Stephen Roberts started at Jones Energy, Ltd. in 1998 as senior engineer/operations manager and progressed through six promotions to his current post of senior vice president for the company's Arkoma Asset Group. He manages the group's engineers, geologists and field employees and is responsible for the execution and budget of the $500 million asset. Roberts previously worked as an engineer for Samson Resources and Marathon Oil Company.
At Texas Tech University, Roberts earned a B.S. in petroleum engineering in 1986 and an MBA in Finance two years later. While a student he was an active member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity and Society of Petroleum Engineers and worked summers for oil companies in the Permian Basis and Atlanta, Georgia. Today his civic interests include The Trail Foundation and Habitat for Humanity