Our Management Team

Kirk Goehring, CEO


Mr. Goehring is one of the founders of Benchmark Energy II and brings over 12 years of direct management, operations, and investment experience in the energy sector. Mr. Goehring joined Benchmark Energy in February 2021 as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to Benchmark Energy, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Jones Energy where he directed all aspects of strategy and operations across a portfolio of over 600 operated wells and 140,000 net acres in the Anadarko Basin. Mr. Goehring was an Associate at Metalmark Capital, a New York based private equity firm.  He began his career as a mergers and acquisitions analyst at Greenhill & Co. and Bear Stearns and Co.   Mr. Goehring is a graduate of the Business Honors Program at the University of Texas – Austin with a BBA in Finance.

Craig Fleming, President


Mr. Fleming is one of the founders of Benchmark Energy II, bringing over 35 years of senior management experience. Mr. Fleming most recently served as founder and Chief Executive Officer of Benchmark Energy and as founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Iron Star Energy, both of which were Anadarko basin exploration and production companies. Previously he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Jones Energy, helping Jones through a period of significant growth. Prior to that, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Brigham Exploration Company, having guided the company through it early-term growth and ultimately its initial public offering. He is a graduate of Texas A&M with a BBA in Accounting.