Joseph N. Jaggers - Chairman
Joseph N. Jaggers was appointed as our Chief Executive Officer and President and as Chairman of our board of directors in September 2016, and has served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Jagged Peak Energy LLC since April 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Jaggers served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Ute Energy LLC from July 2010 until its acquisition in November 2012. From November 2012 until April 2013, Mr. Jaggers oversaw the winding down of Ute Energy LLC and evaluated potential opportunities in anticipation of the formation of Jagged Peak Energy LLC. Mr. Jaggers began his career in the oil and natural gas industry in 1981, when he joined Amoco Production Company ("Amoco") in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Mr. Jaggers worked for 19 years with Amoco and its successor, BP p.l.c., holding positions of increasing responsibility, including operations, engineering and executive assignments, in a number of domestic and international locations. In July 2000, Mr. Jaggers joined Barrett Resources Corporation as President and Chief Operating Officer and served in that capacity until Barrett Resources Corporation's merger with The Williams Companies, Inc. in 2001 where he served as Regional Vice President until 2006. Mr. Jaggers served as President, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Bill Barrett Corporation from 2006 until July 2010. In October 2009, Mr. Jaggers was elected into the Wildcatter Hall of Fame for his distinguished work and contributions to the oil and natural gas industry by the Independent Producers Association of the Mountain States. Mr. Jaggers graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1975 with a bachelor of sciences degree, after which he served his country for six years as a member of the United States Army. Mr. Jaggers is an independent director of National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE: NFG).
Charles D. Davidson
Charles D. Davidson was appointed as a member of our board of directors in September 2016, and has served as a member of the board of directors of Jagged Peak Energy LLC since February 2016. Mr. Davidson is a Venture Partner with Quantum Energy Partners and serves on the firm's Investment Committee. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Noble Energy, Inc. from 2000 to 2014 and its Chairman from 2000 until his retirement in May 2015. Before joining Noble Energy, Inc. Mr. Davidson was Chairman, President and Chief Executive of Vastar Resources, Inc., a publicly owned subsidiary of Atlantic Richfield Company ("ARCO"), which merged with BP in 2000. Prior to the formation of Vastar, he held a number of engineering, operations and executive assignments at ARCO. Mr. Davidson is currently an independent director of Loews Corporation (NYSE: L) and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the All-American Wildcatters. During his career, he has served in various professional, industry and community organizations and has been presented with numerous industry awards and honors, including being named by the Harvard Business Review as one of the top 100 Best-Performing CEOs in the World. He holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Purdue University and a master's degree in management from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Roger L. Jarvis
Roger L. Jarvis was appointed as a member of our board of directors and audit committee in January 2017. Between August 2012 and May 2016, he served as Chairman of Common Resources III LLC, a privately held company engaged in the business of exploration for and production of hydrocarbons in the United States, subsequent to which he evaluated potential opportunities prior to becoming our director nominee. Mr. Jarvis previously served as Chairman of Common Resources II from May 2010 until its acquisition in August 2012 and at Common Resources LLC from 2007 until its acquisition in May 2010. He served as Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Spinnaker Exploration Company, a natural gas and oil exploration and production company, from 1996 and as its Chairman of the Board from 1998, until its acquisition by Norsk Hydro ASA in December 2005. Mr. Jarvis holds a B.S in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa. He currently serves on the board of directors of National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE: NOV) where he is chairman of the nominating and corporate governance committee.
James J. Kleckner
James J. Kleckner was appointed as a member of our board of directors and audit committee in January 2017. Mr. Kleckner retired from Anadarko Petroleum Corporation as its Executive Vice President, International and Deepwater Operations in August of 2016, a position he held since 2013, subsequent to which he evaluated potential opportunities prior to becoming our director nominee. From 2007 to 2013, he served as a Regional Vice President, Operations for Anadarko. From 1999 through 2007 he held various vice president positions with Kerr McGee Corporation. Prior to that, Mr. Kleckner spent almost 20 years in operational and officer roles with Oryx Energy until its merger with Kerr McGee. Mr. Kleckner began his career in the oil and natural gas industry with Sun Oil Company and has held positions of increasing responsibility throughout the world, including management roles in the North Sea, South America, China, the Gulf of Mexico and U.S. onshore. Mr. Kleckner holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He has served on the Industry and Advisory Board of the School of Energy Research at the University of Wyoming, the Petroleum Engineering Advisory Board at Colorado School of Mines, the Executive Board for the Colorado Oil and Gas Association and the Executive Board for the Independent Petroleum Association of Mountain States.
