People: Approach Resources Inc (AREX.OQ)

AREX.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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17 Apr 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Bryan Lawrence

72 Independent Chairman of the Board

J. Ross Craft

56 2002 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Sergei Krylov

36 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Qingming Yang

50 2012 Chief Operating Officer

J. Curtis Henderson

50 2007 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Ralph Manoushagian

61 2008 Executive Vice President - Land

Vean Gregg

2014 Director

Alan Bell

67 2010 Independent Director

James Brandi

64 2007 Independent Director

James Crain

64 2007 Independent Director

Sheldon Lubar

83 2007 Independent Director

Christopher Whyte

56 2007 Independent Director

Megan Hays

Manager - Investor Relations & Corporate Communications

Biographies

Name Description

Bryan Lawrence

Mr. Bryan H. Lawrence is Independent Chairman of the Board of Approach Resources Inc. He has served as Director of Company's since 2002. Mr. Lawrence is a founder and Senior Manager of Yorktown Partners LLC, the manager of the Yorktown group of investment partnerships, which make investments in companies in the energy industry. The Yorktown group of investment partnerships were formerly affiliated with the investment firm of Dillon, Read & Co. Inc., where Mr. Lawrence had been employed since 1966, serving as a Managing Director until the merger of Dillon Read with SBC Warburg in 1997. Mr. Lawrence is a director of Crosstex Energy, Inc. and Crosstex Energy GP, LLC, midstream natural gas companies, Hallador Energy Company, an independent company engaged in the production of coal and the exploration and production of oil and natural gas, the general partner of Star Gas Partners, L.P., a home heating oil distributor and services provider, Winstar Resources Ltd., a public Canadian oil and gas company, Ellora Energy Inc., an independent oil and gas company, and certain non-public companies in the energy industry in which the Yorktown group of investment partnerships hold equity interests. During the past five years, Mr. Lawrence has also been a director of Vintage Petroleum, Inc., an independent energy company with operations in the E&P and gas marketing sectors of the oil and gas industry, TransMontaigne Inc., a refined petroleum products company, and D&K Healthcare Resources, Inc., a regional wholesale drug distributor. Mr. Lawrence is a graduate of Hamilton College and has an M.B.A. from Columbia University.

J. Ross Craft

Mr. J. Ross Craft is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Approach Resources Inc., since September 2002. Before Approach, Mr. Craft co-founded Athanor Resources Inc., an international exploration and production company with operations in the United States and Tunisia, in 1998 and was its Executive Vice President from 1998 until its merger with Nuevo Energy Company in September 2002. From 1988 to 1997, Mr. Craft served in various positions with American Cometra Inc., an independent exploration and production company with operations in the United States, including as Vice President – Operations from 1995 to 1997. American Cometra was sold in two parts, to Range Resources in 1995 and Pioneer Natural Resources in 1997. Mr. Craft has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Craft holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and is a registered Professional Engineer licensed in Texas. Mr. Craft is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the Texas Oil & Gas Association and Independent Petroleum Association of America. Mr. Craft currently serves on the Texas A&M University Petroleum Engineering Industry Board and has served on the Board of the Fort Worth chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and on the Board of the Fort Worth Petroleum Engineers Club, where his last position was President. In 2012, Mr. Craft was named a regional winner for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for Southwest Area North. Mr. Craft is also an Eagle Scout.

Sergei Krylov

Mr. Sergei Krylov has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the company., effective January 3, 2014. Mr. Krylov, 36, brings over 13 years of oil and gas industry finance experience from J.P. Morgan`s Energy Investment Banking group. While at J.P. Morgan, Mr. Krylov advised clients on strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions and capital market transactions. Mr. Krylov holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, summa cum laude, from Pace University.

