Who We Are
Our Mission, Values, and Vision
Mission: Empower our team to safely, efficiently and sustainably create value for our stakeholders and our partners via a disciplined, committed and dedicated approach to developing domestic oil and gas resources within the Williston Basin; establishing Bowline Energy as a premier exploration, production, and development company.
Values: Safety, integrity, and stewardship are the absolute foundation of Bowline’s nine pillars of strength. Every aspect of our business is born from these pillars.
Vision: Safe, efficient development of our resources, delivering energy for our country and value for our shareholders.
Strength in Energy!
Who We Are
Our Nine Pillars of Strength
Bowline Energy’s nine pillars create the foundation for everything we do, from the board room to the wellhead, every aspect of our business is guided by these principles.
1 - Safety
“Make good choices!” There is no room for sacrifice when it comes to safety, Bowline prides itself on its safety culture and settles for nothing less than best in class. Ensuring that we protect our most valuable asset, our people is paramount to anything we do.
2 - Integrity
Unwavering and uncompromising adherence to doing what is right, at each and every opportunity.
3 - Stewardship
We’re committed to the responsible development of our resources ensuring that Bowline is a respected and valued partner among all of our constituents and within the communities in which we operate.
4 - Dedication
We finish what we start. Bowline is committed to our mission, our stakeholders, our partners, our industry, and to one another.
5 - Resilience
“A smooth sea never made a worthy sailor”; the Bowline team is a seasoned group of talented industry professionals who are dedicated to ensuring success for our stakeholders.
6 - Efficiency
“Success travels in the company of hard work”; Bowline prides itself on its ingenuity and execution within a lean organization.
7 - Cooperation
Teamwork is an understatement; the Bowline team is a family, we are committed to the success of one another and our business as a whole. Bowline works collaboratively with our partners and constituents to create value.
8 - Competitive Greatness
There’s always room for improvement; Bowline is committed to being a best-in-class operator, focusing on continuous refinement of our business practices, operational efficiencies, and overall execution. This work is never done.
9 - Discipline
“Discipline equals freedom”; Bowline is committed to being disciplined stewards of capital with a focus on creating value for our stakeholders.
Who We Are
Our Leadership Team
“Empowering Our Team” – Our Leadership has over eight years working side by side with one another, creating a culture of autonomy and accountability. Our leadership team’s primary responsibility is to maintain that culture, set the strategic direction for the business, and empower our talented employees with the tools they need to drive value for each of our constituents. Our leadership team has a proven track record of execution in the Williston Basin.
President and Chief Executive Officer
About Mr. Spencer
Prior to Bowline Energy, Dominic Spencer served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Bowline Energy’s predecessor company, Nine Point Energy. Before Nine Point, Mr. Spencer was made Triangle USA’s President and COO in 2015, Mr. Spencer served as its Executive Vice President of Operations from 2014-2015 and in various drilling and operational roles since joining the Company in July 2011. Mr. Spencer’s efforts and expertise significantly aided Triangle USA’s successful transition from a non-op business to a full-scale Williston Basin operator. Before joining Triangle USA, he worked for eight years with Bill Barrett Corporation as Operations Manager and in various other roles on numerous assets. Mr. Spencer graduated from Colorado School of Mines in 2003 with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering.
About Ms. Garber
Prior to Bowline Energy, Ashley Garber served as General Counsel and Secretary of Bowline Energy’s predecessor company, Nine Point Energy. Before that, Ms. Garber was made General Counsel of Triangle USA in 2014, after serving as its Associate Counsel, then Interim General Counsel from 2012-2014. Before joining Triangle USA, Ms. Garber served as Assistant General Counsel for Kinder Morgan Energy Partners. She began her legal career as an associate at Van Ness Feldman LLP in Washington, D.C. focusing on the firm’s oil and natural gas pipeline practice and renewable and fossil fuel project development. Ms. Garber received a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University and a juris doctorate from the University of Houston.
Chief Financial Officer
About Mr. Taron
Prior to Bowline Energy, Mr. Taron served as Chief Financial Officer of Bowline’s predecessor company, Nine Point Energy. Previously, he held various finance roles at Triangle USA Petroleum and its sister company, Caliber Midstream Partners. Prior to joining Triangle, Mr. Taron worked for Standard Chartered Bank in London and in Houston where he focused on international acquisition and divestiture advisory for upstream oil and gas companies. Mr. Taron began his career at Seven Hills Partners, a boutique investment bank in San Francisco focused on growth stage technology companies. Mr. Taron earned his BA in International Relations from Stanford University in 2006 and MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business in 2014. He is a CFA charterholder.
VP of Operations
About Mr. Hale
Tony Hale currently serves as the Vice President of Operations at Nine Point Energy. Previously, Mr. Hale served as Vice President of Operations since February 2017 for Nine Point’s predecessor company, Triangle USA Petroleum. Since joining Triangle USA Petroleum in October of 2012, Mr. Hale has served in a variety of critical operational roles including Operations Manager, Operations Engineer, and Drilling Engineer. Prior to joining Triangle USA Petroleum, he worked as a drilling engineer for EOG Resources, Williams Production and in many capacities including Drilling Manager at Ensign United States Drilling. Mr. Hale earned a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Montana Tech.
