Richard is currently a Managing Director and Partner with Pine Brook Partners and also serves on the board of Tamboran Resources and Yuma Exploration.
Richard has more than 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He served as the President North America Shale Production Division for BHP Billiton Petroleum from August 2011 to December 2012. In this role, he managed field operations in a multitude of unconventional plays. From 2009 to August 2011, Richard served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Petrohawk Energy Corp., as Chief Operating Officer from 2007-2009, as Vice President then Executive Vice President of Exploration from 2003-2007. During this time, he led Petrohawk's discovery of the Eagle Ford, its development of the Haynesville shale play, and its position in the Wolfcamp play in the Permian Basin. Prior to co-founding Petrohawk, Richard was Vice President Exploration for 3TEC Energy Corp. and worked for several E&P companies, including Hugoton Energy Corp., Weber Energy Co., Stoneburner Exploration Inc. and Texas Oil & Gas.
Richard has a B.S. in Geological Sciences from The University of Texas at Austin and a M.S. in Geology from Wichita State University. He has been named the recipient of the AAPG Norman H. Foster Outstanding Explorer Award for 2016. He was a part of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Distinguished Lecturer Series 2012-2013, was awarded the Norman H. Foster Outstanding Explorer award in 2016 by the AAPG and is a Trustee Associate of the AAPG Foundation. Richard is a member of the Advisory Council of the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin, a member of the Visiting Committee to the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas and is a member of the Chancellors Council Executive Committee of the University of Texas System. He is a board member of Memorial Assistance Ministries, a not for profit service organization in Houston, Texas.