Scott McNeill Director, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. McNeill served as Chief Financial Officer of RSP Permian, Inc. (NYSE: RSPP) (“RSP”) from April 2013 through the completion of its acquisition by Concho Resources, Inc. (“Concho”) in July 2018. Mr. McNeill also served as a member of the board of directors of RSP from December 2013 through July 2018. Before joining RSP, Mr. McNeill served as a managing director in the energy investment banking group of Raymond James Financial, Inc., advising companies operating in the exploration and production, midstream, and energy service and equipment segments of the energy industry. Mr. McNeill is a certified public accountant in the State of Texas and holds a B.B.A from Baylor University and an M.B.A from the University of Texas at Austin.
Jim Mutrie Director, Chief Commercial Officer, General Counsel and Secretary
Mr. Mutrie served as RSP’s Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary from June 2014 through the completion of the acquisition of RSP by Concho in July 2018. While at RSP, Mr. Mutrie was a board member of the Texas Oil and Gas Association, the largest and oldest group in Texas representing petroleum interests. Prior to RSP, Mr. Mutrie served as General Counsel and Compliance Officer at United Surgical Partners International (NASDAQ: USPI). From October 2003 to January 2007, Mr. Mutrie practiced corporate law at Vinson & Elkins L.L.P., representing public and private companies in M&A transactions and capital market offerings, predominantly in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Mutrie holds a B.A. from Cornell University, a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law, a Certificate in Financial Management from Cornell University and a Certificate in Financial Skills for The Energy Industry from SMU Cox School of Business, Executive Education.
Josh Rosinski Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Rosinski joined RSP in September 2014 and served as RSP’s Vice President of Reservoir Engineering from February 2017 through the completion of RSP’s acquisition by Concho in July 2018. Prior to RSP, Josh served as Vice President of Engineering at Simmons & Co. in the upstream advisory group where he directed engineering valuations supporting transactions across a variety of basins across the continental United States. Prior to Simmons & Co., Mr. Rosinski managed and implemented completion engineering operations in the East Texas Haynesville asset for Exco Resources. Mr. Rosinski began his career at Devon Energy in Houston and worked in multiple operational, reservoir, and corporate engineering functions throughout Texas and Louisiana assets. Mr. Rosinski graduated from Texas A&M with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering.
Board of Directors
In addition to Scott McNeill and Jim Mutrie, the following people are represented on the Board of Directors.
Zane Arrott has been a member of our board of directors since July 2019. Mr. Arrott served as Chief Operating Officer of RSP from its formation in 2013 until the completion of the acquisition of RSP by Concho in July 2018. Since 1995, Mr. Arrott has served as the Chief Operating Officer for Rising Star Energy Development Company, L.L.C. and continues to serve on the boards of Rising Star Energy Development Company, L.L.C. and Rising Star Petroleum, L.L.C. From 1982 to 1995, Mr. Arrott held several positions with Placid Oil Company and was elevated to General Manager of its Canadian Division in 1988. He has a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University.
Joseph Armes has been a member of our board of directors since July 2019. Mr. Armes has served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of CSW Industrials, Inc., a publicly traded industrial products company (“CSWI”), since September 2015, and as President of CSWI since February 2018. Prior to CSWI’s spin-off from Capital Southwest Corporation, a capital provider to middle market companies, in September 2015, Mr. Armes served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Capital Southwest Corporation from June 2013 to September 2015. From December 2013 until the completion of the acquisition of RSP by Concho in July 2018, Mr. Armes served as a board member and as audit committee chairman for RSP. From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Armes served as the Chief Operating Officer of Hicks Holdings LLC, where he led the acquisition and disposition of a diverse portfolio of private equity investments. Prior to 2005, Mr. Armes served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel of Hicks Sports Group, LLC, an owner and manager of various professional sports teams. Mr. Armes has a B.B.A. and M.B.A. from Baylor University, and a J.D. from Southern Methodist University’s School of Law.
Ray Kubis has been a member of our board of directors since July 2020. Mr. Kubis has served as a director of Gridtential Energy, Inc., an inventor and developer of battery technology (“Gridtential”), since October 2015. Mr. Kubis has served as the Chairman of Gridential since November 2016. From June 2013 to October 2015 Mr. Kubis served as President, and from June 2013 to January 2020 Mr. Kubis served as a member of the Board of Directors of ECO-BAT Technologies Limited, which collects, recycles and produces products to the battery, mining and other industries. From March 2002 through January 2013, Mr. Kubis served as President—Europe, Middle East and Africa of EnerSys, a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of industrial batteries. From October 1998 to March 2002, Mr. Kubis was Vice President, General Manager, for the Energy Storage Group of Invensys plc. He has also worked in senior leadership positions with Johnson Controls and Exide in the automotive battery industry. Mr. Kubis received his Master of Business Administration degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois.
Chris Carter has been a member of our board of directors since May 2019. Mr. Carter joined NGP Energy Capital Management L.L.C. (“NGP”) in 2004 and currently serves as Managing Partner and as a director of certain private NGP portfolio companies. Prior to joining NGP, Mr. Carter was an analyst with Deutsche Bank’s Energy Investment Banking group in Houston, where he focused on financing and merger and acquisition transactions in the oil and gas and oilfield services industries. Mr. Carter served on the Board of Directors of PennTex Midstream GP, LLC from June 2015 until November 2016 and on the Board of Directors of Parsley Energy, Inc. from December 2013 until January 2016. Mr. Carter also served on the Board of Directors of Rice Energy, Inc. from October 2013 through November 2014. Mr. Carter received a B.B.A. and an M.P.A. in Accounting, summa cum laude, in 2002 from the University of Texas, where he was a member of the Business Honors Program. He received an M.B.A. in 2008 from Stanford University, where he graduated as an Arjay Miller Scholar.
Scott Gieselman has been a member of our board of directors since May 2019. Mr. Gieselman has served as a Partner for NGP since April 2007. Mr. Gieselman serves as a director of certain private NGP portfolio companies. Prior to joining NGP, Mr. Gieselman worked in various positions in the investment banking energy group of Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, where he became a partner in 2002. He has served on the board of directors of HighPoint Resources Corporation since March 2018 and on the board of directors of Chesapeake Energy Corporation since May 2019. Mr. Gieselman served on the board of directors of WildHorse Resource Development Corporation from September 2016 until it was acquired by Chesapeake Energy Corporation in February 2019. Mr. Gieselman also served as a member of the board of directors of Rice Energy, Inc. from January 2014 until April 2017 and was a member of the board of directors of Memorial Resource Development Corp. from its formation until it was acquired by Range Resources Corporation in September 2016. In addition, Mr. Gieselman served as a member of the board of directors of Memorial Production Partners GP LLC from December 2011 until March 2016. Mr. Gieselman received a B.S. in 1985 and an M.B.A. in 1988 from Boston College.
Sam Stoutner has been a member of our board of directors since May 2019. Mr. Stoutner joined NGP in 2011 and currently serves as Principal and as a director of certain private NGP portfolio companies. Prior to joining NGP, Mr. Stoutner was an investment banking analyst with Madison Williams and Company’s Energy Investment Banking Group in Houston, where he focused on financing and merger and acquisition transactions in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Stoutner received a B.B.A. and M.P.A. in Accounting, summa cum laude, in 2010 from The University of Texas at Austin. He received an M.B.A. in 2016 from Stanford University.