Board of Directors
Mr. Kasch has served as a director of the Company since July 2011 and was appointed as the Company's Chief Executive Officer on April 17, 2014, and Chairman of the Board on December 2, 2014. On July 19, 2011 he was appointed as the President, Treasurer, Principal Financial Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the Company, and he was reappointed to those positions at the March 27, 2012 board meeting. Mr. Kasch served as the principal financial officer of the Company's predecessor (Enservco LLC) since its inception in May 2007. Mr. Kasch also served as the principal financial officer, Secretary and Treasurer of Dillco since December 2007. Further, he has served as a manager and the principal financial officer for Heat Waves since March 2006. Since 2004, Mr. Kasch has also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Key Food Ingredients LLC, a company that distributes dehydrated vegetables. Additionally, Mr. Kasch has served as the Chief Financial Officer for various other companies, including software development companies and internet based companies. Mr. Kasch does not serve as a director of any public companies. Mr. Kasch received a BBA - Accounting degree from the University of South Dakota. Mr. Kasch is a CPA but does not hold an active license.
Mr. Behrens was appointed as an independent director to the Company's Board of Directors in July 2014. He is managing director and head of the Energy Investment Banking Group at Stephens Inc., a leading independent financial services firm based in Little Rock, Arkansas. Prior to joining Stephens in 2009, he was a co-founder and managing partner of Energy Capital Solutions. Mr. Behrens has more than two decades of investment banking experience, most of which has been focused on the oil and gas industry. He has generated and led the execution of more than 140 M&A, debt and equity transactions collectively valued at more than $24 billion. Mr. Behrens is active in several energy industry organizations, and was chairman of the Independent Petroleum Association of America’s 2013 Private Capital Conference. He earned a bachelor of business administration and master of business administration from the University of Texas at Austin.
Mr. Herlin was appointed as an independent director to the Company’s Board of Directors on January 15, 2015. He is the cofounder, chairman and CEO of Evolution Petroleum Corp. (NYSE MKT: EPM), a developer of incremental petroleum assets through the application of conventional and patented technology to known oil and gas reserves. He also is a past board member of Boots and Coots, Inc., an oil field services operation acquired in 2010 by Halliburton Company. Herlin brings to ENSERVCO more than 30 years of experience in engineering, energy transactions, operations and finance with public and private oil and gas and other companies. Herlin serves on the Engineering Advisory Board for the Brown School of Engineering at Rice University, where he previously served on the Centennial Council for Chemical and BioMolecular Engineering. He graduated with honors from Rice University with B.S. and M.E. degrees in chemical engineering and earned an MBA from Harvard University.
William Jolly was appointed as an independent director to the Company’s Board of Directors on January 15, 2015. He is an investment banking executive with Scarsdale Equities, and has more than 18 years experience assisting growth companies in the areas of capital formation, M&A advice, corporate governance and strategic planning. Jolly began his career with Procter & Gamble, where he held positions of increasing responsibility, including marketing manager for Singapore and Korea; regional marketing director, Singapore; managing director, Hong Kong; and president, director of Procter & Gamble Indonesia. Just prior to entering investment banking, Jolly was vice president, worldwide consumer products – Asia Pacific Region with Scott Paper located in Hong Kong. In addition to his executive management and marketing experience, Jolly is active on several boards of directors. He graduated with a B.A. degree from Duke University and holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Mr. Murphy was appointed as an independent director to the Company’s Board of Directors on January 20, 2016. He is managing member of Cross River Capital Management, LLC, the general partner of Cross River Partners, L.P. Cross River Partners, L.P., is an institutional investor in micro-cap and small-cap companies with market capitalizations up to $1.5 billion. Murphy is responsible for investment research and analysis and for coordinating final investment decisions. Prior to joining Cross River, Murphy was an analyst and portfolio manager with SunAmerica Asset Management, LLC; an associate investment banker in the food and agriculture division at ING Barings; and a second vice president at Chase Manhattan Bank. He is a former member of the Advisory Board of CMS Bankcorp, Inc. and currently sits on the Applied Investment Management Board for the University of Notre Dame. In addition, he is Chairman of the audit committee for Williston Holding Company, Inc., a non-reporting restaurant company. Mr. Murphy received his MBA from the University of Notre Dame-Mendoza College of Business in 1998 and his bachelor's degree in political science from Gettysburg College in 1992.
Mr. Haymons was appointed as an independent director to the Company’s Board of Directors on January 27, 2017. He is a co-founder and Partner of Industria Partners LLC, a strategic advisory and merchant banking firm focused on providing capital, restructuring and M&A services to energy and industrial companies. Prior to co-founding Industria, he was a Partner at St. Charles Capital, LLC, where he played a senior leadership role as the founder and managing director of the Energy Services & Technology Group, until St. Charles Capital LLC was acquired by KPMG LLP in 2014. Previously, he was senior managing director, head of Investment Banking and head of the Industrials Group for Headwaters MB. He began his career with Dain Bosworth and Green Manning & Bunch. Mr. Haymons brings to ENSERVCO 25 years of experience in investment banking, corporate finance, M&A and merchant banking transactions. He is a graduate of The Colorado College. Mr. Haymons also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Colorado Children’s Chorale, a professional performing arts organization for children.