Mike Starzer

Chairman & CEO,
Fifth Creek Energy

Mr. Starzer has a degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from the University of Alaska. Mr. Starzer has over 32 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and has served in numerous technical, managerial, and executive positions and as a Director for four private and two public companies. In 1999, Mr. Starzer founded the first Bonanza Creek Company serving in positions of Managing Partner, President and CEO and on the board for each of the four Bonanza Creek companies. In 2014, Mr. Starzer retired from the fourth company, Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. (NYSE:BCEI).

Mr. Starzer serves on the board of Newalta Corporation (TSX:NAL) and is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (U.S.) and the Institute of Corporate Directors (Canada). Mr. Starzer is a registered professional engineer in petroleum engineering and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers.  Mr. Starzer has published articles on topics including recovery optimization, investment decision-making and resource extraction policies. He has represented the industry providing expert testimony for private and public companies and to state legislatures and various governmental agencies in Colorado, Alaska, California and the Federal Government on advancements in technology and the impact of taxation policies and environmental regulations on industry investment. Mr. and Mrs. Starzer established the Starzer Scholarship Foundation providing scholarships to undergraduate students and in 2013 were awarded the Colorado School of Mines “Mines Medal” for exemplary service.

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