About Our Team

Nine Point’s most valuable resource is our team. We are a hand-picked team of talented, hard-working experts in their respective fields, focused on delivering best-in-class operational performance. Team strength combined with community and environmental stewardship creates Strength in Energy!

Who We Are

Our Mission, Values, and Vision

Mission: Fortitude through strength and determination: empowering our employees to safely and efficiently develop domestic energy, establishing Nine Point as a premier oil and gas company for the direct benefit of all constituents.

Values: Safety, initiative, and integrity are the absolute foundation of our Nine Points of Strength.

Vision: Safe, efficient development of Nine Point’s resources, delivering energy for our country and value for our shareholders.

Strength in Energy!

Who We Are

Our Nine Points of Strength

These nine points create the foundation for everything we do, from the board room to the wellhead, every aspect of our business is guided by these principles.

1 - Safety
Make Good Choices, remember some things are not for sale
2 - Integrity
Be tough but fair
3 - Initiative
Default aggressive, take pride in your work
4 - Dedication
Always finish what you start
5 - Efficiency
Talk less and say more
6 - Awareness
When you make a promise, keep it
7 - Confidence
Live each day with courage
8 - Cooperative
Ride for the brand
9 - Competitive Greatness
Do what has to be done, know where to draw the line

Who We Are

Our Leadership Team

Empowering our employees” – Our Leadership Team’s primary responsibility is to set direction and strategy, providing autonomy to our talented team, with a results-oriented focus on driving value for each of our constituents. Nine Point’s leadership team has a proven track record of unlocking value in the Williston Basin.

Dominic Spencer

Dominic Spencer

President and Chief Executive Officer

About Mr. Spencer
Prior to Nine Point Energy, Dominic Spencer served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Nine Point’s predecessor company, Triangle USA Petroleum Corporation. Prior to becoming Triangle USA’s President and COO in 2015, Mr. Spencer served as its Executive Vice President of Operations from 2014-2015 and in various drilling and operational roles since joining the Company in July 2011. Mr. Spencer’s efforts and expertise significantly aided Triangle USA’s successful transition from a non-op business to a full-scale Williston Basin operator. Before joining Triangle USA, he worked for eight years with Bill Barrett Corporation as Operations Manager and in various other roles on numerous assets. Mr. Spencer graduated from Colorado School of Mines in 2003 with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering.
Ashley Garber

Ashley Garber

General Counsel

About Ms. Garber
Prior to Nine Point Energy, Ashley Garber served as General Counsel and Secretary of Nine Point’s predecessor company, Triangle USA Petroleum Corporation. Prior to becoming General Counsel of Triangle USA in 2014, Ms. Garber served as its Associate Counsel, then Interim General Counsel from 2012-2014. Before joining Triangle USA, Ms. Garber served as Assistant General Counsel for Kinder Morgan Energy Partners. She began her legal career as an associate at Van Ness Feldman LLP in Washington, D.C. focusing on the firm’s oil and natural gas pipeline practice and renewable and fossil fuel project development. Ms. Garber received a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University and a juris doctorate from the University of Houston.
Dan Taron

Dan Taron

Interim CFO

About Mr. Taron

Prior to Nine Point Energy, Mr. Taron worked in various finance roles for Nine Point’s predecessor company, Triangle USA Petroleum Corporation, and Caliber Midstream, Triangle USA’s sister company and largest midstream services provider. Prior to joining Triangle, Mr. Taron worked for Standard Chartered Bank in London and in Houston where he focused on acquisition and divestiture advisory for upstream oil and gas companies in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. Mr. Taron began his career at Seven Hills Partners, a boutique investment bank in San Francisco focused on growth stage technology companies. Mr. Taron earned his BA in International Relations from Stanford University in 2006 and MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business in 2014. He is a CFA charterholder. 

Tony Hale

Tony Hale

VP of Operations

About Mr. Hale

Tony Hale currently serves as the Vice President of Operations at Nine Point Energy. Previously, Mr. Hale served as Vice President of Operations since February 2017 for Nine Point’s predecessor company, Triangle USA Petroleum. Since joining Triangle USA Petroleum in October of 2012, Mr. Hale has served in a variety of critical operational roles including Operations Manager, Operations Engineer, and Drilling Engineer. Prior to joining Triangle USA Petroleum, he worked as a drilling engineer for EOG Resources, Williams Production and in many capacities including Drilling Manager at Ensign United States Drilling. Mr. Hale earned a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Montana Tech.

