ALEX DYES was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia. In the late 1990’s, Alex moved to the U.S. to pursue his education. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree of Science in Petroleum Engineering and a Business Certificate from McCombs School of Business from The University of Texas at Austin. Alex has over 10+ years of experience in oil & gas exploration and production, the upstream part of the Energy Business. He has worked in a variety of roles in conventional and unconventional plays, including drilling horizontal wells in Texas, and acting as an Operations and Reservoir Engineer in many of the major plays across the U.S including California, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Alex has worked for multiple large, publicly-traded oil companies such as Chevron and Apache Corporations.

The world oil & gas industry has changed drastically with new horizontal drilling and completion technologies developed within the last decade. Working at these successful corporations has inspired Alex to branch out and become part of the management team of a small cap E&P company, Yuma Energy. At Yuma, Alex serves as the VP of Acquisitions/Divestitures and Reservoir engineering, where he focuses on exploring and finding oil and gas using the latest technologies, as well as making sure we provide energy in a safe and environmentally friendly manner.

Currently, Alex serves the Karma Houston Chapter as the Vice President Chapter Leader.