Board of Directors

  • Ben Dell

    Managing Partner - Kimmeridge

  • Alex Inkster

    Partner - Kimmeridge

  • Michael J. Wieland

    Chief Executive Officer

Ben Dell

Managing Partner - Kimmeridge

Ben Dell is a Managing Partner of Kimmeridge, and oversees investment. He is closely involved in the screening of new geological opportunities and in the negotiation and execution of investment strategies.

Prior to founding Kimmeridge, Mr. Dell was a Senior Equity Research Analyst for Oil and Gas Exploration and Production (E&P) at Sanford C. Bernstein, where he was ranked first three times in the Institutional Investor Research Survey for coverage of E&Ps. Mr. Dell was also ranked for Natural Gas and for Oil Services and Equipment coverage. Mr. Dell joined Sanford C. Bernstein in 2003. Prior to joining Bernstein, Mr. Dell was employed at British Petroleum (BP) in its M&A and finance group. Before moving into the finance field, Mr. Dell also held positions as an exploration geologist and geophysicist across several of BP’s regional business units.

Mr. Dell has an undergraduate degree in Earth Sciences from St. Peter’s College, Oxford.

Alex Inkster

Partner - Kimmeridge

Alex Inkster is a Partner at Kimmeridge, responsible for screening new opportunities and managing the firm’s investments in South Texas and the Rockies.

Prior to this, Mr. Inkster was a Vice President in Alliance Bernstein’s Energy Investing Group. Mr. Inkster previously worked as a Senior Equity Research Associate for Global Integrated Oils at Sanford C. Bernstein, covering 18 of the largest integrated oil companies and refiners, and prior to that he worked at General Electric, completing the company’s financial management program and working in the Energy and Oil & Gas divisions.

Mr. Inkster holds a first class honors degree in Economics from University College London and is a CFA Charter holder.

Michael J. Wieland

Chief Executive Officer

Before becoming CEO of Kimmeridge Texas Gas, Michael Wieland was CEO and President for Laredo Energy for several years. He has 25 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry and energy financial services sector, including serving as SVP – Corporate Development and CFO for Stonegate Production Company and as VP of Corporate Development and Finance at Carrizo Oil & Gas. Prior to that he was a Director for Barclays Energy Investment Banking team after holding several positions at Banc of America Securities and Deutsche Bank Securities. Mr. Wieland holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas and an MBA from Rice University.