Our Leadership

RYAN W. VINSON, MS, CPL

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & CO-FOUNDER

Ryan oversees all aspects of minerals management and advisory services.  Originally from Midland, Texas, he has many years of experience in the oil and gas industry as a landman and as a royalty and working interest owner. Prior to joining 5 M’s, Ryan was Head of Oil & Gas Advisory at Bessemer Trust.  He was […]

JOHN F. BAUM, PH.D

CO-FOUNDER

John is a seasoned executive and former faculty member at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.  He was the Associate Director of the TCU Energy Institute and worked closely with Dr. Ken Morgan, Director of the TCU Energy Institute, to develop the Institute into an academic center of excellence in energy.  He taught undergraduate and […]

BEN HEINZELMANN, RPL

VICE PRESIDENT, SALES

Ben is actively involved in managing and cultivating client relationships with 5 M’s. By way of managing his family’s assets, he has grown a strong affinity for empowering mineral and royalty owners with knowledge that will better position them to make well informed decisions with their assets. Ben was born and raised in Fort Worth, […]

KEN BAUM

CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

Ken’s primary role at 5 M’s is to manage the programming team that develops software solutions for client’s needs.  Ken is a 25 year veteran in information technology.  He began his career with a major internet service provider well before the internet was pervasive in the world of business. He worked closely with clients to […]

JOSH ELLINGHAUS

DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Josh is both the IT director and senior developer for MineralWare.  He also handles the database administration and site maintenance.  He has 14 years of professional experience in IT, specializing in custom solutions and data driven applications.  Josh was born and raised in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.  He obtained his degree in Computer Science […]

We Believe in Providing IDEAL Service

IINTEGRITY

We serve our clients with dignity and honesty while maintaining client confidentiality.

DDEDICATION

We are dedicated to providing a superior level of quality service – we will go the extra mile to serve our clients.

EENERGY

We are a team balanced with youth and experience and an unwavering passion for the oil & gas industry.

AATTITUDE

We are positive, enthusiastic, and highly motivated to serve our clients.

LLOYALTY

We strive to create long-term, win-win relationships with our clients – in business and friendship.