Lucid's leadership team of experienced industry veterans is dedicated to developing creative midstream solutions.
Mike brings more 20 years of energy industry experience to Lucid with a history of origination and development. His career has primarily focused in natural gas gathering and processing operations across core production areas of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and now New Mexico. Under Mike’s leadership, Lucid’s assets today include more than 2,000 miles of pipeline in the Northern Delaware Basin, and the company has grown its gas processing capacity more than 1,500% since entering the basin through acquisition in 2016, making Lucid the largest gas processor in New Mexico. Mike began his career in Houston as a process engineer after receiving a BS in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station.
Before joining Lucid as CFO in 2016, Ryan was a partner at Perella Weinberg Partners, where he worked in the advisory business focusing on the energy industry. Prior to joining Perella Weinberg in 2013, Ryan worked for Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking Division in Houston. He joined Morgan Stanley in 2006 to co-found the midstream effort. While at Morgan Stanley, Ryan’s responsibilities expanded to include coverage of U.S. supermajors and large-cap independent energy companies. Beginning in September 2016, Ryan has served as chief financial officer of Lucid Energy Group. Ryan earned a BBA in finance from the University of Texas in 1997 and an MBA from Columbia Business School in 2001. He serves on the University Development Board and the Chancellor’s Council Executive Committee at the University of Texas and is an active member of the Salesmanship Club of Dallas.
Liz has practiced law for over 20 years, having worked in a variety of industries with significant focus in energy, ESG, construction, technology, manufacturing, transportation, advertising, safety and law department management. While living in New York, Liz worked as Associate General Counsel of L’Oreal USA, Inc. and as Counsel at O’Melveny & Myers. She graduated with a BA and High Honors distinction from Wesleyan University in 1995 and received a JD from the University of Michigan Law School in 1999. Liz is admitted to practice in Texas, New York, the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of New York. She is happy to call Dallas her home since 2008 and is actively involved in the community, currently serving on the statewide and DFW Chapter Boards of the Texas General Counsel Forum (a legal best practices organization) and on the Board of Hunger Busters (a nonprofit that serves daily meals to food-insecure kids and their families in the DISD community). As a Michigan native with farm-girl roots, Liz enjoys spending her free time wrangling teenage sons, chickens and dogs.
Jim joined Lucid Energy in 2016 as SVP and Chief Accounting Officer. He is an accounting and finance executive with over 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He has held leadership roles in the midstream, upstream and oil field services segments of the industry. Prior to joining Lucid, Jim served as CAO for upstream producers Samson Resources and Energy and Exploration Partners. Prior to this, he was in similar leadership roles with public midstream companies Copano Energy (acquired by Kinder Morgan) and Crosstex Energy (now EnLink). He also served in financial manager roles with Arthur Andersen, Baker Hughes and Pioneer Natural Resources. Jim began his career in the audit practice of Arthur Andersen. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of the University of Arkansas. He currently serves on the board and is an officer of the Dallas Chapter of Financial Executives International.
Stew is responsible for financial analysis, forecasting, corporate strategy, treasury, capital structuring, investor relations and M&A execution. Since joining Lucid in 2013, Stew has worked on $5 billion of debt and equity financings as well as $2.5 billion in M&A transactions. Stew joined Lucid from EnCap Investments, a $37 billion private equity fund focused exclusively on investments in the energy industry. Prior to his time at EnCap, Stew worked in investment banking with Stephens Inc. Stew received a BBA in finance from Southern Methodist University with honors and an MBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. Stew serves on the Young Alumni board for SMU as well as the Young Benefactors Board for the First Tee of Greater Dallas.
J.B. joined Lucid in 2016 as a result of its acquisition of Agave Energy Company. He is an energy industry executive with more than 25 years of energy industry experience. Prior to Lucid, J.B. was the President and a Board Member of Agave Energy Company and its subsidiaries. He served in various capacities with the company over its existence, beginning with its formation in 1995. Before joining Agave, J.B. also served in various roles at Yates Petroleum Corporation, its subsidiaries and associated entities. He has also served as city councilman for Artesia, New Mexico, where he chaired the infrastructure committee and served on the budget committee. J.B. holds a BBA and MBA from the University of Mississippi School of Business.
Vicky joined Lucid in 2017 bringing over 30 years of experience in the public and private sectors of the oil and gas industry. In her current role, Vicky is responsible for managing the financial reporting, tax and general ledger accounting functions. In addition, due to her extensive experience working on corporate transactions and filings, she leads the technical research and internal control efforts for the organization. Prior to joining Lucid, Vicky served as a finance and accounting leader for Energy & Exploration Partners from 2014 to 2016, eventually rising to Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to this, she was Vice President and Controller of Halcon Resources Corporation and its predecessor between 2004 and 2013. Vicky also served as Controller and Manager for several exploration and production companies between 1986 and 2004. While managing the accounting and financial reporting functions for these companies, she was also responsible for numerous types of Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Vicky holds a BBA in accounting from Southwestern Oklahoma State University.
Tim brings over 15 years of energy industry experience to Lucid with a focus on origination, commercial development and land. Prior to joining Lucid in 2016, Tim was responsible for the commercial development of gas gathering, oil gathering and gas processing at Williams for the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico, South Texas and Mexico. He has also held various land roles in both the midstream and upstream sectors. Tim holds a BS in electrical engineering and a JD from South Texas School of Law, and he is an active member of the State Bar of Texas.
Ty joined Lucid in 2020. Ty has over 20 years of experience in offshore and onshore gas gathering, natural gas processing and transportation. Prior to joining Lucid, Ty served in various operations, EHS and technical services roles with Williams and led operations within midstream and regulated pipeline business units. Ty has a BS in industrial business management from Oklahoma Panhandle State University. Ty serves veterans’ organizations focused on returning veterans and has held officer positions within the Veterans of Foreign Wars and volunteers with Team Red, White and Blue.
Matt joined Lucid in May 2019 with a deep background in global energy equipment and services as well as E&P and midstream. Most of his 23 years in the energy industry were spent in Schlumberger in numerous global QHSE and operations management positions. He then served in executive EH&S roles at Chesapeake Energy and American Energy Partners, the latter of which culminated in the creation of multiple top-tier EH&S organizations in key US shale plays. Under Matt’s leadership, the Permian’s best operations team is setting the New Mexico benchmark in safety and true partnerships with our regulatory clients and communities. Matt is active in New Mexico’s Methane Advisory Panel (MAP) and New Mexico’s development of its ozone attainment and methane reduction rules. Matt has an MS in environmental engineering from the University of Kansas.
Cory brings over 20 years of human resources experience to Lucid from both the private and public sector including 12+ years in energy with roles at Chesapeake Energy, Chaparral Energy and American Energy Partners, where as the VP of human resources she helped grow the company from 12 employees to over 800 employees in under two years and successfully executed the spin-off of five stand-alone companies. Cory has a BA in industrial and organizational psychology with Honors from Pepperdine, a JD from the University of Oklahoma College of Law and a Post Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute at Pepperdine’s School of Law. She is an active member of the State Bar of Oklahoma and admitted to practice in the Western District of Oklahoma and Eastern District of Oklahoma. Cory has served on the boards of UR Special Ministries, which provides new clothing to children under the poverty level, and Rebuilding Together, and she was the Chairman of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Campaign. In her free time she enjoys performing in musicals, playing soccer and cheering on the OU Sooners, where her son plays football.