Cindy Welch

Founding Partner

Ms. Welch is a Texas licensed Professional Geoscientist with over 20 years of experience in a wide variety of depositional environments and basins.  After starting her career at Texaco, she spent 10 years at Chevron and another large independent company during which time she was been involved in drilling over 100 horizontal and vertical wells in multiple basins as well as developing expertise in multiple areas, including reservoir characterization, petrophysics, sequence stratigraphy, and project management.  From 2012 to 2016, Ms. Welch served as Geoscience Manager for two private equity-backed companies, AMB Exploration and Viola Oil & Gas.  In 2016, she co-founded Resonance Resources and successfully built multiple organic leasehold positions in the Delaware Basin from 2016 to 2019.  Ms. Welch was also honored in 2019 as one of Oil & Gas Investor Magazine’s 25 Influential Women in Energy.

As Co-Founder at Tier 1 Resource Partners, Ms. Welch draws upon her diverse background to lead our geoscience efforts.  She holds a B.S. in Geophysics and M.S. in Geology from Texas Tech University.