Management Team

At Point Energy Partners, our Management Team is composed of industry leaders with extensive oil and gas experience building and leading private equity-backed companies, independent public companies, and multinational oilfield service providers.

Our broad-based technical and financial knowledge coupled with our operational experience forms the foundation of our collaborative and innovative approach to building a successful company that is safely and efficiently developing our core Delaware Basin position. 

Bryan Moody

Chief Executive Officer

A founding member of Point Energy Partners, Bryan is a proven oil and gas executive who has raised billions of dollars in equity and senior notes in private and public markets, and has negotiated and managed credit facilities for multiple E&Ps.

He has more than a decade of experience leading reservoir engineering, finance and business development at Eclipse Resources, EXCO Resources and Sandridge Energy, and has overseen the analysis, acquisition and integration of more than $3 billion in assets. Bryan has a bachelor’s in nuclear engineering technology and an MBA from the University of Rochester. 

John Sabia

Chief Financial Officer

A founding member of Point Energy Partners, John oversees finance and business development for the organization. Previously, John served as senior vice president at Holland Services where he managed working interests, minerals and royalties for institutional clients and family offices. 

While at Holland, John was responsible for the funding and growth of Vine Royalty L.P., which was backed by a multi-national institutional investment company. Prior to Holland Services, he worked at Goldman Sachs & Co. John has a bachelor’s in geospatial information systems from the United States Military Academy at West Point, is a graduate of the U.S. Army’s Ranger and Airborne schools; additionally, he has an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Joel Acosta

Senior Vice President of Operations

Joel has over 16 years of drilling and operations experience in the Delaware Basin. Most recently, he was Vice President of Operations for Crescent Consulting, where he teamed with other operators to design, drill and operate wells throughout the country with a focus on Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. Joel has also held drilling and operations leadership roles with SandRidge Energy, RKI Exploration & Production and WPX Energy managing respective drilling programs, running as many as 26 rigs and leading teams of engineers and superintendents. Joel has a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University.

Jay Brenner

Senior Vice President of Operations

Mr. Brenner joined Point Energy in 2021 as Vice President of Operations, where he leads the company’s completions, water recycling and production operations efforts. Mr. Brenner’s 10 years of experience has been almost completely focused on the Delaware Basin. Prior to joining Point Energy Partners Jay served as the Completions Manager for the Permian assets at Devon Energy in OKC. Before his time at Devon, Jay was the Completions Manager for WPX Energy in Tulsa overseeing all completion activities in the Permian, Bakken, and Sand Juan Basins.  Additionally, he has led field superintendents, water recycling, and reservoir engineering teams. Jay holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University and is an EMBA candidate from Price College of Business at Oklahoma University.   Mr. Brenner served six years in the Army National Guard as an MLRS crew member.

Andrew St. John

General Counsel

Andrew is an accomplished attorney with more than 17 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He has represented multiple upstream and midstream clients on a variety of topics including operations, A&D, and general corporate matters. Andrew has a background in land title and has managed large teams of landmen and attorneys on title, acquisition, due diligence, and asset management projects in basins throughout the US. Andrew has a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Juris Doctor degree from South Texas College of Law in Houston.

Will Arthur

Vice President of Reservoir Engineering

Will joined us from ConocoPhillips in August of 2023 where he oversaw corporate reserves in the Persian Basin Business Unit, which comprised of over 2 bboe in total proved reserves. Will played a key role in the three-way integration of the Concho and Shell Permian assets after being acquired by ConocoPhillips in 2021. Prior to Conoco, Will worked for Concho on the Southern Lea County asset team where his core technical focus was developing rate-transient analysis methods for optimizing co-development. Will holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Geoscience from Texas Christian University, as well as a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University.

Cameron Boyd

Vice President of Operations

Cameron joined Point Energy with over 18 years of experience in engineering roles focused on facilities, process engineering, material science and technical safety engineering. Cameron has more than 10 years of experience with Petrofac Facilities Management where he most recently served as Director of Engineering, focused on designing, building, and managing facilities in the Permian Basin. Additionally, he has extensive experience leading offshore platform facilities modifications, decommissioning, and technical safety programs. Cameron has both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from The Ohio State University where he specialized in Metallurgy, Welding, and Industrial Systems Engineering.

John Evans

Vice President of Land

John has a bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science and master’s degree in Land Development. He began his career as a field landman in 1996 in South Texas and has garnered extensive experience in Land and Land related matters during that time.  Throughout his career, he has successfully transacted more than $500MM in acquisitions and divestitures and overseen in certain cases a 700% growth rate of those corporate asset bases. 

His experience in collaborating with all disciplines within a company has yielded accelerated growth opportunities for each company’s development program by mitigating unnecessary delays in bringing production onstream and maximizing each company’s return on its invested capital. John brings nearly 25 years of experience in managing Land Departments in both the public and private markets and in various basins both onshore and offshore.  

Keri Mitchell

Vice President of Finance

Keri joined Point Energy Partners in August of 2023, bringing over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas and banking industries.  Keri began her oil and gas career at SandRidge Energy in 2006, where she worked on planning and valuation for over $10B in transactions. She has subsequently held senior finance positions managing treasury, investor relations, and FP&A, and has served as an independent consultant for multiple public and private companies.  Most recently, Keri served as the first CFO for Killam Oil Company, a privately-held E&P company, where she worked to integrate numerous acquisitions and built functionality in all areas of finance. Keri holds a Bachelor’s in Finance from Oklahoma State University and an MBA from Oklahoma City University.  

