Kodiak Oil & Gas, an oil and gas exploration and production company, has named James Henderson as chief financial officer (CFO). Henderson rejoins the company after two years as director of finance of Aspect Energy, a Denver-based privately held energy company. Henderson will replace Keith Doss, who is stepping down to evaluate different opportunities.
Henderson brings over 22 years of oil and gas industry financial and reporting experience to the company. The two years with Aspect has afforded him additional experience with transaction structure and resource play economics. Prior to his first experience as Kodiak’s CFO, he spent 17 years at Western Gas Resources and its successor, Anadarko Petroleum. During that time, he served as director, accounting services at Anadarko and in various financial roles including director, financial planning and analysis at Western Gas. Prior to joining Western Gas, Henderson held accounting and internal financial analyst positions at Apache Corporation and Pennzoil Company.
Henderson has spent most of his career at publicly traded oil and gas companies, and he brings to Kodiak in-depth knowledge of acquisitions and divestitures, internal financial controls and processes, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, cost management, and high-level analytical and modelling support. In addition, his relevant experience at Western Gas included involvement in midstream responsibilities, such as gas gathering and marketing and commodity risk management, as part of that company’s pipeline, gathering, processing and marketing unit.
He holds a Bachelors degree in Accounting from Texas Tech University and a MBA from Regis University in Denver. He is active in the Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies (COPAS).
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