Charles R. Wesley, IV
co-founded Thoroughbred Holdings, a holding company backed by Yorktown Energy Partners to own, operate and invest in energy, energy infrastructure and natural resources assets, where he has served as a board member since 2015. He has served as President and CEO of Thoroughbred Resources since 2014 and 2016 respectively. He also serves as founder and Managing Director of Zydeco Holdings which acquired and is redeveloping a 700-acre site on the Mississippi River in the Louisiana Gulf Coast, including Willow Glen Terminal, a 2.2 million barrel multi-modal liquids terminal, and as a Director of Redeux Energy, a utility-scale renewable energy developer. Mr. Wesley previously developed the RAM Terminal site located in Louisiana and served on its board until its successful exit to a consortium led by Tallgrass Energy. He is an Independent Director on the Board of Hallador Energy (Nasdaq: HNRG). Prior roles include serving as chief planning and commercial officer of Ramaco Resources (Nasdaq: METC), senior counsel at Level 3 Communications, where he was also responsible for the operation and ultimate disposition of the company’s coal mining operations. He began his level career at the law firms of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld and Strasburger & Price, focusing on international energy transactions and previously was with a coal company as a mine engineer. He is an active private investor in natural resources, financial technology and craft brewing and is a board member across multiple industries and philanthropic organizations. Mr. Wesley holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentucky College of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute.