Executive Team

Richard Monroy

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Over the past 18 years, Mr. Monroy, Founder and CEO of Millennium PetroCapital Corporation, has accumulated valuable knowledge, expertise, and numerous accolades in the energy industry. Throughout this decade and a half as a professional energy investor, Mr. Monroy has been involved in nearly all facets of the oil and gas industry. Concept creation, project financing, land acquisitions, and overseeing field operations have been among his various executive duties. Mr. Monroy’s strong acuity for oil and gas transactions and his passion to create a stable and growing company are the driving forces behind Millennium’s continued success.

Prior to founding the Millennium group of companies, Mr. Monroy was a licensed securities broker focused specifically on oil and natural gas investments. Mr. Monroy left the brokerage business and assembled a powerful team of experts including geologists, geophysicists, engineers, land negotiators, and financial experts to play crucial roles in developing premium oil and gas ventures, from concept to cash flow. Through his strong professional reputation, ability to raise millions of dollars, and his close industry associations with experts and energy corporations, Mr. Monroy and Millennium have become innovative developers of oil and natural gas reserves in the Texas Gulf Coast Basin.

Mr. Monroy, in addition to the Millennium companies, has various interests in a variety of Texas businesses. Mr. Monroy believes that successes as an entrepreneurial business owner and partner stem from passion, hard work, and calculated risk. Mr. Monroy is a member of the Texas Independent Royalty Owners Association, the Independent Petroleum Association of America, the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers, the National Association of Royalty Owners, the Better Business Bureau and the Texas Oil and Gas Association.

Bob Stinziano

Senior Vice President of Operations

At 76, Mr. Stinziano brings in excess of thirty years of South Texas oil and gas operating expertise to Millennium PetroCapital Corporation as our Vice President of Operations. Mr. Stinziano entered the oil and gas industry in 1985 as General Manager of Brandon and Steele in Los Angeles, California. In 1987, Mr. Stinziano formed and acted as President of Gerwin Stinziano Securities, Inc., a FINRA firm specializing in the funding and managing of producing oil and gas properties in South Texas. The firm was also active in the funding of movie and video production in the Los Angeles, California area. At that time Mr. Stinziano was an invitational speaker at a UCLA symposium on the funding of public and private placements in the movie industry.

In 1991, Mr. Stinziano moved to San Antonio, Texas, to open a branch office of Gerwin Stinziano Securities and simultaneously served as President of Stinger Oil and Gas, Inc., where he supervised the day to day operation of over one hundred oil and gas wells.

From 2002 to 2012, Mr. Stinziano acted as Registered Principal for Trinity Securities Inc., again specializing in the funding of energy investments in South Texas. From 2012 to 2015, Mr. Stinziano served as Vice President of operations for Republic Resources, LLC, an oil and gas operating company and an affiliate of Trinity Securities, Inc.

Gary Hand

Senior Vice President of Corporate Development

Armed with multiple college degrees and over a decade of business and management expertise, Mr. Hand joined Millennium in June of 2015 and promptly rose in the ranks to become Vice President of Investor Relations in August of 2016, then Senior Vice President of Investor Relations in May of 2020. Since that time, Mr. Hand has redesigned our procedures for new business development and client retention. Mr. Hand also oversees the training and development of all company associates with regard to company protocol, policy and procedures, product knowledge, and client participation recommendations.

Prior to joining Millennium, Mr. Hand received his degree in Applied Science in Architecture from San Antonio College. After focusing on Restaurant Design, Mr. Hand also received an Associate in Applied Science in Culinary Arts from the Texas Culinary Academy Le Cordon Bleu in 2005. With over 13 years of Restaurant design and management experience, Mr. Hand played an integral part in the growth, design, development, and implementation of multiple businesses that are still thriving today.

Jason Guckian

Senior Vice President of Investor Relations

Mr. Guckian holds a BA in Business Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. During his time at Trinity he was a three-time All-Conference defensive player and captain of the university’s football team. After a brief career in professional sports, Mr. Guckian founded a successful fitness center and, through his success, became a specialized industry consultant. Mr. Guckian consulted with franchise owners within the fitness industry on business management and marketing techniques, among other disciplines. As a published author in his field, and his continued work as a strength coach and trainer, he secured an honorary Masters Degree in physical education. Mr. Guckian went on to establish himself in the entertainment industry as a professional actor and stunt man with many feature films to his credit, and as the host of a successful fitness series with a worldwide audience.

Prior to joining Millennium PetroCapital Corporation, Mr. Guckian began his career in the oil and gas industry in 2008 where he developed a specialization in the funding of energy projects. Mr. Guckian originally served as a licensed securities broker holding a Series 22 and Series 63 securities license. He later attained a Series 39 Principal’s License when promoted to Vice President for Trinity Securities, Inc. where he participated in the funding of numerous oil and gas development projects throughout Texas.

