Gregory A. Beard
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Gregory A. Beard has served as Chairman of our board of directors and as our Chief Executive Officer since February 2021. Mr. Beard was the Global Head of Natural Resources, a Senior Partner, Member of the Management Committee, and Senior Advisor at Apollo Global Management from 2010 to 2020. In such roles, Mr. Beard oversaw Apollo’s investment activities in the energy, metals and mining and agriculture sectors. Prior to Apollo, Mr. Beard was a senior Managing Director at Riverstone Holdings, an energy, power and infrastructure-focused private equity firm. He began his career as a Financial Analyst at Goldman Sachs, where he played an active role in energy-sector principal investment activities. The funds where Mr. Beard held these senior leadership positions have invested billions of dollars in natural resources related investments. During his career, Mr. Beard sourced and managed some of the most profitable deals in the energy private equity sector. Mr. Beard currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chairman of Stronghold Digital Mining, Inc. and is a founder and managing member of Q Power LLC. He also currently serves on the board of directors/advisors of Double Eagle III, Skeena Resources, Andros Capital Partners, and Parallaxes Capital, as well as the board of directors of The Conservation Fund, a non-profit focused on land conservation. He previously served on the boards of more than 25 public and private companies, including Spartan Energy Acquisition Corp. (now Fisker Inc.), Athlon Energy, Inc., CDM Resource Management, Mariner Energy, Apex Energy, Caelus Energy, CSV Midstream, Double Eagle I / II, EP Energy Corporation, Jupiter Resources, Roundtable Energy, Talos Energy Inc., Pegasus Optimization, Northwoods Energy and Tumbleweed Royalty. Mr. Beard received his BA from the University of Illinois at Urbana.
Robert C. Reeves
Robert C. Reeves previously served as Athlon Energy’s Chairman, President, and CEO from its formation in August 2010 through its $7.1 billion sale to Encana in November 2014. Prior to the formation of Athlon, Mr. Reeves was Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Encore Acquisition Company and Encore Energy Partners until the $4.5 billion sale of both companies to Denbury Resources Inc. in March 2010. Prior to the formation of Encore, Mr. Reeves served as Assistant Controller for Hugoton Energy Corporation. Since its formation in August 2015, Mr. Reeves has served on the board of directors of Incline Niobrara Partners LP, which focuses on acquiring oil and liquids-rich minerals, royalties and non-operated working interest in the DJ basin of Colorado. Since its formation in January 2018, Mr. Reeves has served on the board of directors for Incline Energy Partners LP which focuses on acquiring oil and liquids-rich minerals, royalties and working interest in the DJ Basin of Colorado, the Permian Basin and the Bakken play in the Williston Basin of North Dakota and Montana. In August 2018, Mr. Reeves was appointed to the board of directors of Spartan Energy Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition entity focused on the energy industry in North America, sponsored by a private investment fund managed by an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, LLC until October 2020 when it completed its business combination with Fisker, Inc., a developer of the world’s most emotionally desirable, eco-friendly electric vehicles. In December 2017, Mr. Reeves was appointed to the board of directors of EP Energy and served until it completed its Chapter 11 restructuring in October 2020. Since February 2015, Mr. Reeves has served as Chairman and President of Solar Soccer Club, a private 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on youth soccer development in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Mr. Reeves received his BS degree in accounting from the University of Kansas and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Charles Cherington has served as Co-founder and Managing Partner of Ara Partners, a private equity platform specializing in industrial decarbonization investments since 2017. Since 2006, Mr. Cherington has also served as Co-founder and Managing Partner of Intervale Capital, an energy services-focused private equity manager with $1.3 billion in committed capital across three fund vehicles. From 2002 to 2006, Mr. Cherington served as founder and sole partner of Cherington Capital, and from 1999 through 2004, Mr. Cherington served as Co-founder and partner of Paratus Capital. Prior thereto, Mr. Cherington served in various positions with Lochridge and Company and as an investment banker for CS First Boston. Since 2018, Mr. Cherington has served as a member of the Board of Managers of Brooklyn ImmunoTherapeutics LLC. Mr. Cherington received his BA in History from Wesleyan University and his MBA, with honors, from the University of Chicago.
Yoav Lurie has served as a member of the board of directors of WattBuy, a platform to help homeowners and renters decide which retail energy provider can supply them the cheapest, cleanest electricity, since 2020. From July 2019 to December 2019, Mr. Lurie served as President of Uplight, a company which provides software and services to more than 85 of North America's leading electric and gas utilities serving 110 million homes and businesses, with the mission of motivating and enabling energy users and providers to accelerate the clean energy ecosystem. From 2010 to 2019, Mr. Lurie served as CEO and Founder of Simple Energy, a leading provider of marketplaces, instant rebates, and customer engagement software for electric and gas utilities. Prior to that, Mr. Lurie served as Director and Practice Manager of Syneractive, Inc., a managing director for Teach for America. Mr. Lurie received his BA in Public Policy from Duke University. Mr. Lurie is well-qualified to serve as director due to his extensive experience in the utilities industry, including his substantial experience in the private sector.