Mr. Cleaver has served as chief financial officer of Porto Energy Corp., junior oil and gas exploration company listed on the Canadian Venture Exchange, since February 2011. Prior to his elevation to chief financial officer, Mr. Cleaver served as chief accounting officer. Mr. Cleaver served as corporate controller and then as vice president and chief accounting officer for BPZ Energy from October 2006 to mid-2010. Prior to joining BPZ, Mr. Cleaver was engaged as a consultant for a variety of public companies such as Rosetta Resources, Calpine Natural Gas and Index Oil and Gas. Mr. Cleaver is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting from Texas A&M University.