Richard is currently a Managing Director and Partner with Pine Brook Partners. He represents Pine Brook as a director of Accelerate Resources Holdings, LLC, Red Bluff Resources, LLC and Wagon Wheel Exploration, LLC.
Richard has more than 38 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He served as president of the North America Shale Production Division for BHP Billiton Petroleum from 2011 to 2012. From 2009 to 2011, he served as president and chief operating officer of Petrohawk Energy Corporation. He was the company’s chief operating officer from 2007 to 2009, and led their exploration activities as vice president and then executive vice president of exploration from 2003 to 2007. Richard began his career as a geologist in 1977 and held positions at Texas Oil and Gas Corp., Weber Energy Corp., Hugoton Energy Corp. and 3TEC Energy Corp.
Richard holds a B.S. in Geological Sciences from the University of Texas and an M.S. in Geological Sciences from Wichita State University.