James Brake

Vice President of Exploration - Senior Geologist

Mr. Brake graduated from Stephen F. Austin University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in Geology, with a concentration in Physics. He has been in the Oil and Gas industry for over 30 years. Over the years his duties and experience have included oil and gas prospect generation and due diligence, review and research, investor relations and field activities. He also provides geological knowledge, mapping, mud log and e-log evaluation, well-site geology and field (completion) experience in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.

Since 2001 Mr. Brake has owned and operated the geological consulting firm, JB Geo Logic, Inc. Mr. Brake and his firm specialize in determining reservoir characteristics, structure and stratigraphy, compiling production data, obtaining mineral leases, writing reports, preparing display materials, making formal presentations to potential investors, administrate business and subcontract professional services as needed.

Mr. Brake joined the Millennium companies in early 2013 as Vice President of Exploration where he oversees all geological aspects of oil and gas projects sponsored by the firm. Mr. Brake along with contracted geologists, geophysicists, engineers and Millennium’s senior management work together in the selection and acquisition of the company’s oil and gas properties and drilling prospects.

Theo Jahns

Vice President of Investor Relations

Prior to joining the Millennium group of companies in 2008, Mr. Jahns was a licensed Series 22 and Series 63 securities broker focused specifically on oil and natural gas investments. Mr. Jahns has spent close to two decades developing experience in the oil and gas industry as well as in the Geotechnical and Geoscience community while working with Fugro-McClelland Marine Geosciences, Inc.

Mr. Jahns is 45 years old and a native South Texan. He serves as Millennium’s Vice President of Investor Relations and has spent many years developing invaluable relationships with private investors and industry partners, making Mr. Jahns an integral part of the continued growth and success of the Millennium family of companies.

David Staples

Field Operations Superintendent

Mr. Staples is a dedicated professional who brings 43 years of progressive, hands-on oilfield experience to the Millennium family. His areas of expertise are numerous and include onsite supervision of all field operations, cost projections, well completion procedures, troubleshooting down-hole and surface problems, production planning, scheduling, and preventive maintenance.

In 1974, having started right out of high school in his family-owned oil field service business, Mr. Staples was placed in charge of the daily operations of multiple drilling and workover rigs and an 80-person staff. Mr. Staple’s experience in this family enterprise also included running the company’s oil field supply store and pump repair shop, making him an indispensable problem solver. A results-oriented leader with a proven record of invaluable contributions, Mr. Staples lends his decades of experience to Company projects, ensuring accuracy, efficiency, and cost control.

Over the years, Mr. Staples went on to own his own oilfield service company, which operated in Texas and Oklahoma. Before joining Millennium, Mr. Staples was the Production Superintendent for a San Antonio based operator where, for 16 years, he ran the day-to-day field operations.

Alina Jindani

Chief Financial Officer

Mrs. Jindani is a graduate of Queens College, City University of New York where she received a degree in Business Administration in Corporate Finance as well as a degree in accounting. Mrs. Jindani furthered her studies at The Investment Banking Institute, also of New York, where her focus was financial analysis and modeling. Along with this education, Mrs. Jindani also brings to Millennium over ten years of accounting and administrative experience. As Chief Financial Officer, she meticulously performs her leadership role by providing strategic financial input to senior management, crucial for keen and efficient executive-level decision making. Mrs. Jindani also directly assists company supervisors in all strategic and tactical matters related to budget management, field operations and Railroad Commission of Texas regulatory compliance.

Prior to joining Millennium, Mrs. Jindani’s finance expertise began in 2008 at H&R Block Corporation, as a tax advisor specializing in retirement income and multi-state tax preparations. In 2010, her experience led her to executive-level financial roles with Axis, Inc. and then the Nadir Poonawala CPA Firm, both in San Antonio. From 2015 to joining Millennium, Mrs. Jindani served as Financial Manager, General Manager and Business and Financial Analyst for the South Texas Merchants Association of San Antonio. Mrs. Jindani is well-versed in all levels of accounting and serves as the company’s financial liaison to vendors, industry partners, and private investors.

Claudia Kline

Administrative Assistant

In the crucial position of Administrative Assistant with Millennium PetroCapital Corporation, Ms. Kline proves her value on a daily basis. Her experience as a legal assistant to the partners of two distinguished Chicago, Illinois, law firms has provided her with the business acumen her position requires. Her experience in the areas of office management, organization, and administrative duties have made her a valuable member of the Millennium team.

Ms. Kline moved to San Antonio in 2017 and is successfully assisting our Executive Team in the areas of project development and execution, scheduling, and secretarial duties. Ms. Kline’s assistance in the day to day managerial aspects of Millennium have greatly contributed to our continued success.