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Team Members

The Waveland Team possesses vast domain expertise in corporate finance and selected vertical markets. Collectively, Waveland operates in a spirit of true partnership with its clients and brokers, based on transparency, communication and commitment to responsible growth.

Michael J. Greer

Chief Executive Officer & Founding Partner

Michael Greer has been our Chief Executive Officer since co-founding Waveland in 2000, bringing with him over 40 years of experience in the financial services industry. His engagement in the oil and gas sector extends back to 1987. Mr. Greer held the position of President at Energy Partners, Inc., a company he founded in 1989, subsequently acquired by NASDAQ-listed Benton Oil and Gas Company. Under his leadership, Waveland has successfully acquired, developed, and executed the strategic sale of various projects. Noteworthy among these achievements are the divestiture of a 35,000-acre position in southeastern Oklahoma to Chesapeake Energy, the sale of 120,000 acres in south-central Kansas to Royal Dutch Shell Corporation, and multiple projects to independent oil and gas companies.

Mr. Greer holds the distinction of being a licensed General Securities Principal and currently serves as the CEO of Waveland Capital Partners LLC, a FINRA-licensed broker-dealer. His multifaceted leadership encompasses strategic decision-making, financial acumen, and a deep understanding of the complexities within the energy sector.

Vickie J. Greer

Chief Operating Officer & Founding Partner

As a co-founder of Waveland, Vickie Greer has served as Chief Operating Officer since our inception. With an impressive 35-year career, Vickie brings extensive expertise in investment syndication, operations, administration, legal services, and investor and broker-dealer relations. Her pivotal role at Waveland includes the development of our proprietary platform, streamlining investment processes, overseeing broker and investor relations, and ensuring rigorous compliance with corporate and securities law. Prior to her career in the financial sector, Vickie obtained her paralegal certification from the University of Texas at El Paso and held positions as a paralegal in law firms in Irvine, California, and El Paso, Texas.

Sam Irvani

Chief Investment Officer & Partner

Mr. Irvani joined Waveland in 2010, contributing over 25 years of seasoned expertise in private equity, investment banking, and corporate finance. Before joining Waveland, Sam held the role of Manager, Revenue Finance, and M&A at Western Digital Corporation (NYSE: WDC), overseeing revenue and gross margin management for the company’s $2.5 billion global enterprise distribution business channel. His responsibilities included providing executive support in M&A evaluation and strategic corporate development initiatives, involving multinational acquisition targets. Prior to Western Digital, Sam served as Vice President at Citigroup Global Markets, delivering M&A and corporate finance advisory services to middle-market clients in the United States and Canada. His finance career began in treasury and financial analysis roles at the Ford Motor Company and the Bank of Montreal Financial Group in Toronto, Canada. Mr. Irvani holds a BS in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Toronto, an MBA in Finance from McMaster University in Canada, and FINRA Series 7, 27, 28, 79, and 63 registrations.

Scott Dinh

Chief Financial Officer & Partner

Mr. Dinh has been Waveland’s Chief Financial Officer since 2015, previously holding the position of Controller since 2007. As a Certified Public Accountant with over 25 years of finance experience spanning diverse industries, including oil & gas and manufacturing and distribution, Scott brings a wealth of expertise to our team. Prior to joining Waveland, he served as CFO for Cabinetec, Inc., a prominent cabinet manufacturing company, and as Controller for U.S. Filter Recovery Services from 1999 to 2005. Scott’s career also includes roles as Assistant Controller for Grant Geophysical, Financial Reporting Supervisor at Air Liquide of America, and Accounting Manager at Kenfil Distribution. Beginning his career in 1989 as an auditor at Arthur Young & Co, a Big 8 accounting firm, Mr. Dinh’s expertise lies in optimizing cash flow, enhancing profitability, establishing growth-facilitating processes and infrastructure, and overseeing operations and financial planning. Scott holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Texas.

Trisha Prince

Chief Compliance Officer

Trisha joined Waveland in 2019, bringing over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, with a primary focus on broker-dealer and investment adviser compliance requirements. Before joining Waveland, Trisha served as the Chief Compliance Officer at a Dallas-based broker-dealer for three years. From 2012 to 2017, she held the position of Risk Officer for Credit Suisse Private Bank in Houston, Texas. In these roles, Trisha spearheaded the development and implementation of comprehensive compliance programs and regulatory frameworks to ensure adherence to federal, state, and FINRA regulations. Her responsibilities included crafting written supervisory procedures, manuals, and processes, as well as overseeing business continuity and continuing education programs. Trisha conducted compliance audits of independent registered representatives, initiated process simplification and effectiveness, administered staff compliance training, and elevated firm-wide compliance programs across all areas. Trisha holds the series 7, 24, 63, 65, 9, 10 and 3 industry licenses.

Douglas J. Jacobson

Partner & Senior Advisor

Prior to joining Waveland in 2018, Mr. Jacobson served 16 years with Chesapeake Energy Corporation, before retiring in July 2015. His position at Chesapeake upon retirement was Executive Vice President – Acquisitions & Divestitures. During Doug’s career at Chesapeake, he negotiated and/or managed the consummation of over 8,500 acquisition and divestiture transactions exceeding $70 billion in value in the aggregate. Prior to joining Chesapeake, Doug was employed by Samson Investment Company. He was serving as Senior Vice President, Project Development and Marketing at the time of his departure from Samson and in that capacity, he managed Samson’s acquisition and divestiture efforts. Prior to joining Samson, Doug was employed as an auditor with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. Mr. Jacobson has served on various Oklahoma legislative commissions, including the Commission of Oil and Gas Production Practices and the Natural Gas Policy Commission. While working with Waveland, Doug joined the board of RDV Resources, Inc. in March 2020. In May 2022, he became the Chairman of the Board, a position he still holds today. He is a certified public accountant and graduated from John Brown University with a B.S.B.A. and from the University of Arkansas with a M.S.A.

