About Us


Fundare Resources Company, LLC is an exploration and production company headquartered in Denver, Colorado focused on developing prolific oil and gas reserves across North America. Fundare was founded by the experienced management team behind the successful Fifth Creek Energy Company and the four Bonanza Creek Energy companies.  Our management team has operated oil and gas assets for nearly two decades.  Fundare is built on a foundation of strong assets managed with our core values of Integrity, Teamwork and Transparency; proven principles that have resulted in repeated success.

Predecessors to Fundare Resources, a History of the “Creeks”


Mike Starzer formed the first of five “Creek” companies in 1999 with the initial acquisition of assets in the Wattenberg Field in Colorado. Pat Graham joined Mr. Starzer in 2001 and together they built an operating and technical team that has worked together over the past twenty years. Mr. Graham leads this team of highly trained specialists with industry expertise in all aspects of operations and development.

The five Creek companies invested $753 million in equity and returned in aggregate $2.46 billion of value to investors achieving an average 3.3x ROI and 39% IRR. The fourth Creek company, Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. (NYSE: BCEI), successfully executed an IPO in December 2011 at $17.00/share. During the two and a half years following the IPO, BCEI grew to a $3 billion enterprise trading as high as $61.35 per share in June 2014. In 2012, BCEI received the “Best Performance of the Year” award from the O&G Investor and achieved a record low coupon for a first time Single B rated E&P issuer in a $500 million offering of public debt (two tranches). BCEI was the recipient of the “2013 Colorado Corporate Growth Award” from the Association for Corporate Growth recognizing the Bonanza Creek companies for consistent and profitable growth and job creation.

Fifth Creek Energy Company (“Fifth Creek”) was founded by Mr. Starzer and Mr. Graham in March 2015 and built an 80,332 contiguous net-acre position in the northern DJ Basin. Fifth Creek applied advanced horizontal drilling to 20 two-mile lateral wells in both the Niobrara and Codell formations. The company completed 10 of the two-mile lateral wells with advanced multi-stage frac technology achieving an average IP30 of over 1,000 Boe/d with an average liquids weighting of 91%. These 10 completed wells were among the all-time best producers in the basin. In March 2018 Fifth Creek merged with Bill Barrett to form HighPoint Resources in a predominately stock transaction achieving a 3.7x ROI and an IRR of 106% over a 3.2 year period (March 2015 – May 2018).

Each of the Creek companies acquired and developed oil and gas assets located primarily in the Rocky Mountain Region and southwest Arkansas, applying technological advances in horizontal drilling, multi‐stage fracture stimulation and pin‐point fracturing with coil tubing. The Creek companies successfully applied multiple corporate structures and financings to maximize the return for investors, including private equity, mezzanine, second lien debt, side car equity investments, corporate mergers and joint ventures, and, successfully accessed public equity and debt markets. In addition, the Creek companies completed multiple senior debt transactions with premier lenders, including Wells Fargo, JP Morgan, Bank of Montreal, US Bank, Key Bank, Union Bank, Bank of Oklahoma, BNP Paribas and Macquarie. The Creek companies’ reputation for generating exceptional returns within a culture of Integrity, Teamwork and Transparency has resulted in each company being recognized among the best managed E&P organizations.

Management


  • 36 years industry experience; Registered Professional Engineer in Petroleum Engineering with Master of Science in Engineering Management
  • 20-year / Five company investment track record managing $753 million in investor funding and over $1.1 billion in development investments
  • Driven to Maximize Investor Returns – successfully utilizing multiple corporate and financing structures
  • Founder of the Bonanza Creek companies, Co-founder of Fifth Creek Energy
  • Successfully led an IPO and achieved top performance results and investor returns
  • Public and private company industry board experience and relationships

Mr. Starzer has 36 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and has served as a director for multiple private and three public companies. In 1999, Mr. Starzer co-founded the first of five “Creek” companies where he served in positions as Chairman, Founder and Managing Partner, President and CEO, and, as a director on the board for each company. Through equity investments of $753 million over a 20-year period, the Creek companies returned $2.0 billion to investors achieving an average Return on Investment (ROI) of 2.7x and an Internal Rate of Return (IRR) of 37% per annum (detail provided in Investment Track Record Summary). Each of the Creek companies achieved excellent returns for investors through acquiring and developing conventional and unconventional oil and gas assets located primarily in the Rocky Mountain Region.

