QRI Executives

  • Dr. Nansen Saleri - QRI Chairman & CEO

    Dr. Nansen G. Saleri

    Chairman & CEO

    Dr. Nansen G. Saleri is the Chairman, CEO, and co-founder of QRI, a unique value-creation enterprise in the upstream oil and gas industry since 2007. He is considered one of the industry's...

  • Neal Githens - QRI President

    Neal K. Githens


    Neal K. Githens was present at QRI from day one and was a key architect for the design of the company. Mr. Githens was instrumental in guiding QRI’s growth by developing relationships with major national oil companies in North...

  • Dr. Robert M. Toronyi - QRI Chief Engineer

    Dr. Robert M. Toronyi

    Chief Engineer

    Dr. Robert Toronyi worked for Chevron for over 30 years for every one of its upstream companies and affiliates, gaining both a wealth and breadth of knowledge of modern international oil company...

  • J. Nicholson Thomas - QRI Chief Financial Officer & Chief Corporate Counsel

    J. Nicholson Thomas

    Chief Financial Officer
    Chief Corporate Counsel

    J. Nicholson (Nick) Thomas is a highly accomplished senior executive and legal counsel with over 40 years of experience within legal...

  • Richard J. Heil - QRI Chief Geologist

    Richard J. Heil

    Chief Geologist

    Richard Heil is a senior geological consultant with over 30 years experience in the oil and gas and environmental engineering industries. For 23 years he marked a distinguished career with Saudi Aramco,...

  • David Castiñeira - QRI Reservoir Management

    Dr. David Castiñeira

    Chief Technology Officer
    VP, Quantum Technologies & Automation

    Dr. David Castiñeira is a technology leader with over 10 years of experience. He was previously the leader of...