Matador Resources Company (NYSE: MTDR) (“Matador”) today announced the promotion of Brian J. Willey to Chief Financial Officer, President of Midstream Operations and Executive Vice President, effective as of February 16, 2023. Mr. Willey will continue to serve as the President of San Mateo Midstream, LLC, Matador’s midstream joint venture, among his other duties. Mr. Willey joined Matador in February 2014 and most recently served as Matador’s President and General Counsel of Midstream Operations and Executive Vice President of Matador as well as President of San Mateo Midstream, LLC.
Soon after Mr. Willey joined Matador in February 2014 as its Deputy General Counsel, Mr. Willey was appointed as Co-General Counsel. He was then promoted to Vice President and Co-General Counsel in August 2016 and became Senior Vice President and Co-General Counsel in July 2018. In March 2022, Mr. Willey was promoted to President of San Mateo and Senior Vice President, President and General Counsel of Midstream. Mr. Willey was promoted to President and General Counsel of Midstream Operations and Executive Vice President in October 2022.
Mr. Willey previously served as a senior associate in the Dallas office of Baker Botts L.L.P. where his practice focused on corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, venture capital transactions and SEC compliance matters as well as board of director and corporate governance matters.
Mr. Willey received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in 2002 from Brigham Young University, where he graduated magna cum laude. He received his law degree in 2005 from The University of Texas School of Law, where he graduated with High Honors and was a member of the Order of the Coif in addition to being named a Chancellor and an Associate Editor on the Texas Law Review. Mr. Willey also served a church mission in the Philippines from 1995 to 1997.
Joseph Wm. Foran, Matador’s Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Brian has been a key member of Matador since he joined us. The Board and I congratulate him on this promotion to Chief Financial Officer and all of us look forward to working with him in that role. Brian’s accounting and legal background have served him well. To this point, Brian has assisted primarily in building our legal department and midstream business since he joined Matador in 2014. In this new role, Brian will serve as Matador’s principal financial officer and will have the opportunity to develop deeper relationships with our directors, investors, lenders, analysts and other stakeholders as well as playing a larger role in planning, strategy and personnel decisions. Michael Frenzel has done a tremendous job serving as the principal financial officer for the Company over the past year, and I look forward to us continuing to work with him in his longtime role as Executive Vice President and Treasurer and as a member of the finance and special projects teams.”
About Matador Resources Company
Matador is an independent energy company engaged in the exploration, development, production and acquisition of oil and natural gas resources in the United States, with an emphasis on oil and natural gas shale and other unconventional plays. Its current operations are focused primarily on the oil and liquids-rich portion of the Wolfcamp and Bone Spring plays in the Delaware Basin in Southeast New Mexico and West Texas. Matador also operates in the Eagle Ford shale play in South Texas and the Haynesville shale and Cotton Valley plays in Northwest Louisiana. Additionally, Matador conducts midstream operations in support of its exploration, development and production operations and provides natural gas processing, oil transportation services, natural gas, oil and produced water gathering services and produced water disposal services to third parties.
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