Board of Directors
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.
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.
Mr. Ball currently serves as Senior Chairman of the
Mr. Brown has been active in the formation and management of energy related partnerships and corporations as Chairman of Par Investments, LLC since 2005, and has been the General Partner of Premier Capital, Ltd., a private energy focused investment banking firm, since 1991. Prior to 1991, Mr. Brown participated directly in the oil and gas business as well as a variety of energy investment banking activities, and practiced law from 1973 until 1981. Mr. Brown previously served on the Board of Halcon Resources Corporation, and currently serves as Board Chair of The KidLinks Foundation, a non-profit organization. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Southern Methodist University and a Juris Doctor Degree and Master of Laws Degree from Southern Methodist University Law School.
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.
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.