Tyson Mathews- CEO of Porter Green & J.T. Rivers Real Estate
Tyson entered the United States Marines at age 18, serving for 6 years. During his service in the Ukraine he was one of a few select servicemen awarded for their performance. After his military service Tyson followed his passion for business with an emphasis on construction, real estate development and finance. Growing up in a family of successful developers, Tyson learned early about business; but more importantly how integrity and hard work leads to success. In less than five years Tyson has led Porter Green in the development of minerals and real estate assets for its partners valued at an estimated 30 million dollars.
Jay W. Pledger: President of Operations
Jay Wayne Pledger brings almost 20 years of experience to Porter Green from his extensive history in the oil and gas industry. Jay Wayne has been instrumental in the development in over 150 wells across Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Alabama, and New Zealand. As a result, Mr. Pledger has a diverse background with expertise in a variety of wells including, vertical, horizontal, extended and triple lateral operations, along with developing in the prolific Permian and Fort Worth Basin.
Jay Wayne, as a family man, has developed strategic plans to build what he refers to as “Legacy Assets” for the company and partners. Through his experiences, Jay has prided himself in the education he has received over the years working directly with prestigious Geologists and Engineers in developing high producing fields. Jay's industry knowledge is vital to our company and will continue to bring intrinsic value for us into the future.
Mike Buquoi: Executive Vice President of Sales
Mike started his career in 2001 with one of the nation’s largest oil and gas securities firms, where he began working with various industry professionals including geologists, petroleum engineers, geophysicists and sales professionals. At Porter Green, Mr. Buquoi is focused on private equity management and educating financiers across the United States. He has worked closely with investors for over 15 years, managing and putting together investment strategies and guiding them through an array of projects. Mr. Buquoi supports several charities including The North Texas Food Bank, Shriners Hospital for Children, SPCA of Texas, and The Beautify America Project. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children and supporting his home sports teams.
Jon Berman: COO
Jon Berman has been in the oil and gas industry since 1992. His experience with investor relations and field operations has given him the ability to manage over $100 Million in investment capital. Mr. Berman has worked with numerous operators and partners, and is an expert in geological prospecting, drilling operations, and project management. Under his leadership, his team brought more than 30 consecutive wells into production in Oklahoma. He is highly respected by industry leaders for building long-term partner relationships, along with his determination to set realistic expectations and provide steady open communication. Mr. Berman attended the University of North Texas and majored in Broadcast Journalism, during which time he was awarded a prestigious internship with CBS news at their Washington D.C. Bureau.