John Naslund, CFP®, CLU

Senior Vice President – National Sales Director & Partner

John Naslund began his career in the financial services industry in 1975, bringing a wealth of experience to Waveland since joining in 2002. Over the years, John has been engaged by major global financial institutions as a variable product and planning specialist. His expertise has proven invaluable in assisting national securities firms and representatives in serving highly accredited clientele. John holds the designation of CFP® (Certified Financial Planner) from the College of Financial Planning in Denver. As a licensed General Securities and Municipal Securities Principal with FINRA, he ensures a high standard of professionalism. Furthermore, John has earned the Chartered Life Underwriter designation from the American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

Jamie Harmon, CFP®

Senior Vice President – East Region

Since joining the team in 2013, Jamie Harmon has served as Senior Vice President, East Region, overseeing our sales endeavors in the eastern United States. With a robust track record as a financial wholesaler, Jamie brings over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry to our team. He is an alumnus of the Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he earned both his BS and MBA. Jamie entered the professional arena in 1999 within the Independent Broker Dealer industry and achieved his CFP® designation in 2008. Operating from our East Coast office on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Jamie’s experience allows him to effectively engage with financial professionals, crafting and implementing real-world solutions. He holds FINRA Series 7, 24, and 63 licenses.

William A. Rack, Jr.

Senior Vice President

William A. Rack, Jr. assumed the role of Senior Vice President at Waveland in 2021, bringing with him a career in the capital markets spanning over 30 years. Before joining Waveland, he served as Executive Vice President of ArciTerra Group, LLC, concurrently holding the position of President at ArciTerra Capital, LLC. During his tenure at ArciTerra, Bill successfully created and funded 22 private placement offerings, amounting to over $150 million in equity. Preceding ArciTerra, he worked for the Cole companies from January 2000 to March 2005, where his involvement contributed to the creation and funding of more than 20 private placement offerings, totaling over $335 million in equity. Prior to joining Cole, Bill worked with Laeroc Partners, Inc., a Los Angeles-based real estate syndicator. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of the Pacific, majoring in Finance and Marketing. Bill holds FINRA Series 22 and 63 registrations.

Colten “Colt” Munchoff

Vice President, Business Development

Colt Munchoff joined Waveland in 2021 as Vice President, bringing over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. His expertise spans all aspects of business development, from cultivating dealer relations within the Independent Broker-Dealer and RIA channels to sales management and distribution. Previously, Colt served as Associate Vice President for Steadfast companies from March 2018 to August 2021, where he played a pivotal role in business development. Prior to that, he spent 12 years wholesaling annuities as Regional Vice President at Met Life Investors. Colt’s career has earned him numerous accolades, including top sales awards, management recognition, and keynote speaker invitations at various conferences and events. Colt studied marketing and communications at the University of Arizona and holds FINRA Series 7 registration, demonstrating his commitment to professional excellence in the financial industry.

Beyond his professional achievements, Colt serves as a role model to individuals recovering from head trauma. Having personally experienced a closed head injury at the age of 23, Colt faced significant challenges, including months of immobility and speech impairment. His journey of recovery has been an inspiration for over two decades, as he passionately shares his story as a motivational speaker.

R. Blake Ramsey

Senior Advisor

Mr. Ramsey has served on Waveland’s Board of Advisors since January 2023, bringing 15 years of oil and gas investing and financial expertise to the team. His involvement in acquisitions and divestitures has exceeded $4.8 billion in aggregate value. Before joining Waveland, Mr. Ramsey held the position of Chief Financial Officer and Investment Committee member at Fleur de Lis Energy, LLC (FDL), one of the largest private oil and gas operators in the US. As an original member, he played a pivotal role in growing FDL from a firm with no assets to over 6,000 wells across four states, achieving an annual EBITDA of approximately $675 million.

At FDL, Mr. Ramsey’s responsibilities included financial underwriting for acquisitions, debt financing arrangement and structuring, management of commodity and interest rate hedging programs, oversight of the marketing division, and strategic planning and budgeting for FDL’s seven discrete partnerships. During his tenure, he contributed to the structuring and deployment of $1.2 billion of institutional private equity capital and arranged approximately $2.5 billion of secured debt under multiple syndicated credit facilities.

Prior to FDL, Mr. Ramsey held various finance roles with Primexx Energy Partners, a Permian-focused E&P company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. His career began as an analyst in the commercial banking division of Wells Fargo in Houston. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.B.A. in Finance from Texas Tech University.

George Ashby

Vice President, Key Accounts

Since joining the Waveland team in 2023, George has served as the Vice President of Key Accounts at Waveland, strategically leveraging his expertise in financial services and relationship management. George began his professional journey in the mortgage industry, rising to become one of the top loan officers at New American Funding. In 2019, he transitioned to Merrill Lynch’s FADP program, facilitating transactions exceeding $575 million. His diverse experience spans fundraising for hedge funds and the distinguished honor of ceremonially ringing the Nasdaq bell. His career path led him to pivot toward private equity, where George excelled as the top producer at his former firm, Triton Pacific. George’s academic foundation in Economics, earned at Arizona State University, enhances his strategic approach to navigating complex financial landscapes. He holds FINRA SIE, Series 7, and Series 66 registrations.