Michael C. Linn
Michael C. Linn was appointed a member of our board of directors in January 2017. Mr. Linn is President and Chief Executive Officer of MCL Ventures LLC, a private oil, gas and real estate investment firm he founded in October 2011, and is a Senior Advisor with Quantum Energy Partners, a position he has held since August 2012. Mr. Linn founded Linn Energy, LLC ("LINN") (OTC: LINE), an independent oil and natural gas company, in 2003. He served as LINN's Executive Chairman from January 2010 to December 2011, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from June 2006 to January 2010, and President and Chief Executive Officer from March 2003 to June 2006. Mr. Linn currently serves on the Board of Directors of LINN Energy, LLC, the Board of Directors of LinnCo, LLC (OTC: LNCOQ), the Board of Directors of Black Stone Minerals, L.P. (NYSE: BSM), the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Compensation Committee for Nabors Industries, Ltd. (NYSE: NBR), the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Conflicts Committee for Western Refining Logistics GP, LLC, the general partner of Western Refining Logistics, LP (NYSE: WNRL), and on the Board of Managers for Cavallo Mineral Partners, LLC. Mr. Linn previously served as a non-executive director and chairman of the SHESEC committee for Centrica plc. Mr. Linn currently serves as a member of the National Petroleum Council and Independent Petroleum Association of America ("IPAA") and previously served as chairman and director of the Natural Gas Council, chairman of the IPAA and director of the Natural Gas Supply Association. Mr. Linn holds a B.A. in Political Science from Villanova University and a J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law.
John R. ‘‘J.R.’’ Sult
John R. "J.R." Sult was appointed a member of our board of directors and the chairman of our audit committee in January 2017. Mr. Sult served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Marathon Oil Corporation from September 2013 until August 2016, subsequent to which he evaluated potential opportunities prior to becoming our director nominee. He was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of El Paso Corporation ("El Paso") from March 2010 until May 2012 where he previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from November 2009 until March 2010, and as Senior Vice President and Controller from November 2005 until November 2009. During the period from May 2012 to October 2012, Mr. Sult evaluated additional potential opportunities. He joined the board of directors of Dynegy, Inc. in October 2012. Mr. Sult also served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and director of El Paso Pipeline GP Company, L.L.C., the general partner of El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P., from July 2010 until May 2012, where he previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from November 2009 until July 2010, and as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Controller from August 2007 until November 2009. Mr. Sult also served as Chief Accounting Officer of El Paso and as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Controller of El Paso's Pipeline Group from November 2005 to November 2009. Prior to joining El Paso, Mr. Sult served as Vice President and Controller of Halliburton Energy Services from August 2004 until October 2005. Prior to joining Halliburton, Mr. Sult managed an independent consulting practice that provided a broad range of finance and accounting advisory services and assistance to public companies in the energy industry. Prior to private practice, Mr. Sult was an audit partner with Arthur Andersen LLP. He graduated from Washington & Lee University with a B.S. with Special Attainments in Commerce. Mr. Sult currently serves on the board of directors and as audit committee chairman of Dynegy, Inc. (NYSE: DYN).
S. Wil VanLoh, Jr.
S. Wil VanLoh, Jr. was appointed as a member of our board of directors in September 2016, and has served as a member of the board of directors of Jagged Peak Energy LLC since April 2013. Mr. VanLoh is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Quantum Energy Partners, which he founded in 1998. Quantum Energy Partners manages a family of energy-focused private equity funds, which, together with its affiliates, has had more than $11 billion of capital under stewardship. Mr. VanLoh is responsible for the leadership and overall management of the firm. Additionally, he leads the firm's investment strategy and capital allocation process, working closely with the investment team to ensure its appropriate implementation and execution. Prior to co-founding Quantum Energy Partners, Mr. VanLoh co-founded Windrock Capital, Ltd., an energy investment banking firm specializing in providing merger, acquisition and divestiture advice to and raising private equity for energy companies. Prior to co-founding Windrock, Mr. VanLoh worked in the energy investment banking groups of Kidder, Peabody & Co. and NationsBank. Mr. VanLoh serves on the boards of a number of portfolio companies of Quantum Energy Partners, all of which are private energy companies. Mr. VanLoh holds a B.B.A. in Finance from Texas Christian University.
Dheeraj "D" Verma
Dheeraj "D" Verma was appointed a member of our board of directors in January 2017. Mr. Verma is the President of Quantum Energy Partners which he joined in 2008. Quantum manages a family of energy-focused private equity funds, which, together with its affiliates, has had more than $11 billion of capital under stewardship. Mr. Verma works with Mr. VanLoh in leading the firm's capital allocation process, charting the firm's investment strategy and overseeing all investment activities, working closely with the Executive Team and investment team to ensure its appropriate implementation and execution. Prior to joining Quantum, Mr. Verma was a senior member of J.P. Morgan's Mergers & Acquisitions group in New York, where he advised clients on over forty announced transactions with over $200 billion of enterprise value. He holds a B.A./B.S. in Mathematics and Finance from Ithaca College and a Masters in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. Mr. Verma serves on the boards of a number of portfolio companies of Quantum, all of which are private energy companies.
Blake A. Webster
Blake A. Webster was appointed as a member of our board of directors in September 2016, and has served as a member of the board of directors of Jagged Peak Energy LLC since April 2013. Mr. Webster is currently a Managing Director with Quantum Energy Partners and has been with the firm since 2006. Mr. Webster participates in Quantum's investment activities, including investment sourcing, transaction structuring and execution, and working closely with portfolio companies in developing and executing their business plans. Mr. Webster currently serves on the board of directors of several other Quantum portfolio companies, including Crump Energy Partners II, LLC, Intensity Midstream, LLC, Oryx Midstream Services, LLC and Xplorer Midstream, LLC. Prior to joining Quantum in 2006, Mr. Webster was an Associate with Morgan Stanley in its Global Energy and Utilities Equity Research group. Mr. Webster holds a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, an M.B.A. from Rice University and is a CFA charterholder.