Management

Caerus Oil and Gas is managed by a highly experienced Executive Leadership Team with governance provided by its Board of Managers.

Prior to co-founding Caerus Oil and Gas, David Keyte spent 22 years with Forest Oil Corporation, the last 14 years as its Chief Financial Officer. He resigned from that position to co-found Caerus Oil and Gas. In his tenure with Forest, Mr. Keyte was principal in 25 significant merger and acquisition transactions totaling $7.7 billion.

Two of those transactions were awarded Oil and Gas Investor’s Financial Deal of the Year for their creative structure and significant value creation. In addition, Mr. Keyte was principal in 47 capital market transactions totaling $8.5 billion in that time period. Mr. Keyte is a Director of Regal Entertainment Group, the largest movie exhibition company in the United States. Mr. Keyte holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Thomas has been the CFO at Caerus Oil and Gas since 2011. He joined Caerus as the Company’s first hired employee in charge of business development in January, 2010.  Prior to that, Mr. Thomas served as Senior Business Development Engineer for Puckett Land Company, a private company engaged in the acquisition, development and production of natural gas in the Piceance Basin of Western Colorado.

Prior to that, Mr. Thomas was a member of Chevron’s MBA Finance Development Program; he also spent four years with Forest Oil Corporation in various engineering capacities. Mr. Thomas holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree in Systems Sciences from the University of Pennsylvania and earned honors of High Distinction from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, where obtained his Master of Business Administration degree.

Andrea Wescott Passman joined Caerus Oil & Gas in 2019 as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Caerus, Ms. Passman was the Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations for CNX Resources where she led operations and engineering for their Marcellus and Utica assets. She also led exploration and evaluation of shale plays for CNX’s international subsidiary. Ms. Passman has concentrated her career in optimization and digitization of unconventional resource plays for the last decade as she has held several management and engineering roles with Halliburton, Schlumberger, and U.S. independents.

Ms. Passman was raised in a gold mine in Alaska and still holds that new frontier attitude. She was recruited away from Alaska by the Colorado School of Mines where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering.  In addition, she holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Denver.

Ms. Woolston has been General Counsel of Caerus Oil and Gas since October 2017.  At Caerus, in addition to her legal responsibilities, Ms. Woolston heads up Government Relations, Communications, Land, and Human Resources.  Prior to joining Caerus, Ms. Woolston served as a Senior Attorney with Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc., where she provided legal services to Encana’s assets in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Texas, and was lead attorney on the divestitures of Encana’s assets in Colorado.  Before joining Encana, Ms. Woolston clerked at the Colorado Court of Appeals and then served as an Associate with the Energy Team in Norton Rose Fulbright’s Denver office.

Prior to her legal career, Ms. Woolston was a veterinarian in Sheridan, Wyoming.  Ms. Woolston is an honors graduate of Dartmouth College, the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, and the University of Arizona Rogers College of Law.

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