President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Reinhart joined Gulfport as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director in January 2023. Most recently, he served as Presid... Read More »
Mr. Reinhart joined Gulfport as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director in January 2023. Most recently, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Montage Resources Corporation where he led actions that positioned Montage as an attractive strategic partner with sufficient scale, low debt profile, and achievement of top-quartile operational and financial metrics. Reinhart previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Blue Ridge Mountain Resources and as Chief Operating Officer at Ascent Resources. Mr. Reinhart started his oil and gas career at SLB before joining Chesapeake Energy Corporation, where he held operations roles with increasing responsibility. Mr. Reinhart began his career in the United States Army, serving tours in Panama and Iraq. Mr. Reinhart graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Hodges joined Gulfport as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in April 2023. Most recently, Mr. Hodges ser... Read More »
Mr. Hodges joined Gulfport as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in April 2023. Most recently, Mr. Hodges served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Accounting at Leon Capital Group. Prior to joining Leon Capital, he was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Montage Resources Corporation until its merger with Southwestern Energy Company in November 2020. From 2012 until joining Montage Resources in 2018, Mr. Hodges served as the Chief Financial Officer for three upstream energy companies focused on near-term value creation through the acquisition and early-stage development of oil and natural gas resources. Mr. Hodges received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Oklahoma and a Master of Science in Energy Management from Oklahoma City University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Oklahoma.
Patrick K. Craine
Chief Legal and Administrative Officer
Mr. Craine has served as Chief Legal and Administrative Officer since June 2021 and joined Gulfport as Executive Vice President, Ge... Read More »
Mr. Craine has served as Chief Legal and Administrative Officer since June 2021 and joined Gulfport as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in May 2019. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Craine served as Deputy General Counsel – Chief Risk and Compliance Officer at Chesapeake Energy Corporation. Prior to joining Chesapeake, Mr. Craine was a partner with Bracewell LLP, a global law firm, where his practice focused on securities and corporate regulatory matters and investigations. Before Mr. Craine entered private practice, he served as a lawyer with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority where he held leadership positions in their Oil and Gas Task Forces. Mr. Craine has over 20 years of extensive senior-level experience handling a broad range of securities, corporate, regulatory, governance, compliance and litigation matters, with particular expertise in the energy industry. Mr. Craine received his Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Wabash College, and his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.
Senior Vice President, Operations
Mr. Rucker joined Gulfport as the Senior Vice President of Operations in March 2023 from Javelin Energy Partners. He most recently ... Read More »
Mr. Rucker joined Gulfport as the Senior Vice President of Operations in March 2023 from Javelin Energy Partners. He most recently served as Vice President of Production Operations since August 2022 and joined Javelin in July 2022 as the Vice President of Business Development. Prior to joining Javelin, Mr. Rucker served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer for Montage Resources Corporation following Montage’s successful business combination transaction with Blue Ridge Mountain Resources in June 2020. Prior to Montage, Mr. Rucker served as Vice President, Resource Planning and Development of Blue Ridge from 2016 to 2020. Prior to joining Blue Ridge, Mr. Rucker served as a Production Superintendent for Chesapeake Energy Corporation from January 2014 to October 2016, overseeing Chesapeake’s Utica Shale production. As a member of Chesapeake’s Eastern Division leadership team, Mr. Rucker focused on the safe and efficient optimization of production in the Utica Shale and led an operating team of over 45 employees. During his service at Chesapeake, Mr. Rucker held several engineering positions in the Marcellus and Utica Shale asset teams within reservoir, primarily focused on strategic joint ventures, divestitures, acquisitions and resource development planning. Mr. Rucker graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Marietta College, where he continues to serve on the Marietta College Industry Advisory Council. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Senior Vice President, Reservoir Engineering
Mr. Sluiter joined Gulfport as the Senior Vice President of Reservoir Engineering in December 2018 from Noble Energy, Inc., where h... Read More »
Mr. Sluiter joined Gulfport as the Senior Vice President of Reservoir Engineering in December 2018 from Noble Energy, Inc., where he most recently served as the Permian Basin Business Unit Manager at Noble Energy, Inc. Prior to that role he spent over 17 years developing his skills and expertise in unconventional resource development, reservoir engineering, subsurface development, business development/M&A, and leadership at Noble Energy, Santos Australia and Santos USA. Mr. Sluiter began his career as a wireline field services engineer for Schlumberger in Thailand. Mr. Sluiter is a graduate of the University of Sydney, Australia, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering.
Senior Vice President, Land
Mr. Zitkus has served as Senior Vice President of Land effective January 2017 and, prior to such time, as Vice President of Land si... Read More »
Mr. Zitkus has served as Senior Vice President of Land effective January 2017 and, prior to such time, as Vice President of Land since March 2014. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Zitkus served as an independent consultant from October 2013 to March 2014 and as Vice President of Land for Chesapeake Energy Corporation from May 2007 to October 2013. During his 20-year tenure with Equitable Resources Inc. (now EQT Corp.), he held various positions, including Vice President of Operations and Senior Vice President of Land, between 1987 and 2007. He holds a degree in Mineral Land Management from the University of Evansville. Mr. Zitkus is a member of the American Association of Professional Landmen and Past Regional Director of the Independent Petroleum Association of America.