Growing up in rural Oklahoma, Mr. Hamm went to work in the oil fields as a teenager and established Continental Resources in 1967 at the age of 21. He built a grassroots startup into an NYSE-traded, Top 10 oil producer in the U.S. Lower 48. As a voice for America's oil and natural gas industry and as the leader of one of America's top E&P companies, he has helped to make America energy independent.
Mr. Hamm also co-founded and serves as Chairman of the Domestic Energy Producers Alliance, which aims to preserve the millions of jobs and billions of dollars in economic activity and tax revenues generated by onshore drilling and production activities with the United States. Through his work with DEPA, Mr. Hamm is widely recognized as the man who led the charge to lift America's 40-year-old ban on U.S. crude oil exports.
Mr. Hamm's industry leadership also includes serving as past Chairman and present board member of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association, as a founding board member of the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board, and as past president of the National Stripper Well Association. In addition, he served as Founder and Chairman of Save Domestic Oil Inc., which successfully brought a trade case against four countries trying to put American oil and gas producers out of business.
Mr. Hamm has received numerous awards and recognition for his contributions to the energy industry.
Austin Harbour joined the energy & power investment banking group at Piper Sandler® in 2021 and has over 10 years of investment banking experience. He was previously with the firm from 2014 – 2015. During his career, Harbour has focused primarily on the energy services and equipment sector, including advising on some of the largest M&A and restructuring transactions in the sector.
Prior to joining the firm, Harbour worked for Superior Energy Services as the CFO of its North American business and worked at Lazard Freres and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Harbour holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Texas A&M University. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian University.