This Team Is Our Greatest Asset
Mark is the Founder and President of Arkoma Companies. He founded the first Arkoma entity in 1983. His career as a geologist spans over 35 years and continues to include the technical evaluation and acquisition of oil and gas assets in selective plays across the Continental United States. Mr. Kelldorf holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Texas – Arlington, followed by graduate studies in Petroleum Geology from Southern Methodist University.
In addition to being a successful entrepreneur and scientist, Mr. Kelldorf has led two weekly Bible Studies for High School students and professionals, respectively, for over 20 years in Rockwall, Texas.
Nellie has been assisting the Founder and President for over 17 years in administration and organization. Her professionalism is regularly displayed by executing time-sensitive projects with the utmost class and accuracy.
As Managing Director of Arkoma, Francisco is responsible for leading teams involved in all facets of the investment cycle. This includes origination, initial reviews, structuring investment strategies and due diligence.
Francisco is a trilingual professional with over 5 years of experience in investments, operations and international business development. Prior to Arkoma, Francisco served as Managing Director of Aqua Resins Technologies and financial strategist at the Chicago Board of Trade. Through these positions, he gained significant experience in acquisitions, financial analysis and private equity financing. After a period at Southern Methodist University, Francisco received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from University of Illinois – Chicago and an MBA. He was also a member of the nationally ranked NCAA Division I soccer teams.
As Project Facilitator of Arkoma, Jean brings over 14 years of invaluable experience to the group of companies. Her main responsibilities include production and revenue audits, liquidation facilitation and business development. Jean has over 30 years of experience in Finance, through banking and real estate. Prior to joining Arkoma, Jean regulated commercial real estate acquisition developments from the lending side of the banking industry.
Kay-Lee has been instrumental to Arkoma’s success for over 15 years. She oversees all aspects related to Arkoma’s core business acquisitions, including land management and mineral buying. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Southern Methodist University.
Malaga has been efficiently handling account management and financial reporting for Arkoma since 2007. She is directly responsible for overseeing all accounting functions of Arkoma’s entities and reports directly to the President.
Michael is a geologist with over 30 years of experience in research and technical evaluation. He has been with Arkoma since 1983 and continues to be an outstanding asset to the portfolio companies. He is responsible for the initial valuation of oil and gas assets targeted for acquisition. Michael earned a Bachelor of Science in Geology from The University of Texas at Dallas, followed by graduate and post-graduate studies in the fields of Mexico.
Tony has been developing highly technical maps, monitoring activity and updating internal databases for Arkoma since 1985. At Arkoma, science dictates where opportunity exists. Tony’s responsibilities include accurately representing geologic and engineering data to guide the land team towards a potential acquisition.
Gabrielle is extremely versatile and is able to quickly address prioritized tasks assigned by the staff. Although she joined the team as a receptionist, her managerial and communication skills allowed her to become a skilled office manager and proactive mineral buyer.
A Southern Methodist University graduate in Advertising, Heather joined the team to focus on research and data management. Her collaborative nature has resulted in participating in a number of areas such as mapping, mineral ownership research and fundamental analysis organization. Her main responsibilities include supporting the land team across multiple onshore plays.
Gabriela, a quadrilingual professional in international relations, began her career working for Hewlett Packard prior to joining Arkoma. She sets the highest industry standards in business quality controls and is responsible for industry research and special projects. Gabriela holds a major in International Relations from the Western Institute of Higher Education in Guadalajara, Mexico. Her strong educational background and experience in a top 20 Fortune 500 Company demonstrates her value regularly.
Jennifer is Arkoma’s latest full-time staff addition. She is in charge of social media campaigns, data management, financial materials organization and special projects. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and is expected to graduate in 2018.