Board of Directors
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Steven C. Dixon has served as the CEO of Tapstone Energy, LLC since December 2016 and was appointed president, CEO and chairman of the board of directors of Tapstone Energy, Inc. in December 2016. Mr. Dixon has more than 36 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry. Prior to joining Tapstone, Mr. Dixon served in various roles for Chesapeake Energy Corporation, including acting CEO, executive vice president – operations and geosciences and COO, executive vice president – operations and COO, senior vice president – production and vice president – exploration. Prior to working at Chesapeake, Mr. Dixon managed his private investments. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Kansas. He served as a member of the board of directors for Rice Energy Inc. and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the advisory board to the University of Kansas.
D. Dwight Scott
D. Dwight Scott has served as a member of the board of directors of Tapstone Energy, LLC since December 2013 and was appointed as a member of the board of directors of Tapstone Energy, Inc. in December 2016. Mr. Scott is currently a senior managing director of Blackstone and President of GSO Capital Partners. He sits on the investment committees for GSO’s energy funds, mezzanine funds and rescue lending funds. Before joining GSO in 2005, Mr. Scott was an executive vice president and CFO of El Paso Corporation. Prior to joining El Paso, Mr. Scott served as a managing director in the energy investment banking practice of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Mr. Scott currently serves on the board of directors of several other GSO portfolio companies, including FourPoint Energy, LLC, Legacy Reserves LP and GEP Haynesville, LLC. He is a member of the board of trustees of KIPP, Inc., and the Wall Street for McCombs board. Mr. Scott graduated from the University of North Carolina and the University of Texas’ McCombs School of Business.
Robert Horn has served as a member of the board of directors of Tapstone Energy, LLC since December 2013 and was appointed as a member of the board of directors of Tapstone Energy, Inc. in December 2016. Mr. Horn is currently a senior managing director of Blackstone and Co-Head of GSO capital Partners’ energy Platform. Mr. Horn sits on the investment committees for GSO’s energy funds. Prior to joining GSO, Mr. Horn worked in the Global Energy Group of Credit Suisse, where he advised on high-yield financings and merger and acquisition assignments for companies in the power and utilities sector. Mr. Horn currently serves on the board of directors of several other GSO portfolio companies involved in the upstream, midstream and oilfield services sectors, including FourPoint Energy, LLC, GEP Haynesville, LLC, Riverbend Oil & Gas, LLC, Indigo Haynesville, LLC, Gulftex Energy, LLC, Sanchez Eagle Ford, LLC, and Compass Well Services, LLC. Mr. Horn graduated from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He earned a Bachelor of Commerce with honors.
Jeremy Knop has served as a member of the board of directors of Tapstone Energy, Inc. since June 2018. Mr. Knop is a Vice President of GSO Capital Partners. Mr. Knop has been involved in analyzing private equity, mezzanine, debt and distressed investments across the energy industry. Prior to joining GSO, Mr. Knop worked for Barclays Capital’s global natural resources investment banking group, where he worked on multiple M&A and financing transactions. Mr. Knop received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Texas A&M University where he graduated cum laude.
Robert W. Baker
Robert W. Baker is a practicing attorney specializing in legal support for energy and finance related transactions and whose primary client has been GSO Capital Partners LP since 2013. Prior to his current role, Mr. Baker served as acting general counsel for Rosetta Resources, Inc. and served as executive vice president and general counsel of El Paso Corporation and its subsidiaries from 2004 to 2012. Prior to 2004, he was the President of El Paso Merchant Energy-Petroleum Company, which was responsible for El Paso’s power generation, refinery, chemical, trading, telecom, international pipeline and LNG merchant terminals and shipping business. Prior to 2003, Mr. Baker held various legal positions at El Paso, Tenneco Inc. and Texaco, Inc. Mr. Baker currently serves on the board of 3Bear Energy, LLC, a private midstream company. He graduated from the University of Texas Law School in 1981. He earned Bachelor of Arts and Science degrees in Business, Economics and Accounting at the University of Delaware.
Martha A. Burger
Martha A. Burger is the co-founder of Amethyst Investments, LLC. Ms. Burger was recently named as Oklahoma City University’s 18th President starting July 1, 2018. Prior to co-founding Amethyst in 2014, Ms. Burger held several positions at Chesapeake from 1994 to 2013, including Senior Vice President, Human and Corporate Resources and Treasurer. From 1994 to 1989, Ms. Burger served in various roles for Hadson Corporation including Vice President and Controller and as Assistant Treasurer. Prior to joining Hadson, Ms. Burger was employed by The Phoenix Resource Companies, Inc. from 1985 to 1989 as Assistant Treasurer. From 1982 to 1984 she served as Staff Account and & Senior Account at Arthur Andersen & Co. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Central Oklahoma and a MBA from Oklahoma City University.
David A. Reed
David A. Reed currently serves as president of a privately-held family investment management company and is a member of the board of directors of LCI Industries, Inc. Since joining the board of directors of LCI in 2004, Mr. Reed has served as the chairman of the audit committee, and he currently serves as a member of the risk committee. Prior to joining LCI, Mr. Reed was a senior vice president for Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Reed spent 26 years with Ernst & Young LLP, where he held several senior U.S. and global operating, administrative and marketing roles, including serving on the Management Committee and Global Executive Council from 1991 – 2000. His experience includes service as a director for several publicly-owned, venture capital and private equity-based companies since 2000. Mr. Reed earned a BBA in Accounting from Texas Tech University.