The most recent company, Fifth Creek Energy, was founded in March 2015 with institutional private equity provided by the premier investment firm Natural Gas Partners, in addition to previous investors in the earlier Creek companies. In December 2017, Fifth Creek Energy was strategically positioned for a public market exit through a merger with Bill Barrett Corporation to form HighPoint Resources (NYSE:HPR), a leading Rocky Mountain oil and gas company focused on oil-weighted unconventional development. Mr. Starzer served on the public board of HighPoint Resources from 2018 to 2020. From 2013 to 2018. Mr. Starzer served on the public board of Newalta Corporation (TSX:NAL), a Canadian-based service provider of engineered environmental solutions for the oil and gas industry, until completion of a merger between Newalta and Tervita Corporation (TSX:TEV).

Mr. Starzer is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (U.S.) and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (Canada). He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Petroleum Engineering and is a member of the prestigious Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers. Mr. Starzer has represented the energy industry providing expert witness testimony on technological advances and the impact of taxation and regulation policies on industry investment. He has authored and presented technical articles on technological advances and development optimization .

Mr. Starzer has a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from the University of Alaska and is a founding member of the Colorado School of Mines Pi Epsilon Tau Honor Society in Petroleum Engineering. Mr. and Mrs. Starzer serve on multiple charitable boards and in 2012, established the Starzer Scholarship Foundation providing financial assistance for postsecondary education. In 2013, Mr. and Mrs. Starzer were awarded the Mines Medal by the Colorado School of Mines for exemplary service to the industry.

  • 20 years industry experience, Engineering degree from Texas A&M University and MBA from the University of Denver
  • VP of Engineering at Fifth Creek Energy, Business Development Director at Bonanza Creek Energy
  • Executive at Cureton Midstream, a DJ Basin gas midstream company with a 60 MMCFD cryo plant and over 140 miles of pipe in Weld County Colorado
  • Led the formation and commercialized Bonanza Creek’s midstream company Rocky Mountain Infrastructure (RMI)
  • Focused on creating shareholder value through strategic transactions and running a streamline organization

Mr. Truitt is the President of Fundare Resources, LLC and is responsible for executing the business plan and running the day-to-day activities of the company.  Previously, Mr. Truitt was the VP of Engineering at Fifth Creek Energy and oversaw the successful delineation of the Hereford Field and added an additional 25,000 net acres in a six-month span through a combination of acquisitions and an active infield leasing program.  After the Fifth Creek Energy merger with Bill Barrett, Mr. Truitt went to Cureton Midstream as the Chief Commercial Officer and led the commercial activities for the company for 2 ½ years and is still an advisor for the company.

Mr. Truitt met Pat Graham and Mike Starzer in 2012 at Bonanza Creek and worked on corporate development overseeing the companies BD and marketing activities.  He divested Bonanza’s non-core California assets and helped expand Bonanza Creek’s footprint in Colorado and Arkansas through multiple transactions.  This is Mr. Truitt’s third iteration working with Mike and Pat building and operating successful companies.

Mr. Truitt began his 20-year career as a pumper in College Station while attending Texas A&M University.  He started professionally at Denali Oil & Gas and was both an engineer and geologist on projects throughout his 6 ½ years with the company.  Denali O&G was a conventional exploration company with successful ventures along the Gulf Coast (Frio, Vicksburg, Wilcox), Nesson Play in North Dakota, Sacramento Basin, and the Eagle Ford.

Mr. Truitt earned a degree in Engineering from Texas A&M University and MBA from the University of Denver.  He is involved in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America program where he has been matched with his Little for 5 years now.  Mr. Truitt is also a Social Change Partner with the Youth Roots organization in the Denver area.

  • 20 years of accounting and industry experience, MS in Accounting from University of Colorado at Denver and degree in Finance from Fort Lewis College.
  • Chief Accounting Officer at Fifth Creek Energy
  • Public and private transactions and compliance experience
  • Known for driving organization improvements and implementing best practices.

