Joseph N. Jaggers - Chairman, CEO and President
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).
Robert W. Howard, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Robert W. Howard was appointed as our Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer in November 2016, prior to which he served as our Chief Financial Officer since September 2016. Mr. Howard has also served as Chief Financial Officer of Jagged Peak Energy LLC since April 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Howard served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Bill Barrett Corporation since March 2007. He served as Chief Financial Officer for Quantum Resources Management, a private oil and natural gas company headquartered in Denver, from May 2006 until March 2007. Previously, Mr. Howard served from January 2002 through May 2006 in various executive positions for Bill Barrett Corporation, including Executive Vice President—Finance and Investor Relations and Treasurer from February 2003 until May 2006 and as Chief Financial Officer from January 2002 until February 2003. From August 2001 until December 2001, Mr. Howard served as Vice President—Finance and Administration and a director of AEC Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. From 1984 through its sale in 2001, Mr. Howard served in various positions at Barrett Resources Corporation, including as Senior Vice President—Investor Relations and Corporate Development and Senior Vice President Accounting and Finance and Treasurer. He earned a B.B.A. in Comprehensive Public Accounting from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1976.
Christopher I. Humber – Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
Christopher I. Humber was appointed as our Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary in November 2016. Prior to joining us, he was a consultant to us and other exploration and production companies since his March 2016 departure from Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc., where he served as its Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since August 2014 and its Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary prior to that since that company’s initial public offering in December 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Humber was a practicing attorney focusing on securities, mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance matters for public and private companies as a partner with the law firm Kendall, Koenig & Oelsner PC in Denver, Colorado and an associate with the law firms Hogan & Hartson LLP (now Hogan Lovells US LLP) in Denver, Colorado and Arnold & Porter LLP (now Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP) in Washington, D.C. and McLean, Virginia. Mr. Humber graduated with high honors from Emory University School of Law, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Emory Law Journal, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Mark R. Petry – Executive Vice President, Land
Mark R. Petry was appointed as our Executive Vice President, Land in November 2016, and has served as Jagged Peak Energy LLC’s Vice President, Land since May 2016. Prior to that, he served as Vice President, Business Development and Land Administration for Laramie Energy II, LLC since September 2007. His prior experience includes Rocky Mountain Land Manager at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, various positions, including Vice President, Land, at Western Gas Resources, Inc. and various land and accounting positions at Ladd Petroleum Corporation. Mr. Petry graduated with honors from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and is a Certified Professional Landman (CPL). Mark is a member of the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) and the Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen (DAPL).