Who We Are


Wes Perry - Chairman

Wes served as President of EGL Resources, Inc., an oil and gas operations company based in Texas and New Mexico, from January 1994 until July 2008, before becoming the Chief Executive Officer. He has also served as manager of PBEX, LLC since July 2012. Wes has served as a director of Genie Energy, Ltd. from September 2009 and is chairman of the audit committee. He also serves as Chairman of Genie Energy International Corporation. He served as a director of UTG, Inc. from July 2005 to June 2013. He served as a director of American Capital Insurance Company and Texas Imperial Life Insurance Company from 2006 to 2009 and as a director of Western National Bank from 2005 to 2009. Wes has owned and operated SES Investments, Ltd., an oil and gas investment company, since 1980. He served as the Mayor of Midland, Texas, from January 2008 through January 2014. He also served on the Midland City Council as an at-large councilperson from 2002 to 2008. Wes holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.

Chas Perry - CEO

Chas is the co-founding partner and member of PBEX since 2012 to present.  He is also co-founder and CEO of Master Mineral Holdings I, LP and Master Mineral Holdings II, LP, a mineral acquisition company with a focus on the Appalachian Basin, since 2009 to present. He has also served as Managing Partner of Voyage Energy, an oil and gas investment company, since 2011 to present. He has participated in raising and managing ~$90MM in equity commitments for various oil and gas partnerships. Chas has built, managed and invested in teams to purchase over 50,000 acres of minerals and leasehold throughout the United States. He has worked in other various aspects of the oil and gas industry for 15+ years. Chas holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Business Finance from Texas Tech University.

Tom Taccia - EVP Land 

Tom is the COO of Master Mineral Holdings I, LP and Master Mineral Holdings II, LP, a mineral acquisition company with a focus on the Appalachian Basin from 2009 to present.  He has also served as Managing Member of McClure Creek Minerals LLC, and affiliate limited partnerships, acquiring mineral interests and non-operated working interests in Oklahoma, from 2011 to present.  Tom has managed over 40,000 acres of mineral acquisitions from concept to closing throughout the United States.  He has directed reservoir engineers, landmen and geologists in building and maintaining an extensive database used to identify opportunities in the Midland Basin.  Tom  holds a B.A. in Advertising from the University of Oklahoma.

Brooks Perry - EVP of Acquisitions and Divestitures   

Brooks Perry is a partner in PBEX, LLC and a managing member of four entities in Oklahoma. He was also the lead buyer for Master Mineral Holdings I and Master Mineral Holdings II, in the Appalachian Basin, from 2008-2012. During this time, he handled the negotiations and purchase of ~20,000 acres. Currently, his main responsibility is to handle the A & D in the Permian Basin and Oklahoma. He is also a founding partner of Incline Niobrara, LP that is a Non-op and mineral acquisition-based fund. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Design. He has been actively working in the Oil and Gas industry since he graduated in 2008 in Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. His main responsibilities are mineral and land acquisition plus business development.

The PBEX partners are leaders in the oil and gas industry and in Midland by being the best at what we do and treating others the way we want to be treated.