Qingming Yang

Dr. Qingming Yang is Chief Operating Officer of Approach Resources Inc. He has served as Executive Vice President – Business Development & Geosciences since November 2010. Dr. Yang joined the Company in July 2009 as the Company’s Vice President – Exploration. Before joining Approach, Dr. Yang was employed by Pioneer Natural Resources for 12 years in a variety of positions, including Exploration Manager for Worldwide Exploration and Business Development, Geosciences Advisor and Technical Lead for Pioneer’s Eagle Ford Shale team. Dr. Yang earned his B.S. in Petroleum Geology from Chengdu University of Technology in the People’s Republic of China, his M.A. in Geology from George Washington University and his Ph.D. in Structural Geology from the University of Texas at Dallas.

J. Curtis Henderson

Mr. J. Curtis Henderson is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Approach Resources Inc., since February 2007. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Henderson served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Coterie Capital Partners, Ltd., a private equity partnership in Dallas, Texas. From 1996 to 2005, Mr. Henderson served as General Counsel of Nucentrix Broadband Networks, Inc., a public, broadband wireless telecommunications company based in Dallas. While he was at Nucentrix, Mr. Henderson oversaw its sale to an affiliate of Nextel Communications Inc. under Section 363 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in 2004. Mr. Henderson began his career as a lawyer in the corporate and securities section of Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell (formerly Locke Purnell Rain Harrell). Mr. Henderson has over 23 years of experience in public and private securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and regulatory affairs. Mr. Henderson holds a B.A. in Political Science from Austin College and a J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law, where he served as Articles Editor of the Washington and Lee Law Review.

Ralph Manoushagian

Mr. Ralph P. Manoushagian is Executive Vice President - Land of Approach Resources Inc., since June 2008. He joined the Company in February 2004 as Land Manager. Mr. Manoushagian was named Senior Vice President - Land in June 2007. In 2003, Mr. Manoushagian worked as an independent landman. From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Manoushagian was the President of Hudco Fuels, a privately-owned fuel distributorship. Mr. Manoushagian has been an active landman and oil and gas operator for over 30 years. Mr. Manoushagian holds a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of North Texas and has been a Certified Professional Landman since 1988. Mr. Manoushagian is a director of the First Financial Bank of Southlake, Texas. He previously served as a director and Vice President of the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners and as a director of the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers.

Vean Gregg

Mr. Vean J. Gregg, III, has been appointed as Director of Approach Resources Inc., effective January 23, 2014. Mr. Gregg has 18 years of experience in oil and gas investment banking with J.P. Morgan Securities LLC. While at J.P. Morgan, Mr. Gregg most recently served as Managing Director and Group Head, North American Oil and Gas Investment Banking. Mr. Gregg holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of International Management degree from Thunderbird – The American Graduate School of International Management.

Alan Bell

Mr. Alan D. Bell is Independent Director of Approach Resources Inc., since August 2, 2010. Mr. Bell’s prior experience includes 33 years in various capacities at Ernst & Young LLP from 1973 until his retirement in 2006, when he was Director of Ernst & Young’s Energy Practice in the Southwest United States. Before joining Ernst & Young, Mr. Bell was a production engineer with Chevron Oil Company in the Gulf of Mexico. During the past five years, Mr. Bell has also been a director of Toreador Resources Corporation, an independent energy company, and Chairman of the Board of Dune Energy Inc., an independent energy company based in Houston. In 2009, Mr. Bell served as the Chief Restructuring Officer of Energy Partners Ltd., a New Orleans-based exploration and development company that emerged from Chapter 11 in September 2009. Mr. Bell also serves on the Board of Directors of the North Texas chapter of the NACD. Mr. Bell earned a degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and an M.B.A. from Tulane University. He is a current member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Texas. Mr. Bell is also a member of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the Society of Petroleum Engineers and is a NACD Board Leadership Fellow. Mr. Bell is also an Eagle Scout.

