Daniel G. Blanchard

Co-founded Axia I in August 2009 and served as President.  Mr. Blanchard also cofounded Orion Energy Partners in 2004 and served as Chief Financial Officer.  Prior to Orion, Mr. Blanchard joined Tom Brown, Inc. in July 1999 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and was subsequently named Executive Vice President and Treasurer.  From January 1999, through May 1999, Mr. Blanchard served as Assistant Treasurer with Gulf Canada Resources and served as Treasurer and Director of Corporate Development for Forest Oil and in other financial positions from September 1994 through December 1998.  Prior to Forest Oil, Mr. Blanchard also held various financial positions with NICOR Oil and Gas for eleven years. Mr. Blanchard has 32 years of oil and gas industry experience.