Management Team

Steve Dixon

Steve Dixon
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 37 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.


John Kilgallon

John J. Kilgallon
Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President

John J. Kilgallon joined Tapstone Energy, LLC in May 2017 as vice president – Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs. Mr. Kilgallon was named senior vice president and Chief Financial Officer in August 2018. Mr. Kilgallon has over 15 years of finance, accounting and transactional experience in the upstream oil and natural gas industry. Prior to joining Tapstone, Mr. Kilgallon was the Director of Private Equity Investment Management for Black Oak Partners. He served as vice president – Investor Relations of Continental Resources from 2013 to 2015. From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Kilgallon was senior director – Investor Relations and Research at Chesapeake Energy Corporation. Mr. Kilgallon started his career in the energy industry with Kerr-McGee Corporation in 2003. Mr. Kilgallon holds a MBA in Corporate Finance from Oklahoma City University and an Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, from Oklahoma State University. He serves on the Oklahoma State University Spears School of Business alumni advisory board and mentor program.


Chuck Duginski

Chuck Duginski
Chief Operations Officer & Senior Vice President

Charles Duginski joined Tapstone Energy, LLC and was appointed senior vice president and COO of Tapstone Energy, Inc. in February 2017. Mr. Duginski has more than 24 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry. Prior to joining Tapstone, he served as COO of Echo Energy. From October 2013 to June 2016, Mr. Duginski served as vice president – Southern Region production of Continental Resources, Inc., where he had both operational and technical responsibility for completion and production of wells in the southern region, including the SCOOP and STACK plays. Before his time at Continental, Mr. Duginski held various positions at Chesapeake Energy Corporation, including district manager – Haynesville, then vice president – Haynesville/Barnett Business Unit. Mr. Duginski holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Oklahoma.