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.
BARRY D. SCHNEIDER
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Barry was appointed to the position of Chief Operating Officer in May, 2014. Most recently, Mr. Schneider held the position of Vice President - North Region for Denbury Resources, Inc. Mr. Schneider has been at Denbury for 15 years and has held positions of increasing responsibility, and has been an officer of Denbury since 2007. After holding the positions of Vice President, Production & Operations, Barry was promoted to Vice President - East Region in 2009. Since 2012, Mr. Schneider was responsible for its North Region business unit, which currently produces an average of 30,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day and had average annual capital expenditures of $300 million. Prior to Denbury, Mr. Schneider was employed by Wiser Oil and Conoco-Philips. Mr. Schneider received his B.S. in Natural Gas Engineering from Texas A&M- Kingsville in 1985.
VICE PRESIDENT - GEOSCIENCES
Jana Payne joined as Vice-President of Geology in November 2015 bringing over 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry.
Prior to joining Lonestar, Ms. Payne held the position of Senior Exploitation Manager and Geologist at Halcon Resources, Inc. Ms. Payne spent seven years at Petrohawk Energy Inc. in (and subsequently BHP Billiton SA post its acquisition of Petrohawk, Inc.), where her initial mapping of the Eagle Ford shale across nine counties led to the discovery of the first commercial Eagle Ford Shale well and acquisition of over 300,000 acres by the company. Ms. Payne’s early career was as a geologist at Marathon Oil Co., and Petroleum Geo-Services, Inc.
Ms. Payne has published works in learned journals and holds an MSc and BSc in geology from the University of Texas at Arlington.
GENERAL COUNSEL & CORPORATE SECRETARY
Greg Packer was appointed as Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary in October of 2017. Prior to his appointment, Greg held the position of Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of Howard Energy Partners, a midstream MLP with operations in the Eagle Ford, Marcellus shale and Permian Basin. Before joining Howard Energy, Greg practiced corporate and securities law at Latham & Watkins LLP, where he represented public and private companies and private equity sponsors in a wide range of transactions, including company formation, private and public mergers and acquisitions, as well as accessing equity and debt markets through private and public offerings, including initial public offerings.
Greg is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, where he was a Lowenstein Scholar. Prior to attending law school, Greg obtained both Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in accounting from Brigham Young University, where he was a G. Roger Victor Scholar.
TOM H. OLLE
VICE PRESIDENT – RESERVOIR ENGINEERING
Tom Olle is the Vice President- Reservoir Engineering of Lonestar Resources, and brings over 30 years of oil and gas industry experience in multiple facets of the business.
Tom has developed senior-level expertise in reservoir management and project development in multiple types of reservoirs. He has managed non-conventional resource development projects including horizontal well field development and tertiary recovery projects. Tom also has significant reserve evaluation and reporting, production engineering and operations, and business development functions including acquisitions divestitures and new ventures.
Tom has held senior-levels positions of increasingly levels of responsibility at well-known exploration & production companies. Most recently, Tom was Vice President- Strategic Solutions for Encore Acquisition Company, but also held executive positions responsible for Asset Management and Engineering while at Encore. Prior responsibilities included his position as Senior Engineering Advisor for Burlington Resources and District Reservoir Engineer for Southland Royalty Company.
Tom holds a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering with Highest Honors from the University of Texas in Austin.
CHIEF ACCOUNTING OFFICER
Jason comes to Lonestar from Denbury Resources, where he served in positions of increasing responsibility. Jason first served as SEC Reporting Manager, then as Assistant Controller of Corporate Accounting and most recently as Director of Audit. Notably, during Jason's tenure at Denbury, he managed teams responsible for preparing the company's SEC filings, maintaining the corporate budget and maintaining Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Prior thereto, Jason held positions at Arthur Anderson, LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Jason earned his BBA-Accounting and MS-Accounting from Texas A&M University.