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.
Stuart joined the Board of Nighthawk in February 2010. He was Head of UK Equity Alpha at Insight Investment Management Limited. Founded by HBOS in 2002, Insight had assets under management of £119 billion in 2009. Stuart joined Insight in May 2005 and was responsible for the management of UK equity long only portfolios.