Charles R. "Randy" Olmstead Executive Chairman of the Board
Mr. Olmstead serves as Executive Chairman of the board of directors for our general partner. Previously, Mr. Olmstead served as Chief Executive Officer and Director of our general partner and as President, Chief Financial Officer and Chairman of the board of directors of Mid-Con Energy Partners' predecessors since its original incorporation in 1986.
Prior to that, Mr. Olmstead was general manager for LB Jackson Drilling Company from 1978 to 1980. Mr. Olmstead previously worked in public accounting for Touche Ross & Co. from 1974 to 1978 as an oil and gas tax consultant. Mr. Olmstead graduated from the University of Oklahoma with dual Bachelors of Business Administration degrees in finance and accounting before serving three years in the US Navy.
Jeffrey R. Olmstead President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Olmstead serves as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of our general partner. Previously, Mr. Olmstead served as President, Chief Financial Officer and Director of our general partner and has been a member of the board of directors of Mid-Con Energy Partners' predecessors since 2007.
Mr. Olmstead previously served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Primexx Energy Partners, Ltd., a privately held exploration and production company, from May 2010 until July 2011. From 2006 to 2010, Mr. Olmstead served as an Assistant Vice President at Bank of Texas/Bank of Oklahoma in the bank's energy group. Mr. Olmstead graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering and Math and a Master of Business Administration from the Owen School of Business at Vanderbilt University.
Peter Adamson III Director
Mr. Adamson serves as a member of the board of directors of our general partner. Mr. Adamson is a founder of Adams Hall Asset Management LLC, a Tulsa, Oklahoma based registered investment advisor with over $1 billion under management. Prior to forming Adams Hall in 1997, Mr. Adamson was an owner and principal of Houchin, Adamson & Co., Inc., a registered broker-dealer formed in 1980. Mr. Adamson is founding co-investor and advisor to Horizon Well Logging, a leading provider of geological field services. Mr. Adamson serves on the advisory board of the Michel F. Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma and serves on the University of Oklahoma asset oversight committee. Mr. Adamson received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from the University of Oklahoma. We believe that Mr. Adamson's extensive financial and investing experience bring substantial leadership skill and experience to the board of directors.
Mr. Ball currently serves as Senior Chairman of the Board for Bank of Texas, a division of BOK Financial Corporation. During his 16 year tenure at Bank of Texas, Mr. Ball has been elected to various executive positions including President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman. Prior to Bank of Texas, he served as President of Comerica Securities, Inc., a subsidiary of Comerica Incorporated in Detroit. Mr. Ball currently serves on the Board of Directors for BOK Financial Corporation, the National Teachers Associates Life Insurance Company, where he is also a member of the audit committee, and at Southern Methodist University, where he resides on both the Executive Board of the Edwin L. Cox School of Business and the Executive Board of the Lyle School of Engineering. Mr. Ball earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University.
Mr. Colyer currently serves as a Principal for Goff Capital, Inc. ("Goff Capital"), the family office of John C. Goff, which indirectly holds a significant number of the Partnership's Class A Convertible Preferred Units. Since joining Goff Capital in 2007, Mr. Colyer has led or played a material role in public and private investments in sectors including energy, financial services, and real estate, among others. Mr. Colyer received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Colyer holds the Chartered Financial Analyst ("CFA") designation and is a member of the CFA Society of Dallas-Fort Worth.
Peter A. Leidel Director
Mr. Leidel serves as a member of the board of directors of our general partner. Mr. Leidel is a founder and principal of Yorktown Partners LLC, which was established in September 1990. Yorktown Partners LLC is the manager of private investment partnerships that invest in the energy industry. Mr. Leidel has been a member of the board of directors of Mid-Con Energy Partners' predecessors since its formation in 2004.
Previously, he was a partner of Dillon, Read & Co. Inc., held corporate treasury positions at Mobil Corporation and worked for KPMG and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Leidel is a director of certain non-public companies in the energy industry in which Yorktown holds equity interests. Mr. Leidel graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, with a Master of Business Administration. We believe that Mr. Leidel's extensive financial and private investment experience, as well as his experience on the boards of directors of numerous public and private companies (including prior service as the chairman of the audit committees of two public companies), bring substantial leadership skill and experience to the board of directors.
Cameron O. Smith Director
Mr. Smith serves as a member of the board of directors of our general partner. Mr. Smith founded and, from 1992 to 2008, served as a Senior Managing Director of COSCO Capital Management LLC, an investment bank focused on private oil and gas corporate and project financing until Rodman & Renshaw, LLC, a full service investment bank, purchased the business and assets of COSCO Capital Management LLC. From 2008 until December 2009, Mr. Smith served as a Senior Managing Director of Rodman & Renshaw, LLC and as Head of The Rodman Energy Group, a sector vertical within Rodman & Renshaw, LLC. Mr. Smith retired from The Rodman Energy Group in December 2009. Mr. Smith founded and ran Taconic Petroleum Corporation, an exploration company headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma from 1978 to 1991. Mr. Smith served as exploration geologist, officer and director of several private family and public client companies from 1975 to 1985. Mr. Smith attended Princeton University receiving an A.B. in Art History in 1972 and Pennsylvania State University receiving a Master of Science in Geology in 1975. We believe that Mr. Smith's extensive financial and private equity experience, as well as his experience in the oil and natural gas industry generally, bring substantial leadership skill and experience to the board of directors.