Mr. Smith has served as our Chief Executive Officer and a director since April 2020. Prior to that, he served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since October of 2016. Mr. Smith served as Vice President, Geosciences of Centennial Resource Production, LLC (“CRP”) and has served in such capacity since May 2014. Prior to joining CRP, from February 2013 to May 2014, Mr. Smith worked at QEP Resources, where he served in several roles, including as a General Manager, leading the geoscience, regulatory and reservoir engineering departments for the Williston, Powder River, and Denver Julesburg Basins. Prior to QEP Resources, from 2005 to February 2013, Mr. Smith worked at Resolute Energy Corporation as a Manager and Geologist. He has also worked in various geotechnical roles at Kerr-McGee and Sanchez Oil & Gas. Mr. Smith earned his B.A. in Geology from Lawrence University. He is licensed with the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists and serves as a Trustee for the Committee for Economic Development (CED).