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Relentless Pursuit of Value

Who we Are

Fortify Energy is an Oil & Gas acquisition company producing over 5,000 Boe/d focused on maximizing returns across its diversified portfolio through a combination of production enhancements and cost controls.

We are an affiliate of Arena Investors, an institutional asset manager founded in partnership with The Westaim Corporation (TSXV: WED).  With $3.4 billion of committed assets under management as of March 1, 2022, and a team of over 100 employees in offices globally, Arena provides creative solutions for those seeking capital in special situations.

Our team has deep acquisition and operational experience spanning 20 basins across the United States.

Our Strategy

“A Relentless Pursuit of Value”

Acquire where there exist value gaps due to financial distress, lack of support, or other dislocations where our fundamental skills can stabilize, enhance, and capture value.
Optimize through the rigorous application of commercial, technical and operational acumen across all aspects of field operations to improve production.
Realize additive cash flow by stringently, and continually, reviewing and reducing operational and overhead expenses.

Our Operations

Utah

1,000 Boe/d

Operated Coalbed Methane assets and gas plant across 47,000 net acres in Emery and Carbon counties.

Colorado

375 Boe/d

Operated Denver-Julesburg (DJ) basin operations spanning ~16,000 net acres in Lincoln County.

Gulf Coast

1,910 Boe/d

Operated assets in Texas & Louisiana across ~33,000 net acres.

N Louisiana

380 Boe/d

Operated Haynesville assets primarily in Claiborne, Caddo and Webster Parishes across ~14,000 net acres.

S Louisiana

1,675 Boe/d

Operated Tuscaloosa assets primarily in East Baton Rouge, Livingston and Pointe Coupee Parishes across ~24,000 net acres.

Our Team

Tony Schnur

Tony Schnur

Chief Executive Officer

Senior Executive with thirty-five years of experience having served in various executive roles including CEO, CRO, CFO, and Board Member

  • CRO of BJ Services Inc., a $1 billon privately held oil field services company located throughout the United States and Canada
  • CEO of two publicly traded E&P companies from 2012-2017 and 2019-2020
  • On seven occasions was trusted to develop and execute strategic plans to redirect financially distressed organizations

MBA, Case Western Reserve University; BSBA Finance, Gannon University

Lisa Bromiley

Lisa Bromiley

CPA, Chief Financial Officer

Experienced Chief Financial Officer, NYSE director, audit committee chairman and turnaround expert with over twenty-five years of experience

  • Director, Audit Committee Chairman, Northern Oil & Gas
  • EVP and CFO of North Shore Steel, a leading privately held North American steel distributor and processor
  • CFO and SVP of Flotek Industries, leading turnaround efforts from insolvency to Exchange relisting

MPA, University of Texas at Austin; BBA, University of Texas at Austin

Greg Wachel

Greg Wachel

Chief Operating Officer

Senior Executive with twenty-three years of wide ranging and progressive experience and leadership in upstream oil and gas, including asset acquisitions, exploitation, operations, and executive management.

  • CEO and Founder of Torrent Oil & Gas LLC, a private E&P company
  • Chief Reservoir Engineer, Asset Team Leader and Senior Reservoir Engineer at Hilcorp Energy Company, serving for seventeen years
  • Successful team leader of asset acquisitions, operations, exploitation and exploration and track record of capital deployment and field development

MS Petroleum Engineering, University of Texas at Austin; BS Civil Engineering University of Texas at Austin.

Eric Alfuth

Eric Alfuth

SVP, Treasurer

Twenty-plus years of a financially focused career in the upstream energy sector and on the institutional buy-side and sell-side investment industry.

  • CFO of Sable Energy, an EnCap portfolio company
  • CFO of Wagner Oil, a conventional-drilling focused private company
  • Diligent financial executive with both corporate and Wall Street experience primarily focused on accounting, operations, reporting and financial analysis

MBA, Texas A&M University; BA, Finance, Texas A&M University

Mark Stirl

Mark Stirl

Controller

Thirty-plus years of diverse experience at domestic and international energy companies in accounting operations, financial reporting, audits, acquisitions & divestitures, joint ventures and IT management.

  • Controller at privately held E&P companies, including Perdure Petroleum, LLC, ARD Operating, LLC and Milagro Exploration, focused on oil & gas asset transactions and transition
  • Controller at publicly held E&P companies including Cobalt International Energy, Peoples Energy, CMS Oil & Gas Co. and Sonat Exploration Co.
  • Forward-thinking and strategic team leader with significant track record of background in creative accounting, financial and organizational solutions

MBA, University of Houston; BSBA, Accounting, University of Houston.

Ryan Poole

Ryan Poole

Director of Finance

Fifteen years of financial experience in investment banking and in the upstream energy sector, focused on the analysis, financial modeling and evaluation of asset acquisitions & divestitures and other transactions.

  • VP of Finance at Carrier Energy Partners, a Riverstone portfolio company
  • Senior Financial Analyst at publicly traded Eagle Rock Energy Partners and EPL Oil & Gas
  • Transaction-focused finance professional noted for securing large financial commitments for upstream projects while monitoring commodity risk

BBA, Finance, University of Texas at Austin.

Derik Rentrop

Derik Rentrop

Director of Acquisitions

Forty years of experience in oil & gas asset valuations, acquisitions & divestitures, team and project leadership, reserve analysis, business development and private capital management.

  • Petroleum Consultant / Business Owner providing acquisition valuations, petroleum reserve processing, and strategy advisory services
  • Director, Aquila Energy Capital Corp / Concert Capital Resources, monitoring oil and gas project loan portfolio
  • Results-driven manager and team leader focused on evaluation, analysis and asset transactions, drilling opportunities and upstream / midstream projects

BS, Petroleum Services Technology, Nicholls State University