Jeff Tanner joined Jones Energy in 2014 and serves as Chief Operating Officer and Interim Chief Executive Officer. Prior to his current position, Mr. Tanner served as Executive Vice President of Geosciences and Business Development. Mr. Tanner has over 27 years of diverse technical and managerial experience in the oil and gas business. Prior to joining Jones Energy, Mr. Tanner was Vice President, Exploration for Southwestern Energy. During his career, Mr. Tanner has held a variety of management and technical positions for Laredo Petroleum, Cabot Oil and Gas, and Noble Energy. He began his career with Shell in Houston. Mr. Tanner is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Houston Geological Society. He holds a B.S. in Geology from Texas A&M and an M.S. in Geology from the University of Houston.