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 Executive Officer
As President and Chief Executive 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.
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.
Director of Engineering
Beau Clark is Director of Engineering for Live Oak. He is focused on leading all of Live Oak’s technical efforts including acquisitions and divestitures, new prospect evaluation, and creating integrated data analytics tools that drive operational efficiency and accuracy of evaluations.
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.
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.
Land Manager & Counsel
Kate Dodd is Land Manager & Counsel for Live Oak. She supports business development by performing title research, adding acquisition targets and monitoring industry activity.
Sr. Finance Associate
Will Wommack is a Sr. 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 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.