Steven Gray has served as our Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our board of directors since our formation and has served RSP Permian, L.L.C. as Co-Chief Executive Officer since its inception in 2010. In 2006, Mr. Gray co-founded Pecos Operating Company, LLC, an oil and natural gas exploration and production company with operations in the Permian Basin, with Messrs. Daugbjerg and Huck. In 2000, Mr. Gray co-founded Pecos Production Company, an NGP-backed oil and natural gas exploration and production company that operated in the Permian Basin until it was sold in 2005 to Chesapeake Energy Corporation. Mr. Gray continues to serve as a director of Pecos Operating Company, LLC and Pecos Energy Partners, LP. From 1993 to 2000, Mr. Gray was a Co-Founder, President and Chief Operating Officer of Vista Energy Resources, an NGP-backed oil and natural gas exploration and production company. Prior to forming Vista, Mr. Gray was employed for 11 years as a petroleum engineer with Bettis, Boyle, and Stovall, Inc. and Texas Oil & Gas Corp. He received a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University and has more than 30 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry.