Jake joined Escondido in July 2019 and leads the acquisitions and divestiture efforts for the company. Prior to joining Escondido, Jake was the head of the corporate development group at Amplify Energy Corp (formerly Memorial Production Partners), focusing on growth and strategic alternatives for the asset base. Jake also spent two years as part of the A&D team at Citigroup in Houston, with exposure to all oil and gas basins in the lower 48. Jake began his career at Albrecht & Associates, a boutique A&D firm in Houston known for its technical expertise in the asset divestiture market.
Jake grew up in Houston and earned a Bachelor of Science in petroleum engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in economics, both from the University of Texas at Austin.