Leadership 2018-01-23T21:44:21+00:00

Leadership

Edward HenryChairman
Mr. Henry has served on the Board of Directors of Verado since 2005. He was elected Chairman of the Board in 2012. Prior to Verado, Mr. Henry was President and CEO of Abrams Centre Bank until its sale in 2004. He currently is an officer of Patheco, Inc. – a family investment company. In addition, Mr. Henry serves on the Board of Directors of the National Stock Yards Company. He received his Bachelor of Administration degree in Political Science from Southern Methodist University.
Christopher GrahamPresident and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Graham joined Verado in 2013 as the President and CEO. Prior to joining Verado, Mr. Graham was a Vice President at Netherland Sewell & Associates (NSAI) where he was responsible for reserve and revenue evaluations of numerous private and public companies. Prior to NSAI, Mr. Graham was a Reservoir Engineer at ExxonMobil, responsible for technical evaluations, simulations, economic models, and project management activities for field areas in South Texas and the Gulf of Mexico. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the states of Texas and Louisiana and an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). He graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering.
Brian FurlongChief Financial Officer, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary
Mr. Furlong joined Verado in 2011 as Controller and was promoted to Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in January 2014. Prior to joining Verado, Mr. Furlong spent eight years in public accounting focusing primarily on the energy and oil and gas industries in various senior level management positions. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management from the University of North Texas. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
Jack CordaroVice President Operations
Mr. Cordaro joined Verado in 1991 and has over 30 years of industry experience in drilling, completion, production and environmental/safety programs. Mr. Cordaro began his career as a Drilling Engineer for Exxon and has also held several operational positions at other public and private oil and gas companies prior to joining Verado. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University and a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University.
Adrian ButlerVice President Land
Mr. Butler joined Verado in 2010 as a Landman. He rose through the ranks to Land Manager in January 2015 and eventually to Vice President of Land in 2018. Prior to Verado, he served the oil and gas industry in the Land departments of both Chesapeake Energy Corporation and XTO Energy, Inc. He is a Certified Professional Landman (CPL), an active member of the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL), and an active member of the Dallas Association of Professional Landmen (DAPL). He graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management Information Systems and a Certificate in Petroleum Land Management.
John CorneliusSenior Acquisitions/Reservoir Engineer
Mr. Cornelius joined Verado in 2015 as a Senior Acquisitions/Reservoir Engineer. He began his career in 1981 with Pennzoil as an offshore Drilling/Completion Engineer. He has filled several production and reservoir engineering roles for Mid-Continent and Gulf Coast producers, notably Gaither Petroleum, Chaparral Energy, Nelson Energy, and Maritech Resources. Prior to joining Verado, Mr. Cornelius served six years as the Acquisitions Evaluation Engineer for Phillips Energy Partners, LLC. In all, he has more than 22 years of experience as a Petroleum Engineer and eight years of experience practicing law. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas. He graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering, from the University of Houston with a Master of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering, and from Baylor University with a law degree.