Meet the Team
Paul J. Hudson, CEO
Paul J. Hudson is a recognized entrepreneur and market leader who has served as a senior executive in the oil and gas industry and participated in all aspects of petroleum exploitation for the past 38 years.
Mr. Hudson has a proven track record and vast experience in delivering energy opportunities as well as executing operational plans resulting in financial success and the established of new benchmarks for petroleum development operations around the world.
Mr. Hudson has served as an owner, Director, CEO or President of more than 20 companies during his career. He has provided leadership and personally financed oil and gas operations that include the drilling, completion and production facilities for more than 2000 wells over a period of less than 20 years.
Mr. Hudson is an oil and gas specialist that recognizes talent and understands what it takes to deliver incremental well production using the most cost effective and modern methods available today.
Engineering, planning, service quality, value, safety, compliance and diligent review are all key components to mitigating risk in an oil and gas operation. Mr. Hudson will ensure that PetroAlpha Energy never deviates from these core requirements and is committed to procedures that will safeguard the success of each PetroAlpha Energy project and protect our investors at all times.
Vincent Collaso, COO
Vincent L. Collaso is co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of PA Management LLC, the registered investment advisor to PetroAlpha Energy, LLC. As fully licensed fiduciary, Mr. Collaso oversees the management of all of PA Management’s client assets. With over 24 years of portfolio management and capital market experience, he provides day to day oversight of PA Management’s global business and ensures that the organization, including investment strategy, portfolio management, insurance placement, risk management and client objectives are met daily.
Prior to joining PA Management in 2017, Mr. Collaso founded Premier Wealth Management, LLC, with Securities and Investment Advisory Services offered through Royal Alliance Associates, Inc, Member FINRA/ SIPC and a Registered Investment Advisor. In 2016, he sold Premier Wealth Management to another Registered Investment Advisory Company with Securities offered through Kestra Financial. In his capacity as CEO for Premier Wealth Management, Vincent controlled all aspects of portfolio management, compliance, and insurance placement for the firm. Prior to his position at Premier, Vincent was the Vice President of Investments at Banc of America Investments (formerly Quick & Reilly, Inc.), which was acquired and became Merrill Lynch in 2009.
Preceding his time at Banc of America Investments, Vincent ran a high-volume trade desk for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co. He is highly skilled in market timing, investment analysis, wealth preservation and wealth transfer for businesses and institutional clients, as well as high net worth individuals and family offices.
Vincent attended Stockton University with a focus on Business Management and Finance. Mr. Collaso holds the following securities & insurance professional licenses; Series 65 Investment Advisor (known formally as the Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination), Life Insurance Producer, Health Insurance Producer, Long Term Care Insurance Producer and Viatical Insurance Producer.
Cody M. Jones, CLO
Mr. Cody Jones, Chief Lending Officer for PetroAlpha Energy LLC has over 20 years of Investment and Financial Markets experience. He was most recently the Managing Partner of Blue Flame Trading LDC (BFT) and in that role responsible for day to day physical trading operations for BFT.
Mr. Jones also was the Managing Director of LEV Group as well as an equity partner. His responsibilities ranged from establishing and overseeing firm policy and procedure, to running LEV’s day-to-day operations. He was responsible for construction, mortgage and equity financing, and joint venture relationships as well as banking relationships and equity alliances.
Mr. Jones was also responsible for preconstruction services including budgeting, design, contractor and consultant contract negotiations, and offering plan coordination for all of LEV Groups projects and ran LEV Asset Management’s Opportunity funds. Mr. Jones served as Managing Director of Hiram Capital, a global merchant banking and fund management firm.
Mr. Jones’ background includes service as vice president of institutional sales for Independent Research Group (IRG) and Vista Research whose clients included some of the largest global hedge funds and asset managers. Mr. Jones has extensive experience as an institutional sales associate at U.S. Trust and Dreyfus Institutional Investors. His knowledge covers strategic sales aspects to pension funds, corporates, endowments, and foundations. Mr. Jones has deep relationships with the Pension Fund consulting community. Mr. Jones was an advisory board member for Terra Nova Commodities from 2013 to 2016. Mr. Jones received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Arizona State University with an emphasis in International Business.
Ted Wooten-Director, Operations Analysis
A career that began over 35 years ago operating cementing and frac equipment for Dowell and continuing through multiple oil and gas focused research and development staff and management positions. Following those years there were staff engineering and operational management roles with independent and large E&P companies.
All this culminated in executive management roles with both a small cap E&P company and an international oil and gas service company. With a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla, Ted’s technical and management experience lends itself to supporting PetroAlpha in both the early phase of project evaluation and in an oversight role during the execution phase for our funded projects.
Michael Koch, Senior Financial Analyst
Michael assists PetroAlpha Energy with documentation, financial modeling, and analysis of potential projects. Prior to joining PetroAlpha, Michael worked as an investment analyst at White Lotus Group, a private equity firm that facilitates projects within the real estate and healthcare markets, overseeing all marketable securities and private equity portfolios and performing research and analysis on recommended investments. Michael received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Financial Analysis as well as a Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis from Creighton University.
Sajjad Khan, Head of Trading
He is currently Head of Trading and Market Research.
Prior to joining PetroAlpha, Sajjad was a trader with at Citi and Deutsche on the natural gas desk. Prior to attending business school, he worked at Fuji Capital Markets (now Mizuho) in interest rate derivatives as a risk analyst.
Sajjad received a BS in Economics from New York University and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School.