Senior Management Team | Print |


Barton R. Brookman, Jr.

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Brookman, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer ("CEO"), was appointed to the Board on January 1, 2015, simultaneous with his appointment as the Company's CEO. Mr. Brookman originally joined the Company in July 2005 as Senior Vice President-Exploration and Production; he was appointed to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in June 2013 and then served as President and Chief Operating Officer from June 2014 through December 2014. Prior to joining PDC, Mr. Brookman worked for Patina Oil and Gas and its predecessor Snyder Oil from 1988 until 2005 in a series of operational and technical positions of increasing responsibility, ending his service at Patina as Vice President of Operations. The Board has concluded that in addition to his status of CEO of the Company, Mr. Brookman is qualified to serve as a Director due, among other things, to his many years of oil and gas industry executive management experience, his active involvement in industry groups and his knowledge of current developments and best practices in the industry. Mr. Brookman holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and a M.S. in Finance from the University of Colorado.


Lance A. Lauck

Executive Vice President Corporate Development and Strategy

Mr. Lauck was appointed Executive Vice President Corporate Development and Strategy in January 2015. Mr. Lauck has overall responsibilities for PDC's business development, acquisitions and divestitures, strategic planning, corporate reserves and midstream & marketing. Mr. Lauck joined PDC in August 2009 as Senior Vice President Business Development with the added responsibility of leading PDC's strategic planning efforts. Previously, he served as Vice President - Acquisitions and Business Development for Quantum Resources Management LLC from 2006 to 2009. From 1988 until 2006, Mr. Lauck worked for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, where he initially held production, reservoir and acquisition engineering positions before being promoted to various management level positions in the areas of acquisitions and business development, ending his service as General Manager, Corporate Development. From 1984 to 1988, Mr. Lauck worked as a production engineer for Tenneco Oil Company. Mr. Lauck graduated from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering.


Scott J. Reasoner

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Reasoner was appointed Chief Operating Officer in January 2017. He was appointed Senior Vice President Operations in January 2015 after joining the Company in April 2008 as Vice President of Western Operations. Mr. Reasoner has over 30 years of technical and management experience in the energy industry. Before joining PDC, he served as a Business Unit Manager with Noble Energy Inc. where he was responsible for the Mid-Continent team. Prior to his work with Noble Energy, Mr. Reasoner worked for Patina Oil and Gas Company as Production Manager and later as Vice President Operations. His earlier experience includes positions with Snyder Oil Corporation and Vessels Oil and Gas Company. Mr. Reasoner is a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines with a degree in Petroleum Engineering, has earned an MBA from the University of Colorado, and is a Registered Professional Engineer.


R. Scott Meyers

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Meyers was appointed to his current position in January 2018. Prior to that, he served as Chief Accounting Officer beginning in April of 2009. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Meyers served as a Senior Manager with Schneider Downs Co. Inc., an accounting firm based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mr. Meyers served in such capacity from April 2008 to March 2009. Prior thereto from November 2002 to March 2008 Mr. Meyers was employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, the last two and one-half years serving as Senior Manager. Mr. Meyers holds a BS in Accounting from Grove City College, Pennsylvania.


Nicole Martinet

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Ms. Martinet was appointed General Counsel, Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary in January 2019. She is responsible for corporate and tactical legal initiatives, board governance, as well as related duties. Ms. Martinet joined PDC Energy in March 2011 as Vice President and Associate General Counsel where she supported the Company’s acquisitions and divestiture activities, all facets of the Company’s securities matters, corporate finance transactions and day to day oil and gas matters. Prior to joining PDC, Ms. Martinet worked as an associate for the Corporate Finance and Acquisitions group at Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP in Denver, Colorado. In that position, Ms. Martinet garnered a wide range of experience representing public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings and corporate financing. Her practice also included counseling clients on securities disclosure and compliance issues as well as compensation and corporate governance matters in a variety of industries. Ms. Martinet holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and French and Francophone Studies from Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California. In addition, Ms. Martinet received her Juris Doctor from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, where she graduated Order of St. Ives for being in the top 10% of her class, and was a Senior Staff Editor of the LAW REVIEW.

John DeLawder

Senior Vice President Corporate Administration

Mr. DeLawder was appointed Senior Vice President Corporate Administration, as well as to the Senior Management Team, in January 2019. Prior to that he served in a variety of VP-level Human Resources positions beginning in July 2009. Mr. DeLawder first joined PDC in April 2006 as Director Human Resources. He brings with him over 35 years of professional experience. A graduate of West Virginia University, Mr. DeLawder's career includes human resources, operations, facilities management and communications experience in the energy, government contracting, hi-tech, and manufacturing sectors.