James A. Doris
Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Mr. Doris has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Company since June 28, 2014, and its President and CEO since December 12, 2014. Mr. Doris has been instrumental in developing and implementing the Company’s comprehensive growth and acquisition strategy, and positioning the Company to be a long-term, profitable participant in the Energy Sector. Mr. Doris has also been a corporate-commercial lawyer in Ontario, Canada for over 15 years, and has represented domestic and foreign clients regarding their business and investment activities. Mr. Doris’ practice areas include Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity Investments, Joint Ventures, Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Dispute Resolution, Real Estate and Estates. Previously, Mr. Doris served as Executive Vice President and In-House Counsel for a real estate investment and development company in Toronto, Canada, and prior to that role Mr. Doris was an associate lawyer at one of Canada’s leading business law firms. Mr. Doris graduated (cum laude) from the University of Ottawa in 2001 and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2002.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Swift has more than 17 years experience in the financial services industry with a focus on energy and energy related companies. Mr. Swift's experience included research and trading of both credit and equity products. While most recently Mr. Swift focused exclusively on the private placement of highly structured middle market credit products.
Prior to joining Viking Energy Group, Mr. Swift was a founding partner and Managing Director on the Debt Capital Markets desk at Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. Prior to Cantor, Mr. Swift was a Vice President on the Cowen & Co debt capital market team. At both Cantor Fitzgerald & Co and Cowen & Co, Mr. Swift participated in more than 50 transactions raising over $5.5 billion. Prior to Cowen & Co, Mr. Swift served in various capacities at R.W. Pressprich and CRT Capital Group.
Mr. Swift holds a B.S. in Finance from Babson College.
Frank Barker, Jr
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Barker is a Certified Public Accountant licensed to practice in the State of Florida, and has been in practice since 1978. He was co-founder of the accounting firm of Peel, Barker, Schatzel & Wells, PA in 1979. Mr. Barker left the firm in 1993, and went on to form the accounting firm of Frank W. Barker, Jr., CPA PA, and the independent consulting firm of FWB Consulting, Inc. to facilitate the provision of strategic, financial, accounting and tax-related services in various capacities to both Public and Private entities. These services have included Compliance Reporting with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the planning, preparation and oversight of annual audit functions, presentation of financial data to Public Company Boards, turn-around management, bankruptcy and asset recovery, Strategic planning for survival of troubled companies, financial forecasting and cash flow management, litigation support and forensic analysis, mergers and acquisitions and reverse mergers. During the last five years, Mr. Barker has worked exclusively on a contract basis through these two firms. Prior to that, Mr. Barker, in addition to contractual services, has also served as Chief Financial Officer of several Public Companies with Revenues in excess of $40 million, in the fields of Defense Contracting, Manufacturing, Alternative Energy, Electrical Contracting, Healthcare Research and Construction. Additionally, Mr. Barker’s other industry experience include Oil and Gas, Health Care Services and Administration, Not for Profit, Retail, Distribution, Gaming, Real Estate, Professional Services, Internet Technologies, Media Communications, Web Based Technologies, Banking, Investments, Insurance, Private Equity, Municipal and County Governments, Treasure Exploration, etc. Mr. Barker has been providing professional services to the Company as an independent consultant since the first quarter of 2015. Mr. Barker received a B.A. in Accounting and Finance from the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida in 1978.
Senior Vice President of Geology of Petrodome Energy, LLC (Viking’s subsidiary)
Mr. Ley has 41 years of geological and geophysical experience with an emphasis on onshore and offshore South Louisiana and Texas. Mr. Ley has held numerous geological and management positions with companies such as Union Texas Petroleum, Columbia Gas Development, and Aviara Energy. Mr. Ley’s prime focus has been on designing, developing, and implementing exploration and development programs in the United States Gulf Coast with an emphasis on the Frio and Miocene sands in Southwest Louisiana. Prior to joining Petrodome Mr. Ley was President of Jordan Oil Company and most recently the Vice President of Geology for Dunn Exploration Company, LLC in Houston, Texas. Mr. Ley made numerous discoveries for Dunn and was instrumental in leading the company to become one of the leading oil producing entities in the state of Louisiana. Mr. Ley holds a B.S. in Geology from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.
Senior Vice President of Geophysics of Petrodome Energy, LLC (Viking’s subsidiary)
Mr. Snow started his career at Chevron in the Geology and Geophysics department and has over 40 years of experience. He has lead the exploration, geological, and geophysical divisions of several companies including Caza Oil and Gas, Pure Resources, Santa Fe Resources, and Subsurface Resources. Don has been an integral part of several acquisition initiatives involving oil & gas assets throughout Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and other areas, and his unique analytical and seismic interpretation skills have assisted many companies with maximizing returns by identifying and producing hydrocarbons from neglected or over-looked areas.
Senior Vice President of Engineering of Petrodome Energy, LLC (Viking’s subsidiary)
Mr. Wonish has over 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He has been with Petrodome for over ten years and prior to then, Mr. Wonish served as President and COO of Petroleum Engineers, Inc. He has consistently focused on acquisition, enhancement and development initiatives in the Gulf Coast and Mid-Continent regions, including off-shore projects and both conventional and unconventional development programs. Mr. Wonish has managed several geology and engineering groups with respect to a variety of complex and challenging drilling programs, including those with annual development budgets of more than $100 million. Mr. Wonish is a Mechanical Engineering graduate of the University of Missouri at Rolla.