Michael Sutton, Co-Founder, brings twenty years of Media and Content Management experience to his role as CIO at OS Petro. This former Daytime Emmy Nominated American Actor (“Stone” on ABC “s General Hospital) turned marketing guru and social tastemaker followed in the footsteps of his father, legendary publicist Joe Sutton (Martin Lawrence, Burt Reynolds, Patty Duke, Miramax, Oprah Winfrey, and the American Film Institute) and had distinguished himself most notably in helping to shape the Nightlife in the greater Hollywood area by delivering an A-list clientele to his Food & Beverage establishments through his niche brand marketing company brandSUTTON (Hollywood Canteen, Xenii, The Lodge Steakhouse, Goa, Guys & Dolls) before embarking on his quest for Oil and Gas experience with his friend of over 15 years Mr. Kenny E. Andam. The two friends had their taste of the industry after taking an investor educational
trip to the oil fields of Lubbock, Texas. The industry and the education excited the two friends to a point where they decided to learn more about the industry. It was during that period that Oil and Gas was discovered in Ghana in the Tano basin which made global news. Sharing this exciting news got Mr. Sutton enthusiastic about discussion with Mr. Andam a strategy to start a new Oil and Gas company to focus on introducing US investors looking for emerging market opportunities to South Saharan opportunities in the sector. OS Petro was founded from those discussions. Mr. Sutton is second to none in leveraging relationships with celebrities and pop culture influencers. In 2010 he Co-Founded OS Petro with friend and business partner Kenny Andam and together have secured significant assets under management in the countries of Ghana and Namibia. Mr. Sutton along with Mr. Andam also partnered together in two other ventures, SIDE EQUITY an incubation company that funds projects in the technology and natural resource sectors, as well as a mobile banking and remittance platform called Payodd. Michael holds his realtor license at the prestigious Hilton & Hyland firm in Beverly Hills, has a Bachelors Degree in Film Production from Cal State University at Northridge and is a proud founding Member of Next Generation Council for the Motion Picture & Television Fund. Michael”s entertainment niche brand marketing experience, incomparable rolodex and general business success makes him a formidable member of the OS Petro team.