Founder and President, Manti Resources, Inc.

Lee Barberito is the CEO and President of Manti Resources, Inc., an independent oil & gas exploration and production company founded in 1989 and headquartered in Corpus Christi, TX. Manti Ventures a wholly owned private equity subsidiary that invests, operates and manages commercial real estate, biomedical and advanced technologies, as well as environmental critical infrastructure ventures.

Mr. Barberito formed Cimex Biotech with a medical doctor and biomedical engineer. In less than a decade, Cimex has become a recognized pioneer in cryogenic surgical applications as well as cardiac assist device research. He is also a Co-Founder of Authentix, a privately held international nanotechnology company based in Dallas, TX. Authentix provides covert technologies in the form of molecular tags and invisible inks to many industries including oil, pharmaceutical, consumer products, and government homeland security.

He is an active member of the IPAA, SPE, LIOGA, as well as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In 2003, Mr. Barberito was nominated to the “All American Wildcatters” association, which is comprised of the top 100 historically most recognized pioneers of the oil and gas industry. He is also Founder and Director of the FutureUS Foundation, which is a charitable organization that provides financial and educational support to underprivileged children and families in South Texas and Louisiana.

Mr. Barberito is a native of New Orleans and graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in Chemical Engineering.