David L. French
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. French has over 29 years of experience in the energy industry, serving in key executive and operational leadership roles. Prior to Rosehill, Mr. French has served as Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Obsidian Energy Ltd. since 2016. Prior to that, he was Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bankers Petroleum Ltd from 2013 to 2016. Mr. French holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Rice University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Owen has over 25 years of experience in the energy industry, serving in key executive financial and accounting leadership roles within the energy sector. Mr. Owen most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Southwestern Energy Company since October 2012. Previously, from 2008 to 2012, he was the Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Southwestern Energy Company. Prior to joining Southwestern Energy Company, Mr. Owen was the Controller, Operations Accounting at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and has held various managerial and financial positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, ARCO Pipe Line Company and Hilcorp Energy Company. Mr. Owen holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Texas A&M University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Senior Vice President
Drilling, Completions and Production
Mr. Freeman has over 23 years of drilling and operational engineering expertise at large public and private E&P companies, as well as with large service companies. Prior to Rosehill, Mr. Freeman served as Drilling and Operations Manager at Tema, Production and Operation Engineering Manager at SM Energy. He began his career as a District Manager for Weatherford ALS and moved to Sales Engineer at Schlumberger before spending numerous years at Chevron as a Team lead and Senior Completions and Petroleum Engineer. Mr. Freeman holds a Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science in Engineering from the University of Texas.
Commercial and Reserves
Mr. Mora has nearly 20 years of experience across multiple facets of the energy industry. Mr. Mora brings a wealth of experience in portfolio management, acquisition and divestitures, capital allocation and asset development/optimization. Prior to Rosehill, Mr. Mora worked at Apache Corporation where he held several leadership roles of increasing responsibility. Mr. Mora also worked as a Private Equity investor at HitecVision, one of the leading European Private Equity funds focused on the upstream industry, and at Mubadala, a sovereign wealth fund based in the United Arab Emirates. In both roles he oversaw investments in E&P and services companies globally. He began his career as a field engineer with Schlumberger.
Mr. Mora holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Simon Bolivar University (Venezuela) and an MBA from IE Business School.
Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Compliance Officer
Ms. Johnson has over 10 years of legal experience in law firm and in-house settings. Prior to joining Rosehill, Ms. Johnson worked at Noble Energy where she served as Corporate Secretary for Noble Midstream Partners and Assistant Corporate Secretary for Noble Energy. In addition, Ms. Johnson worked as a corporate and financial services attorney at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP and began her private practice career as a corporate associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Immediately after law school, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge David McKeague of the Unites States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UT Health Science Center – Houston and worked as a Registered Nurse at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center prior to going to law school. She holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas.