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Jeff Fisher has been Chief Executive Officer since December 2014 and has served as Ascent’s Chairman of the Board since February 2015. Before joining Ascent, he served as COO for American Energy Partners and was instrumental in building multiple basin-focused companies including Ascent. Mr. Fisher worked at Chesapeake Energy Corporation from 2003 to 2013, most recently serving as Executive Vice President of Production, where he was responsible for upstream operations and integrated field developments. Prior to Chesapeake, he worked in various engineering and operational leadership roles at BP PLC, Vastar Resources and ARCO Oil and Gas, Inc. Mr. Fisher earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University.
Greg Haas serves as Director of Integrated Energy for Stratas Advisors. Haas leverages 20 years of integrated global energy experience garnered in operating and fundamental research roles at Exxon, at EPRI (the Electric Power Research Institute) and pipeline and power consultancies, and at institutional sell-side investment brokerage firms including Raymond James Financial. Haas holds an MBA from Rice University and mechanical Engineering Masters and Bachelors of Science degrees from the University of Illinois.
Prior to joining the firm in 2012, Mr. Petrie was Vice Chairman of Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Previously, he was a co-founder of Petrie Parkman & Co. Mr. Petrie was a former Managing Director and Senior Oil Analyst of The First Boston Corporation. During his career, Mr. Petrie has been an active advisor on more than $250 billion of energy related mergers and acquisitions, including many of the largest in the industry. Among his other assignments, Mr. Petrie led the teams that advised the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on its natural gas initiative, the State of Alaska on gas pipeline options, and the U.S. Department of Energy on the sale of the Elk Hills oilfield. Mr. Petrie has a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point and received his Master of Science in Business Administration from Boston University. In December 2005, Mr. Petrie received an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering degree from the Colorado School of Mines. He is also a member of the CFA Institute.
Rich is a founding partner of PennEnergy Resources, LLC and currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PennEnergy Resources, LLC, a private equity backed independent oil & gas operator focused on the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania.
Mr. Weber was President of Atlas Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATLS), from 2006 until Atlas’s sale to Chevron Corporation in 2011. Atlas operated more than 10,000 oil & gas wells in four different basins, including the Appalachian Basin, where Atlas was a pioneer in the development of the prolific Marcellus Shale. In addition, Atlas owned and controlled the general partner of Atlas Pipeline Partners, L.P. (NYSE: APL), a mid-stream MLP having pipeline and natural gas processing assets in the Appalachian Basin and Mid-Continent region. He oversaw all operations of the company as well as the IPO of Atlas Energy Resources, LLC in 2006, the $1.2 billion acquisition of DTE Energy’s Antrim Shale assets in 2007, the formation of Laurel Mountain Mid-Stream Partners, L.P., a 50/50 mid-stream joint venture in the Marcellus Shale with The Williams Company, a $1.7 billion joint venture in the Marcellus Shale with Reliance Industries, Ltd, and the $4.4 billion merger of Atlas Energy into Chevron in 2011. During his tenure at Atlas, the company accumulated nearly 300,000 acres, drilled over 300 wells and built one of the premier operating teams in the Marcellus Shale. In 2008, Mr. Weber co-founded the Marcellus Shale Coalition, which continues today as the leading trade organization serving producers and service companies involved in the Marcellus Shale industry.
Mr. Weber graduated in 1985 from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a B.S. in Finance. Between 2006 and 2013, he served on Miami’s Board of Advisors. In 1989, he graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana with a M.B.A. where he was also a Freeman Scholar.