James M. Whipkey
James M. Whipkey—Co-Chief Executive Officer . Mr. Whipkey has a 32 year background in the oil and natural gas industry with broad experience in both technical and financial areas.
Mr. Whipkey is a co-founder of Hi-Crush Proppants LLC and has served as its Co-Chief Executive Officer since its formation in October 2010.
Mr. Whipkey was named Co-Chief Executive Officer and appointed to the board of directors of our general partner in May 2012.
Mr. Whipkey was a founding member of ROCM in June 2002 and has served as Managing Director since inception.
Prior to the founding of ROCM, Mr. Whipkey was an equity analyst covering the exploration and production sector, most recently as a Managing Director at ABN Amro Bank N.V. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Whipkey was the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for NYSE-listed Benton Oil and Gas Company.
Prior thereto, Mr. Whipkey worked in a number of investment banking positions managing a wide range of relationships and responsibilities in the energy sector.
various roles included energy derivatives trading at Phibro Energy Inc.
, investment banking at Kidder, Peabody & Co.
, and stock analysis at Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.
, where he
won “All-Star” recognition from the Wall Street Journal
in both the E&P and oil service sectors.
Mr. Whipkey began his career as a petroleum engineer with Amoco Corporation where he spent five years in operations, drilling and reservoir simulation roles.
Mr. Whipkey holds a B.S. degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Chicago.
We believe that Mr. Whipkey’s experience in senior financial management and knowledge of our business serve him well as a member of the board of directors of our general partner.