Meet the team

Invest with the most elite operator teams in the country. Canham Energy offers diverse, highly vetted UK oil and gas investments through an easy-to-use online platform.

  • OUR TEAM
  • ADVISORY BOARD
  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  • Charles Hyde

    CEO
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    With an extensive background that encompasses 15 years of experience across technology, commercial real estate and energy, Charles brings deep knowledge and experience growing early-stage ventures into hyper-growth scalable organizations. He has been a part of three successful startup companies, most recently growing startup iWowWe from zero to $12 million in revenue in less than two years. With years of experience serving as an advisor to the startup community, he brings a strong history of building teams and developing systems and processes that scale organizations by identifying and optimizing their unique growth potential.

  • William Newton

    COO
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    William has founded two successful oil and gas companies and has over a decade of experience in both oil and gas and technology startups. He has taken over our business development responsibilities, the due diligence process, and as a registered professional landman, he advises Canham Energy on title and working interest partners. He holds a degree in economics from the University of Texas at Austin.

  • Ewan Williams

    VP of Upstream
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    Prior to joining Canham Energy, Ewan spent five years working as a reservoir engineer and team lead at ConocoPhillips in Houston, where he focused on developing and operating their Delaware Basin and Northwest Shelf assets in the Permian Basin. While in graduate school, he found his calling in entrepreneurship and tech startups. Ewan brings a unique mix of upstream technical and operational experience, business knowledge, and passion for new technology. Ewan graduated with a B.S. in petroleum engineering from The University of Tulsa and also received his MBA from Rice University.

  • Tom Dobson

    CTO
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    A seasoned leader with the unique ability to bridge the gap between business and technology, Tom has a proven record of understanding both the macro and micro views of business processes and platform architecture. He has previously worked with several Fortune 100 companies, and led an entire team from startup mode to a mature software as service (SaaS) platform generating millions in revenue. His high level of tech background allows him to provide his deep expertise in not only business but also the intricate technology details needed to navigate his company to success.

  • Toby Iqbal

    CIO
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    As the lead strategist and architect for the Canham Energy platform and overall website, Toby's goal is to create a framework, marketing strategies and streamlined operations that will allow for maximum scalability of the company. A seasoned corporate law attorney, Toby has been invaluable in creating a transparent, compliant crowdfunding platform that serves both the investors and operators.

  • Oliver Bradley

    Senior Advisor
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    A seasoned litigation attorney, he has successfully represented clients, ranging from individuals to large companies, in a variety of legal disputes for nearly a decade. He also launched several startup ventures prior to Canham Energy, including a legal technology company that totaled over 50,000% ROI in one year. Both a savvy entrepreneur and accomplished litigator, Oliver fuses legal expertise with astute business know-how to navigate the oil and gas industry’s regulatory waters and carefully pre-vet each project offered through the site.

  • Harley Shah

    VP - Investor Relations
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    With 6 years of sales and customer relations experience in real estate to energy tech start-ups, Garrett bring's his knowledge of maximizing business relationships and creating an environment where customer service can flourish. He manages all investor relations and streamlines systems and processes to increase efficiency and productivity in the Canham Energy organization.

  • David Evans

    CFO
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    David Evans is a Certified Public Accountant serving industry needs as a Consultant and outsourced Chief Financial Officer. He is active in accounting & finance, private investments and international ventures. With a focus on liquidating events, debt and equity, Moon Consulting specializes in financial reporting and analytics, financial due diligence, financial modeling, and acquisition negotiations. Moon Consulting advised and closed more than $100M in transactions last year in real estate and energy.

  • Leo Briggs

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    Mr. Briggs was Director of Petroleum Engineering with Pogo Producing Company and has 26 years experience managing engineering projects, corporate reserves, and prospect analysis. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas. He has held senior staff positions with Norcen Explorer Inc., AMAX Oil & Gas, Louisiana Land & Exploration Company, and Bass Enterprises Production Company. Mr. Briggs serves on the Program Committee of the SPE Business Development Group and graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering in 1983.

  • Billy Whitehead

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    Mr. Whitehead was Vice President of Worldwide Exploration at Kerr-McGee and Ashland Exploration and was an Exploration Manager with Burlington Resources, Southland Royalty Company, and Amoco. He has over 35 years of geoscience and management experience. Mr. Whitehead is very active in the industry and has held leadership positions as President of the Houston Geological Society and the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors from these societies. Mr. Whitehead earned a Bachelor of Science in Geology with honors from Case Western Reserve University and also holds an Master of Science in Geophysics and an MBA in Finance, both from the University of Houston. He is licensed geologist in the State of Texas and a Certified Petroleum Geologist.

  • Elliot Miller

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    Mr. Miller has over 35 years of experience in the energy sector, including serving as President and COO of Contango Oil and Gas. He has worked in Dubai, Ecuador, Africa, Indonesia, China, the UK, Ukraine and in the U.S. His experience includes deepwater drilling and experience through various executive, engineering and technical positions within and over oil companies and major drilling projects across the world. Mr. Miller is an investor in EF Resources, Inc. and an advisor to Canham Energy.

  • Reece Woodward

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    Mr. Woodward is a partner at Jackson Walker L.L.P., a Texas-based law firm. He has over 25 years of experience in representing technology and software companies, both public and private, as well as investors, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs engaged in commercializing inventions. From 1996 to 1998 he was Vice President of Corporate Development and General Counsel of The ForeFront Group, Inc., a Nasdaq company which sold to CBT Group LLC in 1998 for $160 million. He obtained his BA degree from Valparaiso University and his JD from the University of Illinois.

  • Morgan Smart

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    Mr. Smart is an accomplished senior operations and strategic executive with over 38 years of experience in the energy industry. He currently serves as President of The Haymarket Group, LLC. He is also co-founder and Managing Director of RSEV, LLC an advisory and investment firm that focuses on asset and infrastructure projects in the energy/oil and gas industries. Past positions include Chief Operating Officer of Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES), Vice President of Global Competitive Intelligence and Strategy based in The Hague for Royal Dutch Shell, plc., CEO pro-tem of Lumeden, Inc. a technology start-up, and Senior Vice President of Saudi Refining, Inc. ARAMCO’s US affiliate.