EXECUTIVE TEAM

Jeffery D. Hildebrand

Executive Chairman

Greg Lalicker

Chief Executive Officer

Shelbie DeZell

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Mike Brezina

Senior Vice President,
Human Resources

David Buehring

Senior Vice President, Technical Services

Curtis D. Smith

Senior Vice President, Land

Spencer L. Kerr

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Luke D. Saugier

Senior Vice President,
Lower 48

Steve Ferrell

Senior Vice President, Marketing

Michael H. Jenkins

Vice President, Acquisitions & Divestitures and New Ventures

David S. Wilkins

Senior Vice President, Alaska

Hilcorp’s commitment to urgency and ownership allows me to quickly tackle and make decisions on major issues.

Operations Manager

Working every day with such wonderful people who are driven by the same principles and sense of ownership of the organization as I am makes each day a rewarding one.

Safety Manager

We constantly ask ourselves, ‘Is there a better way to do this’ Innovation is definitely a key component of Hilcorp’s success.

Senior Reservoir Engineer

Urgency is what separates Hilcorp from everybody else…At Hilcorp its ‘act today, not tomorrow’ and that makes a big difference.

Operations Engineer

This company is great. I look forward to coming to work each day and can truly say that this is “The Best Place to Work".

Electrician

A flat organization with challenging work, smart, motivated people where everyone can make a difference – That’s Hilcorp.

Chief Operations Manager

I really feel like I’m working for a team that appreciates what we do.

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Jeffery D. Hildebrand

Executive Chairman

Jeffery D. Hildebrand is the founder and Executive Chairman of Hilcorp Energy Company. Prior to founding Hilcorp in 1989, Mr. Hildebrand was with American Energy Capital Corporation, the Dan A. Hughes Company, and Exxon Company, U.S.A.

Mr. Hildebrand earned a Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Geology, both from The University of Texas at Austin.

Mr. Hildebrand serves on the boards of Central Houston, Inc., the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the Cesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, and the Houston Police Foundation. He is the Chairman of The University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO) and served a six year term on The University of Texas Systems Board of Regents. He also serves on the Texas Lieutenant Governor’s Energy Advisory Board and is a member of Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy Board of Advisors, where he is the Chairman of the Subcommittee for the Center for Energy Studies.

Greg Lalicker

Chief Executive Officer

Greg Lalicker is the Chief Executive Officer of Hilcorp Energy Company. Prior to working for Hilcorp, Mr. Lalicker was with BHP Petroleum in Midland, Houston, London and Melbourne as well as McKinsey & Company where he worked in their Houston, Abu Dhabi and London offices. He originally joined Hilcorp’s leadership team in 2006 as Executive Vice President where he was responsible for all exploration and production activities. Mr. Lalicker graduated as a Petroleum Engineer from the University of Tulsa, he’s also earned his Masters of Business Administration and a law degree.

Shelbie DeZell

Senior Vice President - Chief Financial Officer

Shelbie DeZell is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Hilcorp Energy Company. Prior to joining Hilcorp in 2002, Shelbie was with the public accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mrs. DeZell holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Houston and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Mike Brezina

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Mike Brezina is the Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Hilcorp Energy Company. Prior to joining Hilcorp in 2014, Mike was the Founder and President of Vantage HRO providing human resource consulting and executive coaching for businesses/leaders including Hilcorp. He has over 25 years of human resource related experience including leadership positions with David Weekley Homes, Hewlett Packard and Compaq.

Mr. Brezina holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Lamar University and Master’s Degree from the University of Houston.

David Buehring

Senior Vice President – Technical Services

David Buehring is Senior Vice President, Technical Services. Mr. Buehring joined Hilcorp Energy in May 1997. During his time, he has served in various roles of increasing responsibility, which include Operations Manager, Vice President of Operations, Asset Team Leader, Vice President of Lower 48 Exploration and Production, Vice President of Drilling, and his current role. Prior to joining Hilcorp Energy, Mr. Buehring worked for Amerada Hess and Texaco E&P, where he held various engineering assignments in both reservoir and production. Mr. Buehring is a graduate of Texas A&I University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Gas Engineering.

Curtis D. Smith

Senior Vice President – Land

Curtis Smith is Senior Vice President, Land of Hilcorp Energy Company. Mr. Smith joined Hilcorp in 2002 as Vice President, Land. Prior to working for Hilcorp, Mr. Smith held various land, international business development and commercial positions with Oxy, Bass Enterprises, Texaco and Santa Fe Energy where he served as commercial manager for Santa Fe’s subsidiary, Petrolera Santa Fe, located in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Mr. Smith graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Petroleum Land Management and currently serves on the Texas Tech Rawls College of Business Dean’s Advisory Council. He is a member of the American Association of Professional Landmen, Houston Association of Professional Landmen, Independent Petroleum Association of America and Greater Houston Partnership.

Spencer L. Kerr

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Spencer Kerr is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Hilcorp Energy Company. Prior to joining Hilcorp in 2012, Mr. Kerr was an attorney at Bracewell LLP, focusing on energy, infrastructure and finance transactions.

Mr. Kerr earned a Bachelor of Arts in Plan II Honors and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin and his law degree from The University of Texas School of Law. He currently is a member of the Plan II Honors Program Board of Visitors, the Texas Exes Forty Acres Society, the Houston Producers’ Forum and the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.

Luke D. Saugier

Senior Vice President – Lower 48

Luke Saugier is Senior Vice President of the Lower 48 for Hilcorp Energy Company. Mr. Saugier joined Hilcorp in 2003 and has served in various reservoir engineering and operational roles in Louisiana, Texas, and Alaska. He has experience in both conventional and unconventional assets.

Mr. Saugier holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University, and a Master’s degree in Petroleum Economics and Management from the Institut Francais du Petrol in Paris, France.

Steve Ferrell

Senior Vice President, Marketing

Steve Ferrell is Senior Vice President of Marketing of Hilcorp Energy Company. Mr. Ferrell joined Hilcorp in 2001 as Marketing Manager and has been involved with marketing in all areas of Hilcorp’s production since then. Prior to joining Hilcorp, for 22 years Mr. Ferrell worked for various independent oil and gas companies in both leadership and consulting roles, and worked in the gas supply areas for both Transcontinental Gas Pipeline and Tennessee Gas Pipeline. He holds a Bachelor of Science in General Business from Harding University.

Michael H. Jenkins

Vice President, Acquisitions & Divestitures and New Ventures

Mike Jenkins is the Vice President of Acquisitions & Divestitures and New Ventures for Hilcorp Energy Company. Mr. Jenkins joined Hilcorp in 2012 and has served in various roles, including A&D Geologist, Asset Team Leader, Exploration Advisor, and Vice President New Ventures. Prior to joining Hilcorp, Mr. Jenkins was with Union Pacific Resources, Columbia Gas, IP Petroleum, and Samson Energy.

Mr. Jenkins earned a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Geology from Texas Tech University and has over 35 years of oil and gas industry experience. He is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologist, Houston Geological Society, and is a DPA Certified Petroleum Geologist in Texas.

David S. Wilkins

Senior Vice President – Alaska

David Wilkins is the Senior Vice President of Hilcorp Alaska. Prior to joining Hilcorp Mr. Wilkins was employed by Marathon Oil Company in numerous engineering, operations and management positions, both domestically and internationally. Mr. Wilkins also worked for Dowell-Schlumberger in several cementing and fracture stimulation positions. Mr. Wilkins holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from West Virginia University.