David Vletas, Founder, President, and CEO 9 (www.eagleproductionfund.com ) was born in Abilene, Texas, into an Oil family: his grandfather was a renowned Oil man who made his name in the late 40s, while his father was a lawyer and his mother an operator in the industry. He went on to study geology in college, attending the Colorado School of Mines and graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, where he focused on high-level petroleum engineering, specializing in well drilling and completion. In the meantime, as a 19-year-old, he also got his first experience in the field as a “roughneck” in Colorado. Upon graduating David worked for the family business in Abilene for three years and, in 1988, set out on his own as an independent consultant and operator. Since then, he has operated hundreds of wells, received farmouts from the likes of Texaco and Exxon, and consulted numerous clients on every aspect of E&P, including prospecting, acquisitions, financing, drilling and well completion, and divestiture.