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January 8, 2019 in News & Media

Oil and Gas Investor Journal – Forty Under 40

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January 8, 2019 in News & Media

Boutique Energy Executive Search Firm Bests the Big Guys

Our President & Founder, David Preng, discusses our search capabilities for Fortune Magazine.
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People On the Move

Crescent Point Energy * Placement

James Craddock will join as Board Director.

Navajo Nation Oil & Gas Company (NNOGC) * Placement

James McClure was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation

Scott Gieselman was appointed as Director.

The Bayou Companies, LLC

Tanmay Desai was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Echo Energy Plc.

Martin Hull was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

San Leon Energy Plc.

Lisa Mitchell was appointed as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director.

Rosehill Resources Inc. * Placement

David French was appointed as President and CEO.

Independent Oil and Gas Plc. * Placement

Esa Ikaheimonen was appointed to the Board as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director.

Range Resources Corporation

Dennis Degner was appointed as Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer.

IDACORP, Inc. and Idaho Power

Richard J. Dahl was appointed as Chairman of the Board.

The AES Corporation 

Vincent Parisi was appointed as President of U.S. Utilities.

Sharyland Utilities, LLC

Stacey Doré was appointed as President and CEO.

Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. 

Anatol Feygin was appointed as Director.

Lekoil Ltd.

Greg Eckersley was promoted to Chief Financial Officer.

Shawcor Ltd.

Kevin J. Forbes was appointed to the Board.

Premier Oil Plc.

Barbara Jeremiah was appointed as Non-Executive Director.

Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company LLC

Cynthia Curtis was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Gulf Marine Services Plc.

Michael (Mike) Turner was appointed to the Board as a Senior Independent Non-Executive Director.

Epic Gas Ltd.

Andreas Sohmen-Pao was appointed as Chairman of the Board.

ShaMaran Petroleum Corp.

Adel Chaouch was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Avista Corporation

Dennis P. Vermillion was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Sempra Energy

George Bilicic was named Group President.

Oceaneering International, Inc.

Charles W. Davison, Jr. was appointed as Chief Operating Officer.

Enbridge Inc.

Colin Gruending was appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Strad Energy Services Ltd.

Lee Matheson was appointed to the Board.

TETRA Technologies, Inc.

Brady M. Murphy was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Green Plains Inc.

Patrich Simpkins was promoted to Chief Financial Officer.

John Wood Group Plc.

Roy Franklin was appointed as Chairman of the Board.

MDU Resources Group, Inc.

Dennis W. Johnson was appointed as Chairman of the Board.

Abraxas Petroleum Corporation

Angela A. Meyer was appointed as Director.

Cameco Corporation

Jim Gowans, Don Kayne, and Anne McLellan were appointed to the Board of Directors.

Tervita Corporation

Rob Dawson was appointed as Executive Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development.

Tervita Corporation

Linda Dietsche was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Petrofac

Francesca Di Carlo was appointed as Non-Executive Director.

Southern Power Company

Bill Grantham was appointed as President.

Southern Power Company

Elliott Spencer was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Crestwood Equity GP LLC

William R. Brown was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Arrow Exploration Corp.

Bruce McDonald was appointed as President & Chief Executive Officer.

TransCanada Corporation

Una Power and Steven Williams were appointed to the Board of Directors.

Petrofac

Francesca Di Carlo was appointed as Non-Executive Director.

CenterPoint Energy Inc.

Jason Ryan was appointed as Senior Vice President & General Counsel.

Aqua America Inc.

Christopher C. Womack was appointed to the Board of Directors.

American Water Works Company, Inc.

Susan Hardwick will join as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Southern California Gas Company

Mia L. DeMontigny was appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller and Treasurer.

International-Matex Tank Terminals, Inc.

Mike Reed was appointed as Chief Commercial Officer.

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation

Michael Galtman was appointed as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer.

Falcon Minerals Corporation

Alan J. Hirshberg and Eric Liaw have joined the Board of Directors.

Matador Resources Company

Craig N. Adams was elected as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer – Land, Legal and Administration.

Secure Energy Services Inc.

Deanna Zumwalt was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Moreton Resources Ltd.

Phillip Bryant was appointed as Managing Director.

Secure Energy Services Inc.

Allen Gransch was appointed as Chief Operating Officer Midstream.

Red Oak Mining Corp.

Tyler Lowes was appointed to the Board of Directors.

IPALCO Enterprises, Inc.

Sanjeev Addala and Marc Michael were appointed to the Board of Directors.

Templar Energy LLC

Brian Simmons was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Cairn Energy Plc.

Catherine Krajicek was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director.

Polarcus Ltd.

Monish Sahni was appointed as a Board Director.

