Mr. Brown has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer for Evolution Petroleum Corporation since July 10, 2019. Evolution, founded in 2003, is a non-operating producer of oil and natural gas and traded on the NYSE American exchange under the ticker EPM. Evolution’s flagship interest is in the Denbury operated CO2 EOR project at Delhi field, Louisiana. During Mr. Brown’s tenure Evolution has acquired interests in the Hamilton Dome field in Wyoming operated by Merit Energy and recently closed on a position in the Barnett Shale operated by Diversified Energy. Evolution has paid 31 consecutive quarters of a dividend and is focused on the acquisition of long-lived producing assets to support its dividend strategy.
Mr. Brown has over 20 years of experience in the energy industry primarily focused on upstream oil and gas operations, acquisitions, and value creation. Before assuming his role at Evolution, he was the founder of LongBow Energy, a private upstream energy company. LongBow is a non-op producer, which has interests in various wells across Texas and Louisiana and focuses on upstream value creation for its own interests as well as a few select clients.
In 2011, Mr. Brown partnered with Floyd Wilson as a co-founder and officer of Halcon Resources where he served as the VP of Corporate Development and lead acquisitions and divestitures.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Brown was employed by RBC Richardson Barr as an Associate focused on the business development and execution of sell side engagements in the oil and gas space. Prior to RBC, Mr. Brown was the Team Leader and Asset Manager of Petrohawk Energy for East Texas, Arkansas, and North Louisiana where he was responsible for the operations, reservoir engineering, planning, and budgeting for the region. Mr. Brown began his engineering career with the Williams Companies in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is a licensed professional engineer in Texas in the discipline of Petroleum Engineering.
He earned his B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of Tulsa and his MBA from the Mendoza School of Business at the University of Notre Dame.