Marcus Rowland was appointed as a member of the board of directors in October 2020. Mr. Rowland is the Founder & Senior Managing Director of IOG Capital, LP where he leads the company’s investment team through his 40+ years of experience in the oil & gas upstream and midstream industry.
Mr. Rowland is a seasoned oil and gas corporate executive, director, and investment manager with over 40 years of experience in all aspects of upstream and midstream business segments. Mr. Rowland is considered a leading industry expert in energy mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, public securities transactions, and derivatives facilities. He has won numerous awards for transactions, and has received recognition by Institutional Investor as Energy CFO of the Year.
Mr. Rowland is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Chesapeake Energy Corporation, where he led the Company from its IPO in 1993 to a $40+ billion market cap oil and gas producer for 18 years. Notable financial achievements included numerous billions of volumetric production payments, internationally financed shale joint ventures, all varieties of securities issuances including the first Euro denominated bond financing for a US only oil and gas company, and the successful IPO of Chesapeake Midstream Partners, LP in August of 2010.
Mr. Rowland served as the Chief Executive Officer at FTS International, Inc. (formerly Frac Tech International, LLC) from May 2011- November 2012, and as the President and Chief Financial Officer of Frac Tech Services, LLC and Frac Tech International, LLC from November 2010 to May 2011. Mr. Rowland served as the Chief Financial Officer or equivalent positions of Chesapeake Energy Corporation from 1993, when the company became publicly traded, until October 2010. Mr. Rowland served as Chief Operating Officer of Anglo-Suisse, LP from 1990 to 1992 where he was assigned to the White Nights Russian Enterprise, a joint venture of Anglo-Suisse, LP and Phibro Energy Corporation, a major foreign operation which was granted the right to engage in oil and gas operations in Russia.
Mr. Rowland serves on a number of private and public boards, including as Chairman of the Board for SilverBow Resources (NYSE: SBOW). He is a 1975 alumnus of Wichita State University where he currently serves as a member of the Investment Committee.