Mr. Maxey has over 25 years of international experience in corporate leadership, operations, finance, and business development. He has served in various executive leadership positions within the defense, construction, mining and energy sectors. His initial entry into the oil and gas industry was in 2007 in the Iraq midstream and downstream oil sector. He has led the development of Blackstone Texas, with deal flows in Mid-Continent U.S., Colombia, and Argentina. Major Maxey enlisted in the U.S. Marines in 1985 and after a 23-year career, he retired as an Infantry and Force Reconnaissance Officer who served three combat tours in Iraq and five combat tours in Afghanistan. B.Sc., U.S. Naval Academy; MBA, Duke’s Fuqua School of Business.