Paul M. Rady
Chairman, CEO and President
Paul M. Rady is a co-founder and has served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Antero Resources Corporation since May 2004 and of its predecessor company from its founding in 2002 to its ultimate sale to XTO Energy, Inc. in April 2005. Mr. Rady has also served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Antero Midstream Corporation since the closing of its simplification transaction in March 2019. Prior to the simplification, Mr. Rady served as Chief Executive Officer of the general partner of Antero Midstream GP LP beginning in January 2017 and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of such entity beginning in April 2017. Mr. Rady also previously served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the general partner of Antero Midstream Partners LP beginning in February 2014. Prior to co-founding Antero Resources Corporation, Mr. Rady served as President, CEO and Chairman of Pennaco Energy from 1998 until its sale to Marathon in early 2001. Prior to Pennaco, Mr. Rady was with Barrett Resources from 1990 until 1998 where he initially was recruited as Chief Geologist in 1990, then served as Exploration Manager, EVP Exploration, President, COO and Director and ultimately CEO. Mr. Rady began his career with Amoco where he served 10 years as a geologist focused on the Rockies and Mid-Continent. Mr. Rady is the managing member of Salisbury Investment Holdings, LLC. Mr. Rady holds a B.A. in Geology from Western State College of Colorado and M.Sc. in Geology from Western Washington University.
Benjamin A. Hardesty
Benjamin A. Hardesty has served as a director of Antero Resources Corporation since October 2013. Mr. Hardesty has been the owner of Alta Energy LLC, a consulting business focused on oil and natural gas in the Appalachian Basin and onshore United States, since May 2010. Prior to forming his consulting business, from 2007 until his retirement in 2010, Mr. Hardesty was president of Dominion E&P, Inc., a subsidiary of Dominion Resources Inc., which was engaged in natural gas exploration and development in North America. From 1995 to 2007, Mr. Hardesty served in various executive positions for affiliates of Dominion. From 1982 to 1995, Mr. Hardesty served successively as vice president, executive vice president and president of Stonewall Gas Company, and from 1978 to 1982, served as vice president, operations of Development Drilling Corp. Mr. Hardesty received his Bachelor of Science degree from West Virginia University and his Master of Science-Management degree from The George Washington University. Mr. Hardesty served as an active duty officer in the U.S. Army Security Agency. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Blue Dot Energy Services, LLC from 2011 until its sale to B/E Aerospace, Inc. in 2013. Mr. Hardesty served on the board of directors of KLX Energy Services Holdings, Inc. from 2018 until its merger with Quintana Energy Serves in 2020, prior to which he served on the board of directors of KLX Inc. until it was sold to The Boeing Company in October 2018. Mr. Hardesty is a director emeritus and past president of the West Virginia Oil & Natural Gas Association and past president of the Independent Oil & Gas Association of West Virginia. Additionally, Mr. Hardesty is a trustee and past chairman of the Nature Conservancy of West Virginia and a member of the board of directors of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Hardesty serves as a member of the Visiting Committee of the West Virginia University School of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering.
Robert J. Clark
Robert J. Clark has served as a director of Antero Resources Corporation since October 2013. Mr. Clark has been the Chairman of 3 Bear Energy, LLC, a midstream energy company with operations in the Delaware Basin, since its formation in March 2013. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of 3 Bear Energy, LLC until 2019. Prior to the formation of 3 Bear Energy LLC, Mr. Clark was president of Bear Tracker Energy, which he formed in 1996 and operated until its sale in 2013. Before 1996, Mr. Clark served in various executive positions with SOCO Gas Systems, Inc., Snyder Oil Corporation, Ladd Petroleum Corporation, an affiliate of General Electric, and NICOR, Inc. Mr. Clark received his Bachelor of Science degree from Bradley University and his Master's Degree in Business Administration from Northern Illinois University. Mr. Clark is a member of the board of trustees of Bradley University and serves on the board of trustees of Children's Hospital Colorado Foundation. He is a member of the Executive Committee and a member of the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver, and a member of the Board of Directors of Judi’s House, a Denver charity for grieving children and adults who have lost a sibling or spouse.