Mike Ross

Mike Ross

VP of Land and Business Development

About Mr. Ross
Mike Ross serves as the Vice President of Land and Business Development. Previously Mr. Ross served as the VP of Business Development for Nine Point and its predecessor company, Triangle USA Petroleum Corporation. Prior to becoming the VP of Business Development, Mr. Ross served as a Business Development Manager and as a Landman from 2011-2014. Before joining Triangle USA, he worked as a landman at an oil and gas broker working on projects throughout the Rocky Mountain region. Mr. Ross received a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University and a juris doctor from the University of Colorado.
Daniel Lockley

Daniel Lockley

Subsurface Manager

About Mr. Lockley

Daniel Lockley currently serves as the Subsurface Manager at Nine Point Energy.  Previously, Mr. Lockley served as Reservoir Manager since January 2016 for Nine Point’s predecessor company, Triangle USA Petroleum.  Since joining Triangle USA Petroleum in February of 2014, Mr. Lockley has served in a variety of roles including Production Engineer, Reservoir Engineer, and Reservoir Manager.  Prior to joining Triangle USA Petroleum, he worked for Forest Oil Corporation as an Asset/Team Lead and Production/Completions Engineer.  Mr. Lockley earned a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.

Our Board of Directors

Nine Point’s Board represents the Shareholders’ interests and provides constructive directives concerning strategic guidance and corporate governance. Our Board is engaged and actively contributes their valuable insight to the fulfillment of Nine Point’s vision.

John Simon


About Mr. Simon
Mr. Simon has over 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, specializing in engineering, project management and leadership roles in the US and internationally. From 2013 to 2016 he served as Chief Executive Officer of Bennu Oil and Gas, a company formed to acquire ATP Oil & Gas Corp.’s Gulf of Mexico assets out of bankruptcy. Prior to Bennu, Mr. Simon served in a series of increasingly senior roles at Hess Corporation, most recently as SVP, Global E&P Services (2010-2013) and SVP, Production, Americas and Africa (2007-2010). Mr. Simon began his career as an engineer with Tenneco Oil Co, where he spent 12 years in a variety of engineering roles.

Mr. Simon is the Board Chairman of Target Hunger, a Houston non-profit addressing hunger and its root causes in Houston’s inner city. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, from Texas A&I University.

Dr. Peter Hill


About Mr. Hill
Dr. Peter Hill has over 40 years of experience in the international oil and natural gas industry. He commenced his career in 1972 and spent 22 years in senior positions at British Petroleum including Chief Geologist, Chief of Staff for BP Exploration, President of BP Venezuela and Regional Director for Central and South America. Dr. Hill then worked as Vice President of Exploration at Ranger Oil Ltd. in England (1994-1995), Managing Director Exploration and Production at Deminex GMBH Oil in Germany (1995-1997), Technical Director/Chief Operating Officer at Hardy Oil & Gas plc (1998-2000), President and Chief Executive Officer at Harvest Natural Resources, Inc. (2000-2005), Director/Chairman at Austral Pacific Energy Ltd. (2006-2008) and as an independent advisor to Palo Alto Investors (January 2008-December 2009).

Dr. Hill has served on numerous boards, including as Non-Executive Chairman at Toreador Resources Corporation (January 2009-April 2011), Director (April 2013-March 2015) and Interim President and Chief Executive Officer (March 2014-March 2015) of Midstates Petroleum Company, and Director (November 2009-April 2012) and Chairman (April 2012-present) of Triangle Petroleum Corporation. Dr. Hill has a B.Sc. (Honors) in Geology and a Ph.D.

Sylvia J. Kerrigan


About Ms. Kerrigan
Sylvia J. Kerrigan served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Marathon Oil Corporation from 2012 to 2017. She joined Marathon Oil Corporation in 1995 as Assistant General Counsel for litigation, human resources and environmental law, was named Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in September 2009, and in 2011, she assumed responsibility for compliance and business integrity. Ms. Kerrigan also oversaw Marathon Oil Corporation’s public policy and corporate communications functions.

