The Team

Wade Murphy

wade-murphyWade is a third-generation oil and gas executive with extensive experience and knowledge in the energy industry.  In both the public and private sector, his career has involved evaluation and acquisition of energy assets in North American and European-Central European onshore resource plays, African deepwater fields, Southeast Asia , and Latin American prospects.

In addition to his work with SourceRock, Wade serves as Executive Vice President of Marmik Oil Company, expanding the company into midstream and commodity marketing sectors of the industry.

Within SourceRock funded companies and projects, Wade brings an humanities based approach to evaluating companies and entrepreneurs.  His focus in investment and business structure & strategy is to apply historical and cultural context to each endeavor in order to find a unique elegant solution for that business to not merely succeed but to thrive long-term in a macro approach to a global world.

Wade’s external pursuits have included Save Venice, Inc; South Arkansas Arts Center; The Arkansas Reform Alliance; and the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin.

Wade graduated from Wake Forest University where he now sits on the Board of Trustees, and American University’s Kogod School of Business.

Khalid Jones

Khalid is an attorney who has spent significant time practicing in private firm practice and in-house with public and private fund companies.

Prior to SourceRock, Khalid spent almost a decade in some of the largest international law firms focusing primarily on the defense of large financial institutions and individuals in government agency led investigations.  During his career, Khalid has defended clients in actions involving the SEC, DOJ, FHFA, the US Treasury Department and various state securities agencies.

Throughout his career he has advocated for increased knowledge, participation and access to the invested marketplace and as an entrepreneur, Khalid co-founded an asset management company that leveraged new media technology to introduce advanced money management techniques and strategies to generations X and Y and oversaw the launch of a publicly traded fund managed by the company.

Khalid’s work and opinions have been featured in various publications and media outlets including , CNBC, NPR, The Financial Times, Fox Business, Institutional Investor and Entrepreneur Magazine amongst others.  Khalid is the resident Democrat of the group and speaks enough Japanese that people think he speaks conversational Japanese.

Khalid graduated from Wake Forest University and Stanford Law School.