Mr. Linhardt is the Chief Accounting Officer of Fundare Resources, LLC and is responsible for executing the business plan and overseeing accounting and treasury functions of the Company. Recently, Mr. Linhardt was the V.P. of Accounting at RockHouse Oil, LLC. He oversaw the accounting function of the Company and was a key contributor in valuation of business opportunities. Previously, Mr. Linhardt was the Chief Accounting Officer at Fifth Creek Energy and oversaw the accounting, treasury, human resources, purchasing, and information technology departments at the Company. Under his guidance, he ensured the Fifth Creek was SEC compliant for a public exit resulting in the Company executing a merger transaction with Bill Barrett Corporation to form HighPoint Resources.

Mr. Linhardt met Mike Starzer and Pat Graham in 2009 and was the Senior Audit Manager at Hein & Associates for Bonanza Creek Energy audit engagement until 2015. He led the assurance engagement team for Bonanza Creek Energy’s IPO, public bond offerings and financial statement audits.

Mr. Linhardt began his career in public accounting where he directed multiple engagement teams in audit services including financial statement audits, merger and acquisitions, evaluation of internal controls for publicly traded companies and privately held clients in the oil and gas, mining, alternative energy, and manufacturing industries.

Mr. Linhardt has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance from Fort Lewis College and a Master of Science degree in Accounting from University of Colorado at Denver. Mr. Linhardt is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants (CSCPA). Mr. Linhardt recently finished serving 7 years as a board member with the Marion Downs Center for Hearing and Speech.

  • 17 years of industry experience, BBA (Finance) from The University of Texas at Austin and JD from The University of Texas School of Law
  • Partner, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP (Finance and Acquisitions Department)
  • Senior Corporate Counsel, SM Energy Company, with experience in acquisitions and divestitures in excess of $5 billion
  • Focuses on mitigating legal risk for the company and ensuring the accurate administration of all land matters

Craig Gleaton is the General Counsel and Vice President of Land of Fundare Resources Company, LLC, where he manages all legal and land matters for the company. Previously, Mr. Gleaton was a partner at Davis Graham & Stubbs, LLP, a Denver-based law firm. He also served as Senior Corporate Counsel at SM Energy Company, where he focused on acquisitions and divestitures in excess of $5 billion in value, while also attending to varied in-house legal matters, including negotiating farmout agreements, exchange agreements, drilling contracts and master service agreements, and various commercial arrangements. He is licensed to practice law in Colorado, North Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming.

Mr. Gleaton began his career in the industry as a field landman in the Austin Chalk and the Barnett Shale during law school, as well as a legal intern at the Texas General Land Office. From there, he started his practice writing several hundred title opinions covering lands in Colorado, Texas, and Wyoming before joining Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP as an associate (where he later returned as a partner).

Mr. Gleaton earned his BBA in Finance (with an emphasis in Accounting) from The University of Texas at Austin and JD from The University of Texas School of Law in 2007. He is a Texas Bar Foundation Fellow and recently completed Yale’s Financing and Deploying Clean Energy Certificate Program where he focused on project finance, carbon capture, geothermal energy and financial modeling for energy projects. Mr. Gleaton also serves on the COVID-19 Reopening Committee for Paddington Station Preschool in Denver, Colorado.

  • 10 plus years industry experience, Petroleum Engineering degree from the University of Wyoming
  • Operations Manager at RockHouse Oil and Gas, Drilling Manager at Fifth Creek Energy
  • Various Engineering roles with increasing responsibilities at Bonanza Creek Energy, and Middle Fork Energy Partners,
  • Managed his own Engineering consulting business managing drilling and construction operations for operators
  • Experience in DJ Basin, Permian, Uintah, Bakken, Eagle Ford, Gulf of Mexico
  • Results driven while striving to be cost conscious and utilize technology for continuous improvement

Mr. Brown has over 10 years of Petroleum Engineering experience. He has worked various roles across multiple basins including the DJ, Permian, Uintah, Bakken and Gulf of Mexico. Mr. Brown has held Engineering roles of varying responsibility in Production, Operations, and Facilities. He has managed fields ranging from Unconventional Horizontals to Gas wells to Conventional Oil wells using EOR to maximize production. Prior to Fundare he was the Operation Manager at RockHouse Oil, LLC. Previously he worked with Middle Fork Energy Partners as a Sr. Engineer overseeing field production and production operations. Mr. Brown started his own petroleum engineering consultant business where he managed operators drilling and construction operations. Previously he was the Drilling Manager for Fifth Creek Energy preceding its merger with Bill Barrett Corp. He also held various positions at Bonanza Creek Energy. He is results driven while striving to be cost conscious and utilize technology for continuous improvement. Mr. Brown received his B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Wyoming.

