About Us - Management Overview


Frank F.Starr II - President & Engineer

Mr. Starr is the President & Engineer of Crimson. Mr. Starr has over 30 years of experience in operations, reservoir engineering, acquisitions and management. As President, Mr. Starr is responsible for overall management, business development and reservoir engineering. Prior to founding Crimson, Mr. Starr worked for Union Pacific Resources (Anadarko) for 17 years, covering Texas, California, the Mid-Continent and the Rockies.

Mr. Starr attended the University of Oklahoma for a B.S. Degree in Petroleum Engineering.

In 2013 Mr. Starr was recognized by Texas Monthly Magazine with the Top Producer Award, Best CEO of a Mid-Size Company. Additionally, Crimson Energy III had articles written in 2012 and 2013 by Oil & Gas Investor on the Brazos County Eagleford and Woodbine operations. In his spare time, Mr. Starr serves on the board for several non-profits in the DFW area including Kids Matter Intl. (KMI), and Heart of a Champion (HOC). Mr. Starr has been a guest speaker at the DUG Conference in 2012, AADE in 2012.

Since leaving UPR, as an independent operator, Messrs. Starr and Rivers acquired/created over 250 Bcfe in reserves generating total exit ROI’s in excess of 2.4x.



Jacob "Tripp" Rivers III - Executive Vice President of Geology & Geophysics

Mr. Rivers is the EVP of Geology & Geophysics of Crimson. Mr. Rivers has over 30 years of industry experience evaluating reservoir potential and geological structure. As EVP of Geology & Geophysics, Mr. Rivers is responsible for the management of geology and oil and gas prospect generation for Crimson. Prior to joining Crimson, Mr. Rivers held various industry roles including positions with two independent companies in Oklahoma as well as Union Pacific Resources (Anadarko).

Mr. Rivers holds a B.S. Degree in Geology from the University of Oklahoma and has been an active member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists for 34 years.

Over the years, Mr. Rivers has provided generous support to several non-profit organizations including the American Heart Association, MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, and the Tarrant County Food Bank.