President and Chief Executive Officer
Mark Clemans is the President and Chief Executive Officer and an original founder of Carrier Energy
Partners. He has over 30 years of experience in upstream oil and gas evaluations, operations, and
investing. Mark founded Carrier Petroleum in 2009, a company that built a non-operated portfolio of
oil and gas assets for a Fortune 200 company. Prior to forming Carrier Petroleum, Mark was a Vice
President with the E&P Capital team of Goldman, Sachs & Co. for five years. In addition, he was
previously with the firms of Netherland, Sewell & Associates and Sproule Associates as a Senior
Consulting Engineer. His professional career started with Exxon-Mobil where he held assignments in
reservoir engineering, production operations, and project management. Mark received a Bachelor of
Science Degree with honors in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from The Pennsylvania State
University, and has an MBA from The University of New Orleans. He holds P.E. Licenses in the states
of Texas and Louisiana. Mark is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers, Houston Producers’ Forum, Houston Energy Finance Group, and ADAM-Houston.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Christina Chen is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and an original founder of Carrier Energy Partners. She previously was the Vice President of Finance for Carrier Petroleum, where she led the financial evaluation and portfolio management efforts of the company. Prior to joining Carrier, Christina was with Goldman, Sachs & Co, working in Corporate Treasury in New York before moving to Houston to join E&P Capital. While she was in E&P Capital, Christina evaluated and executed principal investments in the energy industry, performed due diligence, and helped manage a portfolio of over $600 million. She is a member of Houston Producers’ Forum, ADAM-Houston, and Women’s Energy Network, and she also serves on the Board of Directors of the Houston Energy Finance Group, Harvard University Club of Houston, and the H2H Initiative. She was named an Oil and Gas Investor Forty under 40 honoree and a 2017 Top 15 Women in Business of Houston. Christina graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Mathematics, where she was also a member of the varsity women’s tennis team.
Vice President of Engineering
Aaron Shimek is the Vice President of Engineering. Prior to joining Carrier, he was most recently a Senior Reservoir Engineer at Quantum Resources Management, primarily focused on managing the company’s interests in the Mid-Continent and Ark-La-Tex regions. Previously, he spent time as a Senior Reservoir Engineer at Fairways Exploration and Production evaluating high-impact exploration projects in the Rockies and Gulf Coast regions and at W&T Offshore primarily focused in the Gulf of Mexico region. Aaron started his career at Devon Energy, working in a variety of capacities as a reservoir, drilling, and production engineer. He brings a wide range of experience having served in various engineering roles in multiple basins across the United States. Aaron graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Vice President of Finance
Ryan Poole is the Vice President of Finance. Prior to joining Carrier, he was most recently with Eagle Rock Energy Partners, where he was responsible for financial planning and analysis, evaluation of acquisition opportunities, and investor relations. Previously, Ryan was a Senior Financial Analyst at EPL Oil & Gas and a Senior Associate in Raymond James’ Energy Investment Banking group. He started his career with FBR Capital Markets in their Financial Institutions Investment Banking group. Ryan graduated from The University of Texas with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and is a member of the Houston Producers’ Forum and Houston Energy Finance Group.