  • 13 years industry experience, Mechanical Engineering degree from Colorado School of Mines
  • Operations Engineer at Bill Barrett Corporation, Project Manager at Caliber Midstream
  • Founding Member & SVP Engineering & Operations at Cureton Midstream, supporting the commercialization, construction, and operations of a 60MMCFD gas gathering and processing system in Weld County
  • Extensive upstream and midstream operational expertise with focus on margin and execution
  • Background of growing organizations from inception to positive cashflow businesses driving investor value

Mr. Seaver is the Vice President of Midstream & Marketing for Fundare Resources, LLC and is directly responsible for development and execution of all marketing and midstream processes for company assets. Recently, Mr. Seaver was a Partner at Rio Blanco Energy Partners, providing midstream technical and commercial services to customers within the energy sector.

Mr. Seaver met Cody at Cureton Midstream in 2018 and worked closely together on the executive team of the organization. He developed the asset from conception to full operations of the gas gathering and processing system, managing land, regulatory, engineering, construction, and operations.

Mr. Seaver began as an intern in the Piceance Basin working out of Grand Junction rotating through drilling, completions, production, and facilities. After graduating, he took a full-time role with Bill Barrett Corporation as an Operations Engineer, supporting approximately 500MMCFD of natural gas transportation out of the Rocky Mountain region. After Bill Barrett successfully divested the core natural gas assets, Mr. Seaver joined as an early member to the Caliber Midstream Bakken team. He served as a Project Manager on all facilities constructed inclusive of a 10MMCFD gas processing plant, 40K BBL crude storage facility, multiple saltwater disposal wells, and freshwater intake systems.

Mr. Seaver earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado School of Mines. He is actively involved with the Entrepreneurship & Innovation program at Colorado School of Mines and is a part of the President’s Council. Mr. Seaver also acts as an instructor for the TACT organization, which focuses on teaching trades to the autistic community.

Board of Directors


  • 36 years industry experience; Registered Professional Engineer in Petroleum Engineering with Master of Science in Engineering Management
  • 20-year / Five company investment track record managing $753 million in investor funding and over $1.1 billion in development investments
  • Driven to Maximize Investor Returns – successfully utilizing multiple corporate and financing structures
  • Founder of the Bonanza Creek companies, Co-founder of Fifth Creek Energy
  • Successfully led an IPO and achieved top performance results and investor returns
  • Public and private company industry board experience and relationships

Mr. Starzer has 36 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and has served as a director for multiple private and three public companies. In 1999, Mr. Starzer co-founded the first of five “Creek” companies where he served in positions as Chairman, Founder and Managing Partner, President and CEO, and, as a director on the board for each company. Through equity investments of $753 million over a 20-year period, the Creek companies returned $2.0 billion to investors achieving an average Return on Investment (ROI) of 2.7x and an Internal Rate of Return (IRR) of 37% per annum (detail provided in Investment Track Record Summary). Each of the Creek companies achieved excellent returns for investors through acquiring and developing conventional and unconventional oil and gas assets located primarily in the Rocky Mountain Region.

The most recent company, Fifth Creek Energy, was founded in March 2015 with institutional private equity provided by the premier investment firm Natural Gas Partners, in addition to previous investors in the earlier Creek companies. In December 2017, Fifth Creek Energy was strategically positioned for a public market exit through a merger with Bill Barrett Corporation to form HighPoint Resources (NYSE:HPR), a leading Rocky Mountain oil and gas company focused on oil-weighted unconventional development. Mr. Starzer served on the public board of HighPoint Resources from 2018 to 2020. From 2013 to 2018 Mr. Starzer served on the public board of Newalta Corporation (TSX:NAL), a Canadian-based service provider of engineered environmental solutions for the oil and gas industry, until completion of a merger between Newalta and Tervita Corporation (TSX:TEV).

Mr. Starzer is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (U.S.) and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (Canada). He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Petroleum Engineering and is a member of the prestigious Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers. Mr. Starzer has represented the energy industry providing expert witness testimony on technological advances and the impact of taxation and regulation policies on industry investment. He has authored and presented technical articles on technological advances and development optimization.

