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Management Team

The unique and diverse makeup of our management team plays
a significant role in our investment activities.

Boone Pickens, Founder/Chairman

T. Boone Pickens is one of the nation's most successful businessmen, first building one of the nation's largest independent oil companies, Mesa Petroleum, and later reinventing himself in his 70s as one of the most successful investment fund operators with BP Capital. In July 2008, Boone launched the Pickens Plan (, a grass-roots campaign aimed at reducing this country's crippling addiction to OPEC oil.

Boone's 2008 book, The First Billion is the Hardest, also detailed what this country must do to win back its energy independence. He is also aggressively pursuing a wide range of other business interests, from alternative energy options to Clean Energy, a clean transportation fuels company he founded and took public in May 2008 (the eighth entity he has helped go public in his career).

CNBC has dubbed him "Oracle of Oil". His many professional honors include membership in the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, the Texas Business Hall of Fame, and the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. In 1998, the Oil & Gas Investor listed him as one of the "100 Most Influential People of the Petroleum Century." During the span of his career, Pickens has given away more than $1 billion to philanthropic causes. He is among the most generous university benefactors of all time, having contributed more than $500 million to his alma mater, Oklahoma State University, divided evenly between academics and athletics.

Ron Bassett, COO/Principal

Mr. Bassett has been associated with Mr. Pickens and/or Mesa since 1969. Mr. Bassett has held numerous positions of responsibility, including controller, chief accounting officer and chief financial officer of several subsidiaries of Mesa and ventures or businesses owned or controlled by Mr. Pickens. Mr. Bassett is a principal of TBP and BPC.

Brian Bradshaw, Co-CIO/Principal

Mr. Bradshaw joined BP Capital in 2003 and is active in identifying and understanding current and future trends in the energy markets. Mr. Bradshaw serves as a member of the BP Capital investment committee. His duties include fundamental analysis of energy commodity markets, equity valuation, trade recommendations and portfolio construction. Mr. Bradshaw also aids in identifying and analyzing potential opportunities in variety of industries for private investments of BP Capital.

Mr. Bradshaw graduated from Texas A&M University with an undergraduate degree in accounting and graduate degree in finance. Prior to BP Capital, Mr. Bradshaw worked for KPMG's transaction services group in Dallas.

David Meaney, Co-CIO/Principal

Mr. Meaney joined BP Capital in 2005 and is a principal of TBP Investments Management. He is a Portfolio Manager focused on commodity strategy and serves as a member of the BP Capital Investment Committee. He employs both technical and fundamental analysis of the commodity markets as well as relevant business, geopolitical, weather and economic information in the process of portfolio construction.

Mr. Meaney has over 15 years of financial industry expertise and previously worked at Southwest Securities and Fulcrum Global Partners. He earned a B.S. degree in Finance from Louisiana Tech University.

Dick Grant, CFO/CCO

Mr. Grant has been associated with Mr. Pickens and, or Mesa since 1981. He held numerous positions of responsibility at Mesa including Portfolio Accounting and Manager of Financial Reporting. Mr. Grant is responsible for reporting financial information, fund performance and for administrative functions of BP Capital and is a principal of TBP and BPC. Mr. Grant has a Masters of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas.

Trista Granberry, Head of Investor Relations

Mrs. Granberry is the Head of Investor Relations for BP Capital.  Mrs. Granberry is responsible for performing the initial and ongoing due diligence on investors, management of the investor database, partner relations and most other administrative functions for the BP Capital Funds.  Prior to joining BP Capital, Mrs. Granberry was Assistant to the CFO of Pioneer Natural Resources.

Jay Rosser, Vice President of Public Affairs

Jay Rosser is Vice President of Public Affairs with BP Capital and Chief of Staff to its Chairman and CEO, T. Boone Pickens. Mr. Rosser coordinates media, legislative and philanthropic initiatives for the Dallas-based energy hedge fund led by Mr. Pickens, the legendary Texas oil and gas industry executive.

Mr. Rosser first joined Mr. Pickens in 1990. From 1996 to 2002, he was director of communication for Koch Industries, based in Wichita, KS, the world’s largest privately held company. He rejoined Mr. Pickens in 2002. With Mr. Pickens, Mr. Rosser managed the “Pickens Plan” initiative, a broad, award-winning grassroots campaign designed to secure legislation to reduce the national security and economic threat posed by America’s escalating dependence on OPEC crude oil.

Prior to 1990, Mr. Rosser was a press secretary with the Governor of Texas and a special assistant to the chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission that regulates oil and gas production in Texas. He is a 1978 graduate of Texas Tech University.

Paige Puckett, Senior Accountant

Ms. Puckett joined BP Capital in 2012 as an accountant.  Her duties include assisting with portfolio accounting and financial reporting.  Ms. Puckett has a Masters of Accountancy degree and a B.S.B.A. in accounting from the Walton College of Business at The University of Arkansas.  Prior to BP Capital, Ms. Puckett was an auditor at KPMG in Dallas.


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