President and Chief Executive Officer, Rockcliff Energy
Alan Smith is currently Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rockcliff Energy, LLC, a well-capitalized, privately-held oil and gas company headquartered in Houston, Texas. Mr. Smith co-founded Rockcliff Energy in January of 2015 after previously serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Quantum Resources Management, LLC, a direct investment private equity fund, and QR Energy, LP, a publicly traded MLP. Mr. Smith was Co-Founder and a member of the Board of Directors of Trace Midstream’s Haynesville company and was Co-Founder and Chairman of Mesa Minerals.
Prior to Quantum Resources, Mr. Smith was a Managing Director at Quantum Energy Partners, where he actively worked with portfolio companies on strategic, operational and other value-building activities. Prior to Quantum Energy Partners, he founded Chalker Energy Partners, where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of Chalker Energy Partners II and Lead Board Member of Chalker Energy Partners III.
Mr. Smith is presently the Chairman of the Board and serves on the Executive Committee of the Texas Oil and Gas Association (TXOGA) and is on the board and serves on the Executive Committee of the US Oil and Gas Association (USOGA). Mr. Smith was given the Distinguished Engineer Award by the College of Engineering at Texas Tech University in 2012. He also served for 20 years on the Petroleum Advisory Board of Texas Tech Department of Petroleum Engineering and six years on the Dean's Council for the College of Engineering. In 2017, Mr. Smith received the distinction of being selected as a member of the All-American Wildcatters. He is the immediate past Chairman of the Board of the Texas Hearing Institute (THI) and continues to serve on the board. He serves as an Elder and is a member of Christ the King Presbyterian Church. He holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University.