About Us | Corporate Officers | Stephen E. Heitzman
Stephen E. Heitzman
Founder, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Steve Heitzman is a Founder, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Talos Energy LLC. Prior to Talos Energy, Mr. Heitzman was the President and Chief Executive Officer and a founder of Phoenix Exploration Company LP. Prior to Phoenix, he was a founder and V.P. Operations of Gryphon Exploration and was responsible for the formation, staffing and supervision of Gryphon’s Operations Team from 2000 through 2006. While at Gryphon, he managed aggregate capital expenditures of more than $250 million and led the team that was responsible for industry leading metrics.
Prior to Gryphon, Mr. Heitzman was Senior Vice President of Planning and Development for Harken Energy, Vice President of Engineering for ATP Oil & Gas, and held various engineering and management positions both domestically and internationally for Roy M. Huffington, Inc. Mr. Heitzman earned his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University where he was honored with the Distinguished Engineer Award in 2015 and is a member of the Petroleum Engineering Academy, the Academy of Mechanical Engineers and the Engineering Key Society. He is a major donor to the Fuller Petroleum Engineering Research building with a named conference room and has funded three endowed scholarships for engineering students. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas and has over 40 years of experience in upstream energy.