Mr. Steele is the Chief Executive Officer of Bruin E&P Operating company and a member of the board of directors of Bruin E&P Partners. Mr. Steele was previously President and CEO of Ursa Resources Group II LLC, a successful developer of the Piceance Basin of Colorado and the East Texas Eagle Ford. He also previously served as President and founding partner of Ursa Resources Group LLC, a private equity backed company focused on the exploration and development of the Bakken/Three Forks formations in the Williston Basin. Prior to forming Ursa Resources Group, Mr. Steele was an independent consultant and founding partner of several oil and gas prospect generating companies. Mr. Steele began his career at Shell E&P and also worked for Southwestern Energy on the company’s Fayetteville Shale project. Mr. Steele is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and holds a B.S. Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston. He is also a past-President and a member of the Honors College Advisory Board at the University of Houston.