Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. (TPH & Co.) has appointed David Beathard, former vice president of business development, strategy, and planning for LINN Energy, as a director in the firm's Upstream Advisory business. Beathard will be based in Houston and joins a team of roughly 30 professionals at TPH & Co. focused on upstream transactions.
Beathard joined Pogo Producing Co. in 1982 after graduating from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering. There, he served as senior vice president of engineering until November of 2007 when Pogo was sold. Beathard then became managing partner of private equity-backed Arenite Western Energy from 2009–2010 until he joined LINN Energy in his most recent role as vice president of business development, strategy, and planning.