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 is Chairman of the Board of Directors and has been a Director since 2012. Mr. Brandi was formerly a Managing Director of BNP Paribas Securities Corp., where he served from 2010 until 2011. From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Brandi was a partner of Hill Street Capital, LLC, a financial advisory and private investment firm 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 has served as a member of the board of directors of Approach Resources Inc. from 2007-2017.


 

David H. Kennedy

Director

Mr. Kennedy has been a Director since December 2014 and previously served as a director from February 2011 to March 2012. Mr. Kennedy is since 2005 an Executive Advisor to Cadent Energy Partners. From 2001 – 2004, Mr. Kennedy served as an advisor to RBC Energy Fund and served on the boards of several of its portfolio companies. Mr. Kennedy was a managing director of First Reserve Corporation from its founding in 1981 until 1998, serving on boards of several of its portfolio companies. From 1974 to 1981, Mr. Kennedy was employed by Price Waterhouse. Mr. Kennedy served as a director of predecessor company Carbon Energy Corporation.


 

Bryan H. Lawrence

Director

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


 

Peter A. Leidel

Director

Mr. Leidel has been a Director since 2005. Since 1997, Mr. Leidel is a founder and member of Yorktown Partners LLC, a manager of private equity partnerships which invest in the energy industry. Mr. Leidel had previously been employed at Dillon, Read & Co. since 1983, serving as Senior Vice President until the merger of Dillon Read with SBC Warburg in 1997. 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 which Yorktown partnerships hold equity interests. Mr. Leidel served as a director of predecessor companies, Carbon Energy Corporation and Interenergy Corporation.


 

Patrick R. McDonald

Chief Executive Office and Director

Mr. McDonald is Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company and has been Chief Executive Officer since 2004. From 1998 to 2003, Mr. McDonald was Chief Executive Officer 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 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. Since 1967, Mr. Morgens is Chairman and Co-founder of Morgens, Waterfall, Vintiadis & Company, Inc., a New York investment firm. Mr. Morgens is a trustee of the American Museum of Natural History, an Overseer of the Weill Cornell Medical College and emeritus trustee of Cornell University.