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Tony Cristelli, 38

Vice President, Land, FourPoint Energy LLC, Denver

Tony Cristelli helped the FourPoint Energy LLC team accumulate more than $3 billion in transactions to date, since joining the organization in May 2014 from Cimarex Energy Co. He manages the 15-person land department and helped launch LongPoint Minerals LLC in May 2016.

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He values “being part of a team and organization that has worked extremely hard over the past three years to build two successful companies.”

Career path: He began his career as an A&D analyst for Chesapeake Energy Corp. in August 2002 and subsequently joined Cimarex Energy Co. as a landman in June 2005. In January 2008, he became Midcontinent region land manager, followed by an appointment to Midcontinent region manager in April 2012, a role he held until joining FourPoint Energy in May 2014.

On industry: “Few businesses allow the opportunity and challenge to work with great people, continually drive innovation and technology, and create value, economic prosperity and independence for our country. I wouldn’t want to do anything else!”

On leadership: “I am a firm believer in leading by example. Whether working with your team, presenting in a boardroom, or negotiating a transaction, being a good listener and demonstrating humility, hard work and honesty have a way of creating a positive impact and energy among those around you.”

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