The Board of Directors for Carbon Energy Corporation is comprised of six  directors, inclusive of the Chief Executive Officer.  The Board of Directors are all energy industry leaders whose expertise, guidance and oversight assist the Company to achieve its goals and objectives. 


 

James H. Brandi

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Brandi has been a Director since March 2012 and Chairman of the Board since October 2012. Mr. Brandi retired from a position as Managing Director of BNP Paribas Securities Corp., an investment banking firm, where he served from 2010 until late 2011. From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Brandi was a partner of Hill Street Capital, LLC, a financial advisory and private investment firm which was purchased by BNP Paribas in 2010. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Brandi was a Managing Director at UBS Securities, LLC, where he was the Deputy Global Head of the Energy and Power Groups. Prior to 2001, Mr. Brandi was a Managing Director at Dillon, Read & Co. Inc. and later its successor firm, UBS Warburg, concentrating on transactions in the energy and consumer goods areas. Mr. Brandi currently serves as a director of OGE Energy Corp (NYSE: OGE) and served as a director of Approach Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:AREX).


 

David H. Kennedy

Director

Mr. Kennedy has been a Director since December 2014 and previously served as a director of the Company from February 2011 to March 2012. Mr. Kennedy has served as Executive Advisor to Cadent Energy Partners since 2005. He was director and chairman of the audit committee of Logan International Inc. from 2006 until the sale of the company in 2016. From 2001 – 2004, Mr. Kennedy served as an advisor to RBC Energy Fund and served on the boards of several of its portfolio companies. From 1999 to 2003, Mr. Kennedy was a director of Carbon Energy Corporation before its merger with Evergreen Resources in 2003. From 1996 to 2006, Mr. Kennedy was a director and chairman of the audit committee of Maverick Tube Corporation, which was sold to Tenaris SA in 2006. He was a managing director of First Reserve Corporation from its founding in 1981 until 1998, serving on numerous boards of its portfolio companies. From 1974 to 1981, Mr. Kennedy was with Price Waterhouse in San Francisco and New York in audit and tax services before leaving to join First Reserve. He was a Certified Public Accountant.


 

Bryan H. Lawrence

Director

Mr. Lawrence has been a Director since February 2011 and of Nytis USA since 2005. Mr. Lawrence is a founder and member of Yorktown Partners LLC which was established in September 1990. Yorktown Partners LLC is the manager of private equity partnerships that invest in the energy industry. Mr. Lawrence had been employed at Dillon, Read & Co. Inc. since 1966, serving as a Managing Director until the merger of Dillon Read with SBC Warburg in September 1997. Mr. Lawrence also serves as a Director of Star Gas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:SGU), Hallador Energy Company (NASDAQ:HNRG) and certain non-public companies in the energy industry in which Yorktown partnerships hold equity interests. Mr. Lawrence served as a director of Approach Resources, Inc., Carbon Energy Corporation and Interenergy Corporation.


 

Peter A. Leidel

Director

Mr. Leidel has been a Director since February 2011 and of Nytis USA since 2005. Mr. Leidel is a founder and member of Yorktown Partners LLC which was established in September 1990. Yorktown Partners LLC is the manager of private equity partnerships that invest in the energy industry. Previously, he was a Senior Vice President of Dillon, Read & Co. Inc. He was previously employed in corporate treasury positions at Mobil Corporation and worked for KPMG Peat Marwick and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Leidel is a director of Mid Con Energy Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:MCEP), Extraction Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ: XOG) and certain non-public companies in the energy industry in which Yorktown partnerships hold equity interests. Mr. Leidel served as a director of Carbon Energy Corporation and Interenergy Corporation. He was a Certified Public Accountant.


 

Patrick R. McDonald

Chief Executive Office and Director

Mr. McDonald is Chief Executive Officer of the Company and has been Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Nytis USA since 2004. From 1998 to 2003, Mr. McDonald was Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Carbon Energy Corporation, an oil and gas exploration and production company which in 2003 was merged with Evergreen Resources, Inc. From 1987 to 1997 Mr. McDonald was Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Interenergy Corporation, a natural gas gathering, processing and marketing company which in December 1997 was merged with KN Energy Inc. Prior to that he worked as an exploration geologist with Texaco International Exploration Company where he was responsible for oil and gas exploration efforts in the Middle East and Far East. Mr. McDonald served as Chief Executive Officer of Forest Oil Corporation from June 2012 until the completion of its business combination with Sabine Oil & Gas in December 2014. Mr. McDonald is Chairman of the Board of Prairie Provident Resources (TSX: PPR), an exploration and production company based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Mr. McDonald received a Bachelor’s degree in both Geology and Economics from Ohio Wesleyan University and a Masters degree in Business Administration (Finance) from New York University. Mr. McDonald is a Certified Petroleum Geologist and is a member of the American Association of the Petroleum Geologists and of the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists.


 

Edwin H. Morgens

Director

Mr. Morgens has been a Director since May 2012. Mr. Morgens is Chairman and Co-founder of Morgens, Waterfall, Vintiadis & Company, Inc., a New York City investment firm that he founded in 1967. He is a former director of Wayside Technology Group, Inc., TransMontaigne, Inc., Sheffield Exploration, Scientific American Magazine Inc. and the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. He is currently a trustee of the American Museum of Natural History, an Overseer of the Weill Cornell Medical College and emeritus trustee of Cornell University.