Jake Gobar – Chief Accounting Officer

Jake Gobar is the Chief Accounting Officer of WildFire Energy. Prior to WildFire, Mr. Gobar served as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer at Concho Resources until the merger with ConocoPhillips. Mr. Gobar also held accounting leadership positions with Memorial Resource Development Corp., VAALCO Energy, Inc., and Sunoco Logistics. Mr. Gobar started his career in the Assurance practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Gobar holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Masters of Accountancy from Texas State University, and he is a licensed certified public accountant in the State of Texas.

Vedran Vuk, CFA – Vice President, Finance

Vedran Vuk is the Vice President of Finance at WildFire Energy. Prior to WildFire, he served as the Director of Investor Relations at WildHorse Resource Development. Previously, he was a senior equity research analyst covering the exploration & production sector at Wunderlich Securities. He began his career in oil & gas as a mergers & acquisitions analyst at BBVA Compass. Over his career, Mr. Vuk has participated in $7 billion of transactions including bond offerings, equity offerings, and mergers & acquisitions. Mr. Vuk received a Master of Science in Finance from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics from Loyola University of New Orleans. He is also a CFA charter holder.

Amir Radfar – Vice President, Information Technology

Amir Radfar is the Vice President of Information Technology at WildFire Energy. Prior to WildFire, Mr. Radfar served as VP of Information Technology at WildHorse Resource Development Corporation (NYSE:WRD) and WildHorse Resources II LLC from August 2009 until February 2019. From 1999 to 2009, Mr. Radfar held various positions in Information Technology at IS Support, Dell and other companies, primarily serving energy clients. Mr. Radfar has extensive experience in IT Strategy, Cyber Security, Data Management, Acquisition Integration, Systems Integration, Analytics, and Innovation. He is an active member of Infragard, a joint taskforce with the FBI, specifically concerned with the security of, vulnerabilities in, and threats to critical infrastructure in the energy sector. Mr. Radfar holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Baylor University.

David Zipps – Vice President, Reservoir Engineering

David Zipps is the Vice President of Reservoir Engineering at WildFire Energy. Prior to WildFire, he served in various engineering and management roles at Anadarko Petroleum and WildHorse Resource Development. Most recently, he served as Director Reservoir Engineering, at WildHorse until the company was acquired by Chesapeake in 2019. Prior to joining WildHorse, Mr. Zipps spent 11 years with Anadarko where he served as the Permian Business Development Manager. Here, Mr. Zipps led a multi-disciplinary team in Midland, TX focusing on Delaware Basin A&D.  Mr. Zipps holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and Independent Producers Association of America.

Leroy Kuhn – Vice President, Operations

Leroy Kuhn is the Vice President of Operations at WildFire Energy. Prior to WildFire, Mr. Kuhn served as Vice President of Operations for WildHorse Resources Development Corporation (NYSE:WRD) from July 2018 until February 2019.  Mr. Kuhn began his career in 1987 and held various engineering and management roles with Citation Oil and Gas, Manti Operating Company and Breitburn Energy prior to joining WildHorse.  Mr. Kuhn has extensive experience with production, facilities and drilling in the Gulf Coast, offshore, Permian Basin, and Mid Continent regions.  Mr. Kuhn received his Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Texas.

Ryan Doucette – Vice President, Geoscience

Ryan Doucette is the Vice President of Geoscience for WildFire Energy. Prior to WildFire, Mr. Doucette served as Staff Geologist for WildHorse Resource Development Corporation (NYSE:WRD) from August 2017 until the company’s sale in 2019. Mr. Doucette joined Anadarko Petroleum in 2012, where he led various unconventional development and exploration programs until 2016. Prior to joining WildHorse, Mr. Doucette enhanced his financial acumen at Merrill Lynch. Mr. Doucette received a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Norbert College and Master of Science in hydrogeology from Illinois State University.

Board Members:

Anthony Bahr
Steve Habachy
Ryan Dalton
Jeff Luse
Mark Teshoian
Daniel Weingeist
Timothy Dove
Donald Hrap
Mark Menke
James S. Addison