Previously, Ms. Kerrigan worked at the United Nations Security Council’s Commission d’Indemnisation in Geneva, Switzerland (UNCC) for two years, and was in private practice for five years. At the UNCC, she served as the Senior Legal Officer and team leader responsible for arbitrating the losses sustained by international energy companies following Iraq’s 1990 invasion of Kuwait. In private practice, Ms. Kerrigan counseled energy, construction, manufacturing and transportation clients on complex commercial, international and insurance matters. During law school, she clerked for the Texas Supreme Court.

Ms. Kerrigan is a past chairman of the State Bar of Texas International Law Section and a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. She serves on the boards of various educational, professional and public institutions, including Team Industrial Services, Inc., Southwestern University, the United Way, and the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law and Business at the University of Texas in Austin. She has served on other organization boards such as the American Leadership Forum, the Center for American, and International Law and the Houston Bar Association.

Ms. Kerrigan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, Political Economy and English from Southwestern University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Texas.

R. Kyle Kettler


About Mr. Kettler

Mr. Kettler is a Partner of Chambers Energy Management and also serves on the firm’s investment committee. In addition to these roles, Mr. Kettler participates in deal sourcing, due diligence, structuring, negotiations and ongoing monitoring of investments.

Mr. Kettler has substantial energy finance experience and has invested in a wide range of energy companies including exploration and production, oilfield services, midstream and pipeline, refining, power generation and electric and gas utility companies. His investment experiences have primarily been in the form of originated loans, high yield bonds, leveraged loans, distressed debt and private and public equities. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Kettler was a Senior Vice President at Lehman Brothers working for the Lehman Energy Fund as Investment Manager and Head Trader. Prior to his time with the Lehman Energy Fund, Mr. Kettler was with Kenmont Investments, focusing on energy investments for its credit opportunities fund. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Kettler was involved in the restructuring of $6.5 billion of Dynegy, Inc.’s debt, preferred stock and corporate obligations as a Senior Director and Assistant Treasurer for Dynegy.

Mr. Kettler’s other work experiences include positions as a Manager in Enron’s Principal Investments Group from 1998 to 2001, and prior thereto, experience as an investment banking analyst for Kemper Securities and as an accountant with KPMG.

Mr. Kettler holds a B.B.A. in Accounting and M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a Sord Scholar and won the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence. He holds the Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst designations.

Timothy D. Leuliette


About Mr. Leuliette
Timothy D. Leuliette served as the President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Visteon Corporation from September 2012 to June 2015. Upon assuming his role at Visteon, Mr. Leuliette left FINNEA Group, a firm he had co-founded and where he was a senior managing director. He left the FINNEA Group’s predecessor firm to serve as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dura Automotive LLC for two years to oversee its emergence from bankruptcy, its financial and operational restructuring and its successful sale. Prior to that, Mr. Leuliette was Co-Chief Executive Officer of Asahi Tec Corporation and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of its subsidiary Metaldyne Corporation, a company he co-founded in 2000. Mr. Leuliette was formerly President and Chief Operating Officer of Penske Corporation, President and Chief Executive Officer of ITT Automotive Group and Senior Vice President of ITT Industries Inc. Before joining ITT, Mr. Leuliette served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Automotive L.P and was a member of the Siemens Automotive managing board and a corporate vice president of Siemens AG.

Mr. Leuliette is a director of Goodrich Petroleum Corporation and has also served as a director of numerous other boards, including Visteon Corporation, Business Leaders of Michigan, and The Detroit Economic Club. He is also a past chairman of the board of The Detroit Branch of The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Mr. Leuliette holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan.

Our Statement of Ethics

At Nine Point Energy Holdings, Inc. and Nine Point Energy, LLC, we are committed to doing business the right way, every day. This means that we conduct our business in accordance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, the highest standards of business ethics, and to full and accurate financial disclosure in compliance with applicable law. The Company’s Board of Directors adopted and approved Nine Point’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics to provide guidance about how we conduct our business and to guide its directors, officers and employees in the performance of their duties.

Each director, officer and employee of Nine Point has agreed to comply with high standards as set out in our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics. A full copy of this code is provided below.

Should you have a good faith belief that a Nine Point director, officer or employee has conducted themselves in a manner inconsistent with the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, then we encourage you to contact the Ethics Hotline and report the misconduct.

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