Management Team

WildHorse Resource Development’s senior management has a proven track record in the oil and gas industry and brings premier operational experience in both the East Texas Eagle Ford and North Louisiana Over-Pressured Cotton Valley.
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JAY C. GRAHAM
Chief Executive Officer
Jay C. Graham has served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of our board of directors since September 2016. Previously, Mr. Graham served as Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the board of directors of Memorial Resource Development (MRD) from January 2016 until it merged with Range Resources in September 2016. Mr. Graham was a Co-Founder and served as Co-CEO of WildHorse Resources II, LLC from June 2013 to January 2016. Prior to MRD’s initial public offering in June 2014, Mr. Graham was a Co-Founder and served as President and as a member of the board of directors of WildHorse Resources, LLC, one of the predecessors of MRD, from August 2007 to June 2014. From 1993 to 2007, Mr. Graham held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility in Halliburton, Devon Energy and Anadarko Petroleum. Further, Mr. Graham currently serves on the Petroleum Industry Board and the College of Engineering Advisory Council at Texas A&M University, is a co-founder and advisor of the Texas A&M Petroleum Ventures Program educational collaboration between the Mays Business School and Department of Petroleum Engineering and is also a member of the Petroleum Engineering Academy of Distinguished Graduates.
ANTHONY BAHR
President
Anthony Bahr has served as our President and a member of our board of directors since our formation in August 2016. Mr. Bahr was a Co-Founder and served as Co-CEO of WildHorse Resources II, LLC since its inception in June 2013. Additionally, Mr. Bahr was a Co-Founder and served as Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the board of directors of WildHorse Resources, LLC, one of the predecessors of Memorial Resource Development, from August 2007 to June 2014. Prior to 2007, Mr. Bahr held various management and engineering roles with Hilcorp Energy, Devon Energy, Ocean Energy, Berry Petroleum and Unocal Corporation. Further, Mr. Bahr currently serves on the Dean’s Council of the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University, is a co-founder and advisor of the Texas A&M Petroleum Ventures Program educational collaboration between the Mays Business School and Department of Petroleum Engineering and is also a member of the Petroleum Engineering Academy of Distinguished Graduates. Mr. Bahr is a registered petroleum engineer in California.
ANDREW J. COZBY
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Andrew J. Cozby has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since September 2016. From June 2014 through September 2016, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Memorial Resource Development Corp., which merged with Range Resources in September 2016. Mr. Cozby also served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Memorial Production Partners GP LLC from April 2011 through June 2014. From February 2011 to April 2011, Mr. Cozby served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Energy Maintenance Services (EMS Global). From May 2006 to December 2010, he was Chief Financial Officer of Greystone Oil & Gas LLP and Greystone Drilling LP. From 2000 to May 2006, Mr. Cozby was Director of Finance for Enterprise Products Partners LP and held various corporate finance positions with its affiliates GulfTerra Energy Partners, LP and El Paso Energy Partners, LP. Mr. Cozby held positions with J.P. Morgan from 1998 to 2000.
STEVE HABACHY
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Steve Habachy has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since September 2016. Mr. Habachy served as Vice President of Operations for WildHorse Resources, LLC, one of the predecessors of Memorial Resource Development, from May 2010 to December 2012. Since January 2013, Mr. Habachy has served as Vice President of Operations for WildHorse Resources Management Company, the wholly owned operating subsidiary of WildHorse Resources, LLC (from January 2013 to June 2014) and WildHorse Resources II, LLC (since June 2014). From March 2007 to April 2010, Mr. Habachy was a partner of Winter Ridge Energy LLC where he served as Vice President of Engineering and Operations. Prior to 2007, Mr. Habachy served in a wide variety of technical engineering and management roles in Louisiana, East Texas and the Gulf Coast with Anadarko Petroleum and Hilcorp Energy Company. Further, Mr. Habachy currently serves on the External Advisory Committee for the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.
KYLE N. ROANE
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Kyle N. Roane has served as our Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since September 2016. From June 2014 through September 2016, he served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Memorial Resource Development Corp., which merged with Range Resources Corporation in September 2016. Mr. Roane also served as Senior Vice President, Compliance and Administration of Memorial Production Partners GP LLC (“MEMP GP”) from July 2015 through March 2016 and served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of MEMP GP from February 2012 through July 2015. From 2005 to February 2012, Mr. Roane practiced corporate and securities law at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld L.L.P.