Board of Directors

John D. Schmitz

Chairman of the Board
Chairman and Co-Founder, B-29 Investments, LP

Mr. Schmitz is the Chairman and Co-Founder of B-29 Investments, LP. B-29 provides strategic advice and financial capital primarily to energy and real estate companies. Mr. Schmitz is a lifelong entrepreneur and has founded, bought and developed numerous successful businesses in the energy and real estate industries. Mr. Schmitz currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SES Holdings, which is the holding company of Select Energy Services, Peak Oilfield Services and Affirm Oilfield Services. Mr. Schmitz also holds the position of Chairman of the Board of Synergy Energy Holdings and serves on numerous boards including Forum Energy Technologies, Silver Creek Oil & Gas, First State Bank, the Southwest Diabetic Foundation and the Harold Hamm Diabetic Center. Mr. Schmitz serves as a senior advisor to Crestview Partners, LP, which along with B-29 Investments acquired CP Energy in December 2013. Mr. Schmitz began his oilfield career in the early 1980s with BSI Holdings, an integrated wellsite service provider and oilfield equipment supplier. Mr. Schmitz also founded Allied Production Solutions, which became part of Forum Energy Technologies. Mr. Schmitz founded HEP Oil Company, which is now a part of Silver Creek Oil & Gas. He has also developed and sold seven acreage and production packages in the Barnett, Fayetteville, Eagleford and Niobrara shale plays. Mr. Schmitz founded Cimarron Gathering, LP, which became part of Copano Energy in 2007. Lastly, Mr. Schmitz developed, bought and owned various real estate holdings that became part of Mesa Real Partners in 2011. Mesa was sold to American Realty Capital Partners in 2014.

Bob Delaney

Partner, Crestview Partners, LP

Mr. Delaney leads Crestview Partners' energy investing efforts. Prior to joining Crestview Partners, Mr. Delaney was a partner at Goldman Sachs & Co., where he served in a variety of leadership positions in private equity and investment banking, including head of the private equity business in Asia and head of the global leveraged finance group. Mr. Delaney received a Master of Business Administration with high distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar. Mr. Delaney also holds a Master of Science degree in accounting from the Stern School of Business at New York University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Hamilton College. Mr. Delaney also serves on the boards of directors of Select Energy Services, Silver Creek Oil & Gas and Synergy Energy Holdings. 

Adam Klein

Principal, Crestview Partners, LP

Adam Klein joined Crestview Partners in 2007. He works with the energy team and specializes in oil-field services and unconventional energy investments. Prior to Crestview, Mr. Klein worked as an analyst at Centennial Ventures where he evaluated, executed and monitored investments in early- to mid-stage companies across multiple industries. Prior to Centennial, Mr. Klein worked as an analyst at Compass Partners advising corporations and private equity firms on merger and acquisition transactions, joint ventures and leveraged buyouts and at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette as a financial analyst in the media and telecommunications group. Mr. Klein is currently a director of Select Energy Services, Silver Creek Oil & Gas and Synergy Energy. He is also a board observer at Samson Resources and serves as treasurer and a member of the board of directors for the Books for Kids Foundation. Mr. Klein received his MBA from Harvard Business School and his A.B. from Harvard College, cum laude, where he was a member of the nationally ranked men’s varsity lacrosse team.

John Sanchez

President/Chief Executive Officer, Silver Creek Oil & Gas

John Sanchez has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Silver Creek Oil & Gas since its inception in October 2010. Prior to founding Silver Creek, Mr. Sanchez was the president and CEO of Cornerstone E&P Company LP, a private oil and gas company funded primarily by State Farm Insurance Company, Wellington, and Blackrock Investments for the purpose of capturing and drilling unconventional gas resources. Prior to Cornerstone, Mr. Sanchez was vice-president of the Mid Continent Division for Encana Oil & Gas (USA), Inc., which added more than 200 MMcfed of net production, combined with almost 1 Tcfe of net reserves in three years, achieved through a combination of production acquisitions and grassroots drilling in unconventional resource formations. Before joining Encana, he was vice president of the Dallas Division of Tom Brown, Inc., and vice president of acquisitions and engineering for Bill Barrett Corporation. Mr. Sanchez received his Bachelor of Science in petroleum engineering from Colorado School of Mines.

Greg Piper

President/Chief Executive Officer, CP Energy

Greg joined CP Energy in October 2014 with more than 25 years of leadership, operational and business development experience in the energy industry. Prior to joining CP Energy, he served as CEO of Gavilon Energy, a private midstream energy company, where he led the energy group’s spin off from Gavilon Corp. and then led the sale of Gavilon Energy to NGL Energy Partners. Prior to his role as CEO of Gavilon Energy, he served as senior vice president of business development at Gavilon Corp., leading the company’s growth initiatives in both agriculture and midstream energy. He has also held senior positions at Acon Investments, Prisma Energy International, Chroma Oil & Gas, Mariner Energy and Enron Corp. He began his career as a petroleum engineer with EOG in the Rockies. Greg received his Bachelor of Science in petroleum engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and an MBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas.