Mark Hiduke

Chief Executive Officer

Mark Hiduke founded PCORE Exploration & Production in May 2014 with $100 million backing from Natural Gas Partners (NGP). PCORE acquired over 5,000 net acres in the Midland Basin core, completed four horizontal Wolfcamp wells and was acquired by Parsley Energy for $150 million in January 2016. Hiduke founded PCORE II with a $200 million commitment from NGP in February 2016.

Prior to PCORE, Hiduke was Supervisor of Acquisitions & Divestitures at Pioneer Natural Resources. In his time at Pioneer, he completed over $6 billion in A&D activity including the JV of Pioneer’s Eagle Ford asset with Reliance Industries and the Wolfcamp Shale JV with Sinochem. Hiduke also participated in the sales of Pioneer’s Alaska, Barnett and Tunisian assets.

Prior to Pioneer, Hiduke was a financial analyst at Howard Frazier Barker Elliot, a valuation and investment banking firm based in Houston. He also worked in the energy investment banking group of Toronto Dominion Securities in both Houston and Calgary.

Hiduke has an M.B.A from the SMU Cox School of Business as well as a B.B.A. in Finance and a B.S. in Economics with Financial Applications from SMU. He was a recipient of the Who’s Who in Energy award for 2014 & 2015 and Oil & Gas Investor’s 30 under 40. PCORE Exploration & Production was the recipient of the D Magazine M&A Deal of the Year award in 2017 for the sale to Parsley Energy.