Brian was named President of Catapult Mineral Partners after joining the NACCO Natural Resources family in 2019 as the company’s first Director of Oil and Gas Development. He came from a large U.S.-based onshore independent E&P company and has held a variety of engineering and leadership positions in the field and corporate office. His experience includes strategic planning, field development, reservoir engineering, facilities, and production operations.
A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, Brian served and deployed to Iraq with the U.S. Army as an Infantry Officer prior to joining the industry. He holds a Master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M and an MBA from Baylor University. These experiences give Brian a deep understanding of the business and the technical aspects of oil and gas, as well as how crucial great leadership is to enacting change and fostering growth.
As President, Brian oversees all aspects of Catapult and is proud to be part of a team that lives by their values – respect, integrity, discipline, compassion, and more. Passionate about leading people to innovate and solve problems, he enjoys seeing his team develop personally and professionally as they grow the business.
Outside of Catapult, Brian enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, son, and their two dogs. He enjoys hunting, hiking, skiing, and doing projects around the house. Brian gives back to his community by serving as a Deacon in his church and volunteering as an Ambassador for Carry The Load to raise support for military non-profits.