Stephen C. Helms will be responsible for the launch of the company's merger and acquisition plans.

HOUSTON—Turner Valley Oil & Gas Inc. has hired Stephen C. Helms as CEO and chairman. Helms will also be responsible for the launch of the company’s merger and acquisition plans.

“I am very excited to be part of the company’s growth plans and support the growth through mergers and acquisitions within the upstream oil and gas sector,” says Helms. “I look forward to governing the company through these processes guided by integrity, transparency and active communication with the investment community.”

Previously, Helms has worked in the commercial real estate sector, specifically in finance, development/acquisition and property management. As the CFO for New Regional Planning, he funded in excess of $500 million of structured debt, and portfolio permanent credit facilities from $500,000 to $20 million for all core property types.

Prior to his role at New Regional, Helms served as regional director for Imperial Capital Bank/Bancorp. He holds an MBA from the Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University and a BBA in finance from the University of Texas at Austin.

Further updates about the company’s merger and acquisitions plans will include the appointment of board of director members and the launch of an updated corporate website.

Representatives with the company could not provide further information by deadline.