David A. Clarke, Founder / President / CEO of the Managing General Partner

David A. Clarke. A Virginia Polytechnic & State University graduate with a degree in Engineering Science & Mechanics and minor in Business, Mr. Clarke has had a long history of entrepreneurship and corporate executive experience including management, sales, marketing, engineering, and manufacturing operations.

Mr. Clarke is President and CEO of Clarke Energy Fund Management, LLC the Managing General Partner that establishes and administers multi-well investment partnerships. He has nearly 2 decades of partnership oversight know-how.

Specifically, Mr. Clarke brings to the plate prerequisite knowledge of the oil and gas industry earned through a quarter century of investing in oil and natural gas wells throughout the United States and in successfully forging relationships and gaining trust working with other Oil and Gas Companies. Mr. Clarke has conducted forensic well operations audit investigations and field analyses as an Engineering Consultant for several affiliated Texas-based oil and gas companies. In addition, he has developed numerous Strategic Business Plans for industry players.

Overall, Mr. Clarke’s goal-oriented tenacity, engineering acumen and analytical ability, and penchant to see the big picture in conjunction with his extensive familiarity with the oil and gas industry are advantageous assets to both superintend partnership operations and to direct the evaluation of numerous oil and natural gas exploration and development opportunities.

As a born-again Evangelical Christian with a Judeo-Christian worldview, Mr. Clarke is committed to applying without compromise and through God’s grace the mores and principles as presented in the Holy Scriptures to all aspects of his life and business conduct. The “Golden Rule” perhaps best characterizes his management philosophy:

“In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you…” Matthew 7:12 (NASB)


David I. Richards, Product Development Manager

David I. Richards, HubCap Media Corp. David attended Virginia Polytechnic & State University with an emphasis in Computer Science. David’s diverse familiarity with and passion for the technological sphere are advantageous to Clarke Energy Fund Management’s objectives of providing leading-edge customer service in conjunction with the highest standards of accuracy to Energy Partners Fund-IX.

Mr. Richards aspires to deliver exceptional benefit regarding IT, Business Systems, Database Management and Office Administration. David’s passion for and familiarity with the ever-growing landscape of information technology coupled with his expertise allows him to evaluate existing processes and assess business needs. By applying his skill-set he advances continuous process improvement and develops cost-effective long-term business solutions all of which leads to workflow efficiencies, data integrity and security.


James F. (Jim) Crawford, Director of Business Development and Client Relations

Relationship-oriented entrepreneur James F. (Jim) Crawford earned his B.A. from Lynchburg College and was inducted into their Athletic Hall of Fame. Jim is a people-person and is known for his drive, enthusiasm, and compassion. He has deep passion for championing worthy causes and people. He has a keen interest in Non-profits, Community Development, and Business Development and enjoys teaching and Life Coaching.

James brings a wealth of experience to Clarke Energy Fund Management, LLC with nearly 30 years in the insurance and investment industry receiving numerous top awards and accolades throughout his professional career. While at Mass Mutual Insurance he managed an office of 10+ agents and staff as District Manager. He managed over $70M in assets as an Independent Financial Advisor. In addition, Jim has successfully established and run several businesses.

As Financial Advisor Jim specialized in Real Estate and Alternative Investment products working with and helping high net-worth Individuals, Family Businesses, and Business Owners achieve their personal financial goals.


Jon Green, Manager of Marketing & Communications

He is a world-class specialist in social media and corporate marketing media technology with 25 years’ experience working in digital entertainment, non-profit and for-profit marketing and media management.

His vast industry experience spans digital audio, video, photography, visual marketing, publishing, branding, and corporate media support including website development and management. As co-founder of a multimillion-dollar Non-profit he managed key media channels and delivered vast amounts of digital content serving millions of views on various social media platforms.

Jon’s Global Objectives for Clarke Energy Fund Management, LLC include enhancing and growing the Company image and reputation through Brand Awareness always working towards making CEFM a prominent player in the Industry with ever increasing market share.