FRANK D. BRACKEN III
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Frank D. Bracken, III is the Chief Executive Officer of Lonestar Resources and a member of the Board of Directors. Frank’s background brings a variety of skill sets to the Company, including corporate budgeting and finance, public and private equity and debt financing, mergers & acquisitions and oil & gas producing property divestitures.
Most recently, Frank’s career has been focused on Investment Banking at Jefferies & Company, Inc. and Sunrise Securities. During that time, Frank led over $5 billion of oil and gas transactions, spanning from public and private equity and debt offerings to joint ventures in the Haynesville Shale to the first-ever purchase of a publicly-traded oil & gas company by Private Equity.
Frank’s direct experience as an oil & gas executive comes from his tenure at Gerrity Oil & Gas Corp, an NYSE-listed exploration & production company focused in the DJ Basin. As Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Directors, Frank was responsible for corporate budgeting and development, equity and debt financing in public and private offerings, and acquisitions and divestitures. During Frank’s tenure Gerrity’s market valuation grew four-fold, and was subsequently merged into Patina Energy.
Mr. Burnett is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Silver Creek Oil & Gas. Mr. Burnett previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Covey Park Energy, where he was instrumental in the divestiture of the company. Before joining Covey Park Energy, Mr. Burnett served as the Chief Financial Officer of Double Eagle Energy Holdings II and served as the Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer of EXCO Resources, Inc. Prior to these roles, Mr. Burnett was a partner at KPMG LLP and a Manager at Arthur Anderson LLP. He also serves on the board of both US Well Services and Select Energy Services, as a Director and the Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Burnett is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas.
Mr. Long is a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at EIG Global Energy Partners (EIG). Prior to joining EIG in 2014, Mr. Long was a senior investment banker with Goldman Sachs. During his tenure, Mr. Long advised companies on a broad range of transactions including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, debt and equity financings and other strategic investment activities. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Mr. Long was a Director in the Transaction Services Group of PricewaterhouseCoopers in the energy practice. Mr. Long is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Vermont and a Masters of Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
GARY D. PACKER
Mr. Packer has over 35 years in the oil & gas industry. He previously served as the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Newfield Exploration Company for 10 years where he oversaw the Company’s worldwide operations and regional businesses prior to their sale to Encana in 2019 (~$8B). Before joining Newfield in 1995, Mr. Packer served in various engineering roles of increasing responsibility at Amerada Hess Corporation and Tenneco Oil Company. He has also served on several boards, including Bennu Oil & Gas, LLC, Independent Petroleum Association of America and affiliated Energy Education Center, and Independent Petroleum Association of Mountain States. Mr. Packer currently serves as Chairman of Penn State’s Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Industry & Professional Advisory Council and Inspiration Ranch. Mr. Packer is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.
Mr. Verona is a Portfolio Manager at Saye Capital Management, an opportunistic credit hedge fund. He manages the corporate portion of the portfolio, which invests primarily in high yield and distressed bonds with a focus on restructurings and other event-driven opportunities. Before joining Saye Capital, Mr. Verona was a Vice President in Gleacher & Company's Investment Banking Group. At Gleacher he focused on middle market corporates, advising clients on in-court and out-of-court restructurings, financings, and M&A transactions. Prior to Gleacher, he was a Senior Associate in GSC Partners' Corporate Credit Group. Mr. Verona started his career in the convertible bond and structured credit groups at Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO). He graduated cum laude from the University of California Los Angeles with a degree in Economics.
Mr. Verona is a director for lracore International, where he is the Audit Chair, and Unit Corporation, where he serves on the Audit and Compensation Committees.