Steve Turk is CEO of Discovery Natural Resources. Mr. Turk joined Discovery in 2017 and is responsible for leading the organization’s day-to-day operations and setting the strategic direction of the company. Prior to joining Discovery, Mr. Turk served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Sandridge Energy where he was responsible for planning and directing the operations and technical activity for the company. Before joining Sandridge Energy, Steve held the position of Chief Operating Officer at HighMount Exploration Production where he was responsible for the company’s drilling, completions, reservoir, geoscience, operations, financial planning and land departments. With over 35 years of energy industry experience, Steve has held a variety of engineering and leadership roles in multiple areas covering the Gulf Coast, Mid-Continent and Appalachia. His experience also encompasses energy pipelines and consulting.
Mr. Turk received his BS in Geology from Edinboro State University, his BS in Petroleum Engineering from Penn State University and his Master of Business Administration from Oklahoma City University. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and served on the SPE Forum Committee for Unconventional Completions.
Vice President, Finance
Scott Hagg is Vice President, Finance of Discovery Natural Resources and joined the firm in 2013. He is responsible for managing the Finance organization including Accounting, Financial Planning and Analysis, Treasury and Procurement. Prior to joining Discovery, Mr. Hagg was Vice President of Finance at the private equity firm Devonshire Investors where over his 16 year tenure he served in various positions of increasing responsibility. While at Devonshire, Mr. Hagg provided financial analysis and support to several of Devonshire’s portfolio companies, including the initial business planning and start-up of Discovery. He also served as CFO and Treasurer for the registered investment advisor for Devonshire’s private equity entities. Mr. Hagg’s experience while supporting Devonshire’s new business development Energy Platform includes evaluation of several wind, solar, hydro, and oil and gas service company investment opportunities.
Mr. Hagg received a Master of Science degree in Finance from Boston College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance and from Bridgewater State College.
Vice President, Exploration Development
Mark Ver Hoeve is Vice President, Exploration Development at Discovery Natural Resources and joined the firm in 2015. He is responsible for leading Discovery’s exploration and development initiatives. Mr. Ver Hoeve began his career with ARCO in Houston, Texas and for 14 years worked a variety of trends including the GOM Subsalt and Deepwater, the Rockies and the Onshore Basins of the Gulf Coast. In 1996, he moved to Enron Oil and Gas as senior geologist working Trinidad and Tobago and in 2001 became Exploration Manager leading EOG Resources International New Venture efforts in its successful entry into the UK North Sea. In 2006, he joined Cimarex in Denver, Colorado as Manager of New Venture Exploration, focusing on unconventional resource opportunities in the Lower 48.
Mr. Ver Hoeve received his BA in Geology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his Masters in Geology from the University of Texas-Austin.
Vice President, Admin Services HR