The Live Oak Team


years of collective industry experience


individual transactions closed


wells with Live Oak ownership


net acres acquired

Andrew D. Keene

President and Chief Financial Officer

As President and Chief Financial Officer of Live Oak, Andrew’s responsibilities cover all activities of the firm. Andrew is principally focused day-to-day on acquisition evaluation, business and corporate development, strategy, and finance, as well as supervising accounting, tax, and legal matters. 

Mark Hanna

Vice President, Land & General Counsel

Mark Hanna is Vice President of Land and General Counsel for Live Oak, its partnerships and subsidiaries. In this capacity, he manages land and legal matters concerning the entities’ oil and natural gas assets.

Brian Vereen


Brian Vereen is the Controller for Live Oak. Brian’s responsibilities include day-to-day general ledger accounting across all Live Oak entities, monitoring and optimizing liquidity, regulatory reporting, audit oversight, tax processes, and financial reporting.

Ryan Hanna

Manager, Business Development

Ryan Hanna is the Manager of Business Development for Live Oak. In this role, Ryan is responsible for generating new business by identifying, negotiating and closing transactions. Ryan is actively engaged in building relationships with landowners and industry.

Kate Dodd

Research Landman

Kate Dodd is a Research Landman for Live Oak. She supports business development by performing title research, adding acquisition targets and monitoring industry activity.

Will Wommack

Finance Associate

Will Wommack is a Finance Associate for Live Oak. Will’s responsibilities include analyzing and presenting company financial data, underwriting and analyzing new investments, forecasting and modeling, benchmarking and variance analysis, preparation of reporting and investor relations materials, and using company and industry data to improve investment decisions.

Katy Franz

Office Manager

Katy Franz is Office Manager for Live Oak, where she oversees all day-to-day operational aspects and critical functions of the company and its subsidiaries. Katy is directly responsible for revenue and accounts payable accounting processes, division order management, marketing and event operations, and talent acquisition for the firm and its subsidiaries.