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Sandstone Group Leadership Team



Stuart Turley - President

Stuart Turley is President of Sandstone Group, a top energy data and finance consultancy working with companies all throughout the energy value chain. Sandstone helps both small and large cap energy companies to develop customized applications and manage data workflows/integration throughout the entire business. With experience in implementing enterprise networks, super computers and cellular tower solutions, Sandstone has become a trusted source and advisor in this space. Stuart has led the “Total Corporate Digital Integration” platform at Sandstone and works with Sandstone clients to help integrate all aspects of modern digital business. He is also the Executive Publisher of www.energynewsbeat.com, the best source for 24/7 energy news coverage and is the Co-Host of the only daily energy news show Energy News Beat.


Stuart is guided by over 30 years of business management experience, having successful built and help sell multiple small and medium business while consulting for numerous Fortune 500 companies. He holds a B.A in Business Administration from Oklahoma State and an MBA from Oklahoma City University.

Michael Tanner -  Managing Director

Michael started in the energy business as a commodity research analyst before helping start an oil trading desk with a Colorado-based oil company. He began working with Sandstone in 2018, helping energy companies with their market research and data analysis. He brings a quantitative approach to covering the oil and gas markets and enjoys the numbers behind the headlines.  Michael graduated from Colorado School of Mines with a B.S. in Economics and Petroleum Engineering and a M.S. in Applied Economics from Colorado School of Mines.


Connor McCarl - Chairman of the Board

Connor advises Sandstone's technology projects and rollout with clients. His background includes working for Fortune 500 companies as a full stack engineering consultant, advising start-ups on technology best practices, and has successfully built and sold Nova Technologies, a Southern California based Master Service Provider (MSP).


Clients who work with Sandstone also get to know Connor as our head of finance.

Paul Graham -  Advisor

Paul advises Sandstone clients as they take our solutions and roll them into internal or customer facing solutions. He is a highly motivated Product Manager with experience as a Product Owner and Scrum Master who creates desirable SaaS products. Paul understands how prioritized roadmap and backlog decisions affect the organization. He has practical experience using A/B testing, conversation rate optimization, and data-driven design with experience with products in B2C or B2B for SMB and enterprise software products.

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