Mr. Cavnar is a 40+ year veteran of the oil and gas industry with deep experience in operations, startups, turnarounds and management of both public and private companies. He began his career in field operations including drilling, completion and production of oil and gas wells, construction and operation of processing plants, and management of onshore and offshore facilities. He has led mergers and acquisitions as well as equity and debt offerings in public and private markets.
Mr. Cavnar has held senior executive positions including chairman, chief executive officer, chief operating officer, chief financial officer and treasurer at companies such as Milagro Exploration, Mission Resources, El Paso Corporation, Cornerstone Natural Gas, Mountain Gas Resources, Presidio Oil and the Global Energy Group of Chase Manhattan Bank.
Mr. Cavnar holds an MBA from the Edwin L. Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, a BS from Eastern Michigan University, and completed the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Business School.