Bellatorum Resources is a Veteran owned and operated Mineral and Royalty buying firm. We create above market returns by identifying and buying from under served sellers, using state of the art proprietary systems and leveraging our military values.
Traditionally, we have packaged and sold these legacy assets to institutions, PE firms, funds, family offices and UHNW individuals. As we scale, we are confident we can capture even greater returns by leveraging the expertise and ethos necessary to manage a large- scale fund with a patient capital structure allowing us to be more opportunistic and capitalize on the ebbs and flows of the market.
We bring the values we held dear in our military service to the oil and gas industry: honor, integrity, respect, work ethic, and discipline.
The management team has nearly 30 years of combined military service, including multiple combat tours to both Iraq and Afghanistan. With over 100 years of combined experience in the oil and gas industry, Bellatorum’s team members are experts in the areas of valuations, acquisitions, and divestitures of oil and gas real assets.
We pride ourselves on operating with the highest level of integrity, professionalism, and excellence.
Meet Our Team
Chris Bentley | Founder, President & CEO
Oil & Gas Land Acquisitions Professional with over 6 years experience. Marine Veteran with over 14 years service and 6 combat tours. Rice University - Jones Graduate School of Business MBA.
Mary Bentley | Cofounder, EVP, & Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)
Project Manager with over 17 years experience in international business and consulting. Graduate Certificate in Project Management from Syracuse University. BA in Communications from Rutgers University.
Jonas E. Harrell | VP of Geology
Subsurface Professional with over 14 years experience in the Oil & Gas Industry, specializing in A&D Evaluations, Operations, and Exploration. Jonas earned his MS-Geology from the University of Texas at San Antonio and served in the Texas Army National Guard for 12 years, achieving the rank of Captain.
Mike Hammond, CPL | VP of Land & Corporate Development
A Navy veteran with over 12 years of experience evaluating and executing oil and gas transactions. Mike holds an MBA from Rice University, a BBA in Energy Management from the University of Oklahoma and is a Certified Professional Landman.
Sam Vogel | Director of Business Development
Financial market practitioner with 25 years experience within the energy, equity derivatives and hedge fund markets as a trader, institutional broker and fund consultant. University of Witwatersrand (South Africa) Bachelor of Commerce.
Justin Murrell | Controller
Justin Murrell, a Louisiana native, enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves in 2009 after graduating from the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts. He then went on to Sam Houston State University to earn his Bachelor of Business Administration with an Accounting Focus. Justin has over 5 years experience in the O&G industry.
Robert Dark | Director IT and Marketing
Web developer and online marketer with over 5 years experience in all facets of digital marketing and information technology. Graduate of the "Iron Yard" program for web development.
Brenda Alanis | Executive Assistant to the CEO & HR Manager
Brenda served 5 years in the United States Marine Corps in both Operation Iraqi Freedom & Operation Enduring Freedom. She has since earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Sam Houston State University.
Dylan White | Resevoir Engineer
Dylan served in the U.S. Army in the 66th Military Intelligence Brigade and deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He earned his BS and Masters in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University.
Sam Morse, RL | Regional Land Manager
Sam is a Registered Landman with experience in lease/asset negotiations and acquisitions, title/abstracts, due diligence and curative. He is an Army veteran and deployed overseas to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Doug Powers | Regional Land Manager
Doug holds an MBA in project management from Liberty University and found his way into the oil and gas industry in 2005, serving as a contract landman for EQT Production in the Appalachian basin.
John LI, CPL | Regional Land Manager
John is a Certified Professional Landman and holds a bachelors degree in professional land and resource management from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He has also served over 6 years in the U.S. Army.
Alberto Jimenez | Acquisitions Agent
Alberto aka "Beto" is a Retired Master Sergeant with over 20 years of active service and 5 tours of duty in support of the Global War on Terrorism. He has multiple years of experience working directly in the field with drillers and operators.
Paul Glaze | Land Technician
Paul studied at Arizona State University before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force where he served as a Security Forces member. During his enlistment, he was stationed at five bases in four countries and completed one deployment.
Elizabeth Reynolds | Division Order Analyst
Elizabeth served as a police officer in the United States Navy, graduated from Sam Houston University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Science, and is currently working on her degree in Business Administration.