About us
Leveraging decades of experience on completing transactions and upcycling the assets to monetize new revenue sources from environmentally and socially positive sources.
EXECUTIVE TEAM
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.
Kirk P. Taylor, CPA
president, Chief Financial Officer & Director
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.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MARK C. JENSEN
CEO & 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.
Thomas M. Sauve
independent Director
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.
Daniel J. Hasler
independent Director
Dan is the founder and President of Hasler Ventures LLC, a company working to advance groundbreaking technologies by moving them to the public through collaborations with industry. For the previous 5 years, Dan was President of Purdue Research Foundation. Previously, Dan was the Secretary of Commerce for the State of Indiana and spent 31 years at Eli Lilly and Co., (NYSE: LLY) in a number of leadership positions including Vice President for Global Marketing.
Edward Smid, J.D.
independent Director
Ed is the founding member of Smid Law, LLC, a firm he founded in 2020. Before founding Smid Law, LLC , Ed spent 10 years with the law firm of Barnes and Thornburg LLP, where he specialized in protecting the rights of businesses and individuals involved in a wide range of commercial claims. Ed has served his country for the last 25 years as a United States Marine. After serving two tours overseas in Iraq, most recently as an infantry platoon commander, he left active service in 2008 to attend law school at Indiana University, where he graduated with honors.
Gary T. Ehlebracht
independent Director
Gary has over 12 years of physical and financial commodity trading experience. He joined grain trading and merchandising firm Gavilon, LLC in 2008 where he spent over 10 years as a senior trader focused primarily on dairy commodities. In 2019 Gary joined Dairy Products Incorporated, a leading dairy trading firm, where he focuses on physical merchandising, financial risk management, global logistics and supply chain management working with some of the largest multinational food companies.