Acquisitions Company. Mr. Moore is a licensed Professional Geoscientist…

SAMANTHA RICHARDSONDirector ABOUT SAMANTHA With over 25 years of experience working in the exploration and mining sectors in Australia, Ms. Richardson is a highly motivated and dedicated mining professional specializing in sales, marketing, and offtake contracts. During Ms. Richardson’s career she has been directly responsible for regulatory and social licensing, offtake marketing, contract negotiation, procurement,…

VP of Strategy

VIVEK NADIGVP of Strategy ABOUT VIVEK Vivek Nadig serves as Vice President of Strategy. Prior to joining BMCL, Vivek worked for Chesapeake Energy, where he focused on leading numerous production field operations in the Eagle Ford, including artificial lift optimization, surface facility construction, flowback startups, and chemical program management. Vivek’s field experience is complemented by…

VP of Reservoir Engineering

PERRY RICHMONDVP of Reservoir Engineering ABOUT PERRY Perry serves as Vice President of Reservoir Engineering for Black Mountain Carbon Lock. Perry has over 35 years of Reservoir and Engineering experience in the Oil and Gas industry, predominantly at Pioneer. Perry has managerial and technical experience in enhanced oil recovery, business development, and reservoir engineering. He…

Company Secretary

ALAN COOPERCompany Secretary ABOUT ALAN Alan Cooper is a chartered accountant with 20 years of experience working in the oil and gas industry in both operated and non-operated settings. He is a positive business leader with a skillset developed through exposure to varied business models and mentoring by highly regarded experts in the oil and…

Drilling Supervisor

MARK MUELLERDrilling Supervisor ABOUT MARK Mark serves as the Drilling Supervisor for Black Mountain Carbon Lock after spending 7 years with BHP Billiton. He held roles in engineering and operations supervision across the Drilling and Completions function and has planned and executed drilling projects in North American Shale, Australia, and the Gulf of Mexico. He…

Geologist

DENISE WHITEGeologist ABOUT DENISE Denise serves as Geologist for Black Mountain Carbon Lock and has over 20 years of technical and operational experience in the Oil and Gas industry, including positions with companies such as EOG Resources, Quicksilver Resources, and Enduro Resources. She is a licensed Professional Geoscientist in the State of Texas. She holds…