Mr. Barnes has worked numerous energy transactions in all of the major basins and oil and gas producing areas; including the Eagle Ford, Gulf Coast, Rockies, Permian, Midcontinent, Appalachian and DJ Basins.

James has worked with a variety of oil and gas asset owners ranging from small family offices to large Majors.

Mr. Barnes served four years Active Duty in the United States Navy. He was assigned to VFA-25 F/A-18C squadron, which was attached to the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and completed four deployments to the Persian Gulf in support of “Enduring Iraqi Freedom” & “Supporting Iraqi Freedom” campaigns.

Mr. Barnes attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where he received a degree in Technical Management, Summa Cum Laude. James is in the process of obtaining his MBA from Sam Houston University.