Our Management Team

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Emmanuel Paret, Managing Director –  Exploration & Production

Emmanuel obtained experience in the onshore oil & gas industry by partnering with GulfStar Energy Kentucky, where he was granted and established 5 wells from a 4,000 acre oil lease agreement.  During this period he developed strong knowledge and contacts in the oil & gas exploration and seismic services fields.   He also has prior experience with Sterlin Cement SA in Haiti (Paret family owned cement distribution business which has been closed), and with hotels in the Domican Republic, Atlanta, GA, and New York.  Emmanuel attended classes at Miami-Dade College, and graduated Everglades High School in Miramar, Florida.


Fritz Paret, Junior, Managing Director – Operations & HR

Fritz Jr. has extensive management experience which will add value to PARET PETROLEUM LLC’s ramp-up and growth.   In the hotel and resort operations and development field, Fritz has worked in facilities in New York, Atlanta, Florida and the Dominican Republic.  He managed hotel operations, business development, project   feasibility,   acquisitions,   post-acquisition   ground-up   development   for several   brands   and developers including Wyndham, Radisson, Barceló and others.


Fritz Paret, Senior, Managing Director –  Finance & Administration

Fritz Sr. has extensive commercial banking experience, including 25+ years with Chase Manhattan Bank where he had diverse experience including the areas of field audits, branch examinations, internal controls and operations.   In Haiti he served in the Police and Military in Port-au-Price and various regional districts, and was an Instructor and Lieutenant at the Military Academy.   He has extensive educational experience in bookkeeping, accounting, economics, business administration and financial management, with degrees from Notre Dame College in Haiti, and an MBA from Pace University in New York.


Joesph Sterlin, Managing Director - Haiti Operations

Joesph Sterlin has much experience in the private sector of Haiti. Joe began in 1975 with a cement distribution facility.  In 1985 Mr Sterlin started a construction company. Joe completed such projects as private homes, warehouses, and water pipelines. Joe was also a chief auditor for chase Manhattan bank. In addition he holds a BA from Pace University.

William Colas Managing Director - Geology

Mr Colas has much experience in Mineral exploration both in Canada and in Haiti.  William has worked for such companies as Newmont Mining and Petro Canada.  William is also a geologist who specializes in the geology of Haiti. In addition William is a consultant for the mining sector of the Haitian Government; he participates in structuring all permits for mineral exploration and development in Haiti. Mr. William Colas holds a BA from the University of Toronto. 


Seismic, Geology, Geophysical, Engineering, Drilling & Production Advisory Team

Charles Couch, CEO of www.CouchOil.com, successful veteran “wildcatter” and oilfield services Entrepreneur operationally focused on low drilling and operating costs, state-of-the-industry geological and geophysical analysis.   Humanitarian/Philanthropic interests include  www.WaterIsBasic.org which strives to drill fresh water wells as an ancillary part of oil & gas drilling/production, to benefit the local communities.

Wes Becker, retired Oil & Gas exploration and production executive from Gulfstar Energy, has agreed to assist Paret Petroleum as Production Manager post-funding.  Wes Becker has drilled 20+ oil & gas wells in Kentucky, Texas and Louisiana.

John Durkee,  Petroleum Engineering Consultant, and Registered Professional Petroleum Engineer with expertise  in  project  evaluations/initiation  through  geological,  seismic  & satellite  studies,  reservoir engineering, well construction/completion, oil & gas wells and pipeline production, LPG extraction, and well enhancement.  Former Corpsman for the U.S. Army Medical Corp with secret security clearance.  BS in  Math  from  North-eastern  State  University  –  Oklahoma,  and  graduate  studies  in  Geology  and Engineering at the University of Tulsa.

C.G. Haley, Geologist/Cartography Consultant, and Licensed Geologist with extensive skills in planning. Coordinating and supervising oilfield development projects. Expert in proposals, drilling and service scheduling, material purchasing and client development, 20+ years’ experience in oil production, roustabout and contract pumping services.

Craig Walter, Owner of www.BasinGeo.com - Petroleum Engineering firm focused on 2D and 3D seismic data acquisition/analysis services in the oil and gas field. BS in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University, and MBA from the University of Houston.

Martin De Vries, Consulting Professional Geologist and Log Analyst with extensive oil & gas industry experience including work at Amoco, Schlumberger and others.   USAF missile maintenance – secret security clearance, BS Geology and Geophysics from West Texas State University, and graduate studies at the University of Houston.


Governmental References – contact information available upon request

Carole Preval, Embassy of the Republic of Haiti, Minister Consular, Washington, DC. www.haiti.org

Rene Jean-Jumeau, Ph.D., Ministry of Public Works, Transportation, Energy & Communications, Secretary of State for Energy, Port-au-Prince www.mbe.gouv.ht