Chief Executive Officer, Mansfield Energy Corp
Michael F. Mansfield, Sr. is Chairman/CEO of Mansfield Energy Corp, a family business serving North America's largest consumers of transportation and power generation fuels. As a second generation owner, Michael has grown Mansfield from a regional 25 employee company into an $8B provider of diversified energy products and services.
Today Mansfield employs 550 team members and ranks 46th on Forbes’ list of America's largest privately owned companies.
In his current role, Michael focuses on leadership team development, strategy, and driving Mansfield's culture. As a 33-year industry veteran, he has a steadfast commitment to continuous improvement and relies on Mansfield's 5 Core Principles while making daily decisions.
Michael is a member of YPO/WPO and was the 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Southeast Manufacturing/Consumer Products Award winner. He remains active in the EY program and serves as a National judge. In 2013, Michael was appointed to the Energy Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and has recently become a national sponsor of the Job Creators Network.
Michael is a supporter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and has raised over $5.9M to fight neuromuscular diseases. Through the Kim and Michael Mansfield Foundation, Michael actively supports multiple philanthropic organizations throughout North America.
Michael earned a BS in Business Administration from Piedmont College.
Chief Financial Officer, Mansfield Energy Corp
John Byrd is the Chief Financial Officer, where he is responsible for all back-office functions including credit, cash application, accounting, risk, and finance. Formerly Mansfield’s COO, John’s operations experience bolsters his focus on transactional and operational metrics to increase efficiencies across the organization.
Before joining Mansfield, John served as Senior Vice President of Accounting and Administration and Corporate Controller for TransMontaigne, where he was responsible for both operational and back-office accounting. Prior to TransMontaigne, John was with Arthur Andersen in both the Audit and Business Process Outsourcing Divisions where he focused on process consulting for energy trading companies.
John graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS in Accounting from Louisiana State University.
President, Mansfield Oil Company
As President of Mansfield Oil Company, Blake is responsible for all customer-facing operations including Sales, Marketing and Customer Operations for Mansfield’s products and service offerings. He also leads Mansfield’s Supply, Logistics and Information Technologies functions as well as oversees the Natural Gas and Power retail marketing business.
Mr. Young possesses broad energy industry knowledge and has CEO experience in both large and middle market companies (Publicly traded & Private Equity Backed). He has lead meaningful consumer-focused businesses, driven new product development, branding, and sales & marketing transformations.
Prior to joining Mansfield, Blake served as Managing Partner of Cap2ity Consulting Group, providing executive level management consultancy services in an array of energy and technology services in areas of business strategy, commercial product development, business expansion analysis, business systems implementation/technology infrastructure disciplines, merger and acquisitions support and integration services.
Prior to Cap2ity, Mr. Young was President & CEO of Comverge, an energy management company specializing in demand management. He repositioned Comverge within the smart grid industry as a growth oriented and innovative energy solutions company. At BG Group, he led a multi-hundred-million-dollar global technology transformation initiative aimed at integrating and high-grading the company’s global technology infrastructure and key business applications.
While with Dynegy Inc, a Houston-based energy marketing and trading company, Blake was one of 5 members of the Dynegy Executive Management Team with responsibility for corporate strategy & development, divestitures, regulated businesses, information technology, policy, corporate communications, public relations, financial planning, human resources and corporate shared services. He also served as President & CEO of Illinois Power Company, a $2.5+ billion gas and electric transmission and distribution company in the Midwest serving 1.3 million customers across 40,000 square miles of service territory with 1,800 employees. He had overall company responsibility spanning all commercial, operational, regulatory and administrative areas.
Prior to Dynegy, Mr. Young was with Tenneco Energy, a large natural gas transporter and marketer. He served in a number of executive roles including Executive Director, National Accounts, Vice-President & Chief Information Officer and Chief Of Staff to the Chairman, President & CEO.
He is currently serving as an independent director for Saulsbury Industries, a large national, Texas-based Engineering, Procurement & Construction firm.