MARK C. JENSEN
Chief executive officer & chairman of board
Mark has been instrumental in all aspects of acquiring, restructuring and building mining operations over the past decade. Having managed through 2009 and 2015 downturns, he has been able to work with his team to significantly expand the Company’s asset base through strategic acquisitions and organic growth in a very accretive manner. Mark is a graduate from Kelley School of Business at Indiana University with Bachelor degrees in Finance and International Studies.
Tom M. Sauve
President & Director
Tom has over 12 years leading and managing mining operations and over 15 years investing, restructuring and building businesses. Having managed the due diligence process and closing, staffing and ramp up of three acquisitions in twelve months, he has a history of successfully identifying mining operations that have the ability to meet the company’s model of cost cutting and efficiency. Tom is a graduate from University of Rochester (Economics degree) and additional business studies from the Simon School of Business.
Kirk P. Taylor, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Kirk has over 16 years of accounting & auditing work at various national public accounting firms focused on tax advantaged business structuring. While integrating three acquisitions in twelve months, Kirk has implemented a robust and scalable accounting and financial backbone, and has built a finance, accounting and purchasing staff that is streamlined with checks and balances to ensure cost controls. Kirk is a graduate of Kelley School of Business at Indiana University with Bachelor degrees in Accounting and Finance and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne.
tarlis R. thompson
Chief operating Officer
Tarlis overseas all operations at American Resources’ Central Appalachian subsidiaries, which includes McCoy Elkhorn, Deane Mining, and Knott County Coal. In this role he manages the activities at the company’s various coal processing facilities and loadout, coordinates coal production at the company’s various mines, manages environmental compliance and reclamation, and is responsible for coal quality control and shipments to customers. Tarlis has over 15 years of experience with companies that include Commercial Testing & Engineering, SGS Minerals, Massey Energy, and CAM Mining.
Gregory Q. Jensen, JD, PhD.
Greg has over 12 years of legal experience focused on complex case management and litigation in both the public and private sector. He’s an experienced negotiator and litigator of high profile and precedent setting cases while serving on both active and reserve duty as a United States Marine Corps Officer and “JAG” over the past 12 years. Currently promoted to the rank of Major. Greg is a graduated from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University with Bachelors degree in Finance. Additional degrees earned from Indiana University with legal focus include: PHD (minor in law), JD (law) and LLM (international and comparative law).
Mark J. LaVerghetta
Vice President of Corporate Finance & Communications
Mark has over 15 years of financial market experience holding various roles with several Wall Street firms. He has a history of successfully and efficiently translating corporate strategy, benchmarks, and financials to the investment community, while also working with members of the executive team to evaluate and define corporate strategy and financial direction. Mark has been successful in assisting in the integration of acquired assets into American Resources’ business model while analyzing the overall financial impact of such opportunities and operations. Mark is a graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics.
Adam B. Jensen
Vice President of Operations and Human Resources
Adam has significant experience in startup operations in the natural resource industry including bringing four coal mines into production and successfully expanding the business from its startup. Adam has served over fifteen years in the military, six years in the Marine Corp Reserves, five years in the Army with the 101st Airborne Division and four years in the National Guard. He was deployed to Iraq for two tours of duty including being selected as an elite member of the Military Transition Team responsible for training and conducting combat missions with the Iraqi Army and received a Bronze Star with a “V” for his service in Iraq. Adam received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of St Francis, with additional studies at Ball State University.
David M. Sauve
Vice President of Finance
David manages all data aggregation, organization and analysis for American Resources Corporation including vendor invoicing, permit management, tax calculations, and daily production statistics. Additionally he uses his background in statistics and actuarial mathematics to track key operational parameters, variances, and correlations within the company’s operations in order to provide resources and data for enhanced efficiency gains across American Resources Corporation’s subsidiaries. A graduate of the University at Albany’s department of Mathematics and Statistics, David is now an Actuarial Student of the Society of Actuaries and has successfully completed SOA exams in probability, financial mathematics, models for financial economics, statistics for risk modeling, and short-term actuarial mathematics.