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is a Senior Partner and Chief Financial Officer of Canaan Resource Partners, joining the group in June 1993 after having served in a consulting capacity for Canaan since 1989.  He has overall responsibility for financial, tax and banking functions, including the structuring of all Canaan related entities.  Mr. Mewbourn is a general partner in Canaan’s Fund IX and Fund X, and served as an executive officer and board member of Canaan Energy Corporation (Nasdaq:KNAN).

His 26 year association with Canaan Resource Partners and its affiliated entities includes involvement with all eight of the original Coral Reserves partnerships, as well as managing the exchange offer and public registration of Canaan Energy Corporation along with Mr. Penton.  In addition to financial and banking responsibilities, he has had extensive involvement with the investor relations and fundraising functions of Canaan Funds IX and X.

Mr. Mewbourn is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with majors in Accounting and Marketing. From 1980 through 1983, he was employed by the Oklahoma City office of Ernst & Young in the firm’s audit area.  From 1983 to 1985, Mr. Mewbourn was Controller and Treasurer of Sabre Oil and Gas Co. in Oklahoma City, and from 1985 to 1989, he was with Devon Energy Corporation where he served as Manager of Financial Accounting.  At Devon, he supervised a staff that provided both private and public financial reporting for the Company and its affiliates, and was involved in the registration process for Devon’s initial public offering.  Mr. Mewbourn is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants.

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