Scott Gladden

Scott Gladden

Vice President, Land and Legal


Scott is responsible for the land and legal departments at Scout. He has over 18 years of industry experience in a variety of management roles.

He received his BA in Political Science from Texas A&M University, his Juris Doctorate from Baylor University School of Law and his MBA with a concentration in Energy from Texas Christian University. He spent the early part of his career representing oil and gas firms in contract negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, and debt and equity financing. In 2002 he joined Merit Energy Company, becoming General Counsel in 2007. He later served as EVP at Principle Petroleum, funded by Tudor Pickering and Holt, focused on acquisitions and operations in Wyoming’s Big Horn Basin. He most recently served as President of Tana Exploration, a private upstream production company with operations in Texas and Louisiana.

He is board certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Scott also taught two courses at the Texas Christian University’s Neeley School of BusinessCritical Concepts in Oil & Gas Law and Negotiating and Drafting Oil and Gas Leases.