WHO WE ARE
Blue Ridge Mountain Resources is an Irving, Texas based independent exploration and production company engaged in the development of onshore natural gas and oil plays mainly concentrated within the Appalachian region.
- EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
- BOARD MEMBERS
- John K. ReinhartPresident & Chief Executive Officer
- Mike KoyExecutive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
- Paul M JohnstonSenior Vice President & General Counsel
- Matthew RuckerVice President Resource Development & Planning
- Chris HutchisonDirector Marketing & Midstream
- Nicole ThurmondVice President Human Resources
- Geoffrey JohnsDirector Finance
- Darrel OvergaardDirector of Drilling and Completions Operations
- Michael JenningsChairman of the Board
- Gene Davis
- Don DimitrievichDirector
- Christopher JacobsDirector
- Matthew McCannDirector
- Paul SmithDirector
about John K. Reinhart
John joined Blue Ridge Mountain Resources in September 2016 as the President and Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Mr. Reinhart served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer with Ascent Resources from September 2014 to April 2016. Before joining Ascent Resources, Mr. Reinhart served as the Senior Vice President - Operations & Technical Services with Chesapeake Energy from August 2013 to September 2014, leading over 1,400 employees in support of the company's development programs. Prior to that time, he served as Chesapeake's Vice President - Operations, Eastern Division from February 2009 to August 2013, overseeing the company's operations and development activities in the Marcellus and Utica shales. Mr. Reinhart joined Chesapeake in 2005 and initially held key positions in engineering and asset management in the Mid-Continent region and also established and managed the corporate Engineering Technology Group, which support corporate operations as technical advisors specializing in facilities, completions, drilling, artificial lift and chemical optimization. Before joining Chesapeake, Mr. Reinhart worked for Schlumberger from 1994 - 2005, where he held positions of increasing responsibility in technical, operational and leadership roles. Mr. Reinhart graduated from West Virginia University in 1994.
about Mike Koy
Mike serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the company he served as Chief Executive Officer for Denali Energy, LLC from 2014 to 2016. Prior to his time at Denali Energy, LLC, Mike worked for EdgeMarc Energy, LLC, a Marcellus and Utica focused company backed by a $750 million equity commitment from Goldman Sachs and the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan, in several roles including midstream, business development and as Chief Executive Officer. He began his oil and gas career in 1995 with BP where he held numerous roles in strategy & planning, operations, finance, mergers & acquisitions and business development while working in Houston, Alaska, Melbourne, Moscow and BP’s head office in London. After a brief time with Maersk Oil in Copenhagen, Denmark, he joined Talisman Energy in 2009 as Vice-President Commercial for the North America Organization. As a member of the North America leadership team, Mike helped lead Talisman Energy’s entry into several unconventional plays including the Marcellus, Eagle Ford and Duvernay. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and a Master’s of Science degree in Mineral Economics from the Colorado School of Mines.
about Paul M Johnston
Paul serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Mr. Johnston has 32 years of increasing responsibility and management experience in all facets of general corporate, finance, securities and regulatory-related legal matters. He is a former partner with the Dallas-based law firm, Thompson & Knight, LLP, representing both private and publicly held companies during a twenty-year career with the firm. Mr. Johnston also has seven years of in-house counsel experience, including as Vice President and Corporate Counsel for a NYSE listed Fortune 250 company, and most recently served for three years as General Counsel for an SEC registered investment advisor involved in the management of onshore and offshore hedge funds. Mr. Johnston graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History (with Honors) in 1977, and received his Juris Doctorate degree (with highest honors) from Texas Tech University in 1980. While attending law school, Mr. Johnston was a member of the Order of the Coif, and served as Managing Editor of the Law Review. Texas Monthly magazine listed Mr. Johnston as a Texas Super Lawyer in 2004 and 2005.
about Matthew Rucker
Prior to joining the company Matt served as a Production Superintendent overseeing Chesapeake Energy’s Utica Shale production. As a member of Chesapeake Energy’s Eastern Division leadership team, Mr. Rucker focused on the safe and efficient optimization of production in the Utica Shale and led an operating team of over 45 employees. During his service at Chesapeake Energy, Mr. Rucker held several engineering positions in the Marcellus and Utica Shale Asset Teams, primarily focused on strategic joint ventures, divestitures, acquisitions and resource development planning. Mr. Rucker graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Petroleum Engineering at Marietta College in 2007, where he continues to serve on the Marietta College Industry Advisory Council. Mr. Rucker is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
about Chris Hutchison
Chris serves as Director of Marketing & Midstream, overseeing all downstream activity. Prior to joining the company, Chris served as a lead commercial representative for Chesapeake Energy’s Utica Shale. During his time at Chesapeake, Chris gained experience in various areas of energy marketing, including contract negotiation, gas scheduling and strategic commercial and financial evaluation. Prior to working the Utica Shale, Chris was responsible for Chesapeake’s commercial efforts in the Haynesville and Barnett Shale plays. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Oklahoma State University and Summa Cum Laude with a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Central Oklahoma.
about Nicole Thurmond
Nicole serves as Vice President Human Resources with over 22 years of human resources experience and over 10 years of oil and gas experience. Mrs. Thurmond came to the company from GeoMet Operating Company where she served as Human Resources Director. She also held human resources positions at Momentum Telecom, Sealing Equipment Products Company, Office Max and Kenworth of Alabama. Mrs. Thurmond specializes in strategic human resources planning, employee relations, talent acquisition, merger and acquisition restructuring, benefits, and performance and compensation programs. She is a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a major in Human Resources Management from Auburn University.
