Executive Staff

  • Mark Harding
    • President and Director (Principal Executive Officer)
    • Mr. Harding joined Pure Cycle in 1990. During his tenure Mr. Harding has been responsible for the acquisition of over $100 million of water and land interests. Mr. Harding serves as a director on many advisory boards relating to water and wastewater issues in the Denver region charged with identifying ways in which Colorado can address the water shortages facing Front Range cities. Mr. Harding holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Denver, and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Denver.
  • Kevin B. McNeill
    • Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)
    • Mr. McNeill was Pure Cycle’s Controller from 2004 until 2012. He left the Company to work at a local private bank and wealth advisor, then as CFO for a wealth advisor in Austin, Texas. Mr. McNeill rejoined Pure Cycle in April 2020 as VP/CFO and is responsible for the overall financial and accounting operations, treasury management and human resources of the Company. Mr. McNeill has a Bachelors's and Masters in Accounting from the University of Denver, is an active CPA and is a member of the AICPA and COCPA.
  • Scott Lehman
    • VP of Engineering
    • Mr. Lehman joined Pure Cycle in 2003 as in-house engineer and a water/wastewater systems operator. He is a Professional Engineer (PE) with forty years’ experience in the planning, design, construction and operations of water and wastewater systems. Mr. Lehman received his BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder and his Masters of Science from Stanford University.

Board of Directors

  • Harrison Augur
    • Chairman, Director since 2001
    • Mr. Harrison H. Augur is an Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Augur joined the board and was elected Chairman in April 2001. For more than 20 years, Mr. Augur has been involved with investment management and venture capital investment groups. Mr. Augur has been a managing member of Patience Partners LLC since 1999. Mr. Augur received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University, an LLB degree from Columbia University School of Law, and an LLM degree from New York University School of Law. In determining Mr. Augur’s qualifications to serve on the board of directors, the board of directors has considered, among other things, his extensive experience and expertise in finance and law.
  • Patrick Beirne
    • Director since 2016
    • Mr. Patrick Beirne is a home building industry executive with nearly three decades of experience and a track record of operational excellence and sound strategic planning for businesses that require infrastructure and business development. Mr. Beirne is currently president of Nelson Pipeline Constructors, a leading utility contractor specializing in the construction of underground sewer, water and storm sewer pipelines. Prior to working at Nelson Pipeline Constructors Mr. Beirne worked at Pulte Group, Inc. for 29 years at various roles, including Central Area President. As Central Area President at Pulte Group, Inc. and member of the executive team, he helped create the strategy for the firm’s long term vision, oversaw operations in 10 states, and consistently grew the operation faster than other Pulte operations. Mr. Beirne earned a B.S. degree from Michigan State University, is a Licensed General Contractor (Florida), and is active in many community and charity organizations.
  • Aurtur "Bart" Epker III
    • Director since 2007
    • Mr. Arthur Epker is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Epker was appointed to the board in August 2007. Since 1992, Mr. Epker has been a Vice President of PAR Capital Management, Inc., the investment advisor to PAR Investment Partners, L.P. In that capacity, Mr. Epker manages a portion of the assets of PAR Investment Partners, L.P., a private investment fund and shareholder of the Company. Mr. Epker received his undergraduate degree in computer science and economics with highest distinction from the University of Michigan and received a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
  • Richard Guido
    • Director since 2004
    • Mr. Richard Guido is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Guido served as a member of the Company’s board from July 1996 through August 31, 2003, and rejoined the board in 2004. Mr. Guido was Associate General Counsel of DeltaCom, Inc., a telecommunications company, from March 2006 to March 2007. From 1980 through 2004, Mr. Guido was an employee of Inco Limited, a Canadian mining company listed on the NYSE (now known as Vale). While at Inco Mr. Guido served as Associate General Counsel of Inco Limited and served as President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of Inco United States, Inc., now known as Vale Americas, Inc. Mr. Guido received a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Air Force Academy, a Master of Arts degree from Georgetown University, and a Juris Doctor degree from the Catholic University of America.
  • Peter Howell
    • Director since 2005
    • Mr. Peter Howell is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Howell was appointed to fill a vacancy on the board in February 2005. From 1997 to present, Mr. Howell has served as an officer, director or advisor to various business enterprises in the area of acquisitions, marketing and financial reporting. From August 1994 to August 1997, Mr. Howell served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Signature Brands USA, Inc. (formerly known as Health-O-Meter), and from 1989 to 1994 Mr. Howell served as Chief Executive Officer and a director of Mr. Coffee, Inc. Mr. Howell is a member of the board of directors of Great Lakes Cheese, Inc., a privately held company. Mr. Howell also spent 10 years as an auditor for Arthur Young & Co. (now Ernst & Young). Mr. Howell received a Master of Arts degree in Economics from Cambridge University.
  • Jeff Sheets
    • Director since January 2020
    • Mr. Jeff Sheets has been a real estate development executive for over 35 years specializing in commercial real estate. He has extensive knowledge in office, retail, industrial flex development, land development, master planning and entitlements, for both residential and commercial projects, land acquisitions and property assessment. For the past 29 years, Jeff has been a Vice President at Koelbel & Company, a private Colorado commercial and residential development company, and has been involved in projects throughout the front range of Colorado. Jeff earned an undergraduate degree from Westmont College in Santa Barbara and a master’s degree from the University of Denver.