Board of Directors

  Audit Compensation Nomination and Governance
Michael S. Reddin Chairman of the Board      
Michael Reddin Chairman of the Board, Interim Chief Executive Officer and President

Michael S. Reddin has over 34 years of upstream oil and gas experience in North America, having served in a wide variety of engineering, commercial and leadership roles with small, medium, and large companies.  From August 2009 to April 2016, Mr. Reddin served as President and CEO of Davis Petroleum Acquisition Corp., where he also served as Chairman of the Board for the last three years.  In this role, Mr. Reddin led the sale of Davis’ offshore business to another offshore operator and the merger of its onshore business with Yuma Energy, Inc.  Prior to joining Davis, Mr. Reddin served as President and CEO of Kerogen Resources, Inc., Vice President of BP America’s Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Business Unit, and in various other technical, commercial and leadership roles with BP, Vastar Resources, and ARCO.  Mr. Reddin currently serves on the Board of Southcross Holdings GP LLC and Midstates Petroleum Company, and previously served on the Boards of Berry Petroleum Company, Gulfport Energy, Kerogen Resources, Davis Petroleum, and several non-profit organizations.  Mr. Reddin earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University. The Board believes that Mr. Reddin is qualified to serve as Chairman of the Board based on his education and extensive experience as a senior leader and board member for various companies in the oil and gas industry.


James "Jay" W. Swent III Independent Director Committee Chair for Audit Committee Member of Compensation Committee  
Lead Independent Director

Mr. James “Jay” W. Swent III serves as our Lead Independent Director as of February 2017. Mr. Swent is a proven business leader with over 35 years of experience working in North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America.   From July 2003 to December 2015, Mr. Swent served as Chief Financial Officer of Ensco plc, and as additionally as Executive Vice President from July 2012 to December 2015.   Prior to that,  Mr. Swent held senior leadership positions in general management, operations, finance and business development in a diverse range of industries with companies such as Memorex Telex, Rodime, Nortel, Cyrix, and American Pad and Paper.  He has served on Boards of public companies listed on the NYSE, NASDAQ, and London Stock Exchange.  Mr. Swent earned both a Master of Business Administration in Finance and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Berkeley. The Board believes that Mr. Swent is qualified to serve as Lead Independent Director on the Board based on his education and experience as a senior executive, including as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of a public company, his finance and accounting expertise, as well as significant experience with mergers and acquisitions.


Michael S. Bahorich   Member of Compensation Committee Member of Nomination and Governance Committee
Director

Michael S. Bahorich is an award-winning oil and gas executive with broad technical knowledge, deep industry expertise, and experience serving on both corporate and non-profit boards. Skilled in managing operations, research, and technical service at major and independent oil companies, Mr. Bahorich recently retired from Apache Corporation where he served as an executive vice president for 15 years, most recently as Chief Technology Officer. Prior to joining Apache, Mr. Bahorich worked at Amoco Corporation, which he joined in 1981 as a Geoscientist. He has a B.S. in Geology from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and an M.S. in Geophysics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VPI).  Mr. Bahorich previously served as a director of Global Geophysical Services.  His advisory experience with non-profit organizations includes serving as a trustee of the Houston Museum of Natural Science and as a member of academic advisory boards at both Yale and Stanford Universities. The Board believes that Mr. Bahorich is qualified to serve on the Board based on his experience, education and technical knowledge as a geophysicist and senior executive with 35 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry.


George Kollitides Member of Audit Committee Member of Compensation Committee Member of Nomination and Governance Committee
Director

George Kollitides is an experienced transaction, strategy and operations leader who has held principal, board and operational leadership roles in public, private and non-profit organizations.  He is currently a Managing Director, Investment Committee member, and co-head of A&M Capital Opportunities (“AMCO”).  Prior to joining AMCO, Mr. Kollitides was Chairman and CEO of the Remington Outdoor Company and a Managing Director at Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. (“Cerberus”).  Prior to Cerberus, Mr. Kollitides was the co-founder of TenX Capital Management (“TenX”), a special situations private equity firm, and a Principal at Catterton Partners.  Mr. Kollitides started his career at GE, where he was six sigma trained and focused on turning around under-performing businesses, leveraged finance and private equity.  Mr. Kollitides currently serves as a director on the Boards of adMarketplace, Precision Gear, Inc. and Tier 1 Group.  He also serves as the Vice Chairman of the Orthopedic Foundation for Active Lifestyles and is a NY Advisory Board Member for Good Sports.  Mr. Kollitides received an MBA in Finance and Management of Organizations from Columbia Business School in 1998 and a BA in Economics with a Minor in Government and Law from Lafayette College in 1991. The Board believes that Mr. Kollitides is qualified to serve on the Board based on his education and senior executive experience in business operations, asset management, risk management, and strategic planning.


Steven Pully Member of Audit Committee Committee Chair for Compensation Committee Member of Nomination and Governance Committee
Director

Steven Pully provides consulting and investment banking services for companies and investors focused on the oil and gas sector, and has extensive experience serving on the boards of both public and private companies. From 2008 until 2014, Mr. Pully served as General Counsel and a Partner of the investment firm Carlson Capital, L.P. Mr. Pully was also previously a Senior Managing Director at Bear Stearns and a Managing Director at Bank of America Securities focused on energy investment banking. Mr. Pully is currently a director of three public companies in addition to the Company, Bellatrix Exploration, VAALCO Energy and Goodrich Petroleum, and during the past five years served as lead director of EPL Oil & Gas, including at the time of the sale of the company to Energy XXI Ltd. in June 2014. Mr. Pully is a Chartered Financial Analyst, a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas and a member of the State Bar of Texas. Mr. Pully earned his undergraduate degree in Accounting from Georgetown University and is also a graduate of The University of Texas School of Law. The Board believes that Mr. Pully is qualified to serve on the Board based on his education, professional expertise, and experience serving on the boards of numerous exploration and production companies as well as his capital markets, merger and acquisition, governance and legal experience. 


Charles W. Wampler Member of Audit Committee   Committee Chair for Nomination and Governance Committee
Director

Charles W. Wampler is an extensively experienced oil and gas operations executive who currently serves on the boards of two oil and gas companies, including Energy XXI.  From 2007 to 2016, Mr. Wampler held roles as Chief Operating Officer of Aspect Holdings, President of Aspect Energy and General Exploration Partners (“GEP”), where he also served as a Board member from 2009 to 2012.  Mr. Wampler directed the day to day management of Aspect’s domestic operations in the US Gulf Coast and international operations in Hungary and Kurdistan, Iraq.  Prior to joining Aspect, Mr. Wampler was a Board member and Chief Operating Officer for Lewis Energy Group, where he directed the company’s domestic exploration and production activities while also overseeing international drilling, production, and pipeline operations in Mexico and Colombia.  Mr. Wampler’s previous experience includes serving as Division Operations Manager and Drilling Manager of EOG Resources and several engineering positions with Valero Producing Company and Kerr-McGee.  Mr. Wampler currently serves as a director for Swift Energy Company.  Mr. Wampler earned his BS in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Southwestern Louisiana. The Board believes that Mr. Wampler is qualified to serve on the Board based on his education and several decades of oil and gas industry experience in general management roles with an emphasis on operations leadership.


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