Management Team

Nicholas L. Scheidt

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Scheidt has served as President and Chairman of Apex Financial Services Corp aka Apex Realty Investments Inc, since 1983. The company is active in the development and investment in real estate. The company also advises and arranges financing for commercial ventures. This company has closed in excess of $170M in transactions since inception as a principle. 

Mr. Scheidt has been a managing member of Eagle United Truck Wash LLC; since 1989. This company currently has fourteen truck wash locations across the country. Mr. Scheidt has served on the Board of Directors of Outreach Housing Corporation since 1992, building affordable housing for those in needs in many cities in Texas.

Mr. Scheidt has also served as a board of director or as an advisory director on several independent banking institutions, and a savings and loan beginning in 1985.  Mr. Scheidt is considered and has been accepted in the court system as an expert witness regarding Finance and Real Estate.

 Mr. Scheidt joined the Board of Arête Industries Inc on November 21, 2012.

Charles B. Davis

Director and Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Davis joined Arête’s Board of Directors in 2006, and serves as a member of the Company’s Nominating and Compensation Committees. From January 1981 to June 1983, Mr. Davis was Operations Manager for Keba Oil and Gas Co. where he was responsible for drilling, completion and producing operations. From July 1983 to April 1986, Mr. Davis was Vice-President of operations for Private Oil Industries. From April 1986 until August 1988, Mr. Davis did consulting work related to well site operations. Since August 1988 Mr. Davis has worked for DNR Oil & Gas Inc., as president, overseeing the day to day operations for 150 to 200 wells, and involved in exploration activities. Mr. Davis graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering.

Tristan R. Farel

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Farel is an executive with five years of experience as a chief financial officer and 15 years of accounting and public company reporting experience. Mr. Farel currently is the President of Pivot Accounting, LLC, a company he founded which provides a full suite of solutions to both public and private companies operating in the oil and gas industry offering outsourced chief financial officer and controller functions, as well as accounting and bookkeeping services.   Since February 2010, Mr. Farel has also served as the Chief Financial Officer of New Frontier Energy, Inc., a non-reporting, publicly-held domestic energy company engaged in the exploration for, and development of, oil and natural gas reserves in the continental United States.  Mr. Farel has also served as a financial consultant to various entities since December 2009.  From June 2007 to December 2009, Mr. Farel served as a financial reporting manager for Resolute Energy Corporation, an oil and gas exploration and development company. From January 2002 to June 2007, Mr. Farel was an auditor for Hein & Associates, a public accounting firm.  Mr. Farel has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of Colorado.