OKLAHOMA CITY -- Gulfport Energy Corporation announced today that Quentin R. Hicks will join the company as executive vice president (EVP) and chief financial officer, reporting to David M. Wood, president and CEO. Hicks will assume his new duties on August 26, 2019. Gulfport conducted a formal search for this position led by a leading national executive search firm.

Hicks’ professional background includes nearly 20 years of finance and accounting experience, with the past 13 years focused in the oil and natural gas industry. Hicks joins Gulfport from Halcón Resources Corporation, where he most recently served as EVP, CFO and treasurer. Prior to that, he held various leadership roles of increasing responsibility including EVP of finance, capital markets and investor relations. Hicks joined Halcón in August 2012 following the merger of GeoResources with Halcón, where he served as Director of Acquisitions and Financial Planning at GeoResources from 2011 to 2012. From 2004 to 2011, Mr. Hicks worked in investment banking with Bear Stearns, Sanders Morris Harris and most recently Madison Williams, where he was a Director in the energy investment banking practice.

Prior to that, Hicks worked as Manager of Financial Reporting for Continental Airlines. Hicks began his career in 1998 as an auditor for Ernst and Young LLP. Mr. Hicks graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Science degree in Accounting. In addition, Hicks holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from Vanderbilt University and also holds a Certified Public Accountant license from the State of Texas.

Mr. Hicks succeeds Keri L. Crowell, who is stepping down after a 14-year career with Gulfport.

“Gulfport is grateful to Keri for her long service and efforts at our company and we wish her the best going forward,” said Mr. Wood.