Mr. Starzer has a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from the University of Alaska and is a founding member of the Colorado School of Mines Pi Epsilon Tau Honor Society in Petroleum Engineering. Mr. and Mrs. Starzer serve on multiple charitable boards and in 2012, established the Starzer Scholarship Foundation providing financial assistance for postsecondary education. In 2013, Mr. and Mrs. Starzer were awarded the Mines Medal by the Colorado School of Mines for exemplary service to the industry.

  • 33 years industry experience, Petroleum Engineering degree from Texas A&M University
  • Business Development Leader for the Bonanza Creek companies, Co‐founder of Fifth Creek Energy
  • Focused expertise in evaluating, negotiating, conducting due diligence and leading the implementation of post‐acquisition business plans
  • Member of executive team successfully executing an IPO and achieved top performance results and investor returns
  • Industry expertise in well completion and multi‐stage fracture stimulation treatments in unconventional developments
  • Attracts high performance operating teams

Mr. Graham is a Managing Partner and leads the business development activities of Sixth Creek Energy. Previously, Mr. Graham was Founder and Chief Operating Officer responsible for corporate development activities for Fifth Creek Energy Operating Company, LLC. Under his guidance, Fifth Creek acquired the Hereford Ranch assets from a large independent operator, increasing oil and gas production from 800 boe/d to a peak rate of 4,550 boe/d. He retired from Fifth Creek Energy upon the successful merger with Bill Barrett Corporation creating HighPoint Resources.

Since joining the first Bonanza Creek Company in 2001, Mr. Graham was instrumental in evaluating, negotiating to closing, and leading the implementation of post‐acquisition business plans for over 30 significant acquisitions. Beginning in 2010, the Rocky Mountain operations, land, marketing and corporate development for Bonanza Creek Energy reported to Mr. Graham, setting the stage for a successful IPO in 2011. Mr. Graham retired from Bonanza Creek as Executive Vice President of Corporate Development in 2014.

Mr. Graham began his 33‐year career designing and implementing well completion and stimulation treatments on conventional and unconventional wells located in highly technical and environmentally sensitive areas. These areas included the North Slope and offshore Alaska, offshore California and the DJ Basin in Colorado. With expertise in well completion and stimulation design (particularly hydraulic fracture stimulation), Mr. Graham applied this experience in evaluating underexploited acquisition candidates across the United States and Canada. Mr. Graham has expertise in the full spectrum of fracturing from the selection of stimulation candidates to post‐frac analysis, including radioactive and chemical tracers and micro‐seismic procedures.

Mr. Graham earned a degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University where he is a member of the Petroleum Engineering Advisory Board. He has established a Fellowship within the Department of Petroleum Engineering with the goal of advancing the study of hydraulic fracturing. Mr. Graham also supports the Equine Initiative at Texas A&M, is a committee advisor to the American Indian College Fund, and participates in the Leopold Conservation Award Program with the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust.

Mr. Bahr served as President and Director of Wildhorse Resource Development Corporation (NYSE:WRD) and WildHorse Resources II LLC (Co-CEO) from August 2016 until February 2019. He co-founded WildHorse Resources, LLC in 2007 and served as its Chief Executive Officer since 2007. Mr. Bahr co-founded WildHorse Resources II LLC in June 2013 and served as its Co-Chief Executive Officer from inception to IPO in 2016. He founded WildHorse Resources Management Company LLC (WHRM) in October 2012 and served as its Chief Executive Officer until IPO. Mr. Bahr held various management and engineering roles with Hilcorp Energy, Devon Energy, Ocean Energy, Berry Petroleum and Unocal Corporation until 2007. Mr. Bahr serves on the Dean’s Council of the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. He is a Co-Founder and Advisor of the Texas A&M Petroleum Ventures Program Educational Collaboration between the Mays Business School and Department of Petroleum Engineering and is a Member of the Petroleum Engineering Academy of Distinguished Graduates. Mr. Bahr received bachelors and masters degrees in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from California State University Bakersfield and is a Registered Petroleum Engineer in California.

