Thomas Schmitt

Hunt Refining, Dallas, Texas

 BS ChE 1967, University of Missour - Rolla

 Tom Schmitt is president of Hunt Refining Company. Prior to his current assignment, he was senior vice president with Hunt Oil Company for Hunt’s development in Kurdistan, Iraq.

              Tom began his career as a petroleum engineer with the Atlantic Richfield Corporation in 1979 and worked in production, drilling, operations/reservoir engineering, enhanced oil recovery research, strategic planning and acquisition evaluations.

In 1996, Tom left the oil industry for a career on Wall Street. He joined Alliance-Bernstein and soon became            co-manager of the Global Research Growth Fund, a product that grew assets to over $65B in 2008. Additionally, Tom was responsible for the fund’s energy and natural resource investments.

In 2008, Tom founded Taum Sauk Capital Management, an energy and natural resource investment firm.  Tom earned a BS degree in chemical engineering in 1967 from the University of Missouri-Rolla now known as Missouri University of Science and Technology and an MBA from the Harvard business School.