Board of Directors

Our Board’s composition is carefully considered by the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee to ensure diversity in the broadest sense – of culture, background, outlook, experience, and tenure to bring together multiple, complementary perspectives. Our Directors bring a powerful range of skills and experience in relevant areas, including finance, exploration and production, environment, public policy, international business and leadership, as well as oilfield services.

This unique and highly impactful cross-section of capabilities enables our Board to help guide the Company’s strategic objectives and leading corporate governance practices. Further, while each member of our Board has held significant leadership positions in their respective professional fields, of equal importance is each Director’s personal ethics and integrity. Each of our Directors embodies the highest degree of personal and professional standards arming them with the qualified insights to deliver sustainable shareholder value.

Benjamin C. Duster IV

Benjamin C. Duster IV, is Founder and CEO of Cormorant IV Corporation, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in operational turnarounds and organizational transformations. He is a 30-year veteran of Wall Street with extensive experience in M&A and Strategic Advisory Services in both developed and emerging markets. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, with honors, from Yale University, a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Neal P. Goldman

Mr. Goldman has over 25 years of experience in investing and working with companies to maximize shareholder value. He is currently the Managing Member of SAGE Capital Investments, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in independent board of director services, restructuring, strategic planning and transformations for companies in multiple industries including energy, technology, media, retail, gaming and industrials. He was formerly a Managing Director at Och-Ziff Capital Management, LP and a Founding Partner of Brigade Capital Management, LLC, which he helped to build to over $12 billion in assets under management. Mr. Goldman currently serves as Chairman of the Board and Talos Energy Inc. and is a member of the board of Ultra Petroleum. He previously served on the boards of Midstates Petroleum, Ditech Holding Corporation (f/k/a Walter Investments Inc.), Toys R Us, Pimco Income Strategy Fund I & II and NII Holdings.

Education

University of Michigan, BA

University of Illinois, MBA

Jacqueline C. (Jackie) Mutschler

Ms. Mutschler has over 30 years of business and technology experience in the oil industry. During her 28-year career with BP she held a range of strategic, operational and technology roles that spanned its international businesses. Her most recent appointment at BP was the Head of Upstream Technology. In that role, Ms. Mutschler was responsible for R&D to enhance and enable current and future businesses. Since her retirement from BP in 2014, she has provided independent consulting for the oil and gas, technology and automotive industries. She also previously served on Weir Group’s Technology Advisory Board. Ms. Mutschler recently joined the board at Antero Resources Corporation.

Education

Wright State University, B.S., Geology/Geophysics

Stanford University, Executive Education Program

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Executive Education Program

Charles M. (Chuck) Sledge

Mr. Sledge previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of Cameron International Corporation, an oilfield services company, from 2008 until its sale to Schlumberger Limited in 2016.  Prior to that, he served as the Corporate Controller of Cameron International Corporation from 2001 until 2008. He currently serves on the boards of Talos Energy LLC, Templar Energy LLC, Vine Resources and Expro International where he serves as non-executive chairman.

Education

Louisiana State University, B.S. in Accounting

Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program