Fort Worth-based Quicksilver Resources, which has been working to find a partner on its Barnett Shale and Horn River Basin properties, said Thursday it named Michael McGovern of Cadent Energy Partners to its board effective Wednesday. McGovern, 61, is described in Quicksilver's release as "Executive
Advisor to Cadent Energy Partners, LLC, a private equity firm investing in the energy industry." No other relationship between the two organizations is disclosed in the announcement.
In the prepared release, Quicksilver Chairman Toby Darden said McGovern's "experience across multiple disciplines in the energy sector will add depth to our team." The release says McGovern has been involved in the energy industry since 1975 and served as CEO of several public companies, including Pioneer Cos., Coho Energy, Edisto Resources, Convest Energy, Ironstone Group and American National Petroleum Co.
-- Jim Fuquay