John Gaensbauer

Independent 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 Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University and Master of Finance and J.D. degrees from the University of Denver.