Marvin M. Chronister, Director
Mr. Chronister serves as a member of the board of directors of Extraction Oil & Gas. Mr. Chronister is currently the owner of Enfield Companies, which is engaged in consulting and investment activities in the oil and gas sector. Mr. Chronister previously served as Interim Chief Executive Officer and Interim President of Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc., a domestic energy exploration and production company, from January 2014 until November 2014 and as a director of Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc., from 2011 to June 2016. From September 2009 until December 2010, Mr. Chronister served as Chairman and interim CEO of Sonde Resources Corp., an oil and gas exploration and production company focused on Western Canada and North Africa, where he also served as a director from 2009 to 2012. Mr. Chronister's prior professional experience includes roles at Deloitte & Touch, LLP, Kidder Peabody, Merrill Lynch, Transwestern Investments, Kiddie Corporation, and N.L. Industries. Mr. Chronister has previously served on the boards of Saratogo Resources, Inc., Harken Energy Corporation, Creel Energy Corporation, Resource Development Corporation, Transwestern Investments, Inc., and Electro-Marine, Inc. Mr. Chronister holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Stephen F. Austin State University.
John Gaensbauer, Director
Mr. Gaensbauer serves as a member of the board of directors of Extraction Oil & Gas. Mr. Gaensbauer has an extensive background in international mining and natural resources transactions and finance. Mr. Gaensbauer is currently a Managing Director in the Natural Resources Group at Headwaters MB, a Denver-based investment banking firm. Prior to joining Headwaters, Mr. Gaensbauer was a founding partner at Sierra Partners LLC, a Denver-based, private advisory group providing strategic advisory services to clients in the global resources industry. Prior to Sierra Partners, Mr. Gaensbauer served as Group Executive, Investor Relations for Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM). Prior to that, Mr. Gaensbauer served as in-house counsel to Newmont, managing the legal affairs and transactions for Newmont's West African, Central Asian and European operations, as well as counsel to Newmont’s Treasury Group and Newmont Capital, Newmont’s in-house merchant banking group. Prior to joining Newmont, Mr. Gaensbauer practiced corporate and transactional law at Ballard Spahr LLP. Mr. Gaensbauer holds a BA degree from Cornell University and Masters of Finance and JD degrees from the University of Denver.
Peter A. Leidel, Director
Mr. Leidel serves as a member of the board of directors of Extraction Oil & Gas. 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. He has been a member of the board of directors of PRE Resources since June 2012 and of Extraction Oil & Gas since its inception. Previously, he was a partner of Dillon, Read & Co. Inc., held corporate treasury positions at Mobil Corporation and worked for KPMG and for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Leidel is also a director of certain non-public companies in the energy industry in which Yorktown holds equity interests. He holds a BBA degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.