Visionary Leadership




Mr. Rady has a long and distinguished career in the oil and gas industry and has always been based in Denver. Mr. Rady began his career with Amoco where he worked 10 years as a geologist focused on the Rockies and Mid-Continent. After ten years at Amoco, Mr. Rady was recruited into Barrett Resources as Chief Geologist. He rose through the ranks and ultimately became CEO. In 1998, Mr. Rady joined Pennaco Energy as Chairman and CEO until its sale to Marathon in 2001.

He then co-founded Antero Resources in 2002.  The Antero family of companies now has a market value of over $15 billion.

In September 2018, Mr. Rady made an $80 million gift establishing the Paul M. Rady School of Computer Science and Engineering at his alma mater, Western Colorado University. The gift represents the largest gift in University history and one of the largest financial donations ever to a public university in the state. The Rady School will offer undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering granted by the University of Colorado Boulder in a cooperative program with their College of Engineering and Applied Science.

Previously, Mr. Rady had donated $1 million in 2001 to establish an Endowed Chair in Petroleum Geology at Western. At the time, it was the largest cash gift in University history and the first million-dollar gift received by Western’s Foundation. It enabled Western to create a new curriculum for Petroleum Geology and to hire energy industry leaders to teach courses. Mr. Rady supplemented his Endowed Chair in Petroleum Geology endowment with an additional gift of $1.5 million in 2014.

Mr. Rady, along with his wife, Katy, also have been involved with, and supportive of, the University of Colorado Hospital, the Children’s Hospital of Colorado, and Chinese Children Adoption International.

Mr. Rady holds a B.A. in Geology from Western Colorado University and M.Sc. in Geology from Western Washington University. He is a former member of the Western Colorado University Board of Trustees.