Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Cartright is the founder and CEO of XLS Energy. He is a senior executive with multiple years of experience in management, finance, strategy and competitive analysis in the manufacturing, distribution, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, energy, consulting, contract services and technology industries. He oversees all corporate and commercial negotiations, trading and related activity for the company, including feedstock supply and trading, product supply, wholesale marketing, commercial business development, transportation and specialty products marketing. Additionally, he is responsible for all business activity and operations of XLS Energy’s assets in the U.S. and abroad. Mr. Cartright has extensive experience growing, managing and financing entrepreneurial start-up organizations, making him the ideal cornerstone of XLS Energy. Mr. Cartright has been instrumental in the creation of the long-term objectives of the organization, as well as the negotiations and structuring of the company’s strategy.
Dr. Steven Tedesco
Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Tedesco is the Chief Scientific Officer of XLS Energy. He is a senior executive with over 35 years of experience in management, operations, finance, marketing, strategy development and competitive analysis in the coal mining, coalbed methane, shale gas and oil exploration and production, waterflood projects and petroleum exploration and development. He has been involved in the discovery of over 124 million barrels of oil including the Arikaree and Old Homestead fields in Colorado which are currently producing more than 1,500 barrels of oil per day. He is considered an expert in Surface Geochemistry application and has authored the only textbook on Surface Geochemistry in Petroleum Engineering. He is closely affiliated with the American Association of Petroleum Geologists where he is a regular speaker and workshop host. He has published numerous papers and journal articles for the Society of Petroleum Engineers related to coalbed methane, surface geochemistry, and stratigraphy. Dr. Tedesco holds a BA in Geology from Northeastern, an MS in Geology from Southern Illinois, and a Ph.D. in Geology with a minor in Petroleum Engineering from Colorado School of Mines.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Desilets is the Chief Operating Officer of XLS Energy, Inc. He is a senior executive with over 35 years of successful management and operational experience in project management, supply chain re-engineering, logistics, business development, construction, consulting and IT/Cloud solutions. He is a 27 year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve with 14 years actively supporting supply chain/logistics operations around the world. He is the Founder of The Desilets Group, Inc., a Certified SDVOSB specializing in the development and implementation of creative supply/logistics systems and management solutions. Mr. Desilets serves as a key strategist and executive leader for the operational requirements of XLS Energy, Inc.
Executive Vice President
Mr. Kuester is Executive Vice President of XLS Energy, Inc. He is a senior executive with over 25 years of experience in operations, management, business development, marketing and finance in multiple companies in the land development, construction and hospitality industries. Prior to joining XLS Energy, Mr. Kuester founded several startup businesses in the Wisconsin, including a large scale corporation which he exited from after completing a successful sale of the corporation. Mr. Kuester is responsible for the sales and marketing management of the XLS Energy Business Development Team.
Vice President of Government Relations & External Affairs
Ms. Dugan is the Vice President of Government Relations & External Affairs at XLS Energy, Inc. She has over 18 years of experience as a government relations/lobby and public policy advocacy consultant. Her expertise is in developing and managing key advocacy stakeholders with a particular focus on local and state elected officials and business leaders. Her primary public policy issues of interest are energy and environment. She has represented her clients before Congress and Senate committees of jurisdiction and regulatory agencies. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a B. A. in Political Science. She also holds a M.A. from George Mason University in International Transactions. Ms. Dugan also served in the Administration of President George H.W. Bush.
Vice President of International Sales
Mr. Dumont is the Vice President of International Sales for XLS Energy, Inc. He is a senior executive with over 15 years of experience in corporate management, business development, channel partner management, marketing, industry market research, sales, non-profit relationships, social media and technology. Mr. Dumont’s background has allowed him to experience the varying dynamics of business ownership which led to his passion for the global renewable energy markets. Mr. Dumont’s accomplishments include aiding in the formation of Energy Service Companies, as well as the End-User sector for the New England Power Pool within the Independent System Operators of New England market. Mr. Dumont has extensive knowledge and the ability to navigate Local Public Utilities, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and State and Local Government policy rules and regulations. He is proficient in identifying incentives and grant opportunities that all too often are overlooked that can directly affect local tax payers or clients. Mr. Dumont provides mechanisms to systematically and responsibly address methane emissions affecting the environment domestically and internationally. Mr. Dumont’s education includes a Master Degree in Energy.
Vice President of Sales – East Coast Region
Mr. Seeman is the Vice President of Sales in the East Coast Region at XLS Energy, Inc. He has over 12 years of experience in implementing solutions for investors, both as a real-estate professional and as a licensed financial advisor on Wall Street. He is committed to finding innovative, sustainable solutions to do what is right for the environment. Mr. Seeman founded Sustainable Forestry, Inc., a consulting company specializing in reforestation and bio-mass. Certified as a LEED Green Associate, he is dedicated to aligning nature and capitalism to create environmentally sustainable solutions.
Vice President of Sales – Midwest Region
Mr. Leddy is the Vice President of Sales in the Central Midwest Region for XLS Energy. He is a senior executive with over 25 years of experience in management, business development, and land and mineral acquisitions throughout Oklahoma and Kansas. His responsibilities include business development, marketing, budget and overall direction of the company’s expanding Central Midwest Region.
Vice President of Administration
Mrs. Phillips is the Vice President of Administration for XLS Energy, Inc. She is a senior executive with over 35 years of experience in business administration, contract administration, human resources and management. Mrs. Phillips is responsible for maximizing the organization’s growth and profitability while leading and managing all company administrative functions.
Mr. Phillips is a Director and In-House Counsel for XLS Energy with responsibilities for the company’s legal department and corporate governance. He is a senior executive with over 40 years of experience in the legal industry specializing in complex business law, contract negotiations, civil and criminal trial litigation, securities litigation, legal malpractice, construction disputes, intellectual property disputes, and real property disputes. Mr. Phillips provides legal counsel on the company’s numerous transactions, including compliance with securities laws and providing legal counsel to the board of directors and principal officers.