Private Equity Through Focused Vision and Proven Strategy

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Overland Companies have a record of achieving outsized risk-adjusted returns in all market types.

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About Us

Overland Companies, is a private investment firm with a proven track record of positive, strong risk-adjusted and relative returns, even in the most challenging macro environments. Our focus is on capital preservation at the time of investment with multiple-driven returns on exit. We accomplish this by limiting the scope of our opportunities to those where we feel we have an asymmetric understanding, or other qualitative or quantitative advantages. Overland Companies is at its heart guided by an entrepreneurial spirit combined with deep experience in founding, growing and exiting businesses/assets.

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Executive Bios
Jeffrey Binder
Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer

An entrepreneur with an extensive background in oil and gas, law and real estate, Jeff started his career as a structured finance attorney for Sidley Austin LLP. Afterwards, Jeff founded a successful commercial real estate finance company, focusing on hotel financing. He started investing in hotels in 2009 with the acquisition of a hotel in Williston, North Dakota on the eve of North Dakota’s shale oil boom. While spending time in North Dakota, Jeff founded Journey Energy Services, an oil field services company focused on high pressure pumping that assists in the drilling and completion of oil wells. Jeff exited the hotel and Journey in 2011 and moved to Denver where he founded Overland Oil & Gas and began acquiring mineral rights and royalty interests, which continues to be one of Overland’s core businesses. Jeff was recently named a “Who’s Who in Energy” by the Denver Business Journal, he serves on the Board of Directors of Wander & Ivy and is a member of YPO. Jeff resides in Denver, Colorado with his wife and two boys.

Education:

• BGS, University of Michigan
• JD, University of Michigan Law School
• M.Sc. Accounting & Finance, London School of Economics

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Jeffrey Binder
Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer

An entrepreneur with an extensive background in oil and gas, law and real estate, Jeff started his career as a structured finance attorney for Sidley Austin LLP. Afterwards, Jeff founded a successful commercial real estate finance company, focusing on hotel financing. He started investing in hotels in 2009 with the acquisition of a hotel in Williston, North Dakota on the eve of North Dakota’s shale oil boom. While spending time in North Dakota, Jeff founded Journey Energy Services, an oil field services company focused on high pressure pumping that assists in the drilling and completion of oil wells. Jeff exited the hotel and Journey in 2011 and moved to Denver where he founded Overland Oil & Gas and began acquiring mineral rights and royalty interests, which continues to be one of Overland’s core businesses. Jeff was recently named a “Who’s Who in Energy” by the Denver Business Journal, he serves on the Board of Directors of Wander & Ivy and is a member of YPO. Jeff resides in Denver, Colorado with his wife and two boys.

Education:

• BGS, University of Michigan
• JD, University of Michigan Law School
• M.Sc. Accounting & Finance, London School of Economics

David A. Rontal
Co-Managing Partner and General Counsel

David joined Overland in 2016 at the launch of Overland Energy Partners. David has extensive experience in private equity investments, energy, mergers and acquisitions, and debt and equity financings. Prior to joining Overland, David was a mergers and acquisitions attorney, with a focus on the energy industry. Specifically, David represented the sponsor of Freeport LNG Development, L.P.’s four-train LNG liquefaction project on the Gulf Coast of Texas. During law school, David served as Senior Articles Editor of The Northwestern University Law Review. David resides in Boston, MA with his wife and three sons.

Education:

• B.A. with Distinction and High Honors Political Science, University of Michigan
• JD, cum laude, Northwestern University School of Law

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David A. Rontal
Co-Managing Partner and General Counsel

David joined Overland in 2016 at the launch of Overland Energy Partners. David has extensive experience in private equity investments, energy, mergers and acquisitions, and debt and equity financings. Prior to joining Overland, David was a mergers and acquisitions attorney, with a focus on the energy industry. Specifically, David represented the sponsor of Freeport LNG Development, L.P.’s four-train LNG liquefaction project on the Gulf Coast of Texas. During law school, David served as Senior Articles Editor of The Northwestern University Law Review. David resides in Boston, MA with his wife and three sons.