James Brandi

Mr. James H. Brandi is Independent Director of Approach Resources Inc., since June 2007. Mr. Brandi’s prior work experience includes serving as Managing Director in investment banking at BNP Paribas, a global bank and financial services company, from May 2010, when BNP Paribas acquired Hill Street Capital, until November 2011. From November 2005 to May 2010, Mr. Brandi was a partner at Hill Street Capital, a financial advisory and private investment firm. From 2000 until November 2005, Mr. Brandi was a Managing Director at UBS Securities, LLC, where he was the Deputy Global Head of the Energy and Power Groups. Before 2000, Mr. Brandi was a Managing Director at Dillon, Read & Co. Inc. and later its successor firm, UBS Warburg, concentrating on transactions in the energy and consumer goods areas. Mr. Brandi is a director of OGE Energy Corp., an energy and energy services provider that delivers electricity in Oklahoma and Arkansas and gathers, processes and transports natural gas in the North Central United States through its subsidiary, Enogex LLC, and Carbon Natural Gas Company, an independent oil and gas company. During the past five years, Mr. Brandi also has been a director of Energy East Corp., a utility holding company. Mr. Brandi is a trustee of The Kenyon Review and a former trustee of Kenyon College. Mr. Brandi holds a B.A. in History from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and attended Columbia Law School as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.

James Crain

Mr. James C. Crain is Independent Director of Approach Resources Inc., since June 2007. Mr. Crain is a member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee. Mr. Crain has been in the energy industry for over 30 years, both as an attorney and as an executive officer. Since 1984, Mr. Crain has been an officer of Marsh Operating Company, an investment management company focusing on energy investing, including his current position as President, which he has held since 1989. Mr. Crain has served as general partner of Valmora Partners, L.P., a private investment partnership that invests in the oil and gas sector, among others, since 1997. Before joining Marsh in 1984, Mr. Crain was a partner in the law firm of Jenkens & Gilchrist, where he headed the firm’s energy section. Mr. Crain is a director of Crosstex Energy, Inc., a midstream natural gas company, and GeoMet, Inc., a natural gas exploration and production company. During the past five years, Mr. Crain has also been a director of Crosstex Energy GP, LLC, the general partner of a midstream natural gas company, and Crusader Energy Group Inc., an oil and gas exploration and production company. Mr. Crain holds a B.B.A., M.P.A. and J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.

Sheldon Lubar

Mr. Sheldon B. Lubar is Independent Director of Approach Resources Inc., since June 2007. Mr. Lubar is a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Lubar has been Chairman of the Board of Lubar & Co. Incorporated, a private investment and venture capital firm he founded, since 1977. He was Chairman of the Board of Christiana Companies, Inc., a logistics and manufacturing company, from 1987 until its merger with Weatherford International in 1995. Mr. Lubar is a director of Crosstex Energy, Inc. and Crosstex Energy GP, LLC, midstream natural gas companies, Hallador Energy Company, an independent company engaged in the production of coal and the exploration and production of oil and gas, and the general partner of Star Gas Partners, L.P., a home heating oil distributor and services provider. During the past five years, Mr. Lubar has also been a director of Weatherford International, Inc., a global provider of oilfield products and services, and Grant Prideco, a provider of drill pipe and drill bits. Mr. Lubar previously held governmental appointments under three United States Presidents, including Commissioner of the White House Conference on Small Business from 1979 to 1980 under President Carter, Assistant Secretary, Housing Production and Mortgage Credit, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Commissioner of the Federal Housing Administration and Director of the Federal National Mortgage Association from 1973 to 1974 under Presidents Nixon and Ford. Mr. Lubar is a past president of the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System. Mr. Lubar holds a B.B.A., J.D. and an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from the University of Wisconsin — Madison, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Commercial Science degree from the University of Wisconsin — Milwaukee, and an Honorary Doctors degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Christopher Whyte

Mr. Christopher J. Whyte is Independent Director of Approach Resources Inc., since June 2007. Mr. Whyte has been President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of PetroSantander Inc., which owns and operates oil and gas producing properties in the United States, Colombia, Romania and Brazil, since 1995. Mr. Whyte is a director of Winstar Resources Ltd., a public Canadian oil and gas company. During the past five years, Mr. Whyte has also been a director of Compass Petroleum, Ltd., a Canadian oil and gas company. Mr. Whyte holds a B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Whyte has over 25 years of experience in various operating, executive and finance positions, including as a Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer, in the E&P and energy businesses.

Megan Hays

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