Travis D. Stice
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Stice has served as our Chief Executive Officer since January 2012. Prior to his current position with us, he served as our President and Chief Operating Officer from April 2011 to January 2012. Mr. Stice has more than 30 years of industry experience in production operations, reservoir engineering, production engineering and unconventional oil and gas exploration, and more than 20 years of management experience. He started his career with Mobil Oil in 1985. He then held a series of positions with increasing responsibilities at Burlington Resources until it was acquired by ConocoPhillips in March 2006. Before joining us, he served as a Vice President of Laredo Petroleum Holdings, Inc., from September 2008 to September 2010. Mr. Stice graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering and serves on the Industry Advisory Board of the Petroleum Engineering department at Texas A&M. Mr. Stice is a registered engineer in Texas, and is a 30-year member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He also serves on the board of the Permian Basin Petroleum Association and is on the board of Trustees at Manor Park Retirement Center in Midland.
Michael L. Hollis
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Hollis has served as our Chief Operating Officer since July 2015. He previously served as Vice President - Drilling since joining us in September 2011. Prior to his current position with us, Mr. Hollis served in various roles, most recently as drilling manager at Chesapeake Energy Corporation, an oil and gas exploration company, from June 2006 to September 2011. Mr. Hollis worked for ConocoPhillips Company as a senior drilling engineer from January 2004 to June 2006 and as a process engineer from 2001 to 2003. Mr. Hollis also worked as a production engineer for Burlington Resources from 1998 to 2001 as well as from June 2003 to January 2004. Mr. Hollis received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Louisiana State University.
Teresa L. Dick
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Dick has served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since November 2009. Prior to her current position with us, Ms. Dick served as our Corporate Controller from November 2007 until November 2009. From June 2006 to November 2007, Ms. Dick held a key management position as the Controller/Tax Director at Hiland Partners, a publicly-traded midstream energy master limited partnership. Ms. Dick has over 19 years of accounting experience, including over eight years of public company experience in both audit and tax areas. Ms. Dick received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the University of Northern Colorado. Ms. Dick is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies.
Randall J. Holder
Vice President and General Counsel
Mr. Holder joined us in November 2011 as General Counsel and Vice President responsible for legal and human resources. Prior to his current position with us, Mr. Holder served as General Counsel and Vice President for Great White Energy Services LLC, an oilfield services company, from November 2008 to November 2011. Mr. Holder served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for R.L. Hudson and Company, a supplier of molded rubber and plastic components, from February 2007 to October 2008. Mr. Holder was in private practice of law and a member of Holder Betz LLC from February 2005 to February 2007. Mr. Holder served as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, a vehicle rental company, from January 2003 to February 2005 and, before that, as Vice President and General Counsel for Thrifty Rent-A-Car System, Inc., a vehicle rental company, from September 1996 to December 2002. He also served as Vice President and General Counsel for Pentastar Transportation Group, Inc. from November 1992 to September 1996, which was wholly-owned by Chrysler Corporation. Mr. Holder started his legal career with Tenneco Oil Company where he served as a Division Attorney providing legal services to the company's mid-continent division for ten years. Mr. Holder received a Juris Doctorate degree from Oklahoma City University.
Paul S. Molnar
Vice President - Exploration and Geoscience
Mr. Molnar joined Diamondback in August 2011 as Vice President - Geoscience. He served as a Senior District Geologist for Samson Investment Company, an oil and gas exploration company, from March 2011 to August 2011, where he evaluated horizontal plays in the Delaware Basin. Mr. Molnar held leadership positions at ConocoPhillips as Rockies Geoscience Supervisor and Wyoming Asset Supervisor from April 2006 to February 2011, and was a geologic advisor for Burlington Resources from December 1996 until their acquisition by ConocoPhillips in April 2006. He was recruited by Exxon in 1981, where he held various technical positions in Exploration and Production. Mr. Molnar obtained his BS in Geoscience from the NY State College at Buffalo in 1978, and after a year with Core Labs as a well site geologist in Oklahoma, obtained his MS in Geology from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1981. He is a licensed Professional Geoscientist in the states of Texas and Wyoming.
Russell D. Pantermuehl
Vice President - Reservoir Engineering
Mr. Pantermuehl joined us in August 2011 as Vice President - Reservoir Engineering. Prior to his current position with us, Mr. Pantermuehl served as a reservoir engineering supervisor for Concho Resources Inc., an oil and gas exploration company, from March 2010 to August 2011. Mr. Pantermuehl worked for ConocoPhillips Company as a reservoir engineering advisor from January 2005 to March 2010. Mr. Pantermuehl also worked as an independent consultant in the oil and gas industry from March 2000 to December 2004. Mr. Pantermuehl received a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University.
Kaes Van't Hof
Vice President - Strategy and Corporate Development
Mr. Van't Hof joined Diamondback in July 2016 as Vice President - Strategy and Corporate Development. Prior to his position with us, Mr. Van't Hof served as Chief Executive Officer for Bison Drilling and Field Services from September 2012 to June 2016. From August 2011 to August 2012, Mr. Van't Hof was an analyst for Wexford Capital, LP responsible for developing operating models and business plans, including for our initial public offering, and before that worked for the Investment Banking - Financial Institutions Group of Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. from February 2010 to July 2011. Mr. Van't Hof was a professional tennis player from May 2008 to January 2010. Mr. Van't Hof received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Administration from the University of Southern California.