Timothy J. CuttChief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
Mr. Cutt is a Petroleum Engineer with 38 years of energy experience. He served as Chief Executive Officer and as a director of QEP Resources from January 2019 to March 2021. Prior to joining QEP, Mr. Cutt was the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Cobalt International Energy from 2016 to 2018. Previously, Mr. Cutt held several executive positions with BHP Billiton before serving as President of the Petroleum Division from 2013 to 2016. During this time, he was also a member of BHP Billiton’s Corporate Leadership Team. Mr. Cutt began his career with Mobil and worked for ExxonMobil for 24 years and served in various management roles including President of ExxonMobil de Venezuela, President ExxonMobil Canada Energy and President Hibernia Management & Development Company. Mr. Cutt served as a board member of the American Petroleum Institute (API) from 2013 to 2018.
William J. BueseChief Financial Officer
Mr. Buese joined Gulfport as the Chief Financial Officer in May 2021. Most recently, Mr. Buese served as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of QEP Resources from January 2020 to March 2021. He joined QEP Resources in 2012 and held positions of increasing responsibility over a nine-year period, including Vice President of Finance and Treasurer and Director of Finance. Prior to joining QEP, Mr. Buese was Director of Finance at MarkWest Energy Partners, LP and served in various finance, treasury, accounting and investor relations roles from 2005 to 2012. Mr. Buese holds over 16 years of financial expertise in the energy industry and more than 25 years of financial experience overall. Mr. Buese received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Michigan State University and Master of Science degree in Information Systems from the University of Colorado Denver.
Patrick K. CraineChief Legal and Administrative Officer
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.
RJ MosesSenior Vice President, Operations and Drilling
Mr. Moses has served as Senior Vice President of Operations and Drilling since March 2020 and joined Gulfport Energy as the Vice President of Operations, Appalachia in August 2019. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Moses spent over 15 years at Noble Energy, Inc., where he most recently served as a Director of Operations for Noble’s Eagleford and Denver-Julesburg (DJ) business units, managing approximately one-third of Noble’s total production at the time. Prior to that, he held various leadership roles including Operations Manager for Noble’s Marcellus business unit along with several international roles including Asset Manager for the Tamar asset (offshore Israel), Project Manager for West Africa subsea development and Lead Reservoir Engineer for West Africa. In addition, Mr. Moses served as a Senior Financial Analyst in the International division and also spent four years as an international drilling and completion engineer for Noble. Mr. Moses graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Texas Christian University.
Michael SluiterSenior Vice President, Reservoir Engineering
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.
Stephanie TimmermeyerVice President of Environment, Health, Safety and Regulatory and Supply Chain
Ms. Timmermeyer joined Gulfport as the Vice President of Environment, Health, Safety and Regulatory and Supply Chain in November 2018. Previously, Ms. Timmermeyer served as Vice President of Environment Health & Safety (“EH&S”) at Williams Companies from January 2015 to January 2017. Prior to joining Williams Companies, she was Vice President of EH&S at Access Midstream and served as Director of Federal Regulatory Affairs for Chesapeake Energy Corporation. Earlier in her career, Ms. Timmermeyer served as Director of the Division of Air Quality for the West Virginia Department for Environmental Protection where she was also appointed as Cabinet Secretary by two Governors, Governor Wise and Senator Manchin. Ms. Timmermeyer graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry and holds a Master of Science in Environmental Science from Marshall University. In addition, Ms. Timmermeyer holds a Juris Doctorate from the West Virginia University College of Law and is licensed to practice law in West Virginia and Oklahoma. Ms. Timmermeyer served as a board member of Alpha Natural Resources from 2016 to 2018.