Management Team

  • Bill Pritchard
    Bill Pritchard, Chairman
    • Co-founded Momentum Energy Group Inc. in September 2004
    • CEO of Indigo Minerals LLC
    • Managing Director, Oil and Gas Corporate Finance, Jefferies & Company, Inc.
    • Managing Partner, Merchant Resources #1 L.P., a GE Capital oil and gas limited partnership
    • Washington and Lee University (B.A. Geology) and South Texas College of Law (J.D. cum laude)
  • Frank Tsuru
    Frank Tsuru, President and Chief Executive Officer
    • Co-founded Momentum Energy Group Inc. in September 2004
    • President of Aka Energy Group, LLC, Southern Ute Growth Fund’s midstream gas company in July 2002
    • President of Red Cedar Gathering, the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s natural gas gathering and treating joint venture with Kinder Morgan
    • University of Kansas (B.S. Petroleum Engineering)
  • George Passela
    George Passela, Vice Chairman
    • Joined Momentum in 2006
    • 30 year veteran of the banking and investment banking industries
    • Managing Director, Banc of America Securities LLC
    • Established E&P practice at The First National Bank of Boston and held various management positions
    • University of Miami (B.A.) and University of Utah (MBA)
  • George Francisco
    George Francisco, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
    • Joined Momentum in 2006
    • 22 years of banking and finance experience
    • Merrill Lynch & Co., Dillon, Read & Co. and Texas Commerce Bank
    • Tulane University (B.S.M) and The University of Texas at Austin (MBA)
  • Brant Baird
    Brant Baird, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
    • Joined Momentum in 2006
    • 13 years of oil and gas midstream experience
    • Koch Industries, Enbridge Energy and Momentum
    • Texas A&M University (B.B.A. Finance)