Senior Leadership

R. Scot Woodall


Chief Executive Officer
and President

Mr. Woodall has served as Chief Executive Officer and President since January 2013 and as Chief Operating Officer since July 2010. Mr. Woodall previously served as Executive Vice President—Operations from February 2010 until July 2010 and as Senior Vice President – Operations from April 2007 until February 2010. Prior to joining HighPoint Resources, Mr. Woodall served as Senior Vice President – Western US for Forest Oil Corporation from 2004 to April 2007 and as Drilling and Production Manager for Forest Oil Corporation from 2000 until 2004. Mr. Woodall has over 28 years of industry experience. Mr. Woodall has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Louisiana State University.

Paul Geiger


Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Geiger has served as Chief Operating Officer since July 2018. Prior to joining the Company, he previously served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Southwestern Energy. Prior to Southwestern Energy, Mr. Geiger held numerous engineering and leadership roles with Quantum Resources Management, Anadarko, Howell Petroleum and Meridian Oil/Burlington Resources. Mr. Geiger earned his bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering and his MBA from the University of Texas.

William M. Crawford


Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Crawford has served as Chief Financial Officer since May 2018 and previously served as Senior Vice President – Treasury and Finance from February 2016 until May 2018. He served as Vice President – Finance and Marketing from February 2009 until February 2016, and served as Director – Finance, Financial Analyst and in other functions in the finance department since joining the Company in 2004. From 1994 through 2003, Mr. Crawford held various domestic and international positions in accounting and finance with several subsidiaries of Schlumberger Limited, an international oilfield services company. Mr. Crawford has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Colorado State University.

Kenneth A. Wonstolen


Senior Vice President
General Counsel

Mr. Wonstolen has served as Senior Vice President – General Counsel since August 2013. Prior to joining HighPoint Resources, Mr. Wonstolen served as Senior Counsel at the law firm Beatty & Wozniak, P.C. since 2009. Mr. Wonstolen has more than 30 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry, including serving as corporate counsel and officer at Gerrity Oil & Gas Corporation and corporate counsel at Patina Oil & Gas Corporation, its successor. Mr. Wonstolen has a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from the State University of New York and a Master of Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Denver. Mr. Wonstolen earned his J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law.

Larry C. Busnardo


Vice President
Investor Relations

Mr. Busnardo has served as Vice President – Investor Relations since May 2017 and previously as Senior Director, Investor Relations since May 2015. He has over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and was most recently Vice President – Investor Relations for Forest Oil. Prior to that, he served in an energy specialty sales capacity for Macquarie Capital (USA) and as a Senior Equity Research Analyst covering the small- and mid-cap E&P sector at Tristone Capital (USA) and in the same capacity at Petrie Parkman & Company. Mr. Busnardo holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Jerry D. Vigil


Vice President
Information Technology

Mr. Vigil has served as Vice President – Information Technology since May 2014. He served as Director-Information Technology from April 2013 until May 2014 and Director – IT Operations from September 2011 to April 2013. Mr. Vigil has over 20 years of IT experience and prior to joining the company has held IT management and senior management positions with Lanx, Inc., Gilead Sciences, Wilkerson Corporation and served as Director – IT Business Services with Cendant Corporation. Mr. Vigil has a Bachelor of Science in Business Technology Management and graduated with honors (Summa Cum Laude) from Regis University.