Chairman Emeritus, Founder and President
Michael Reger has served as our President since July 2018. Mr. Reger was the founder of Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. in 2006 and served as the company's CEO and Chairman until 2016. Mr. Reger was named Chairman Emeritus in 2017 and was named Advisor to the Board in January of 2018. As Advisor to the Board, Mr. Reger was instrumental in the completion of the bond exchange, equity capital raise and, what at the time, was the largest acquisition in the company's history, all completed in early 2018. Mr. Reger is a third generation Williston Basin Landman from Billings, Montana. Mr. Reger holds a Bachelor of Arts in Finance and an MBA in Management from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Chairman of the Board
Mr. Akradi has served as a director since July 2017. Mr. Akradi has served as Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of LTF Holdings, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Life Time Fitness, Inc., since September 2015. Prior to that, for a period of more than five years, Mr. Akradi was Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Life Time Fitness, Inc., which was a public company until it was taken private in 2015.
Ms. Bromiley has served as a director since September 2007 and was appointed lead independent director of our company in November 2010. From 2010 to the present, Ms. Bromiley has provided executive financial and accounting consulting services for mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcy reorganizations and raising capital with SolomonEdwardsGroup, LLC, a national CFO services firm, except from April 2012 to September 2013, when she served as Vice President of Business Development for Epsilon Energy Ltd., a public independent oil and gas exploration company focused on the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania and Bakken Shale of Saskatchewan. Ms. Bromiley served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Platinum Energy Resources, Inc., a public independent oil and gas exploration and production company, from August 2008 to June 2009. She served as Chief Financial Officer of Flotek Industries, Inc., a public oilfield service company, from April 2004 to August 2008. Prior to joining Flotek, Ms. Bromiley worked in the energy audit practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP and worked for three Fortune 500 companies. Ms. Bromiley served in various accounting, finance, SEC reporting and risk management positions. Ms. Bromiley is a Certified Public Accountant. Ms. Bromiley is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, KPMG Audit Committee Institute, Financial Executives International and National Association of Corporate Directors. Ms. Bromiley holds B.B.A. and Masters of Accountancy degrees from the University of Texas.
Mr. Easley is currently serving as Senior Vice President - Exploration and Development at CH4 Energy. Previously, Mr. Easley has served in various roles, including all aspects of exploration & development and managing multi-disciplinary functions including land, reservoir, and drilling and completions professionals, at companies including BOPCO, L.P., Hunt Oil Company, Chieftain International, Tana Oil and Gas Corporation and Exxon Company, U.S.A. Mr. Easley has also been directly involved in the acquisition, development and divestiture of several large exploration projects in the United States. Mr. Easley holds a Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin.
Mr. Frantz has served as a director since August 2016 and has served as the Vice President, Investments of TRT Holdings, Inc., a diversified private holding company based in Dallas Texas, since February 2010. Mr. Frantz is the head of TRT Holdings investment team which is responsible for sourcing, due diligence and managing new investment opportunities. In addition, while at TRT Holdings, Mr. Frantz has led or played a material role in public and private investments ranging from $10 million to $1.2 billion across multiple industries, including minority stakes as well as merger and acquisition transactions. Mr. Frantz brings the benefit of a significant stakeholder to the board as well as an institutional knowledge of the oil and gas industry through TRT Holdings ownership of Tana Exploration and other oil and gas activities. Prior to TRT Holdings, Mr. Frantz was an Analyst with J.P. Morgan Asset Management from July 2008 to February 2010. Mr. Frantz currently serves on the Advisory Board of Dos Rios Partners. Mr. Frantz holds a B.A. Degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance and Accounting and a Masters in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business.
Mr. Grabb has served as a director since May 2007 and is a Registered Petroleum Geologist with over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Grabb provides both geological and industry expertise as it relates to our exploration prospects and drilling programs. Mr. Grabb has worked as a Senior Gelogic Advisor for Samson Energy Company since May 2014. From March 2007 to May 2014, Mr. Grabb worked as Exploration Manager for Samson Resources Company, a large privately held exploration and production company headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and previously served as a geologist for Newfield Exploration from April 2003 to March 2007. He was an integral member of the Newfield Exploration geologic team that conceptualized and commercialized the resource plays that have driven Newfield's growth. Mr. Grabb holds B.S. and M.S. Degrees in geology from Montana State University. Mr. Grabb is also a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Mr. King has served as a director since May 2007 and has worked as a land and general manager with Hancock Enterprises, a privately held independent oil and gas exploration and production company based in Billings, Montana, since 1983. Mr. King has been actively working in the Williston Basin and the Northern Rockies for over 30 years. Throughout his career Mr. King has been very involved in regional industry and local civic affairs, including currently serving on the Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation Commission as a Commissioner (Gubernatorial appointment), Board of the Montana Petroleum Association, Western Montana BLM Advisory Council, IOGCC Public Lands Committee, U of MT President's Advisory Council, and the Finance Committee for the Montana Community Foundation. Mr. King was a founding member of the Board of Directors for Crown Butte Resources, Ltd. From 1987 to 1996. Mr. King holds a degree in Economics from the University of Montana.
Mr. Lenz has served as a member of our Board of Directors since August 2018, and is employed as a Director at Angelo, Gordon & Co., a privately-held registered investment advisor, where he has worked since 2012. In his current role, Mr. Lenz is responsible for originating investments across a company's capital structure, where he has significant experience with investments in the energy industry. Prior to joining Angelo Gordon, Mr. Lenz worked in the investment banking division at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Lenz previously served as a Board Observer with Vistra Energy. Mr. Lenz holds a B.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Popejoy has served as a director since January 2017. Mr. Popejoy has been affiliated with TRT Holdings, Inc., a diversified private holding company based in Dallas, TX, or with its subsidiary Tana Oil and Gas or Tana Exploration since 1984. From 2001 to present, Mr. Popejoy has served as the Senior Vice President of Energy for TRT Holdings, Inc., and a Manager of Tana Exploration. Prior to 2001, Mr. Popejoy served as a Vice President of Land and later as President of Tana Exploration. Mr. Popejoy holds a BBA in Petroleum Land Management from the University of Texas at Austin.