Patrick R. McDonald

Chief Executive Officer

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.


Mark D. Pierce


Mr. Pierce has been President since October 2012 and was Senior Vice President for Nytis LLC from 2009 to 2012. From 2005 until 2009, he was Operations Manager for Nytis LLC. He began his career at Texaco, Inc. in 1975 and from 1977 until 1997 was employed by Ashland Exploration, Inc. attaining the position of Vice President Eastern Region and Gas Marketing. His experience includes both domestic and international work. He is a registered Petroleum Engineer in Kentucky, West Virginia and Ohio. 


Kevin D. Struzeski

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Struzeski has served as Treasurer and Secretary since 2011 and has been the Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary of Nytis USA since 2005. From 2003 to 2004, Mr. Struzeski was the Director of Treasury at Evergreen Resources, Inc., and from 1998 to 2003, he was Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer of Carbon Energy Corporation. Mr. Struzeski was also Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer of Carbon Energy Canada Corporation. Mr. Struzeski served as Accounting Manager for Media One Group from 1997 to 1998 and prior to that was employed as Controller for Interenergy Corporation from 1995 to 1997. Mr. Struzeski is a Certified Public Accountant.