Avalon Oil & Gas Inc. is an independent domestic oil and natural gas producer. The company’s strategy is to use efficient reservoir maintenance and innovative technology to generate stable cash flows and production from a portfolio of oil and gas leases. Avalon currently has leases in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas.
Avalon Oil & Gas is led by a strong leadership team which consists of two officers and two directors.
Kent Rodriguez, CEO â€“ Mr. Rodriguez joined the company as president and CEO in January 1997. Since 1995, he has been the managing partner of Weyer Capital Partners, a Minneapolis-based venture capital company. From 1985 to 1995, Mr. Rodriguez was employed in various capacities by the First National Bank of Elmore, Minnesota.
Jill Allison, Vice-President â€“ Ms. Allison brings over 20 years of diversified management experience in business development and technology commercialization. She is currently in charge of Avalon’s new technology initiatives. Prior to joining Avalon, Ms. Allison managed a technology strategy consulting practice with focus in the market convergence of physical and IT security industries. Her venture development background includes market leadership positions with Monsanto, Pinkerton’s, Cylink Corporation and Iridian Technologies.
Douglas Barton, Director â€“ Mr. Barton has served as a director of the company since December 2005. From 1987 to the present, he has been the president and sole owner of Venture Communications Inc., a private promotion and marketing consulting firm. He was also a director of XDOGS.com from 1998 to February 2005.
Thad Kaplan, Director â€“ Mr. Kaplan has served as a director of the company since December 2005. He is currently an independent food and beverage industry consultant. From 1997 to 2002, Mr. Kaplan was the owner of BS Holdings Inc., a food and beverage industry holding company. He is currently a director of Universal Property Development and Acquisition Corp. (OTCBB: UPDA), a holding company that provides funding through joint ventures with owners of proven oil and gas reserves and cutting edge technologies.
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