Rick was appointed Executive Chairman of Nighthawk on October 1, 2014 and has over 30 years’ experience in the US energy and oil and gas industries. He served with NASDAQ-listed PDC Energy Inc. as Chief Financial Officer from 2006 to 2008 and as Chief Executive and then Chairman from 2008 until 2011, where he led a strategic turnaround resulting in an almost four-fold increase in share price. In 2011, he was named as CEO of the year for US mid-cap companies by Investor Relations Magazine. Prior to joining PDC Energy, Rick served as President and Chief Executive Officer at Gasource, LLC and as an investment banker at JP Morgan.
Chief Operating Officer, US Operations
Chuck joined Nighthawk in August 2011 from Gasco Energy Inc. where he was VP of Engineering and Operations. Previously he was the U.S. Onshore Drilling Manager for Denver-based Forest Oil Company, a NYSE listed exploration and production company. Chuck has 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry ranging from drilling, completion and production operations to surface equipment installations, including horizontal drilling in the Bakken. He holds a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Wyoming and in addition has held several positions within the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the American Association of Drilling Engineers.US Operations staff are based in Denver, Colorado, USA and are employed by Nighthawk Production LLC, a group company.
Mr McManigle is a Managing Director and Southwest Regional Head of SierraConstellation Partners, LLC (“SCP”) in its Houston, Texas office. He also leads SCP’s oil & gas practice. SCP is a Los Angeles based interim management, financial advisory and restructuring advisory firm. Mr McManigle brings with him over 25 years of experience in providing interim-leadership, financial advisory and fiduciary services to companies facing operational or financial challenges, including business restructuring, particularly in companies undergoing Chapter 11 proceedings in the US. He typically serves as an interim executive officer such as CEO or Chief Restructuring Officer, or is selected or appointed, as a Receiver, Assignee in Delaware assignment for the benefit of creditor matters, post chapter 11 reorganization plan Liquidating or Litigation Trustee and similar roles. He will assist the other Directors in addressing the financial challenges of the company, that includes a proposed sale of oil and gas assets under Section 363 of the US Bankruptcy Code, or other restructuring alternatives.