President & Chief Executive Officer
Jason Pigott is dedicated to energizing the potential of Vital Energy’s employees, customers and communities. Prior to joining us in 2019, Jason built two decades of expertise in the E&P industry. Most recently he served as EVP of Operations and Technical Services for Chesapeake Energy, where he led all activities around drilling and completions, digital, supply chain and land.
Before Chesapeake, Jason held various positions at Anadarko Petroleum, mainly focused on developing unconventional assets in the Eagle Ford, Haynesville and Delaware basins and various tight-sand plays in East Texas. Jason holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the University of North Carolina, Kenan-Flagler School of Business.
Senior Vice President – General Counsel & Secretary
Mark Denny helps Vital Energy pursue its purpose without limits. Prior to joining us in 2013, he served as in-house counsel at SEH Offshore and Seahawk Drilling.
Mark began his career at the international law firms Vinson & Elkins and Fried Frank. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Economics and Political Science from Vanderbilt University and his Juris Doctorate degree from the Georgetown University Law Center.
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Bryan Lemmerman helps Vital Energy challenge precedents and capitalize on opportunities. He joined us in 2020, bringing with him more than 15 years of E&P experience, primarily in strategic planning and business development. Before Vital Energy, Bryan served various roles at Chesapeake Energy, culminating with VP of Business Development and Treasurer.
Prior to Chesapeake he was a portfolio manager at Highview Capital Management and Ritchie Capital Management, facilitating investments in public and private energy companies. He began his career as a tax consultant with Deloitte & Touche. Bryan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Master of Science in Accounting from Texas A&M University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas.