To build E&P of the future, Concho adds several new leaders

By Luke Geiver | January 07, 2019

Concho Resources, one of the Permian’s largest exploration and production company, is starting 2019 with new leadership roles. After leading Concho’s asset team and heading business development and strategy, Will Giraud has become the Chief Operating Officer. Giraud has been with Concho since 2009.

On the accounting side, Brenda Schroer has been named Chief Financial Officer. Schroer has been with the Midland, Texas-based company since 2013 and will take over for Jack Harper, the operator’s current president.

To focus on Concho’s midstream business, Price Moncrief has been named senior vice president of corporate development and midstream. He will drive Concho’s long-term midstream and oil and gas marketing plans along with the buildout of a commodity fundamentals team.

Along with the new positions for Giraud, Schroer and Moncrief, Concho also appointed seven new vice presidents in roles varying from government affairs to planning.

Chris Gatjanis will join Concho after a career in completions with Halliburton. “We worked closely with Chris in his former role overseeing Permian operations at one of the largest oil field service companies,” said Tim Leach, Concho CEO. “His knowledge of our operations, experience managing an extensive supply chain and expertise in leading-edge completions technology make him an ideal choice to lead our completions team.”

According to Leach, the new hires and position changes for 2019 were made in part to help the company in “building the E&P company for the future,” while providing prudent growth per share through various oil price and activity cycles.