Our Team

The Riverbend Team is dedicated to be the best at what we do.
We take pride in our work.
Randy Newcomer

Randy Newcomer Jr.

President & CEO

Mr. Newcomer has served as President & Chief Executive Officer since Riverbend’s inception in 2003.

Previously, Mr. Newcomer served as Vice President of EnCap Investments L.P. (from 1997 to 2003) where he evaluated a multitude of financings involving mezzanine debt and equity investments. Mr. Newcomer began his career in 1989 at Amoco Production Company serving in diverse production and reservoir engineering, business development, and acquisition and divestment roles (all associated with activities in the Permian Basin).

Mr. Newcomer holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and an Executive MBA from the University of Houston. E&P companies that Mr. Newcomer has served and/or serves on the Board of Directors of include Riverbend, Ovation Energy, Chalker Energy II & III, Navidad Resources and Parsley Energy. Furthermore, he has served or serves on the Board of Directors of Houston Producer’s Forum and the Advisory Boards of Yellowstone Academy and Stoney Creek Ranch.

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Scott Rice

Scott C. Rice


Mr. Rice joined Riverbend in 2008 and serves as Senior Vice President, overseeing the Engineering and Business Development activities. Prior to joining Riverbend, Mr. Rice began his career at Pioneer Natural Resources in 2003. While employed at Pioneer, Mr. Rice worked as a reservoir engineer, managing reserves and budgets for the Gulf of Mexico Shelf and West Texas Gas assets. Additionally, Mr. Rice served his final two years at Pioneer as Manager of Investors Relations, working with shareholders and others in the investment community to accurately communicate the company’s strategy and plans.

Mr. Rice holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University. While at Texas A&M he was a proud member of the Corps of Cadets, Company E-2 and today sits on the Corps of Cadets Association Advisory Board. He is a member of Houston Producer’s Forum, Houston Energy Finance Group, and ADAM Houston.

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