Paul E. Rowsey III
Mr. Rowsey was appointed as a Forum director in November 2021 and currently serves as a member of the Audit Committee, and Compensation and Human Capital Committee. He is also the founder and Chairman of E2M Partners, LLC, a sponsor and manager of private real estate equity funds, a role he has held since November 2004. Mr. Rowsey is the former Executive Chairman of the Board of JLB Partners, a national developer, builder and manager of Class A multi-family assets in select markets in the United States. He previously served as Non-Executive Chairman of Valaris plc, a publicly traded offshore driller contractor, and its predecessor, Ensco plc. Mr. Rowsey was also formerly the President and Chief Executive Officer of Compatriot Capital from May 2011 to September 2017, when he retired, and a founder and the managing partner of E2M Partners, LLC. He brings a wealth of diversity, equity and inclusion experience to our board of directors as a result of his service on the Board of Trustees of a public school system, work with Cherokee Nation officials to improve educational opportunities for Native Americans, and direct work as a private company board member to address racial and gender initiatives. Mr. Rowsey is a graduate of Duke University and Southern Methodist University School of Law, and he is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation.
The board of directors selected Mr. Rowsey because of his extensive knowledge of the oil and gas industry; his expertise in financial, business and legal matters, including his experience as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Compatriot Capital, Inc.; his experience as the founder and the managing partner of E2M Partners; his extensive negotiating experience in complex business transactions; and his general business acumen.