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Leadership Team

Kirk Goehring
Chief Executive Officer

Kirk Goehring is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Benchmark Energy II.  Prior to Benchmark, Kirk was Chief Operating Officer at Jones Energy.  At Jones Energy, he spent seven years in a variety of management roles across operations, finance, strategy.  Kirk joined Jones Energy from Metalmark Capital, a New York based private equity firm, where he focused on natural resources and industrial investments.  Kirk began his career as an investment banking analyst at Greenhill and Bear Stearns.  Kirk graduated from the Business Honors Program at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas with a degree in finance.

Luke Riggins
Vice President, Operations

Luke Riggins is Vice President, Operations for Benchmark Energy II.  Prior experience includes six years as Managing Partner at Tres Management and eight years at Devon Energy as a production and completions engineer.  Luke's experience covers multiple producing basins in the United States but is concentrated in the Anadarko Basin where he started his career with Devon.  Luke graduated from the Colorado School of Mines and is a registered Professional Engineer in Oklahoma.

Garrett Jennings
Vice President, Finance

Garrett Jennings is Vice President, Finance of Benchmark Energy II. Garrett joined Benchmark from RBC Richardson Barr, the Energy A&D practice of RBC Capital Markets, where he focused on upstream oil & gas transactions across all major U.S. Lower 48 resource plays. Prior to RBC, he worked in Energy Finance Management Consulting at PwC. Garrett graduated from Trinity University with a degree in Business Administration – Accounting & Finance, and earned a Master in Professional Accounting degree from the University of Texas, McCombs School of Business.

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