Bruce has spent his entire 27 year career creating, growing and monetizing numerous upstream oil and gas companies. Prior to forming Crossing Rocks Energy II, Bruce was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Crossing Rocks Energy Partners, LLC, and was a co-founder and officer of Celero Energy Company, LP, Celero Energy, LP and Encore Acquisition Company, Inc. Additionally, Bruce was President of KLT Gas, a subsidiary of Great Plains Energy. Bruce began his career at Natural Gas Partners soon after graduating from Southern Methodist University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Finance and Real Estate. Bruce is involved in several non-profit efforts including the creation of a clinical trial in partnership with Baylor Health Care System targeting triple negative breast cancer.
Preston has over 24 years of operations, reservoir, and acquisition evaluation experience over a wide variety of oil and gas properties across multiple basins. Prior to forming Crossing Rocks Energy II, Preston served as Executive Vice President-Business Development for Crossing Rocks Energy Partners, LCC, and as Western U.S. Division Manager of Jetta Operating Co, a private E&P company in Fort Worth, Texas. Prior to joining Jetta, Preston was with Encore Acquisition Company. During his time at Encore, Preston served as Senior Engineer – Northern (Williston Basin) and Southern (Permian Basin) Regions and as Engineering Manager for the Mid Continent Region. From 1997 to 1998, Preston served as an engineer for Union Pacific Resources’ South Texas region. From 1995 to 1997, he served in operations and production engineering roles for Burlington Resources Oil & Gas’ South Texas and Mid-Continent Regions. Preston graduated from Texas A&M University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering Degree and as a Distinguished Military Graduate. Preston served ten years in the reserve component forces and departed service in 2004 at the rank of Captain with more than three years of company command experience in Alpha Company of the 536th Forward Support Battalion, 49th Armored Division.