Randy Allen co-founded and serves as Managing Partner of Lucas Capital’s private equity funds. Lucas Capital’s three oil & gas private equity funds are dedicated to North American upstream oil & gas investments, providing institutional investors access to private oil & gas opportunities. Mr. Allen serves as manager of Laurus Oil LLC and NGP Lucas LLC, and serves on the board or serves board-like functions to portfolio companies, including Sequel Energy, LLC, Typhoon Energy LLC, Mississippi Resources, LLC, Savant Alaska, LLC, Bakken Energy LLC and Three Forks Energy LLC. He has experience as a roustabout, drilling and completion engineer, attorney, senior executive at an independent oil and gas company and asset manager of a family office. He joined Lucas Capital in 2004, continuing his focus on private oil & gas investing. From 2001–2004, Mr. Allen served Frontier Enterprises, LLC, a Tuscaloosa, Alabama based family office, as attorney and asset manager focusing on private equity ventures, including serving board-like functions to Miller Dyer Resources LLC, River Gas Company LLC and Berry Wood Products LLC. From 1994–2000, Mr. Allen served as General Counsel to River Gas Corporation, an exploration and production company operating over 900 wells in Alabama, Utah and Wyoming, where he was responsible for significant transactions, legal, regulatory, land, risk management and human resources. From 1988–1994, Mr. Allen worked at the law firm Astrella & Rice in Denver, where his practice included corporate and oil & gas law. Prior positions include serving Pennzoil Producing Company in Texas and Gulf of Mexico, and Ward Petroleum Corporation in Oklahoma. Mr. Allen is licensed to practice law in Alabama and Colorado. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering in 1986 from Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado, and law degree in 1990 from University of Colorado School of Law in Boulder, Colorado. Mr. Allen has testified before the US House of Representatives Committee on Resources regarding the National Environmental Policy Act, and before state legislative committees regarding NEPA, and sensitive and endangered species. He has served as program chair and speaker to events organized by the American Association of Professional Landmen and Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. He serves as associate pastor at First United Methodist Church of Tuscaloosa, and has volunteered through World Hope International in its efforts in Azerbaijan, Haiti, Mongolia and Zambia.