Board of Advisors

Brian Collins, President – The Texas 1031 Exchange Company

Brian Collins began his career in International and Domestic Oil & Gas Drilling Operations in 1972 with Dresser Industries and Smith International first in field operations, then middle management and finally in international sales. During his 25 year career he worked in Africa, Middle East, Europe, Former Soviet Union (FSU), Canada, Texas, California, Louisiana and Oklahoma.

Mr. Collins has been president of two oil tool and engineering operations, one in Louisiana and the other in the FSU. A career change in 1998 moved him to Central Texas where he is currently managing partner and president of a commercial real estate organization and of an IRC 1031 exchange company. In this capacity he facilitates numerous real and personal property as well as oil & gas 1031 exchanges. Additionally, he personally invests in numerous oil & gas endeavors.

Mr. Collins graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agronomy in 1967. He holds his Certified Commercial Investment Member Designation (CCIM) and his firm is a member in good standing of the Federation of Exchange Accommodators (FEA).

Henry D. Schlesinger, Certified Petroleum Geologist

With more than 27 years’ experience as a geologist, Henry Schlesinger has a long technical and professional reputation. He has been involved in projects around the world during his career. He is a Certified Petroleum Geologist, member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologist, as well as the Houston Geological Society. Mr. Schlesinger was a geologist with Delta Energy Resources from 1980-1984 and Vice President of Marshall Petroleum from 1984-1997. Mr. Schlesinger has been an independent consultant since 1997.

Mr. Schlesinger has a B.S. in Geology from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, College of Engineering, Lafayette, Louisiana.