President and CEO
With 35 years of experience in upstream oil and gas, Steve founded Scala Energy to pursue his passion for technical excellence, leadership, and the disciplined exploitation of economic reservoirs. His approach blends executive intelligence with a technical edge and a tenacious focus on execution.
Prior to founding Scala Energy, Steve served as CEO of HighMount E&P, COO of Callon Petroleum and EVP of Marathon Oil Company. Steve currently serves as the vice chairman of the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA), the largest national trade association representing independent oil and natural gas producers and service companies. Steve is also a member of the National Petroleum Council (NPC), an industry advisory body to the federal government on matters pertaining to oil and natural gas and the oil and natural gas industries.
Steve holds a B.S. degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Penn State University and a M.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering from Colorado School of Mines.