THE 3BEAR TEAM
We bring to the table a respected, senior-level management team with more than 200 years collective experience and a proven track record of innovative, cost-effective solutions for oil, NGL and natural gas production.
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Robert J. Clark
With more than 40 years of success, Mr. Clark is a widely recognized leader in the midstream energy industry, known for his ability to identify high-potential projects that realize remarkable value for producers. 3Bear Energy will be the fourth successful endeavor for Mr. Clark, who served as President and CEO of three previous midstream companies: Bear Paw Energy, LLC, Bear Cub Energy, LLC, and Bear Tracker Energy LLC. Prior to beginning his midstream services companies, Mr. Clark held senior executive positions with Snyder Oil Corporation, Ladd Petroleum Corporation and Nicor Inc. He holds a BS in Accounting from Bradley University and an MBA from Northern Illinois University.
Interview with Robert J. Clark:
Executive VP & COO
Mr. Spicher has over 20 years of experience in the midstream industry, including engineering, project management, operations and business development. In his time with Saddle Butte Pipeline, Mr. Spicher was responsible for a $60 million portfolio of greenfield projects in North Dakota. He also provided expertise regarding crude oil operations, design, hydraulics, measurement and commercial issues for start-up, 50-person midstream energy company. Previously, Mr. Spicher was Manager of Operations & Business Development at Nexen Marketing, and served with ConocoPhillips for 17 years. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Montana State University.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Radtke has 12 years of finance and accounting experience including the last four years spent focusing on midstream oil and gas. He comes to us from Summit Midstream where he served as a Manager of Business Development after Summit’s acquisition of Bear Tracker Energy. At Bear Tracker, he worked as a Financial Analyst helping support Business Development and Corporate Finance efforts. Prior to Bear Tracker, he worked at Oppenheimer & Co., Credit Suisse, and Ernst & Young. Mr. Radtke has a Bachelors in Finance from the University of Nebraska.
Chief Accounting Officer
Ms. Gavin has over 20 years of accounting and finance experience, with over 8 years spent in the energy industry. Ms. Gavin was the Vice President, Finance for Bear Track Energy and joined Summit Midstream as their Director of Accounting after Summits’ acquisition of Bear Tracker Energy. Ms. Gavin started her career in public accounting with KPMG LLC. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the University of Iowa, and a Master of Science in Management and Organization from the University of Colorado. She is a CPA and a CMA.
Senior VP of Engineering
Mr. Solomon has 13 years of experience in oil, gas and water midstream and refining operations. He comes to 3Bear from Whiting Oil and Gas Corporation where he was focused on the design, construction and operation of Whiting’s Bakken midstream facilities. Mr. Solomon has extensive experience the design, construction and operations of gas processing, gas/water/oil gathering and gas compression facilities. Prior to Whiting, Mr. Solomon worked for Suncor Energy at the Denver Refinery as a process engineer in the light oil division. Mr. Solomon holds a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Ohio University.
Manager of Engineering
Ms. Swanson has 22 years of process engineering experience in the oil, gas and refining industries. She has extensive experience in the simulation, design and operation of gas processing and treating plants, including gas gathering and compression both with construction support as well as business development. She has worked for Bechtel Corporation, Merrick Engineering, and previously worked for two of 3Bear’s predecessors, Bear Paw and Bear Tracker. Ms. Swanson has a BS in Chemical and Petroleum Refining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.
Senior VP Business Development
Ms. McNamee has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. She comes to 3Bear from Whiting Oil and Gas Corporation where she was instrumental in growing the company’s equity and third party gathering and processing facilities from 12.0 mmcfd to 245 mmcfd. She was responsible for securing upstream gas supply as well as marketing the natural gas and natural gas liquids for these facilities. Prior to Whiting, Ms. McNamee was employed as a producer services representative with ONEOK Rockies Midstream, formerly Bear Paw Energy, one of 3Bear’s predecessor companies. She has also worked at Bear Cub Energy, Snyder Oil Corporation, Tower Energy and Macey & Mershon Oil Company.