Education:

• B.A. with Distinction and High Honors Political Science, University of Michigan
• JD, cum laude, Northwestern University School of Law

Hunter Burdick
Partner Oil & Gas

Robert “Hunter” Burdick is a co-founder of Overland Minerals and Royalties and brings years of knowledge in petroleum land management, acquisitions and sales of leases, mineral rights and working interests. A Texas native, Hunter began his career in oil and gas at age 17 while working summers for Petro Land Group of Tyler, Texas. Over the course of his career, Hunter has worked for Petroleum Development Corporation (NYSE:PETD), Lone Tree Energy & Associates, and EnergyNet, Inc., Prio to Overland, Hunter brokered over 1,100 oil and gas property sales for various clients and acquired countless oil and gas leases for exploration and production. Hunter lives in Littleton, Colorado and outside of work, Hunter enjoys the outdoors with his wife, two children and dogs.

Education:

• Petroleum Land Management, Rawls School of Business, Texas Tech University

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Hunter Burdick
Partner Oil & Gas

Robert “Hunter” Burdick is a co-founder of Overland Minerals and Royalties and brings years of knowledge in petroleum land management, acquisitions and sales of leases, mineral rights and working interests. A Texas native, Hunter began his career in oil and gas at age 17 while working summers for Petro Land Group of Tyler, Texas. Over the course of his career, Hunter has worked for Petroleum Development Corporation (NYSE:PETD), Lone Tree Energy & Associates, and EnergyNet, Inc., Prio to Overland, Hunter brokered over 1,100 oil and gas property sales for various clients and acquired countless oil and gas leases for exploration and production. Hunter lives in Littleton, Colorado and outside of work, Hunter enjoys the outdoors with his wife, two children and dogs.

Education:

• Petroleum Land Management, Rawls School of Business, Texas Tech University

Joe Dumesnil
Managing Director of Geoscience and New Ventures

Joe has 20 years of experience in the petroleum industry, nine of which were with Halliburton Company in technology implementation for achieving economic success in wells globally. Joe screens and values investment opportunities for Overland and works to optimize their portfolio. Overland focuses on upstream asset classes with an emphasis on minerals and royalties but regularly entertains other opportunities throughout the value chain in the broader energy sector. Joe has an undergraduate B.A. in Geology from Denison University, an M.Sc. in Mineral Economics from Colorado School of Mines, and an M.Sc. in Petroleum Business Management from Institut Francais du Petrol.  He serves on the boards of the Energy Tech Hub, Society of Petroleum Engineers, Denver Earth Resources Library, and the Mines Alumni Entrepreneurship and Innovation Interest Group.  Joe also holds accreditation as a Certified Petroleum Geologist.

Education:

•B.A. Geology, Denison University
•M.Sc., Mineral Economics, Colorado School of Mines
•M.Sc., Petroleum Business Management, Institut Francais du Petrol

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Joe Dumesnil
Managing Director of Geoscience and New Ventures

Joe has 20 years of experience in the petroleum industry, nine of which were with Halliburton Company in technology implementation for achieving economic success in wells globally. Joe screens and values investment opportunities for Overland and works to optimize their portfolio. Overland focuses on upstream asset classes with an emphasis on minerals and royalties but regularly entertains other opportunities throughout the value chain in the broader energy sector. Joe has an undergraduate B.A. in Geology from Denison University, an M.Sc. in Mineral Economics from Colorado School of Mines, and an M.Sc. in Petroleum Business Management from Institut Francais du Petrol.  He serves on the boards of the Energy Tech Hub, Society of Petroleum Engineers, Denver Earth Resources Library, and the Mines Alumni Entrepreneurship and Innovation Interest Group.  Joe also holds accreditation as a Certified Petroleum Geologist.

Education:

•B.A. Geology, Denison University
•M.Sc., Mineral Economics, Colorado School of Mines
•M.Sc., Petroleum Business Management, Institut Francais du Petrol

Portfolio Companies

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Community Involvement

Overland Companies supports economic, social and governance change and accountability. Partners continue to support the study of and reduction of unnecessary anthropogenic impacts on the environment. This is not only a derivative of our personal interest given the outdoor recreation interests of all, but it makes good business sense as well. Beyond our office walls, we are well connected and active long-term participants in inter-disciplinary groups, youth groups, technical associations, and other non-profit organizations that each have D&I and social consciousness initiatives that we are proud to support through service and donations.

ESG

Overland Companies supports economic, social and governance change and accountability. Partners continue to support the study of and reduction of unnecessary anthropogenic impacts on the environment. This is not only a derivative of our personal interest given the outdoor recreation interests of all, but it makes good business sense as well. Beyond our office walls, we are well connected and active long-term participants in inter-disciplinary groups, youth groups, technical associations, and other non-profit organizations that each have D&I and social consciousness initiatives that we are proud to support through service and donations.

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