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Crescent Energy is externally managed
by KKR’s Energy Real Assets team

"We are excited about the potential for continued value creation as we expand Crescent Energy – executing our strategy over the last decade, we’ve built a unique platform with financial strength, asset scale and flexibility that we believe is well positioned to be a leader in a consolidating market.”

David Rockecharlie

Chief Executive Officer of Crescent Energy;
Partner and Head of KKR Energy Real Assets

Crescent Energy is a diversified, well capitalized, U.S. independent energy company with a portfolio of assets in key proven basins across the lower 48 states. Our core leadership team is a group of experienced investment, financial and industry professionals who continue to execute on the strategy we have employed since 2011.

We seek to deliver attractive risk-adjusted investment returns and predictable cash flows across cycles with a focus on operated oil and gas assets and complemented by non‐operated assets, mineral and royalty interests and midstream infrastructure. Our approach includes:

  • Employing a differentiated business model combining the best of an investor mindset and deep operational expertise
  • Investing capital with discipline and a focus on cash flow
  • Acquiring and developing a portfolio of low‐risk energy assets
  • Engaging on key ESG principles with a commitment to continuous improvement
  • Providing downside protection through strong risk management


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Our Assets and Operations are Located Onshore in the United States

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Our management team is employed by KKR through a management services agreement.

About KKR

KKR is a leading global investment firm that offers alternative asset management and capital markets and insurance solutions. KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns by following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people, and supporting growth in its portfolio companies and communities. KKR sponsors investment funds that invest in private equity, credit and real assets and has strategic partners that manage hedge funds. KKR’s insurance subsidiaries offer retirement, life and reinsurance products under the management of The Global Atlantic Financial Group. References to KKR’s investments may include the activities of its sponsored funds and insurance subsidiaries. For additional information about KKR & Co. Inc. (NYSE: KKR), please visit KKR’s website and on Twitter.

The company is managed by KKR’s Energy Real Assets team.

David Rockecharlie

David Rockecharlie

Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Crescent Energy

Brandi Kendall

Brandi Kendall

Chief Financial Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Crescent Energy

Todd Falk

Todd Falk

Chief Accounting Officer of Crescent Energy

Benjamin Conner

Ben Conner

Executive Vice President,
Investments for Crescent Energy

Clay Rynd

Clay Rynd

Executive Vice President,
Investments for Crescent Energy

Bo Shi

Bo Shi

General Counsel of Crescent Energy

Invest in energy assets and deliver better returns, operations and stewardship

We believe Crescent Energy is a differentiated platform and, similar to our external manager, we are guided by our core values



We aspire to be the best at what we do and how we do it.
We are disciplined, solution-oriented and accountable and have high expectations for our individual and collective results.


We do the right thing and operate with honesty and courage.
We are transparent, ethical and authentic; we speak up, listen and treat others with the respect we each expect to receive.


We work hard to keep earning our stakeholders’ trust.
We are trusted and empowered to deliver our financial, operational, environmental and safety commitments, and responsibly serve our teams, partners and communities.


We know that our success depends on our collective contributions.
We work collaboratively, depend on each other, share information and seek out other perspectives to solve our challenges and achieve our objectives.

Our Strong Operating Culture

Our organization has invested a significant amount of time and resources to create an “owner mentality” around operations that is aligned with Crescent's overall strategy.

It starts with people: We hire experienced industry professionals who are highly motivated individuals to drive the day to day operations of our assets.

  • Currently employ ~800 technical and administrative professionals across four operating subsidiaries
  • Field offices located in: South Texas, West Texas, North Texas, Rockies, Mid-Con and California

Alignment is key: Operating teams are fully aligned with our strategy of prioritizing free cash flow and returns and are incentivized by long-term asset value creation.

  • Economics driven culture: Our people talk about business in terms of margins, profitability and cash-on-cash returns rather than drilling wells and production growth.
  • Our operating teams are experienced in their respective disciplines and basins and drive value creation through:
    • Maximizing cash flow from existing production
    • Making informed, returns-driven re-investment decisions
    • Ensuring a culture of risk management, safety and ESG

Responsible Investment

Committed to ESG Progress & Engagement

We are focused on developing industry leading Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) programs with the support of KKR’s experience helping portfolio companies to develop and implement ESG best practices. In our operations, we seek to be a leader on ESG performance. This commitment includes strong attention to:

  • Reducing operations’ greenhouse gas emissions
  • Enabling best practices in workplace safety
  • Managing and reducing water usage
  • Constructively engaging with surrounding communities
  • Developing a diverse workforce

Leveraging the network of the broader KKR platform, Crescent Energy is partnering with thought leaders to establish thorough ESG-related benchmarks and key performance indicators in order to track, measure and report ESG performance to the company’s stakeholders. Our investment approach is subject to KKR’s Responsible Investment Policy.

Responsible Investment Download Crescent’s 2020 ESG Report

Careers at Crescent Energy

At Crescent Energy, our people are our most valuable assets. We believe that diverse teams increase performance and produce better results and we focus on recruiting talent that will bring different experiences, capabilities, skills and viewpoints to our company. Crescent offers competitive compensation and benefits to all employees.

Crescent is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals seeking employment are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by applicable law.

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March 9, 2022

Crescent Energy Reports Second Quarter 2022 Financial and Operating Results

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