Stephen Howard (President / CEO), is a cofounder of Basin Acquisition Fund, LP. Prior to Basin, Mr. Howard was a founding member of Bluestem Energy Partners, LP, an energy-focused private equity backed partnership that was sold in 2014 to multiple parties. At Bluestem Energy Partners, LP, Mr. Howard served as Vice President of Business Development. As an officer of the company, he directed all of the company’s acquisition efforts, including transaction analysis, acquisition negotiation, deal structuring, purchase and divestiture efforts, and transaction sourcing. Prior to founding Bluestem Energy, Mr. Howard created Basin Oil and Gas, LLC in 2009, which purchased oil and gas assets across multiple basins and advised various companies on acquisition and divestiture transactions totaling over $150MM. Mr. Howard has continuously managed Basin Oil and Gas, LLC since its formation. In 2006, Mr. Howard became a Founding Partner of Cornerstone E&P Company, LLC (“Cornerstone”), an $80MM Equity start‐up, where he served as the Director of Business Development. Mr. Howard began his career serving in various roles at Quicksilver Resources, Inc., an exploration and production company engaged in the development and production of long‐lived natural gas and oil properties onshore North America. Mr. Howard graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Business Administration.
Mason Manulik (CFO), is a cofounder of Basin Acquisition Fund, LP. Prior to Basin, Mr. Manulik was a founding member of Bluestem Energy Partners, LP, an energy-focused private equity backed partnership that was sold in 2014 to multiple parties. At Bluestem Energy Partners, LP, Mr. Manulik served as Vice President of Finance. As an officer of the company, he directed all of the company’s financial efforts including transaction analysis, financial modeling, debt structuring, financial reporting, budgeting, banking, cash management, investor relations, human resources, accounting oversight, audit, and commodity derivative transactions. Simultaneously with the creation efforts of Bluestem Energy Partners, LP, Mr. Manulik founded Bluestem Energy, LP, an energy-focused partnership with assets in the Permian Basin. Prior to Bluestem, Mr. Manulik joined the management team to create Celero Energy Partners, LP in 2006. At Celero, Mr. Manulik assisted in the document preparation and roadshow for Celero’s $1.0 Billion fundraising and subsequently served as Vice President of Finance. Prior to Celero, Mr. Manulik was an analyst with Petrie Parkman & Co., one of the world’s leading energy investment banks. While at Petrie Parkman, he performed various investment banking activities for public and private companies and completed over 15 transactions worth nearly $10 billion dollars. Mr. Manulik earned his B.A. Economics with a Government Minor from The University of Virginia.