Rick Kirby has 35 years of experience in the onshore and offshore industry; his areas of expertise are: production, reservoir, drilling and completion engineering and operations, regulatory, land/environmental, personnel management, property acquisition, planning, field management, P&L, and management of capital. Prior to PayRock II, Rick Co-Founded and served as Chief Executive Officer for PayRock Energy and helped facilitate the successful asset sale to Marathon Oil Corporation. In 2012, Rick left his position as Vice President of Operations for SandRidge, where he was responsible for a 22 rig horizontal drilling program in the Mississippian Lime, including operations in the Gulf Coast, Gulf of Mexico and East Texas. Rick has proven his ability to build and retain balanced leadership teams within business units, representing both entrepreneurial deal-makers and detail-oriented technicians and tactical operations professionals. He received his B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1977.