Greg Hillman grew up in Taylorville, Illinois and relocated to Dallas, Texas in 1982. Greg has served as Vice President of Business Development at LP Operating since 2013. Greg has been in the oil & gas industry for 34 years and has extensive experience in both drilling and production programs. Greg stays well informed on the latest information about our industry and serves as a liaison with our working interest owners. In Greg’s spare time he enjoys riding his Harley Davidson, listening to live music, and traveling.
Austin Philpot is from Boerne, Texas and joined LP Operating in 2015. Austin is the son of Tim Philpot and serves as Vice President at LP Operating. Austin’s expertise plays an integral role in identifying and evaluating prospects at LP Operating. From 2015 to 2020 he acted in an administrative and research capacity while he was a student at the University of Texas Dallas. In August of 2019 Austin received his BSBA in Energy Management from UT Dallas and became employed full time with LP Operating in February 2020. In his free time, Austin enjoys driving race cars competitively, public speaking and investment analysis.
Gary Kerdus is from Yorba Linda, CA and serves as a Vice President at LPO. Gary brings a significant history of accounting and risk analysis that aids LP Operating in prospect and business development. Gary joined LP Operating in September 2020 and made the big move to Boerne, Texas in March of 2021 to work at our home office. Gary brings over 15 years of experience and knowledge in the financial service and accounting industry. Gary has previously served in several roles from working as a retail broker to trading on the foreign exchange market. In his spare time Gary enjoys reading and studying financial markets and trading currencies.
Jennifer Decker has been the Office Manager for LP Operating, since September 2014. Jennifer has moved around the United States with her husband who is now retired from the United States Air Force, after serving for 21 years. They have always called San Antonio home, which made their decision to permanently plant roots here an easy one. Prior to moving back to Texas, Jennifer worked in Residential Real Estate as a licensed realtor. Jennifer handles the day to day office duties for LP Operating and she ensures that the office operates smoothly and efficiently. In her free time she enjoys traveling, exploring new places and spending time with her family.