VP of Land and Business Development
About Mr. Ross
VP of Subsurface
About Mr. Lockley
Daniel Lockley currently serves as the Subsurface Manager at Nine Point Energy. Previously, Mr. Lockley served as Reservoir Manager since January 2016 for Nine Point’s predecessor company, Triangle USA Petroleum. Since joining Triangle USA Petroleum in February of 2014, Mr. Lockley has served in a variety of roles including Production Engineer, Reservoir Engineer, and Reservoir Manager. Prior to joining Triangle USA Petroleum, he worked for Forest Oil Corporation as an Asset/Team Lead and Production/Completions Engineer. Mr. Lockley earned a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.
Our Board of Managers
Responsibility and sustainability begin with sound corporate governance. The Bowline board is a diverse assemblage of industry experts who have a proven track record of delivering value for shareholders. Bowline’s board is actively engaged with management and provides constructive guidance and strategic directives. Our corporate governance demonstrates our commitment to creating value for our shareholders in a safe, sustainable manner.
About Mr. Spencer
Prior to Nine Point Energy, Dominic Spencer served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Nine Point’s predecessor company, Triangle USA Petroleum Corporation. Prior to becoming Triangle USA’s President and COO in 2015, Mr. Spencer served as its Executive Vice President of Operations from 2014-2015 and in various drilling and operational roles since joining the Company in July 2011. Mr. Spencer’s efforts and expertise significantly aided Triangle USA’s successful transition from a non-op business to a full-scale Williston Basin operator. Before joining Triangle USA, he worked for eight years with Bill Barrett Corporation as Operations Manager and in various other roles on numerous assets. Mr. Spencer graduated from Colorado School of Mines in 2003 with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering.
Frederic F. (Jake) Brace
About Mr. Brace
Frederic F. (Jake) Brace has over 30 years of experience in strategy, finance, restructuring and transformation for numerous industries including airlines, health care, retail, E&P, distribution, electrical production, hospitality and real estate. He is currently the Chairman and CEO of Sangfroid Advisors. He was formerly the President and CEO of Laser Spine Institute and, before that, Midstates Petroleum, a Tulsa-based E&P company. Previous to those positions, he was the President of Niko Resources, a Canadian E&P company. He also led the restructuring and recapitalization of The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co. (A&P grocery stores) as the firm’s Chief Administrative Officer. Mr. Brace is the retired Chief Financial Officer of UAL Corporation, where he led the company’s Chapter 11 restructuring and recapitalization process, as well the general strategic planning process including the evaluation, design and separation of the Mileage Plus program. Mr. Brace currently sits on the boards of Niko Resources and two other private companies. He previously served on the boards of various public and private companies including Red Lion Hotels, Anixter International, iHeart Media, Sequa, Standard Register, Edison Mission Energy, Bally Total Fitness, Neff Rental, Sirva, Galileo International and Bearing Point among others. Mr. Brace holds a M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan.
About Mr. York
Doug York has served in a number of managerial and executive roles during his thirty-eight-year tenure in the E&P sector, most recently as Co-Founder and Managing Director of privately held Sequel Energy Group LLC, which served as a financial partner for upstream E&P companies. Prior to co-founding Sequel Energy Group, Mr. York served as Co-Founder and Managing Member of Sequel Energy, LLC, which successfully exited its positions in numerous basins throughout the United States in late 2013 and early 2014. He spent ten years with St. Mary Land and Exploration Company (NYSE – SM), as the company’s VP, Engineering and Acquisitions and later as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Previous to those positions, Mr. York worked in various roles for Meridian Oil Company and ARCO Oil and Gas Company. Mr. York has served on the Boards of the Independent Petroleum Association of the Mountain States, Montana Petroleum Association, Petroleum Engineering Advisory Board at the University of Tulsa, KLR Energy Acquisition Corp., Legacy Reserves, Inc. and the Development Board of Colorado UpLift. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers. Mr. York holds a B.S. Degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa.
Matthew (Matt) Steele
About Mr. Steele
Matthew (Matt) Steele is a serial entrepreneur who has founded businesses in the energy, hospitality, real estate, and tech industries. He has extensive experience in E&P Operations, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Capital Markets. Mr. Steele was most recently the CEO of Bruin E&P Partners, LLC, a Bakken focused E&P company, where he spearheaded the company’s successful sale in early 2021. During the last decade, he has served as CEO of numerous energy companies, including Ursa Resources Group. Mr. Steele serves on the Board of Bruin Management LLC and the Honors College Advisory Board at the University of Houston. He is an avid outdoorsman—hiker, fisher, hunter, and nature lover. Mr. Steele holds a B.S in Chemical Engineering with Honors from the University of Houston.