Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Robert Ravnaas is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of our general partner, Kimbell Royalty GP, LLC. Previously, Mr. Ravnaas served as President of Cawley, Gillespie & Associates, Inc., a petroleum engineering firm, since 2011. Prior to joining Cawley, Gillespie in 1983, he worked as a Production Engineer for Amoco Production Company from 1981 to 1983. Mr. Ravnaas received a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a MS degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a registered professional engineer in Texas and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.
President and Chief Financial Officer
R. Davis Ravnaas is President and Chief Financial Officer of our general partner, Kimbell Royalty GP, LLC. He co-founded Kimbell’s predecessor, Rivercrest Royalties, LLC in October 2013 and served as Chief Financial Officer. Previously, Mr. Ravnaas was an associate investment professional with Crestview Partners, a large New York-based private equity fund, where he was responsible for sourcing, evaluating and monitoring investments in energy and industrials companies. He started his career as an analyst in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs in the natural resources group. He holds an AB degree in Economics from Princeton University, an MSc degree in Finance and Economics from the London School of Economics and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and the Fort Worth Wildcatters.
Executive Vice Chairman
Brett G. Taylor is Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of our general partner, Kimbell Royalty GP, LLC. Mr. Taylor began his career as a petroleum landman at Texas Oil and Gas Corporation in 1982 and joined Fortson Oil Company in 1985, where he served as Land Manager and Vice President-Land until 1998. Mr. Taylor then co-founded, with Joe B. Neuhoff, Neuhoff-Taylor Royalty Company to acquire producing royalties and minerals. He has also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of various Taylor Companies since 1998. In 1999, Mr. Taylor co-founded the Fort Worth Royalty Partners group, which is led by the Kimbell Art Foundation, with Robert Ravnaas and Ben Fortson. He holds a BBA-Petroleum Land Management degree from the University of Texas at Austin and is a member of the American Association of Professional Landmen.
Chief Operating Officer
Matthew S. Daly is Chief Operating Officer of our general partner, Kimbell Royalty GP, LLC. Mr. Daly joined Kimbell in September 2016 as Senior Vice President – Corporate Development. Prior to joining Kimbell, Mr. Daly spent 11 years in investment management, most recently at Kleinheinz Capital Partners, Inc. and Hirzel Capital Management, LLC, two Texas-based investment firms each with over $1 billion in assets under management, where he helped manage both the public and private energy investments. He was also Chairman of Delta Biofuels, Inc., a portfolio company of Kleinheinz Capital Partners, Inc. Prior to this, Mr. Daly was an investment banker at Wasserstein Perella & Co. in New York City and later Lazard Frères & Co., where he was a Vice President in the Mergers and Acquisitions group. Within this role, he advised on transactions totaling over $10 billion in value including acquisitions, divestitures, corporate restructurings and special committee assignments relating to takeover defense. He began his career at Arthur Andersen LLP in Dallas. He has a BBA from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from the Booth School at the University of Chicago.
Chief Commercial Officer
Jeff McInnis was appointed Chief Commercial Officer of our General Partner in November 2018. Previously Mr. McInnis served as Chief Accounting Officer of our General Partner from November 2015 until November 2018. Mr. McInnis served as Chief Accounting Officer of our Predecessor from May 2015 until our IPO. Prior to joining Rivercrest, Mr. McInnis was an independent consultant, advising oil and gas companies on accounting and financial reporting matters. Previously, Mr. McInnis was the Director of Financial Reporting at JP Energy Partners LP, a midstream MLP and the Controller for Hill & Hill Production, a private exploration and production company. Additionally, he spent eight years at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP where he was a Manager in their Transaction Services group in Zurich, Switzerland and an Assurance Manager in Dallas, Texas. Mr. McInnis started his career with Triton Energy as an International Accounting Analyst. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and Finance and a Master of Accounting degree from Texas Christian University. Mr. McInnis is a certified public accountant in Texas.
Vice President of Land
Peter Alcorn is Vice President-Land for our general partner, Kimbell Royalty GP, LLC, and served in the same role at its predecessor, Rivercrest Royalties, LLC. Prior to joining Rivercrest in 2015, he worked for Fort Worth-based Jetta Operating Company, Inc. as a landman in the Permian Basin. Earlier, he was an in-house landman for Chesapeake Exploration, LLC, where he managed leasing, title and permitting efforts on more than 185 producing wells in North Texas. Mr. Alcorn began his career in 2006 with Dale Resources, LLC where he served in a variety of roles. He holds a BS in Economics with an emphasis in Finance from Southern Methodist University. He is a member of the American Association of Professional Landmen.
Vice President of Business Development
Rand Ravnaas is Vice President of Business Development of our general partner, Kimbell Royalty GP, LLC, and served in the same role at its predecessor, Rivercrest Royalties, LLC, which he co-founded in 2013. Mr. Ravnaas is responsible for acquisitions due diligence, business development and maintaining relationships with over 300 payors. He started his career in 2012 with his family run oil and gas company, Westside Energy, LLC, where he has acquired various mineral and non-operated working interests nationwide. Mr. Ravnaas holds a Finance and Management degree from Georgetown University and a Petroleum Land Management degree from Texas Christian University.
Blayne Rhynsburger is the Controller for our general partner, Kimbell Royalty GP, LLC, and served in the same role at its predecessor, Rivercrest Royalties, LLC. Previously, he held positions at Whitley Penn LLP in the Audit department from 2008 to 2015, where he specialized in energy clients in the public and private sectors. Mr. Rhynsburger has also served as an adjunct professor of Petroleum Accounting in the graduate school at Texas Christian University’s Neeley School of Business since 2015. He is a Certified Public Accountant in Texas and a member of the Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies. Mr. Rhynsburger received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and Finance and a Master of Accounting degree from Texas Christian University.