Thomas Hester is as an executive officer, Secretary to the Company's Board of Directors and is the Company's Chief Financial Officer. Prior to his current role, Thomas served as Vice President of Finance, and has held various financial positions throughout his nine years of service with Jones Energy. In his current role, Thomas serves as the Company’s principal financial officer and principal accounting officer. Before joining the Company, Thomas was an Investment Banking Associate in the Energy Group at Jefferies & Company, Inc., where he focused on financing, merger and acquisition, and restructuring transactions in the oil and gas industry. Prior to Jefferies he was an Investment Banking Analyst in the Natural Resources Group at Bear Stearns & Co. Mr. Hester holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting from the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University.