Board of Directors
Evan Lederman is a Managing Director, Co-Head of Restructuring and Partner on the Investment Team at Fir Tree Partners. Mr. Lederman focuses on the funds’ distressed credit and special situation investment strategies, including co-managing its energy restructuring initiatives. Prior to joining Fir Tree Partners in 2011, Mr. Lederman worked in the Business Finance and Restructuring groups at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. Mr. Lederman, in his capacity as a Fir Tree Partners employee, is currently a member of the boards of Riviera Resources, Inc. (Chairman), LINN Energy, Inc. (Chairman), Ultra Petroleum Corp. (Chairman), Amplify Energy Corp., New Emerald Energy LLC, Roan Resources LLC and Deer Finance, LLC. Mr. Lederman received a J.D. degree with honors from New York University School of Law and a B.A., magna cum laude, from New York University.
Matthew Bonanno joined York Capital Management (“York”) in July 2010 and is a Partner of the firm. Mr. Bonanno joined York from the Blackstone Group, where he worked as an associate focusing on restructuring, recapitalization and reorganization transactions. Prior to joining the Blackstone Group, Mr. Bonanno worked on financing and strategic transactions at News Corporation and as an investment banker at JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs. Mr. Bonanno, in his capacity as a York employee, is currently a member of the boards of Riviera Resources, Inc., LINN Energy, Inc., Rever Offshore AS, all entities incorporated pursuant to York’s partnership with Costamare Inc., Augustea Bunge Maritime, Next Decade LLC, Vantage Drilling Co. and Roan Resources LLC.
Philip Brown is a Partner of P. Schoenfeld Asset Management (“PSAM”), where he focuses on credit-oriented investments across various industries. Prior to joining PSAM in 2009, Mr. Brown held positions at Sun Capital Partners, Inc., an operationally-focused private equity firm, and Buckeye Capital Partners, an event-driven hedge fund. Mr. Brown began his career as an investment banking analyst at Wasserstein Perella & Co. In addition to Riviera, Mr. Brown, in his capacity as a PSAM employee, is currently a member of the board of LINN Energy, Inc.
Andrew Taylor is a member of the investment team of Elliott Management Corporation (“Elliott”), a New York-based trading firm, where he is responsible for various corporate investments. Prior to joining Elliott in August 2015, Mr. Taylor was a member of the investment team of BlackRock’s Distressed Products Group from 2009 to 2015 and prior to that held similar positions at R3 Capital Partners and the Global Principal Strategies team at Lehman Brothers. In addition to Riviera, Mr. Taylor, in his capacity as an Elliott employee, is currently a member of the board of Riviera Resources, Inc., LINN Energy, Inc. and Roan Resources LLC.
David Rottino is President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Riviera Resources. Prior to Riviera Resources’ spin-off from LINN Energy, Inc., he served as LINN Energy’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and as a member of the board of directors. Mr. Rottino has over 25 years of total experience and over 20 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry. Prior to joining LINN in June 2008, he served at El Paso Energy, ConocoPhillips and Burlington Resources in various finance, accounting, and strategic planning roles. Mr. Rottino earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Texas Tech University and an M.B.A. from Texas Christian University.
Greg Harper has served as the President and CEO of Blue Mountain Midstream since 2018. Prior to Blue Mountain Midstream, Mr. Harper served as President, Gas Pipelines and Processing and as the principal executive officer of Midcoast Holdings L.L.C., an Enbridge Inc. affiliate. Before joining Enbridge, Mr. Harper served in various Senior Executive positions including Senior Vice President of Midstream of Southwestern Energy Company, Senior Vice President and Group President of CenterPoint Energy Pipelines and Field Services, and President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Spectra Energy Partners, LP. Mr. Harper currently serves on the board of Sprague Resources where he has served as the chair of the audit committee since Sprague’s initial public offering in 2013, and previously served on the boards of Midcoast Holdings, L.L.C., Enbridge Energy Company, Inc. and Enbridge Energy Management, L.L.C. Mr. Harper received his Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Kentucky and his M.B.A from the University of Houston.