Chris Savage

Vice President of Geology

Chris joined Point Energy Partners in August 2020, bringing more than 10 years of industry experience to the organization. Previously, he was the principal geologist for the development of Bone Spring and Wolfcamp projects in the Delaware Basin for Anadarko Petroleum where he led a 10-member geology team. He has a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science from Brigham Young University and is a member of WTGS and AAPG

Nikki Tramel

Vice President of Accounting

Nikki brings 18 years of experience in oil and gas finance and accounting where she has worked in both public and private O&G companies. Prior to Point Energy Partners, Nikki served as Controller at Vaquero Energy Inc, a privately held E&P company, based out of California where she led a team of accountants and was responsible for all accounting and financial reporting for the several different entities across five states. Nikki began her career at Occidental Petroleum in 2004 as an accountant where she rotated through various accounting responsibilities to financial analyst, subsequently transferring to the Financial Planning & Analysis team, and eventually to the Operations group as the Lead Cost Control where she led a team of analysts and oversaw project costs across California. Born and raised in California, Nikki, her husband, and their three daughters, moved to Fort Worth to join the Point Energy Partners team in January 2022.  Nikki holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and Finance from California State University of Bakersfield. 

Esteban Velasquez

Vice President of Field Operations

Esteban joined Point Energy Partners in 2023 with 14 years of oil and gas experience in Production and Operations. Esteban started his career as a field operator for OXY in west Texas while going to school for Petroleum Engineering. Esteban later worked at Trey Resources, an independent operator in the Permian Basin where he worked his way up from operator to field supervisor, production engineer and later operations manager overseeing 150K+ net acres of production and gained vast experience in production optimization, facility builds and operations management. Esteban later played a key role as Director of Operations at Pilot Water Solutions where he managed Permian Basin operations and oversaw operations for 75+ disposals and over 500 miles of pipeline infrastructure as well as assisting with project management for new development opportunities. Esteban has a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineer from the University of Texas Permian Basin.



Scott Adams

Automation Manager

Scott is a results-focused professional with over fifteen years of experience in the technology and energy sectors. Currently serving as an Automation Manager, he brings a unique blend of strategic vision and hands-on expertise in automation engineering. Having served as a Sergeant in the US Army, Scott has developed strong leadership skills. Recognized for his ability to streamline processes, foster innovation, and catalyze business growth, he has honed robust leadership and technical skills across diverse roles in both corporate and entrepreneurial landscapes. Eager to leverage this seasoned proficiency, Scott is poised to drive impactful solutions and contribute to the continued success of forward-thinking organizations.

Patty Chigas

Accounts Payable Manager

Patty Chigas has an extensive background in the Oil & Gas industry and joined Point Energy Partners in February 2023 as an Accounts Payable Manager. Patty began her career in the Oil & Gas industry in Northern California Gas Fields. In this role, she supported field operations, particularly in production accounting, cost analysis, and regulatory reporting. During her time at the Northern California Gas Fields, Patty managed various responsibilities in the Sacramento Basin region. In addition to her operational roles, Patty was involved in accounts payable and vendor management, highlighting her financial acumen and ability to manage supplier relationships effectively. Before she entered the Oil & Gas industry, Patty worked in finance and held the position of VP Sales. She was responsible for leading a highly successful sales team. Her background in finance has contributed to her understanding of financial and budgetary aspects of her roles in the Oil & Gas industry. Patty has worked at several notable Oil & Gas companies, including Oxy, Venoco, and California Resources.  Overall, Patty Chigas brings 13 years of experience in various operational and financial roles within the Oil & Gas industry, making her a valuable addition to Point Energy Partners in her role as Accounts Payable Manager.

Branka Daravong

Human Resources Administration Manager

Branka is an experienced Human Resources professional who joined Point Energy in March 2023. She has a solid background in HR, having accumulated over 12 years of experience working for both private and public Oil & Gas operators. Prior to joining Point Energy, she worked at Vine Energy, Inc. and Murchison Oil & Gas, Inc.

Branka's educational background includes a bachelor's degree in business management from the University of Texas, Arlington. Additionally, she is a certified professional through the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), which reflects her commitment to the field and her proficiency in HR practices. She is fluent in English, Serbian and semi-fluent in Spanish.

Mandi Guerrero

Geologic & New Ventures Advisor

Mandi Guerrero joined Point Energy Partners in August 2023 and serves as the Geologic and New Ventures Advisor. Previously, in her role as Geologist at Petro-Hunt L.L.C. she gained experience in most US onshore basins with a focus on the Delaware Basin, where she facilitated several large-scale acquisitions and guided asset development. In her 12 years within the oil and gas industry, she has evaluated a vast amount of unconventional and conventional resource plays. Mandi earned an M.S. degree in Geology from the University of Texas at Arlington and a B.S. degree in Geology from Stephen F. Austin State University. She is also a registered Professional Geologist with the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists and an active member in AAPG, DGS, and SPWLA.

Mark Graff

Chief Information Officer

Mark began his career in 2003 at Chesapeake Energy, first working in IT and later Geosciences. More recently, Mark led a 12-person team as Director of IT at Eclipse Resources. Throughout his career, Mark has continued to develop his knowledge of oil and gas operations and back-office processes. His understanding of the business coupled with his technical knowledge has made Mark rarely suited to support every aspect of our business, which relies heavily on data driven results and process automation. At Point Energy Partners, Mark oversees the IT and Instrumentation & Electrical groups. Mark holds a bachelor’s degree in IT with a Software Emphasis from Western Governors University and a master’s degree in Data Analytics from Penn State University.