As the next generation representative of the Murchison family, J.D. Murchison joined the Company’s management team in 2011. Mr. Murchison has 20+ years of experience. From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Murchison worked for the private banking affiliate of Banco Santander in Madrid, Spain. Between 2003 and 2007, he held various progressive positions at Schroders Investment Management and Citigroup. Mr. Murchison holds a BA in Economics from Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
MICHAEL THOMANNChief Financial Officer
Mr. Thomann joined the Company in October 2015 and has 15+ years of experience in finance and accounting. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Thomann worked for Commercial Metals Company in a corporate finance role focused on M&A and corporate strategy. Previously, Mr. Thomann worked for Deloitte where he advised public and private clients on business valuations, financial reporting, and tax matters. Mr. Thomann began his career with BNY Mellon Wealth Management. Mr. Thomann holds a BBA in Finance from Southern Methodist University and is a CFA charterholder.
RUSTY COOPERVice President of Operations
Mr. Cooper joined the Company in August 2013, and brings 40+ years of oil and gas operational experience. Throughout his career, Mr. Cooper has worked in various domestic locations including the Mid-Continent, Rocky Mountains, East and South Texas, Onshore and Offshore Gulf Coast, and the Alaska North Slope. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Cooper served as a Drilling and Completions Manager overseeing horizontal drilling in the Permian Basin. Mr. Cooper holds a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University.
SANA HINESVice President of Accounting
Ms. Hines joined the Company in 2015 and has 16+ years of accounting and audit experience. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Hines served as AVP & Director of Internal Audit at a mid-cap public E&P Company in Dallas, TX. Ms. Hines has served in a variety of roles and experiences such as complex corporate accounting, financial audit, remediation of deficiencies, and A&D settlement due diligence. Ms. Hines holds a BS in Accounting and BS in Finance from the University of Missouri Saint Louis and is a registered CPA.
Eric BuddenbohnVice President of Land
Mr. Buddenbohn joined the Company in October 2016, bringing 11+ years of industry experience across multiple domestic basins to the company. Mr. Buddenbohn has experience working in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Louisiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Mr. Buddenbohn holds a BBA in Energy Commerce from Texas Tech University and is a Certified Professional Landman.
Charles WardLead Geologist
Mr. Ward joined the Company in October of 2013 and brings 10+ years of oil and gas experience specifically within the Permian Basin. Mr. Ward began his career as a geologist with Core Laboratories, Inc. working on core description, saturation analysis, and rock properties for samples worldwide. While working at Murchison, Mr. Ward has identified, evaluated, and implemented multiple successful drilling projects throughout the Permian Basin. Mr. Ward holds an MS in Geology from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin and a BS in Geology from Texas Tech University.