Board of Directors

  Audit Compensation Nomination and Governance
Michael S. Reddin Chairman of the Board     Committee Chair for Nomination and Governance Committee
Michael Reddin Chairman of the Board

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.

Douglas E. Brooks      
Chief Executive Officer and President

Douglas E. Brooks serves as Chief Executive Officer and President of Energy XXI as of April 17, 2017.  Mr. Brooks brings over 34 years of experience as a Senior Oil & Gas Executive, having most recently served as Chief Executive Officer for Yates Petroleum Corporation, a privately owned exploration and production company focused on the Delaware and Powder River basins, from April 2015 until Yates’ merger with EOG Resources, Inc. in October 2016.  Mr. Brooks served as Chief Executive Officer of Aurora Oil & Gas Limited from October 2012 until June 2014, and as a Senior Vice President at Forest Oil Corporation from April 2012 until October 2012.  In addition, he spent 24 years with Marathon Oil Company in roles of increasing responsibility, lastly as the Director of Upstream Mergers and Acquisitions and Business Development for the Americas.  Mr. Brooks has also built two private equity-sponsored firms focused on unconventional resource projects in the western U.S.  Mr. Brooks currently serves on the board of directors of Chaparral Energy, Inc. and has served as a board member for Aurora Oil & Gas Limited, Magdalena Energy Company, Yates Petroleum and the Houston Producers’ Forum.  Furthermore, he is currently an advisor for Hart Energy’s A&D Watch, a global energy research publication.  Mr. Brooks holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Wyoming – Casper and a Masters of Business Administration, Finance from Our Lady of the Lake University in Texas.  

Mr. Brooks also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Energy XXI. 

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

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

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.

Stanford Springel Member of Audit Committee Committee Chair for Compensation Committee  

Stanford Springel was elected to the Board of Directors in May 2017 and serves as Chairman of the Compensation Commitee.  Mr. Springel retired from a 26-year career in corporate turnaround management in December 2015. Most recently, from 2002 until his retirement in 2015, Mr. Springel served as Managing Director in Alvarez & Marsal’s North American Commercial Restructuring practice, working with clients across a broad range of industries, including oilfield and environmental services, basic materials, construction, engineering, telecommunications, technology and consumer products. In his capacity as Managing Director of Alvarez & Marsal, Mr. Springel served in crisis manager or interim executive roles for Alvarez & Marsal’s clients, including both publicly and privately held companies. 

James W. Swent III Committee Chair for Audit Committee Member of Compensation Committee  

Mr. James W. Swent III 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 and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Paragon Offshore PLC.  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.

Charles W. Wampler Member of Audit Committee   Member of Nomination and Governance Committee

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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