Miller Energy Resources, Inc. announced that its board has appointed Phillip G. Elliott as Chief Financial Officer.
‘We are excited that Phil has joined Miller Energy as its new CFO,’ stated Carl F. Giesler, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. ‘He brings a strong and focused work ethic as well as a proven and deep track record of financial and corporate development success. During his almost two decades at EQT Corporation, Phil played a significant role in helping grow the company’s E&P business as well as in the formation of its affiliated midstream MLP (EQT Midstream Partners). Phil will help Miller Energy better align its capital structure as well as optimize the value of its substantial oil and gas and infrastructure assets.’
‘Jeff McInturff has worked tirelessly and performed exceptionally as our Interim Chief Financial Officer,’ added Mr. Giesler. ‘He will remain a key member of senior management and continue his responsibilities as Chief Accounting Officer.’
‘Miller Energy represents a terrific opportunity,’ said Mr. Elliott. ‘The Company’s substantial asset base and strong oil hedge profile as well as the favorable commodity pricing and cash drilling and completion incentives in the State of Alaska affords Miller Energy significant flexibility to improve its capital structure and to grow its enterprise and equity value. I look forward to working with the new management team as it continues to improve the Company’s cost and capital discipline and works to optimize the cash-on-cash returns from its resource base.’
Prior to joining Miller Energy, Mr. Elliott was Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning, Land & Commercial Analysis for EQT. During his more than 18 years with EQT, he also served as Treasurer as well as a number of other financial and corporate development positions. In those roles, Mr. Elliott was involved with more than $5 billion in M&A transactions and more than $3 billion in capital markets and financing activity for EQT.