Falcon Minerals Corporation

Eric Liaw and Alan Hirshberg were appointed to the Board of Directors.

Quantum Energy Inc.

Andrew J. Kacic was appointed as Co-Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer.

Quantum Energy Inc.

Raleigh C. Kone was appointed as Co-Chairman of the Board and Executive Vice President.

Equitrans Midstream Corporation

Stephen M. Moore was appointed as Senior Vice President and General Counsel.

Exterran Corporation

Hatem Soliman was appointed as an Independent Director.

QEP Resources, Inc. * Placement

Timothy “Tim” Cutt has been named President and CEO.

Delek US Holdings, Inc.* Placement

Vicky Sutil has been appointed to the Board of Directors.

Jagged Peak Energy Inc.

Janeen S. Judah was appointed as Director.

Talos Energy Inc.

Shannon E. Young III was appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Laredo Petroleum, Inc.

Mikell Jason Pigott was appointed as President and a member of the Board of Directors.

Norwegian Energy Company ASA

Olav Haugland was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Cenovus Energy Inc.

Jane E. Kinney was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Empire Petroleum Partners

Rick Golman was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

GasLog Partners LP

Paolo Enoizi was appointed as Chief Operating Officer.

Quadrise Fuels International Plc.

Bryan Kaye Sanderson was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director.

American Electric Power Company, Inc.

Margaret M. Mccarthy was appointed as Director.

Rose Petroleum Plc.

Tom Reynolds was appointed as Non-Executive Director.

Middlesex Water Company

Ann L. Noble was appointed to the Board of Directors.

CenterPoint Energy, Inc.

Xia Liu was appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

NiSource Inc.

Kevin Kabat was appointed as Chairman of the Board.

Georgia Power Company

David Poroch was appointed as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

John Wood Group Plc.

Adrian Marsh was appointed as Non-Executive Director.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Jon Taylor was promoted to Vice President, Utility Operations.

Foothills Exploration Inc.

Tara Roberts was appointed as Vice President of Business Development.

NiSource Inc.

Kevin Kabat was appointed as Chairman of the Board.

Zion Oil & Gas, Inc.

William H. Avery was appointed as President.

Halcón Resources Corporation

Carin Barth was appointed as Board Director.

MODEC, Inc.

Hiroshi Yakame was appointed as Executive Officer.

Madalena Energy Inc.

Alejandro Augusto Penafiel was appointed as Vice President Growth and Capital.

Equitrans Midstream

Stephen Moore was appointed as Senior Vice President and General Counsel.

Energy Transfer Operating, L.P.

Bradford D. Whitehurst was appointed as Board Director.

Lucid Energy Group

Donald R. Sinclair and Michael A. Creel were appointed as Board Directors.

Deep Down, Inc.

David J. Douglas and Neal I. Goldman were appointed as Board Directors.

Ensco Rowan Plc.

Carl G. Trowell was appointed Executive Chairman of the Board.

Ensco Rowan Plc.

Thomas P. Burke was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer.

Chaparral Energy, Inc.

Marcus Rowland was appointed as Board Director.

Georgia Power Company

Thomas M. Holder was appointed as Board Director.

Penn Virginia Corporation

Brian Steck was appointed as Board Director.

Altus Midstream

Craig Collins was appointed as Chief Operating Officer.

Red Pine Petroleum Ltd

Michael Lerner was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Red Pine Petroleum Ltd

Matthew Fish was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Egdon Resources Plc.

Tim Davies was appointed as a Non-Executive Director.

Rose Petroleum Plc.

Robert Bensh was appointed Executive Chairman.

Aker BP

Marit Blaasmo was appointed as SVP for Health, Safety, Security, Environment & Quality.

Cluff Natural Resources Plc.

Mark Lappin was appointed Chairman of the Board.

Connacher Oil and Gas Ltd.

Gordon Trainor was appointed as Chief Operating Officer.

Blueknight Energy Partners

D. Andrew Woodward was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

BioPower Operations Corporation

Robert Kohn was appointed as Chief Executive Officer and President.

Vaalco Energy, Inc.

William R. Thomas was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Bristow Group Inc.

Christopher Gillette was appointed as Chief Accounting Officer.

Approach Resources, Inc.

Sergei Krylov was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Delta Thermo Energy, Inc.

Javier Palomarez was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Approach Resources, Inc.

Sergei Krylov was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Approach Resources, Inc.

Jim Crain was appointed Chairman of the Board.

Moreton Resources Ltd.

Phillip Bryant was appointed to the Board of Directors.

LNG Canada

Peter Zebedee was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Laredo Petroleum Inc.

Michael T. Beyer was promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC

Mitch Eichelberger was appointed as Senior Vice President, Corporate Planning & Technology.

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