Management


Malone Mitchell 3rd
Chairman and Chef Executive Officer
From 1985-2006, Malone built Riata Energy into one of the largest privately held energy companies in the United States. In 2006, he sold controlling stake in Riata Energy. Later, Riata Energy was renamed SandRidge Energy (NYSE:SD). Near the time of sale, SandRidge Energy had 1 Tcf in proved reserves, 300 miles of gas-gathering pipeline, greater than 34,000 horsepower of gas compression, and owned or operated 43 drilling rigs.

Shortly after stepping down from SandRidge, Malone founded Mitchell Group, a privately owned oil & gas exploration and production company. Mitchell Group includes Riata Management and Longfellow Energy.

Prior to his involvement with Riata Energy and Mitchell Group, Malone worked in the oil field services industry and was employed with his family's ranching and aviation businesses.

Malone manages TransAtlantic's daily operations and spends a considerable portion of his time in country (Turkey, Morocco, and Romania).

Malone graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree.
Ian Delahunty
President

Mr. Delahunty joined TransAtlantic in 2008 and has worked with our operations in Turkey, Romania and Morocco, and recently served as the Company's Vice President - Engineering, overseeing completions and workovers and subsequently as the Company’s Vice President, Business Development. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Texas and has worked in the United States and internationally with Schlumberger and Occidental targeting both conventional and unconventional activities.


Wil F. Saqueton
Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Saqueton joined TransAtlantic in May 2011.

Mr. Saqueton began his career at Price Waterhouse LP providing audit and tax services from 1992-1995. From 1995 until 2006, Mr. Saqueton held a number of positions of increasing scope and responsibility at at Intel Corporation, beginning as a Senior Financial Analyst and earning promotions to Finance Manager, Operations Controller-Americas and finally to Strategic Controller of the Chipset Group, Intel's second largest business unit generating $4 billion annual revenue.

From 2006 through 2010, Mr. Saqueton served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Just Brakes headquartered in Dallas, Texas. In 2009, he was recognized as a finalist for the Dallas Business Journal's CFO of the Year.

Mr. Saqueton earned an MBA from the University of California, Davis, a BS in Commerce from Santa Clara University and his CPA license from the state of California.
Jeff Mecom
Vice President, Legal
Jeff was appointed Corporate Secretary in 2006 and Vice President in 2007.

From 1995-2005, Jeff served as Vice President, Legal & corporate Secretary with Aleris International, a NYSE-listed international metals recycling and processing company. Previously, he served as in-house counsel to an independent energy company and lectured at the Estonian Business School in Tallinn, Estonia.

Jeff received his B.A. in economics from the University of Texas at Austin and his J.D. degree from the University of Texas School of Law