about Geoffrey Johns
Prior to joining the company Geoff was based in Stavanger, Norway with Teekay Offshore where he was in the Corporate Strategic Planning group. He was responsible for the planning, strategy and economics of over $1.0 billion of invested capital. Prior to his time with Teekay Offshore, Geoff worked for Veresen, Inc., a diversified energy infrastructure company focused on: pipelines, midstream and power, as the Finance Manager. Geoff began his career with Suncor Energy where he held various roles in Alternative & Renewable Energy, Sustainable Development and Natural Gas Business Development. After a brief period with the financial services firm, Canaccord Genuity, he joined Shell Canada in the Oil Sands Business Development and Planning group. Geoff holds a Bachelor of Science degree, a Master’s in Business Administration and a Competitive Intelligence Professional designation.
about Darrel Overgaard
Darrel serves as the Director of Drilling and Completions Operations, responsible for capital drilling program and operational activity. Darrel comes to Blue Ridge with over 26 years of domestic and international oil and gas experience, primarily in drilling and completions operations. Prior to joining the company, Darrel held engineering and management positions at Unocal, Shell International, Chesapeake Energy, and RimRock Oil & Gas. While at Chesapeake Energy, Darrel managed the drilling engineering & rig operations in the Permian, Arkoma, Appalachian, and Powder River Basins. Notable unconventional leadership experience includes the 25+ rig operation in the Fayetteville Shale, a 10 rig drilling program in the southern Marcellus, the first ~400 wells drilled in the Utica Shale, and a drilling program turnaround in the Niobrara Shale. Mr. Overgaard graduated with Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from Montana Tech and was awarded the Gold Medal award for most outstanding engineering graduate in 1991. Darrel is an active member of the AADE and a lifetime member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
about Michael Jennings
Mr. Jennings served as President and CEO of HollyFrontier Corporation and its predecessor, Frontier Oil Corporation, until 2016. He also served as CEO of HollyFrontier's affiliated MLP. He now serves as Chairman of the Board at HollyFrontier and is a Director of both Holly Energy Partners and Ion Geophysical Corporation, all of which are NYSE-listed companies.
about Gene Davis
Mr. Davis serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PIRINATE Consulting Group, LLC, a privately held consulting firm specializing in turnaround management, merger and acquisition consulting and hostile and friendly takeovers, proxy contests and strategic planning advisory services.
about Don Dimitrievich
Mr. Dimitrievich is a Managing Director and Head of Energy & Power at Highbridge Principal Strategies. Prior to joining HPS in 2012, Mr. Dimitrievich was a Managing Director of Citi Credit Opportunities, a credit-focused principal investment group. At Citi Credit Opportunities, Mr. Dimitrievich oversaw the energy and power portfolio and invested in mezzanine, special situation and equity co-investments, and secondary market opportunities.
about Christopher Jacobs
Mr. Christopher Jacobs is a portfolio manager at Western Asset Management Company, headquartered in Pasadena, CA. He has over 20 years of experience in leveraged finance and holds an undergraduate degree from Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina, an M.B.A. from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia, and is a CFA charterholder. Chris currently is a member of the Board of Directors of Everyware Global, Inc. and is a Trustee at Mayfield Junior School.
about Matthew McCann
Mr. McCann is the former Chief Executive Officer of TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd., a publicly traded oil and gas producer with assets primarily located in Eastern Europe and Turkey. He also serves on the board of directors of Incremental Oil & Gas, a publicly traded oil and gas producer with operated properties in Wyoming, California, and Colorado.
about Paul Smith
Mr. Smith serves as CFO and EVP Corporate Development at Vesta Energy, a privately held light oil producer in Western Canada. Prior to that he served as Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Talisman . During his tenure at Talisman, Mr. Smith led the disposition of $5 billion of non-core assets and strategically repositioned the company’s North American business into four of the leading resource plays in North America.
BRMR’s position within the Marcellus includes West Virginia and Ohio leaseholds, with 34 currently producing operated wells and expansion plans well into the future. The utilization of updated planning and engineering principles will allow the company to substantially reduce cycle times and costs, effectively develop key acreage, and realize strong production results. The first Marcellus well was brought to sales by BRMR in December 2010.
Blue Ridge Mountain Resources has 105,000 net acres in the liquids rich Marcellus Shale, with 97,000 acres undeveloped.
BRMR is strategically placed within some of the best rock in the play and the Utica is a significant growth area for the company. Acreage is positioned across both the dry and wet areas of the play, allowing for flexibility around development planning.
Blue Ridge Mountain Resources strives to achieve Flawless Operational Execution in all aspects of our business. This results in compliance with all applicable rules and regulations along with a work environment and practices that cause no harm to people or the natural environment either internal or external to the company. While operating with the highest level of Integrity in relationships with all stakeholders, we use a systematic approach to improvement. Always striving to be the highest performing oil and gas producer in the basins in which we operate.
From the wellhead, gas production is moved through Eureka Midstream followed by a processing facility to extract the valuable liquids for wet gas, and finally through one of our firm transport pipelines, which have the ability to capitalize on some of the best hub pricing in the region.
We are actively engaged in maximizing the value and productivity of all areas within the organization, and have already begun to reap the benefits of the vast experience of our leadership team.