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Randy M. Griffin

Chief Operating Officer


Mr. Griffin served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Mesa Energy, Inc. from its founding in April of 2003 until the closing of the business combination with Armada Oil, Inc. in March of 2013, at which time he became Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Armada. In 2016, Mr. Griffin joined Payson Petroleum. His responsibilities include direct supervision and management of the operational and administrative activities of the company.  In addition, he will direct the ongoing effort to locate, evaluate, finance and acquire additional oil and gas properties consistent with the goals, objectives and financing strategies of the company.

From March 2001 until March 2003, Mr. Griffin was associated with a Dallas-based group of companies engaged in the development of a horizontal natural gas drilling project in Shelby County, Texas. His responsibilities included pipeline development, land management and lease acquisition. During that period, he was responsible for the negotiation and closing of the sale of that company’s natural gas production and undeveloped property in Shelby County, Texas, a divestiture valued at just under $30,000,000. In addition, he negotiated the acquisition of an acreage position in Hopkins County, Texas, and coordinated pipeline development and the drilling of a discovery well in that field. 

Mr. Griffin brings 40 years of broad business development and management experience to the Company. Prior to his involvement in the oil and gas industry, he was directly responsible for the development, financing and construction of more than $35,000,000 worth of multi-family and senior housing projects.

Mr. Griffin graduated from East Texas State University in May of 1975 with a degree in Finance and Business Management.