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.

John Eddy

John is an operations expert, with decades of experience in grassroots marketing, political strategy and media communications and finance.  In addition to his role with SourceRock, John serves on the Advisory Board of Marmik Oil Company where he is responsible for strategic development of future exploration and infrastructure development.

Prior to SourceRock, John was a Partner with Meridian, a national public relations and consulting firm, where he ran the company’s southern operations.  At Meridian, John’s clients included Ford Motor Company, Wal-Mart, Exxon, American Petroleum Institute and numerous local, state and Presidential candidates.  In addition, John was formerly the Chairman of the Board for American Majority, a national grassroots training institute that has trained over 28,000 activists and candidates and has lectured both domestically and internationally on grassroots marketing, strategy and communications.

In the public sphere, John has served, among other positions, as Deputy White House Liaison at the U.S. Department of Justice in the Office of the Attorney General under President George W. Bush, Deputy Regional Political Director in 16 states for the RNC in 2004 and National Victory Director for the RNC in 2006.

John and his wife Tracy’s community and civic involvement is wideranging; they enjoy supporting Our House, a shelter for working homeless, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas, KIPP Delta Public Schools, The Pat Tillman Foundation, the Arkansas Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the United Way of Union County Arkansas and the Arkansas Pregnancy Resource Center.

John graduated from Arizona State University’s School of Politics and Global Studies and recently was inducted as a Knight in the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem under his Eminence Cardinal Edwin Frederick O’Brien.