W. Howard Keenan Jr.
W. Howard Keenan, Jr. has served as a director of Antero Resources Corporation since 2004. Mr. Keenan has also served as a director of Antero Midstream Corporation since the closing of its simplification transaction in March 2019. Mr. Keenan has over thirty years of experience in the financial and energy businesses. Since 1997, he has been a Member of Yorktown Partners LLC, a private investment manager focused on the energy industry. From 1975 to 1997, he was in the Corporate Finance Department of Dillon, Read & Co. Inc. and active in the private equity and energy areas, including the founding of the first Yorktown Partners fund in 1991. He is serving or has served as a director of multiple Yorktown Partners portfolio companies. Mr. Keenan holds an B.A. degree cum laude from Harvard College and an M.B.A. degree from Harvard University.
Jacqueline C. Mutschler
Jacqueline Mutschler has an extensive background in the oil and gas industry, previously serving as Senior Vice President and Head of Exploration and Production Technology at BP, PLC from 2006 to 2014. Prior to that, Ms. Mutschler served in a number of leadership positions at BP from 1986 to 2006 across various business segments that included U.S. Unconventional Gas, E&P Change Management Strategy and Appraisal & Developments. Her areas of focus at BP included strategy development, organizational and leadership practices to deliver new technology, digital optimization and analysis of conventional and unconventional production opportunities across the world. She was a member of Weir Group plc Technology Advisory Board from 2015 to 2017. Ms. Mutschler currently serves as an independent executive consultant, providing advice and training for the oil and gas, technology and automotive sectors. Ms. Mutschler also currently serves on the Board of Weatherford International. Ms. Mutschler received a Bachelor of Science in Geology/Geophysics from Wright State University.
Brenda R. Schroer
Brenda Schroer has an extensive background in the oil and gas industry, previously serving as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Concho Resources from January 1, 2019 until it was acquired by ConocoPhillips in January 2021. She previously served as Chief Accounting Officer as well as other roles within Concho Resources from May 2017 to January 2019. Ms. Schroer also oversaw Environmental, Social and Governance ("ESG") reporting at Concho. Ms. Schroer has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Aris Water Solutions, Inc. since May 2021. She previously served as the Interim Chief Financial Officer for Solaris Midstream Holdings (Aris’ predecessor) from March 2021 until May 2021 and also served on the Board of Directors from July 2019 through February 2021. Ms. Schroer began her career with Ernst & Young LLP in 1999, with her most recent position being America's Oil & Gas Sector Resident within E&Y's national audit practice. Ms. Schroer received a BBA in Accounting from West Texas A&M University in 1998 and a MS in Accounting from Texas A&M University in 1999.
Vicky Sutil has served as a director of Antero Resources Corporation since October 2019. Ms. Sutil was previously with California Resources Corporation serving as Vice President of Commercial Analysis for CRC Marketing, Inc. from 2014 to 2016. Prior to that, Ms. Sutil worked in a variety of corporate and asset level capacities with Occidental Petroleum both upstream and midstream from 2000 to 2014. She began her career serving in a number of project management and commercial roles across both the upstream and downstream businesses at ARCO and Mobil Oil between 1988 and 2000. Ms. Sutil served as Occidental’s representative on the boards of the general partners of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. and Plains GP Holdings, L.P. until 2015, and currently serves on the board of Delek U.S. Holdings. From July 2017 to January 2020, Ms. Sutil worked with SK E&P Company focusing on strategic planning. Ms. Sutil received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a petroleum emphasis from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Pepperdine University School of Business and Management.
Tom B. Tyree
Tom Tyree has served as a director of Antero Resources Corporation since October 2019. In 2021, Mr. Tyree served as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Extraction Oil & Gas, Inc., an upstream oil and gas company. He previously served as Executive Chairman in 2020. He is also currently the Chairman of Northwoods Energy LLC, an upstream oil and gas company that he co-founded in January 2018. Previously, Mr. Tyree was a co-founder and served as President, Chief Financial Officer and a Board member of Vantage Energy, LLC from 2006 until its sale to Rice Energy Inc. in October 2016. Prior to Vantage, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Bill Barrett Corporation from 2003 through 2006. Before transitioning to the industry side at Bill Barrett Corporation, Mr. Tyree was an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co. from 1989 to 2003, focused on strategic advisory and financing transactions primarily with energy and industrial companies. Mr. Tyree served on the board of Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc., an oil and gas company focused on the DJ Basin of Colorado, from April 2017 to March 2020. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University and currently serves as a member of the Colgate Board of Trustees. Mr. Tyree received a Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.