Board of Directors
Robert Vogel, Chairman of the Board: Mr. Vogel served as an observer to the Red Leaf Board from 2008 to 2012, and became Chairman of the Board in 2012. He is an Associate Principal at Lucas Capital Management, a New Jersey Investment Manager. His responsibilities at Lucas include energy-income research, CFO of Lucas Energy Ventures funds, portfolio management and supporting Lucas’ private investments. Trained as a chemical engineer, Mr. Vogel began his career in California with Chevron in 1981. After receiving an MBA in Finance, Mr. Vogel worked for Hess from 1987 through 2008, serving as Treasurer for his last four years.
Adolph Lechtenberger, CEO and Director: Mr. Lechtenberger joined Red Leaf as CEO in the fall of 2012. Prior to joining Red Leaf, he spent many years in executive management, strategic planning, technical oversight and operations in the refining industry including three years with Petroplus in Switzerland, over 10 years with CITGO, and nearly 20 years with Exxon. Interestingly, during his tenure at Exxon, he worked on development of two Powder River Basin coal mines and Exxon’s oil shale project in Western Colorado.
Ed Bailey, Director: Mr. Bailey has served as a Director of Red Leaf since January 2009. He has over 25 years of experience as an investor and consultant in private funding, venture capital, corporate finance and development, strategic planning and marketing. In 2004 Mr. Bailey was a founding partner of Vision Capital Partners, LLC, a private equity firm focused on providing senior debt, private money loans and equity investments.
Russell Belinsky, Director: Mr. Belinsky has served as a Director of Red Leaf since early 2011. Mr. Belinsky is a Senior Managing Director of Duff & Phelps. Mr. Belinsky was the co-founder and Senior Managing Director of Chanin Capital Partners prior to its merger with Duff & Phelps. He serves at the behest of Perella Weinberg Partners.
Michael Binnion, Director: Mr. Binnion was appointed to the Board of Directors in the spring of 2017 following Questerre’s acquisition of roughly 25% of the outstanding common stock of Red Leaf. Mr. Binnion is one of the founding shareholders of Questerre and has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Questerre Energy Corp., since November 2000. Mr. Binnion is a Fellow of the Certified Public Accountants and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Alberta. Questerre Energy is a licensee and is pursuing a large oil shale project in the Kingdom of Jordan.
Lance Lehnhof, Director: Mr. Lehnhof was elected as a Director of Red Leaf in September of 2015. Mr. Lehnhof is currently a founding partner of the law firm Carman Lehnhof Israelsen LLP, a boutique corporate law firm in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he advises companies engaged in venture capital and private equity financings, as well as mergers and acquisitions, with a particular focus on companies in the energy industry. Mr. Lehnhof served as Red Leaf’s General Counsel from 2007 to 2015 and has been involved in nearly all of the Company’s financings and other major transactions. Prior to joining Red Leaf, Mr. Lehnhof worked at the law firms of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and Stoel Rives LLP, where he advised clients in corporate transactions.
Bruce Sherley, Director: Mr. Sherley has served as a Director of Red Leaf since mid-2010. Mr. Sherley is a Professional Engineer and is currently President and CEO of Dundee Energy Limited, President of Dundee Oil and Gas Ltd., the general partner of a subsidiary of Dundee Energy Limited that owns and operates oil and gas properties in southern Ontario, and a Director of United Hydrocarbon International Corp., a private company with exploration and development activity in Chad. From 1991 to 1999 Mr. Sherley served as Vice President, Production at Home Oil and Anderson Exploration and as President of Sterling Resources Limited.