Headquartered in the Denver area with origins in Colorado, NexGen Oil & Gas is a privately-owned exploration and production company committed to helping meet our nation’s increasing energy needs and strives to achieve a strategic presence in both emerging and established oil and gas resource plays. We are focused primarily throughout the Rocky Mountain region. Our team of experienced oil and gas professionals has the knowledge and experience necessary to successfully identify, assemble, and manage both conventional and unconventional oil and gas prospects.

Science-driven exploration and operations through advanced technical methods
Acquire and create high-value prospects through extensive knowledge and experience
Maintain valued relationships with partners, land owners, communities, and governments
Steadfast commitment to safety and regulatory compliance


Mr. McNeil has broad experience in the coal, oil and gas, mining and power industries.  He received his Bachelors of Science degree in Mining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in 1971 and was honored with the Mines Distinguished Achievement Medal in 1998.  At Mines, he is a member of the Foundation Board of Governors, the President’s Council, the Guggenheim Society, and appointed by the Governor to serve on the Board of Trustees.

Since 1993 he has been Chief Executive Officer of NexGen, a natural resources company he founded, which explores and develops oil and gas resources.

Mr. Falk is a petroleum geologist with over 25 years of experience.  He has worked with Majors, large independents, and smaller privately held companies.  For much of his career, he has been focused on resource play exploration while managing teams of highly trained professionals.

Roger is a native of Colorado.  He received his BS and MS from Colorado State University.  He is a member of the AAPG, RMAG, and is a Board Licensed Geologists with the states of Texas and Utah.

He began his career with ARCO in Houston where he worked for 9 years.  There he developed oil and gas fields throughout off-shore Texas, and explored the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico.  He was also a member of the New Ventures group that evaluated outside deals and explored the Rocky Mountain Basins.

After the merger of ARCO with BP, Roger worked for EOG Resources in Denver for 10 years exploring in all of the Rocky Mountain Basins.  During this time, Roger was a key player in the exploration for Basin Centered Gas, and was at the forefront of the shale oil and gas revolution.  He worked on several projects to unlock horizontal reserves in key geologic formations that have become household names such as the Bakken, Niobrara, and Turner.  Roger also supported EOG’s international division.   He was the unconventional resource play team leader and during his last three years at EOG, he was the Denver Division’s exploration manager where he managed 30 geologists, geophysicists, and geotechs.

Roger has held the role of VP of Exploration with NexGen Oil & Gas for the last 7 years.  He manages a small team of oil and gas professionals and consultants.  During this time, NexGen has both assembled and divested exploration prospects in most of the Rocky Mountain Basins.  Roger assisted with NexGen’s transition to being an operator and is currently focused on leasing high-quality exploration and development properties in Colorado's DJ Basin.

Mr. McNeil has over 11 years of oil and gas experience. He began his career with Resource Data International in Boulder, Colorado conducting energy sector research, database formulation, and energy consulting. Ryan joined NexGen in 2001 and currently directs NexGen's land assets, leasehold acquisitions and divestitures, prospect generation, and permitting. He has Degrees in both Marketing and Operations Management from the Leeds School of Business, Univeristy of Colorado-Boulder.

Mr. Reynolds leads NexGen’s Investment Committee and is heavily involved in the overall strategic direction and management of NexGen’s portfolio.  He is also the designated lead for matters relating to personnel and the overall organizational structure of the company.

As CFO, Clayt directly oversees all financial related matters across NexGen’s oil and gas portfolio including coordination of accounting records and financial statements, tax preparation and filing, cash management, and banking relations.  Additionally, he provides financial analysis and due diligence for existing and potential investments.

Clayt has provided management and leadership at various portfolio companies held by NexGen.  At different times, he served as the interim CEO and the interim CFO of Tinuum, a portfolio company specializing in Section 45 tax credits.  He works closely with the leaders and management teams across NexGen’s portfolio.

Clayt graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.Sc. degree in Finance, The University of Utah with an MBA and The University of Denver with a Masters of Accounting. 

Mr. Humphrey is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of NexGen.  He is responsible for overseeing all legal matters for NexGen and its affiliated entities.

Prior to joining NexGen, Brian was a corporate lawyer in private practice, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions, securities, venture capital and private equity transactions. 

Mr. Goldsmith has over 30 years of oil and gas experience working for major oil companies, research facilities, and small independents.
His career started at Marathon Oil Company’s Research Center in Littleton, Colorado as the Graphics Coordinator. He supervised both the Reproduction and Illustration departments. Upon the closing of the center, he worked in the Geology and Geological Engineering department at the Colorado School of Mines as a Research Associate. He assisted the Slope and Basin Consortium in the study of the Brushy Canyon Formation. Scott was responsible for creating presentation materials and archiving research data gathered in the field.

That experience led to a position at EOG Resources as a Senior Geoscience Associate. He became proficient in Petra Geologic Interpretation software and Global Mapper GIS software during his five years there, working primarily in the Green River and Denver-Julesburg Basins.

Scott joined NexGen in 2011.  At NexGen, he assists in exploration, prospect generation, marketing efforts, and oversees well site processes and controls pertaining to State and local regulations. He has experience in each of the Rocky Mountain Basins with a current focus in the Denver-Julesburg Basin.

He has the ability to work with large volumes of data and present it in a very visual and professional manner. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Information Systems. He is a member of the Rocky Mountain Section of the Society for Sedimentary Geology (RMS-SEPM).