Tom graduated with a degree in Economics from Cal State University of Northridge in January of 1970. Shortly thereafter, he entered the US Army and was honorably discharged in 1972. Tom briefly worked at Ford Motor Company in the marketing department before moving on to Paine, Webber, Jackson, and Curtis in late 1972, which was later acquired by UBS. In 1977 Tom moved back to the central valley from LA, taking a job in Bakersfield with Dean Witter, which later acquired Morgan Stanley. Tom managed the Bakersfield office of Morgan Stanley from 1980 until 2003, at which time he was hired by Bank of America private bank. Tom joined Wells Fargo’s private bank in 2009, where he worked with his sons until they launched Woodward Diversified Capital in 2020. Tom obtained the exclusive designation of Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) in 1986, studying at the Wharton Business School in Pennsylvania, and still utilizes the skills he learned in that program on a daily basis. He has been married to his lovely wife Constance for 50 years, and the two of them have enjoyed volunteering their time to support local charities over their many decades in the Bakersfield community.

Gabe graduated from the University of Southern California in 2001 with a degree in Social Sciences, emphasis in History. After graduation, Gabe attended The Master’s University in 2002, taking courses in Biblical Counseling. This is where Gabe met his wife, Staci. Gabe began working with his father, Tom, at Bank of America Investment Services in 2005 and transitioned to Wells Fargo Private Bank in 2009. Gabe helped launch Woodward Diversified Capital with his partners Tom and Beau, along with longtime assistant Rosalie Thompson. Gabe currently serves as President of the non-profit Kern County Cancer Foundation and has been a Deacon at his church for over a decade. Gabe also serves as the Director of Aquatics for The Master’s University in Santa Clarita, CA, and is on the Board of Directors for Nexus 3D Consulting, a start-up construction firm. Gabe and Staci support numerous local and faith-based charities both personally, and through their learn to swim school, Bakersfield Swim Academy. Together Gabe and Staci have four children involved in multiple sports and church activities where Gabe enjoys coaching and serving.

Beau Woodward is married to his wife Jennifer, and together they have four children: Jackson, Rebecca, Roman, and Chase. Prior to graduating from the Master’s College in 2002, Beau started his career working at Morgan Stanley in Beverly Hills while swimming for the University of Southern California. Beau went on to work at Bank of America, Charles Schwab, and Wells Fargo before launching Woodward Diversified Capital with his brother and father, Gabe and Tom. Beau and Jennifer helped found and launch Sovereign Grace Church of Bakersfield back in 2006, where they still serve as Sunday School teachers to this day. Beau and Jennifer enjoy supporting a few local charities and serving as volunteer coaches and chaperones for their children’s numerous sports and activities. Beau holds a few licenses, the series 7, 66, and 31, as well as his life and health insurance license.

CEO of NexGen Resources Corporation, a natural resource development company he founded. Earlier in his career, he held board, CEO, and senior executive positions with Kaiser Steel, Kaiser Oil & Gas, Kaiser Coal, Kaiser Power, Perma Resources, and Consol Energy. Charlie serves as president of the Denver Council of the Boy Scouts of America and was appointed by the governor to the Board of Trustees at the Colorado School of Mines. He earned his bachelor’s degree in mining engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, from which he has received the Mines Distinguished Achievement Medal. Charlie and Judy have three children.

Mr. Grove has over 39 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, serving as a Director and in various executive management positions bringing technical and executive management experience in operations, reservoir engineering, M&A and strategic development decision making skills to the company. Mr. Grove currently serves as President and CEO of Greyhaven Energy, LLC, providing strategic planning, technical and acquisition advisory services to industry clients since May 2014. Mr. Grove served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Berry Corporation (NASD:BRY) from June, 2017 until his retirement from the company in late 2020. Mr. Grove provided operating and development leadership along with portfolio management while Berry transitioned from bankruptcy and helped the company return to the public market in July 2018. Prior to Berry, Mr. Grove served as a co-founder, Director, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in both private and public Bonanza Creek Energy entities from 2003 until his retirement from the company in April 2014. After helping to lead Bonanza Creek Energy, (NYSE:BCEI) going public in 2011, Mr. Grove served as a Director, EVP Engineering and Planning and Chief Operating Officer of the company. Prior to joining Bonanza Creek, Mr. Grove held various reservoir engineering and management positions with UNOCAL and Nuevo Energy. Mr. Grove is active in the local non-profit community having served on boards and in advisory positions. Mr. Grove graduated from Marietta College in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering. Mr. Grove is an active member with the Society of Petroleum Engineers since 1979 and has served in various capacities for student and local chapters.

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