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Richard P. Dealy

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Richard P. Dealy

President and Chief Executive Officer

Richard P. Dealy currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Pioneer Natural Resources. Dealy served as the President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Pioneer Natural Resources from January 2021 – December 2023.

A thirty-year industry veteran, Dealy has contributed to the company’s success in roles spanning nearly all operations and business functions at Pioneer and its predecessor company.

As President and COO, Dealy has been pivotal to securing Pioneer’s leading operational and financial position. During his tenure, Pioneer built one of the strongest investment grade balance sheets in the industry, became the largest oil producer in the State of Texas, had five consecutive years of operational efficiency improvements, and successfully integrated the acquisitions of Parsley Energy and Double Point Energy.

Dealy helped create and execute the company’s strategy to develop low-cost, low-emissions energy while bringing value to its shareholders, employees, and communities. Dealy served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from November 2004 through December 2020. Prior to that, he held positions of increasing responsibility, including Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer (February 1998 to November 2004), and Vice President and Controller (August 1997 to January 1998). Dealy joined Parker & Parsley, a predecessor of Pioneer, in July 1992, holding several financial leadership positions with the company. Prior to his time with Parker and Parsley, he was employed by KPMG. Dealy is a member of Pioneer’s Board and Executive Committee.

Dealy, who started working in the Permian Basin in 1989 and was one of Pioneer’s original employees at its founding in 1997, is a strong advocate for the company’s culture of RESPECT. Known for his passion for developing people and his collaborative approach, Dealy credits the company’s 2,100 employees for its success, often saying, “we win or lose as a team.”

Dealy also serves as a director of Compass Minerals International, Inc.

Dealy has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance from Eastern New Mexico University.

He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.