Grey Rock Brings Together A Cohesive, Highly Experienced Unconventional Team Well Positioned To Find Unique Opportunities With Upside Options
Kirk Lazarine, CPL – Managing Director and Co-Founder
Kirk Lazarine served as CEO of KOR Resources for 8 years. Prior to that he served at Chevron for 23 years including as area manager for Chevron's non-conventional gas team. Mr. Lazarine has participated in transactions totaling over $650 million of assets across the US including 235 wells and 650,000 acres.
Mr. Lazarine has executed 100+ agreements including acquisitions and divestitures, leases, JOAs, farm ins, JVs, and EDAs; recently, he led the acquisition of a ~75,000 acres in the Eagle Ford oil window for Bluescape Resources. Mr. Lazarine holds a BBA from Southwest Texas State University and a BS in Petroleum Land Management from the University of Houston, and he is a Certified Professional Landman (CPL) and a member of the A.A.P.L.
Matt Miller, CFA – Managing Director and Co-Founder
Matt Miller was a Vice President at Parallel Resource Partners, a $700MM PE fund focused on finding distressed upstream US O&G opportunities; in addition, Mr. Miller served as a Vice President at Bluescape Resources, an E&P company focused on unconventional opportunities; prior to that, Mr. Miller worked at McKinsey & Co. He holds a degree in finance from the University of Virginia, and he is a CFA charterholder.
Mr. Miller’s team originated, diligenced, and closed over $330 million in assets in the Eagle Ford, Marcellus, Mississippian, and Permian basins. Mr. Miller worked on the divestiture of ~$700 million of assets to a major oil & gas company, a large independent E&P firm and institutional investors in five separate transactions. Additionally, Mr. Miller developed land management systems, title diligence and budget programs for a 700,000 acre domestic shale position.
Griffin Perry – Managing Director and Co-Founder
Griffin Perry leads business development and fundraising for Grey Rock with a focus on day to day operations. Prior to co-founding the firm, Mr. Perry was the President of Caddis Energy, an oil and gas investment company which partnered with industry leaders to raise capital and develop a pipeline of business focusing on both operated and non-operated oil and gas properties. From 2007-2012, Mr. Perry worked as a financial advisor with UBS and Deutsche Bank. During his tenure, Mr. Perry worked to grow assets under management from $300 million to $500 million. Mr. Perry worked on his father’s 2006 gubernatorial campaign, contributed as a surrogate speaker for his father’s 2012 Presidential campaign and serves on the Dallas County Republican Party Finance Committee and Cotton Bowl Council. He holds degrees in Economics and History from Vanderbilt University.
Scott Eads – Vice President EngineeringScott Eads is Vice President – Engineering for Grey Rock and is responsible for technical and financial evaluations for acquisitions and divestitures. Prior to joining Grey Rock, he was a senior reservoir engineer at Statoil and staff reservoir engineer at XTO Energy – managing A&D projects and yearly SEC reserves. He was instrumental in improving well performance in resource plays through enhanced fracture stimulation designs and optimizing net present value. Currently, he draws on his experience to interact with operating partners that are farthest up the learning curve, insuring Grey Rock’s investors are getting exposure to the highest returns on their capital. Mr. Eads holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
Thad Darden – Vice President Finance
Thad Darden is the Vice President of Finance for Grey Rock and focuses primarily on investment evaluation and portfolio management. Previously, Mr. Darden was a Consultant with Bain & Company from 2009-2014 working in Bain’s oil & gas practice. During Mr. Darden’s tenure at Bain, he provided deal diligences, built growth strategies, and streamlined operations for numerous upstream and midstream oil & gas companies. He holds a degree in Systems Engineering with high distinction from the University of Virginia where he was also a Jefferson Scholar.