Charles R. Wesley, IV
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 asset. He has served as a board member there since 2015. He also served as president since 2014, and CEO since 2016. Additionally, Mr. Wesley serves as founder and managing director of Zydeco Holdings which is redeveloping the site of Willow Glen Terminal, a 2.2 million barrel multi-modal liquids terminal, on the Mississippi River. He is a Director of Redeux Energy. Mr. Wesley previously developed the RAM Terminal site 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. Prior roles include serving as chief planning and commercial officer of Ramaco Resources, and senior counsel at Level 3 Communications, where he was 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. He also worked as a mine engineer with a coal company. 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.