About Us

We’re proud to work with mineral rights owners around the country to provide them with maximum valuations, straight forward deals and fast closes – with no delays and no hassles. With hundreds of successful closings and millions paid out, Franklin Mineral Holdings has ensured families, individuals and businesses get top dollar for their mineral rights.

Franklin Mineral Holdings Managing Team

Pete Estler

Chairman of the Board

Pete’s bio, talk about his extensive experience in business and tie into oil and gas as an owner and operator. Career highlights and personal achievements (without sounding too stiff) also mention his hobbies/passions/racing. Let’s show Pete similar to this photo, cleary involved as a race team owner / director.  Leave out background details with extremely shallow depth of field. Has to look warm, friendly, genuine, candid, and not posed

James Strang

Chief Executive Officer

Since the beginning of his career, James has had extensive experience covering all aspects of the oil & gas industry; from running title and purchasing leases to surface rights negotiation and as an independent operator. James is a founding member of the management teamed that formed Franklin Mineral Holdings. James has guided its growth of net mineral acres in tier-one positions across major resource plays in Colorado and Oklahoma.  James graduated of The University of Arkansas, after transferring from the University of Colorado where he earned Silver and Bronze medals for Team USA and National Championships in Cross country. James loves hunting, fishing, shooting, and helping the Pikes Peak Range Rider organization promote the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo

Michael Estler

Chief Technology Officer

Mike has spent 25 years in the design, administration and management of leading edge technology across a spectrum of diverse industries, including oil and gas. He holds a degree in Computer Science from Georgia Tech. When he isn’t basking in the glow of data filled computer screens he spends time playing racquetball, entertaining his 2 year old, and working on machine learning projects.

Justin Ezell

Vice President - Land & Business Development

A Certified Professional Landman, Justin has managed large portfolios of Minerals and Non-operating interest throughout SCOOP, STACK, Merge, Anadarko Basin, Arkoma Basin, Permian, Eagle Ford, Marcellus, Haynesville, Bakken and Utica. He began his career as a Landman and drilled numerous wells in the Barnett, Haynesville, Marcellus and Utica plays. Justin graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelors in Business Administration in Energy Management & Finance. He loves spending quality time on the golf course.

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