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Grant W. Henderson


Mr. Henderson is an E&P industry leader and was responsible for assembling Talon’s original management team. He formed Talon Oil & Gas in 2007 alongside a group of industry veterans with whom he had worked with for many years at various companies. As President, Mr. Henderson oversaw the implementation of a successful acquire-and-exploit strategy in the Barnett Shale, Granite Wash and East Texas gas plays. Mr. Henderson started Talon II in 2011 after the successful $1 billion monetization of Talon Oil & Gas in 2010. Mr. Henderson continues to serve as President of Elephant Oil & Gas.

Prior to forming Talon, Mr. Henderson served as Vice President of Southern Division Exploration and Production for Kerr-McGee where he was responsible for all aspects of onshore exploration and production in the southern United States. Mr. Henderson began his tenure with Kerr-McGee as a result of its merger with Westport in June of 2004. At Westport, he served as Executive Vice President and Southern Division Manager. He has also served as President, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Belco, which merged with Westport; President, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Coda Energy; and Senior Vice President and Division Manager of the Energy Banking Group at NationsBank, now Bank of America. Mr. Henderson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Texas Tech University. He is a member of the Dallas Petroleum Club, the Dallas Wildcat Committee, and the Dallas Producers Club.