EVP General Counsel
Mr. Wozniak is the managing partner in the Denver office of the natural resources firm of Beatty & Wozniak, P.C. where the firm’s practice focuses on representation of natural resource development companies throughout the Rockies. He received his B.A. degree with distinction from Indiana University in 1976 (Phi Beta Kappa) and his J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law. Mike represents oil and gas clients in regulatory and environmental compliance matters, Public Lands appeals, and natural resources litigation in both state and federal courts. Mike’s primary practice over the past two decades has focused on oil and gas conservation commission matters in both Colorado and Wyoming. He has experience in merger, divestiture and acquisitions, involving producing properties, midstream assets, gas processing plants and pipelines throughout the United States. He is licensed to practice in Colorado and Wyoming and is a frequent lecturer on natural resources matters, including the Annual Institutes of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation in 2002, 2005 and 2011 and was a presenter and the Chair of the Foundation’s the Federal Oil & Gas Leasing Short Course in 2005, 2007 and 2009. He serves as a Trustee-at-Large of the Foundation. Mike has previously served as the lead director of a publicly traded oil and gas company and general counsel of three private equity funded midstream entities. Mike is active in community and governmental affairs. Mike previously served on the City Council and as chair of the Board of Adjustment and Appeals and two terms on a Municipal Planning.
Director of Finance
Mr. Stevens has 12 years of experience in upstream and midstream operations and public company finance. He comes to us from EV Energy Partners in Houston where as Manager of Finance he helped close over $1.8 billion in upstream acquisitions and financing via public debt and equity markets as well as manage investment analysis and internal reporting. Mr. Stevens has a Bachelors in International Business from the University of Tennessee and an MBA from Tulane. Mr. Stevens is also the Co-Founder and President of the Rocky Mountain Pipeliners Club and is a volunteer instructor for the University of Denver’s Lifecycle of Oil and Gas course.
Ms. Courtney is an oil and gas financial accountant with over 20 years of energy experience. Ms. Courtney has experience as a financial accounting manager, a financial analyst and in all levels of energy accounting. Most recently Ms. Courtney was the Financial Accounting Manager for Aspect Energy, LLC. Ms. Courtney has a BS in Business Administration.
Most recently Mr. Carlton was Director of Exploration and an Executive Director of Cuadrilla Resources Ltd (Lichfield, United Kingdom), a private company active in European unconventional resource exploration and development. Prior to joining Cuadrilla Resources, Mr. Carlton was Vice President of Exploration – Western Division for Pioneer Natural Resources, Inc. (Denver, Colorado) where he was responsible for Pioneer’s Rocky Mountain unconventional resource exploration projects and business development activities. In September 2004 Pioneer acquired Evergreen Resources, Inc. (Evergreen) at which time Mr. Carlton was Executive Vice President – Exploration, Chief Operating Officer and a Director, and President of Evergreen Operating Corp. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology and a Masters of Science degree in Geology from Wichita State University. Mr. Carlton was awarded the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists, 2000 Outstanding Explorer for his Coalbed Methane exploration and development efforts in the Raton Basin of southern Colorado. He serves on the Board of Argos Resources Ltd (Stanley, Falkland Islands). Mr. Carlton’s conventional oil and gas and unconventional resource exploration and production experience (Coalbed Methane, Tight Gas Sands and Shale Gas/Oil) includes US Rocky Mountain Basins, the Canadian Western Sedimentary Basin, United Kingdom, Holland, Hungary, Poland, Spain, Alaska, Chile and the Falkland Islands.
Sr. Project Engineer
Mr. Fiedorowicz has 7 years of experience as a project engineer designing and operating surface facilities. He comes to 3Bear from Andeavor Logistics where he served as Operations Engineer following Andeavor’s acquisition of Whiting’s North Dakota midstream assets. At Whiting, Mr. Fiedorowicz worked as a Facilities Engineer supporting both production and midstream assets. He was responsible for mostly greenfield projects in North Dakota where he installed over 23,000hp of field compression and constructed multiple salt water disposal and crude terminal facilities. Mr. Fiedorowicz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder.
Chief Commercial Officer
Mr. Lytle has over 30 years of experience in the energy sector and has held various positions in business development, engineering, operations and project management. Prior to joining 3Bear, Mr. Lytle was and with Altos Energy Partners, an OFS Fund of Falcon Investments and sits on the Board of Laney Directional Drilling. Prior to Altos, he was the Chief Commercial Officer for Saddle Butte Pipeline, a greenfield Bakken midstream company which exited to Targa Resources. Before that, Mr. Lytle held various leadership roles in business development, engineering and operations at Boardwalk Pipelines and Koch Industries. He has an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BS in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Kansas.