Our Team

Michael Kent (Owner – MJK Oil and Gas Properties)

Professional landman with over 34 years of experience in the oil and gas business. Experience includes 28 years as a landman with Shell and ConocoPhillips as well as experience in gas marketing, capital expenditure economic analysis, negotiations and well scouting. For the last ten years Mr. Kent has served as lead negotiator for ConocoPhillips in the Eagle Ford trend overseeing 210,000 acres of producing properties. He graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor’s Degree in Petroleum Land Management.

Byron Yeatman (Managing Partner – Acierto Resources)

As one of the co-founders of Acierto Mr Yeatman is responsible for all aspects of it’s management. He has over 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry primarily in reservoir engineering, acquisitions, field exploitation and economic evaluation. Prior to Acierto, he was managing partner of Crossroads Energy from 2002 to 2017. His prior work experience includes a role as Vice President of Exploitation for Mission Resources, and various engineering positions with Williams Exploration, Western Atlas, Kamlok Oil & Gas, Netherland, Sewell & Associates, and Bargo Energy Company. Mr. Yeatman received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Oklahoma State University in 1980 and a Masters in Natural Gas Engineering from Texas A&M – Kingsville in 1991. He is also a registered Petroleum Engineer in the State of Texas.

Michael Gibson (Managing Partner – Acierto Resources)

Mr. Gibson is one of the co-founders of Acierto and serves in a role as Land Manager. He is responsible for all aspects of leasing, title, property acquisitions, and divestitures. He has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry primarily in exploitation and A&D in the Gulf Coast and has managed more than a billion dollars of property transactions. Prior to Acierto Mr. Gibson was a managing partner for Crossroads Energy from 2007 to 2017. Mr. Gibson managed A&D and land activities for Fivepoint Energy and Everlast Energy, both Tim Goff partnerships. He was Vice President of Land for Mission Resources, Bargo Energy Company and Goldking. He began his career as a consultant and worked primarily for law firms doing oil and gas A&D projects.

Havy Pham (Controller – Acierto Resources)

Havy H. Pham has served as Controller of Acierto since it’s inception. She has over 15 years in accounting and financial reporting experience. From September 2004 to June 2011, Ms. Pham provided audit and business advisory services at UHY LLP for both public and private companies primarily in the oil and gas industry. Prior to that, she provided audit services at Deloitte and Touche, LLP. Ms. Pham began her career in the Energy division of Arthur Andersen after receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Masters of Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin in 2001 and is a certified public accountant.

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