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
2 - Integrity
3 - Initiative
4 - Dedication
5 - Efficiency
6 - Awareness
7 - Confidence
8 - Cooperative
9 - Competitive Greatness
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.
President and Chief Executive Officer
About Mr. Spencer
About Ms. Garber
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.
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.
VP of Land and Business Development
About Mr. Ross
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.
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.
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.
Frederic F. (Jake) Brace
About Mr. Brace
Frederic F. (Jake) Brace has over 30 years of experience in strategy, finance, restructuring and transformation for numerous industries including airlines, health care, retail, E&P, electrical production, hospitality and real estate. He is currently the Chairman and CEO of Sangfroid Advisors. He was formerly the President and CEO of Laser Spine Institute and, before that, Midstates Petroleum, a Tulsa-based E&P company. Previous to those positions, he was the President of Niko Resources, a Canadian E&P company. He also led the restructuring and recapitalization of The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co. (A&P grocery stores) as the firm’s Chief Administrative Officer. Mr. Brace is the retired Chief Financial Officer of UAL Corporation, where he led the company’s Chapter 11 restructuring and recapitalization process, as well the general strategic planning process including the evaluation, design and separation of the Mileage Plus program. Mr. Brace currently sits on the boards Red Lion Hotels, Niko Resources and a private company. He was previously on the boards various public and private companies including Anixter International, iHeart Media, Sequa, Standard Register, Edison Mission Energy, Bally Total Fitness, Neff Rental, Sirva, Galileo International and Bearing Point among others. Mr. Brace holds a M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Gary D. Begeman
About Mr. Begeman
Gary D. Begeman has over 30 years of experience managing the legal support for a broad range of strategic, financing and commercial transactions for public and private companies. He has served as an independent director on boards of directors of private and publicly held companies including Intelsat Jackson Holdings S.A., a subsidiary of Intelsat SA (since March 2020), Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (since September 2019) and SolAeroTechnologies Corp. (since November 2018). He is also the Chair and a director of the University of South Dakota Foundation.
He was previously Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of NII Holdings, Inc., a publicly-traded wireless telecommunications company operating in Latin America, from November 2006 to October 2015. Prior to this, Mr. Begeman served as the Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Sprint Corporation and Nextel Communications. Mr. Begeman began his career in private practice at Jones Day, focusing on capital formation and mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Begeman holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in music education from the University of South Dakota and a Juris Doctor degree from The Ohio State University School of Law.
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.