Maverick’s Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of Maverick is comprised of accomplished energy executives who oversee the strategic direction of the company and its governance.
Linda Cook, Chairman
Linda Cook is a Senior Advisor of EIG and Chief Executive Officer of Harbour Energy. Cook retired from Royal Dutch Shell plc in 2010, at which time she was a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. During her 29 years with Shell, she held positions including Chief Executive Officer of Shell Gas & Power (London and The Hague); Chief Executive Officer of Shell Canada Ltd. (Calgary); Executive Vice President Strategy & Finance for Global Exploration & Production (The Hague) and various U.S. E&P management, operational and engineering roles. She received a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Kansas and is currently a Trustee for the University’s Endowment Association, a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and a Director on the Board of Bank of New York Mellon.
Before his retirement from Chevron Corporation, Jim Blackwell served as Executive Vice President, Technology and Services. Earlier in his career, Blackwell was President of Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration and Production Company, Managing Director for Chevron’s Southern Africa strategic business unit and President of Chevron Pipe Line Company. Blackwell is a Director for Harbour Energy and KBR, Inc. Blackwell also serves as a Trustee at Saint Mary’s College of California and is a member of the CSIS U.S.-China Policy Roundtable and the CSIS U.S.-ASEAN Strategy Commission. He earned Bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Environmental Technology from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from Tulane University.
Chris Heinson was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Maverick Natural Resources in August 2018. Prior to joining Maverick, Heinson served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Sanchez Energy and Sanchez Oil & Gas Corporation. Heinson began his career at Occidental Petroleum Corporation, where he held various roles of increasing responsibility in planning and reservoir engineering. He holds a B.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
Terence Jupp is a Managing Director of EIG and the Global Head of Engineering and Technical Team, responsible for managing all technical evaluations work across EIG. Jupp has more than 30 years of international experience in the upstream oil and gas industry and has held various executive-level positions. Most recently, Jupp was Chief Operating Officer for CASA Exploration. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of International Operations for Anadarko Petroleum. With Kerr-McGee Oil & Gas, he served as Vice President of International Exploration and Production, Vice President and Managing Director for the U.K. North Sea, Vice President of the U.S. Onshore Exploration and Production and Director of Deepwater Development for the Gulf of Mexico. Jupp is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.
Jeff Serota serves as Vice Chairman and Chief Investment Officer to Corbel Capital Partners. Previously, Serota served as a Senior Partner with, and as a Senior Advisor to, Ares Management. While at Ares, Serota was a member of the Investment Committee for all private equity-related transactions, led investments in an array of security types and industries and participated in numerous private and public companies as a member of the boards of directors. Serota also has worked at Bear Stearns, Dabney/Resnick, Inc. and Salomon Brothers, Inc. He earned his B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, going on to earn his M.B.A. from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California at Los Angeles.
Clay Taylor is a Managing Director of EIG and Co-Head of Domestic Upstream. Prior to joining EIG in 2007, Taylor was a Vice President with Wells Fargo Energy Capital, where he was responsible for originating and structuring mezzanine and equity financings for oil and gas, midstream and service companies. Earlier, he spent two years with Bank of America’s Energy Finance Group. Taylor received his B.B.A. in Finance from Texas A&M University and M.B.A. from the University of Southern California.