Jason Churchill P.E. - Chief Executive Officer
Jason Churchill leads a team with more than 15 years industry experience in the exploration, development and optimization of oil & gas properties. Prior to his current role, he served as VP-Operations for Venado Oil & Gas where he had responsibilities in planning and development of a 40,000 acre project in the East Eagle Ford. Prior to that, he served as Operations Manager for XTO Energy where he carried multiple responsibilities in the Barnett Shale development program. He began his career as a Drilling Engineer with ExxonMobil where he oversaw projects in the US Development and Deepwater Exploration Teams.
Mr. Churchill graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Texas, and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
J.D. Braddock CPL – EVP Business Development & Land
J.D. Braddock has over a dozen years of industry experience devoted to land, business development and asset development. As a managing partner of PetroLegacy since 2016 he has continued to lead the land team and has significantly aided in the business development and corporate development efforts of the company. Prior to forming PetroLegacy, he served as Land Manager at Venado Oil & Gas where he was responsible for the acquisition, leasing, contract negotiations, title, and land operations management for the company. Prior to that he was the Senior Landman for Broad Oak Energy, where he was part of a team that assembled and developed assets in Louisiana, South Texas and operated a large Wolfberry and Wolfcamp Shale project in the Midland Basin, which was later acquired by Laredo Petroleum. He began his career as a Landman for Thomas W. Schleier & Associates in South Texas negotiating contracts for Cabot Oil & Gas among other operators.
Mr. Braddock holds a B.A. in Economics from Louisiana State University and an M.S. in Entrepreneurship from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. He is a Certified Professional Landman, a member of the American Association of Professional Landmen, Austin Petroleum Landmen’s Association, the Permian Basin Landmen’s Association, and ADAM Permian.
Aaron Gutierrez - EVP of Engineering and Asset Development
Aaron Gutierrez has over 11 years of industry experience primarily focused on reservoir engineering and asset development. Prior to forming PetroLegacy Energy, he served as Asset Manager for Samson Resources in the Mid-Continent and Rocky Mountains Divisions. Prior to that, he held various roles in reservoir, completions and production engineering with Samson Resources.
Mr. Gutierrez began his career as an operations engineer with Burlington Resources in the San Juan Basin and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University.