Mikel Faulkner holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Physics and a Masters degree in Business Administration. His employment experience includes service as an officer in the United States Naval Nuclear Power Program, a member of the audit staff at Arthur Andersen & Co., a financial officer for American Quasar Petroleum, and Chairman at HKN, Inc. (formerly Harken Energy Corporation), where he served from 1991 to 2003 and has been the Chief Executive Officer since 1982.
MissionNautilus is a highly-liquid company with capital access and available cash resources.
Leveraging our wealth of international operations, financial, management, and turn-around experience, we seek to take advantage of the cyclical depression in the offshore energy market by investing in pace-changing subsea assets, technologies and unique business opportunities and realise substantial value for our shareholders.
Board of Directors
Alan Henderson is chairman of Smart Matrix Limited. He is a director of North One Garden Centre Limited and West Six Garden Centre Limited. He was previously Chairman of Forum Energy PLC, Aberdeen New Thai Investment Trust PLC, Aberdeen New Dawn Investment Trust PLC and Ranger Oil (UK) Ltd, and a Director of ADT Ltd and Ranger Oil Ltd.
David Quint is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame from which he received a Bachelors degree in Modern Languages in 1972 and a Juris Doctorate in 1975. From 1975 until 1982, he was an attorney with Arter & Hadden in Cleveland, Ohio and Washington D.C. From 1983 until 1992, he served as the managing director of the London-based international financing arm of a US oil and gas company. In 1992, David founded RP&C International, Inc., an investment-banking firm with offices in London and New York. In 2016, RP&C International was acquired by Arundel AG, a Swiss company listed on the SIX Stock Exchange in Zurich which invests in assets and provides financial services on a global basis. He currently serves as a director of Arundel AG and as the chief executive officer of Arundel Group Limited.
Zac Phillips was elected to the Board of Directors in 2014. Zac holds a chemical engineering degree and a doctorate of chemical engineering from BP and the University of Bath. From 2006 to 2010, Mr. Phillips served as chief financial officer and founding director of Dubai World’s Oil & Gas Business, DB Petroleum (formerly BSG Energy). He currently acts as an independent energy consultant to companies during periods of development and expansion, assisting with areas such as investment banking, assets valuation and capital market activity through Phillips Energy Consultants, a financial management firm he founded. He currently holds the role of non-executive director for Kairos Petroleum. He is also a member of the SPE and the Institute of Chemical Engineers.
John Payne has more than 30 years’ experience in the international subsea sector. A qualified Master Mariner, Mr. Payne has held a number of senior business positions since coming ashore in 1999. He has gained his international experience within the subsea telecom, renewable and offshore subsea sectors and has held senior roles in Business Administration, Business Development and Service Delivery and more recently was Interim Chief Executive to Hallin Marine before taking a senior role with specialist chemical provider Aubin Ltd. He has qualified as a Chartered Director and is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors with experience in operating in USA, Europe and Asia.
Anna Williams formerly served as Finance Director of Global Energy Development PLC from 2010 to 2016. She served as Chief Financial Officer for HKN, Inc. (formerly Harken Energy Corporation), a US publicly-listed company, from 2000 to 2010 and as International Finance Manager from 1996 to 2000. Prior to that, Ms. Williams began her career in public accounting work at Arthur Andersen & Co. She has also served on the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of an independent Canadian-listed oil and gas company. Ms. Williams is a Certified Public Accountant.
Sarah Gasch formerly served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of HKN, Inc. and Chief Executive Officer of BriteWater International, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of HKN from 2009 to 2016. During her tenure with HKN, she also served as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Secretary, and Controller. Prior to joining HKN, Ms. Gasch served as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer for Green Hunter Energy, Inc., a public alternative energy company where she was responsible for the creation and management of the entire accounting and reporting organization from 2008 to 2009. Ms. Gasch also served as Financial Reporting Manager for Magnum Hunter Resources, Inc., a public oil and gas company from 2002 to 2005. Ms. Gasch began her career in public accounting.