Board of Directors

John Schmitz

Sunray Capital, LP

John Schmitz is a Senior Advisor at Crestview and Chairman and CEO of Select Energy Services and Synergy Energy Holdings. Mr. Schmitz is a lifelong entrepreneur and has founded and developed numerous successful businesses in the oil and gas industry. He founded Peak Oilfield Services in 2007, which later transformed into Select Energy Services under his leadership. Mr. Schmitz also founded HEP Oil Company in 1995 and purchased and developed the assets of Alta Natural Resources in 2010. In 2012, Crestview partnered with Mr. Schmitz to combine these two exploration & development companies to create Silver Creek Resources. Mr. Schmitz also founded Allied Technology in 2005 and sold that business to Forum Energy Technologies, a leading global manufacturer of oilfield products and related after-market technical services that went public in 2012. Mr. Schmitz currently serves as a Board member at Forum. Prior to his involvement with Select Energy Services, Silver Creek Resources and Forum Energy Technologies, Mr. Schmitz served as the North Texas Division Manager for Complete Production Services, a leading oilfield service provider that was subsequently sold to Superior Energy Services in 2012. Mr. Schmitz previously founded BSI Holdings, an integrated wellsite services provider, and Cimmaron Gathering, a midstream company focused on natural gas and crude oil gathering. Mr. Schmitz sold BSI to Complete Production Services in 2003 and Cimmarron Gathering to Copano Energy in 2007.

Steve Schmitz

Sunray Capital, LP

Mr. Schmitz has served as the Vice President of B 29 Investments since he and his brother John Schmitz originally founded the Texas limited partnership. Currently, Mr. Schmitz’s primary focus is to manage the real estate development companies, the brokerage and property management teams, and the property tax and appraisal functions under the B 29 umbrella. He is currently a Senior Executive of Mesa Real Estate Partners, LP, a private equity fund targeting yard and office infrastructure in the emerging shale plays throughout the contiguous United States. Mr Schmitz also serves on the Investment Committee of Mesa. Mr. Schmitz also plays a large advisory role to Mages Group, LLC, a general contractor and development services firm that focuses on industrial and commercial projects in the emerging shale plays. Mr. Schmitz has previously served on the Board of Directors of SES Holdings, LLC (a rapidly-growing, privately-held oilfield service company focused on the emerging shale plays in the contiguous United States) and Allied Production Services, Inc. (a manufacturer of surface tank equipment for oil and natural gas producers that is now a subsidiary of Forum Energy Technologies, Inc). Mr. Schmitz holds a Bachelors of Science degree from Texas A&M University in Political Science.

Bob Delaney

Crestview Partners

Mr. Delaney joined Crestview in 2007. Prior to joining Crestview, Mr. Delaney was a Partner at Goldman Sachs where he served in a variety of leadership positions including head of the Principal Investment Area in Asia, head of the Principal Investment Area in Japan, head of the global leveraged finance group and head of the workout, advisory and restructing business. Mr. Delaney also served as a member of the investment committee that oversaw Goldman’s corporate private equity investment funds. He is a director of Samson Investment Company, Select Energy Services, Silver Creek Resources, Symbion and Synergy Energy Holdings. Mr. Delaney received an MBA with high distinction from the Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar. He received an M.S. in Accounting from NYU Stern School of Business where he graduated first in his class and was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma. He received a B.A. in Economics from Hamilton College, summa cum laude, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Delaney is a trustee of Hamilton College.

Richard Fraley

Crestview Partners

Richard Fraley is a senior advisor at Crestview. Richard has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and currently sits on the boards of Crestview portfolio companies W Energy Partners and H2Oil. He was previously the chief operating officer and interim CEO of Samson Resources. He also worked as a managing director for The Carlyle Group’s Energy Mezzanine Opportunities Fund, focusing on upstream and midstream oil and gas opportunities. Richard spent most of his career at Burlington Resources where he held officer level positions, including the company’s chief engineer and vice president of international operations. He subsequently ran the company’s largest operating division in the San Juan Basin for both Burlington and then ConocoPhillips after the merger of the companies. Prior to Burlington, Richard worked at Superior Oil and Mobil for six years. Richard received his B.S. in Geological Engineering from Colorado School of Mines.

Richard (Ricky) Burnett

President and CEO – Silver Creek Oil & Gas

Richard (Ricky) Burnett has been the President and CEO since November 2019. Prior to Silver Creek Oil & Gas he was the Chief Financial Officer of Covey Park Energy, a private E&P company sponsored by Denham Capital. During 2019, Covey Park Energy was sold to Comstock Resources. Prior to joining Covey Park Energy, Ricky served as Chief Financial Officer of Double Eagle Energy Holdings II, a U.S. partnership with Apollo Natural Resource Partners until its sale to Parsley Energy, Inc. during the first half of 2017. Prior to Double Eagle Energy Holdings II, Mr. Burnett was at EXCO Resources, Inc., a publicly-traded, E&P company serving as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. From 2002 to November 2013, Mr. Burnett was at KPMG LLP, an international accounting firm where he served as the Partner in Charge of the Energy Audit Practice within the Dallas / Ft. Worth Business Unit starting in June of 2012. Prior to joining KPMG LLP, Mr. Burnett spent time at Arthur Anderson LLP and Marine Drilling Companies, Inc.. Mr. Burnett is a board member of Select Energy and US Well Services. Ricky and Sara Burnett have three children. Mr. Burnett is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas and received a B.B.A in Accounting from Texas Tech University.