Leadership team

CEO/Director

Mr. Newman previously served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Member of the Board of Directors of Transocean Ltd. from 2010 to 2015, having previously served in various operational, management and executive roles at Transocean since 1994. He is currently a director of Dril-Quip, Inc. and SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.

Director

Mr. Bigman formerly served as Director (Capital Markets and Mergers and Acquisitions) of KCA Deutag (2011-2012) and Chief Financial Officer of LyondellBassell Industries (2008-2010) and Basell Pololefins (2006-2007). He is currently a director of Inprint, and The Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University.

Director

Mr. Bishop is a Managing Partner of MB Energy Partners (2020-present) and a Managing Partner of Tupper Lake Partners (2020-present). He formerly served as Chief Operating Officer of Chart Industries (2019-2020), Managing Director (Global Head of Oilfield Services & Equipment Investment Banking) at Morgan Stanley (2012-2019), and held multiple positions in the Global Energy Group (Investment Banking) at Citigroup (2002-2012). He is currently a director of Tejas Production Services (a portfolio company of Rice Investment Group) and Fortress Power and a director and treasurer of the Hermann Park Conservancy in Houston.

Director

Mr. Herz is the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of WhiteHawk Energy. Mr. Herz was formerly Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Falcon Minerals Corporation (2018-2021), the Chief Executive Officer (2015-2018) and a director (2015-2021) of Titan Energy, LLC and its predecessor, and President of Atlas Energy Group, LLC (2015-2018). 

Director

Mr. Lancaster is the Managing Partner of Oyster Creek LLC (2020-present) and was formerly a Partner at Riverstone Holdings LLC (2000-2020), where he was responsible for sourcing and managing investments across the energy industry, including the offshore drilling sector specifically. He was previously an investment banker, advisor and equity research analyst with The Beacon Group, CSFB and Bankers Trust. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of Oasis Petroleum Inc. and Crestwood Equity Partners, LP and the Dean’s Advisory Board for the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas.