Management Team

Drew Scoggins, Chief Executive Officer


Drew Scoggins is Chief Executive Officer of Millennial Energy Partners.

Prior to co-founding Millennial Energy Partners, Drew led North American business development initiatives for BG Group, a UK-based international oil and gas company. Drew led commercial, technical, operations and marketing teams on oil and gas asset and property acquisitions valued at $3.3 billion, primarily in Louisiana, Texas, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Drew’s international commercial and operations experience includes assignments in Chile, Equatorial Guinea, Trinidad & Tobago and the United Kingdom. Prior to joining BG, Drew worked in strategic planning, economics, and community relations for Marathon Oil Company in Equatorial Guinea. After receiving his Bachelor of Science in Economics and History from Vanderbilt University and his master’s degree in international affairs, business and finance from Georgetown University, Drew began his career at Bechtel Corporation as a project controls engineer in the liquefied natural gas division.

Drew is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He is an active senior high youth leader and mentors through the Big Brother and Big Sisters program.

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Mike Roth, President and Chief Operating Officer


Mike Roth is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Millennial Energy Partners.

Prior to co-founding Millennial Energy Partners, Mike, a third-generation oil and gas professional, was involved in multi-disciplinary conventional, unconventional and secondary/tertiary recovery engineering and leadership roles throughout the Mid-continent and Rockies regions for Encana Oil & Gas, Cinco Resources and Denbury Resources. He led and managed reservoir, acquisitions and divestitures, facilities, production and completion operations in several fields, including the Barnett Shale, Haynesville Shale, Deep Bossier, Permian Basin, Woodford Shale, Eagle Ford Shale, Muddy/Mowry, Hastings and numerous Gulf Coast fields located onshore and offshore.

Mike’s most notable achievements during his engineering career include millions in Lean/Six Sigma cost-saving reductions while serving in many leadership positions while at Encana Oil & Gas, and management of North America Production and Facilities operations for Cinco Resources.

Mike received his Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin and is currently a member of The Society of Petroleum Engineers and Young Professionals in Energy.  He enjoys spending time outdoors with friends and family and providing mentorship to aspiring entrepreneurs.

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Phillip Gayle, Executive Vice President


Phillip Gayle is Executive Vice President of Millennial Energy Partners.

Prior to joining Millennial Energy Partners, Phillip served as Vice President of Business Development for a group of privately held energy companies based in Houston. His primary responsibilities included land management and commercial contract negotiations governing the company’s oil and gas exploration, production and midstream operations throughout the Gulf Coast regions of Louisiana and Texas, both onshore and offshore. Additionally, he managed the acquisition of leases, pipeline rights-of-way and surface damage settlements and coordinated communication between land owners and field personnel in order to avoid, address and resolve any issues related to ongoing drilling and daily production activities.

Phillip is also the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of private equity backed Tiger Oilfield Services, a comprehensive water management and fluid logistics company providing complete water life cycle management solutions to exploration and production companies throughout various onshore U.S. unconventional trends and conventional basins where bypassed hydrocarbons reserves are being recovered through the use of modern completion technologies.

After receiving a BBA in Management & Entrepreneurship from Louisiana State University, Phillip began his career as a field landman performing title research and acquiring oil and gas leases ahead of a 150+ well per year coal bed methane drilling program in the Black Warrior Basin for El Paso E&P and in the Haynesville Shale for Chesapeake Energy.

Phillip is a member of the AAPL, Houston Producer’s Forum and Young Professionals in Energy. His interests include hunting, saltwater fishing and spending time with his wife Rebecca and their two sons, Bullock and Drake.

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Vignesh Proddaturi, VP of Acquisitions and Engineering


Vignesh Veer Proddaturi is VP Acquisitions & Engineering for Millennial Energy.

Vignesh has a decade of experience in reservoir engineering, field operations, corporate reserves, SEC reporting, asset evaluations and strategic planning.  Most recently, he was Head of Reserves at Legend Natural Gas and a key member of the team involved in the merger of Legend and KKR Natural Resources.  Prior to Legend, Vignesh was the Manager of Reserves and Economics at Seneca Resources; Reservoir Engineering Manager at Milagro Exploration and Sabco Oil and Gas.  He started his oil and gas career at Intertek Westport as a petroleum engineer.

Vignesh earned a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Osmania University; a master of science in petroleum engineering from New Mexico Tech and a master of business administration with specialization in energy investment and finance from the University of Houston.  He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.

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