People: BPZ Resources Inc (BPZ)

BPZ on New York Consolidated

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24 Apr 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James Taylor

68 2011 Independent Chairman of the Board

Manuel Zuniga-Pflucker

52 2005 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Richard Menniti

54 2011 Chief Financial Officer

Joseph Ledgard

53 2011 Chief Legal, Commercial & Administrative Officer, Corporate Secretary

John Lendrum

62 2005 Lead Independent Director

Richard Spies

59 2013 Director

Stephen Beasley

61 2010 Independent Director

Stephen Brand

65 2012 Independent Director

Jerelyn Eagan

58 2012 Independent Director

Dennis Strauch

65 2005 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

James Taylor

Mr. James B. Taylor, Jr., serves as an Independent Chairman of the Board of BPZ Resources Inc. Mr. Taylor brings over 47 years experience in the oil and gas sector and has served as a Director for four publicly held oil and gas companies. Mr. Taylor served as Executive Vice President of Occidental Oil and Gas from 1994 until 1996, where he was responsible for worldwide exploration and producing operations. Also while at Occidental, he was responsible for the development of the giant Caño Limon discovery in the Colombian Llanos, including construction of a major trans-Andean pipeline and marine export terminal. He managed Canadian Occidental’s worldwide activities as Chief Operating Officer from 1990 until 1993, including the discovery and development of the one-billion barrel Masila field in Yemen and construction of a pipeline and marine export terminal. From 1968 to 1996, Mr. Taylor served in various positions for Occidental Petroleum and was Executive Vice President of Worldwide Exploration and Development at the time of his retirement from Occidental Petroleum in December 1996. For the past decade, he served on the Board of Willbros Group, Inc., a worldwide engineering and pipeline construction company.

Manuel Zuniga-Pflucker

Mr. Manuel Pablo Zuniga-Pflucker serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of BPZ Resources Inc. Mr. Zuniga-Pflucker has been President of the Company since September 2004 and in May 2005 he was also appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Zuniga-Pflucker is a petroleum engineer and fourth generation oilman who has spent the past 20 plus years in the international oil and gas business. He began his career with Occidental Petroleum, before founding BPZ & Associates, Inc. a technical consulting company he established in 1989, which was the predecessor of BPZ Energy that was established in 2001. He is a reservoir engineer with expertise reappraising previously drilled fields and developing stranded natural gas fields using diverse technologies. With BPZ Resources he is developing oil and gas projects in Peru where BPZ Resources has a total of four blocks totaling 2.2 million gross (1.9 million net) acres. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, and a Master’s Degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University.

Richard Menniti

Mr. Richard Saverio Menniti serves as Chief Financial Officer of BPZ Resources Inc., since August 16, 2011. He served as interim Chief Financial Officer since July 1, 2011. Mr. Menniti joined the Company in September of 2010 as Director of Corporate Finance. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Menniti served as Treasurer for Shell Oil Company from December 1, 2005 to June 30, 2010. Immediately preceding that, Mr. Menniti was employed by Shell North America Gas and Power Services, as Chief Financial Officer of Oak Power Services LLC, and Vice President and Corporate Controller of InterGen Services from October 1, 2003 to November 30th, 2005. From 1980 through 2003, Mr. Menniti progressed through a number of managerial assignments with the Royal Dutch Shell companies including Upstream, Corporate and Downstream finance, planning and business roles in the U.S. and abroad. Mr. Menniti holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Bloomsburg University and a Master of Business Administration from Loyola University of New Orleans. and is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Management Accountant, and a Certified Treasury Professional.

Joseph Ledgard

Mr. Joseph Durkin Ledgard serves as Chief Legal, Commercial & Administrative Officer, Corporate Secretary of BPZ Resources Inc., since February 2011. Mr. Ledgard previously served as General Counsel since joining the Company in October 2007. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Ledgard was a Partner of the law firm Eastham, Watson, Dale & Forney, LLP, where he specialized in Admiralty and Maritime law. Prior to joining the law firm in June 2001, he was an Assistant Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel for the Department of the Navy. Mr. Ledgard has over 25 years of experience in the marine industry and holds an Unlimited Tonnage Master’s License issued by the U.S. Coast Guard. He earned his B.S. in Marine Transportation from Texas A&M University in 1982 and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1992.

John Lendrum

Mr. John James Lendrum, III., serves as Lead Independent Director of BPZ Resources Inc. Mr. Lendrum is the Chairman of the Board of Torch Energy Advisors Incorporated ("Torch"), a Houston-based company which specializes in the exploitation and development of oil and gas properties, mid-stream gas assets, and clean energy. Previously he served as the President, Chief Operating Officer and a Director of Torch. Mr. Lendrum is also the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Resaca Exploitation, Inc., which is listed on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange. From 1993 to 2005, Mr. Lendrum founded and served as President of Rockport Resources Capital Corporation, which focused on providing capital to the energy industry. During this period, he was also a Principal in Star Natural Gas Company, a privately-held company with mid-stream natural gas assets. Previously, Mr. Lendrum served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Torch and in senior financial and business development roles with the Torch managed companies of Nuevo Energy Company, Energy Assets International and Bellwether Exploration. Mr. Lendrum began his career with the international public accounting firm of KPMG Peat Marwick, and he earned a B.B.A. in Finance and completed his graduate studies in Accounting Theory at The University of Texas at Austin.

Richard Spies

Mr. Richard J. Spies is Director of BPZ Resources, Inc. He is no longer Chief Operating Officer of the Company, effective October 31, 2013. Mr. Spies was President of BP Russia from 2005 until he retired from BP in 2009. From 1997 until 2005, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Pan American Energy, an Amoco (and subsequently BP) joint venture, which held business interests in upstream oil and gas, as well as power generation in Argentina and Bolivia. From 1995 to 1997, he was Vice President and Business Unit Leader for Amoco’s Midcontinent E&P business in Denver. From 1992 to 1995, he was President of Amoco Argentina. From 1990 to 1992, he was Vice President of Amoco Argentina. From 1975 to 1990, Mr. Spies held various technical, supervisory, and managerial positions including work in the Gulf of Mexico. Mr. Spies currently serves as a non-executive director of Pan American Energy, a private equity E&P company based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Stephen Beasley

Mr. Stephen C. Beasley serves as an Independent Director of BPZ Resources Inc. Mr. Beasley is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Eaton Group Inc., an executive solutions and strategic investment firm, since 2008. He served as President of El Paso Corporation’s Eastern Pipeline Group from 2003 until 2007 and was a member of El Paso Corporation’s Corporate Executive Committee from 2005 until 2007. In his role, Mr. Beasley was Chairman and President of Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company and ANR Pipeline Company - two of the largest transmission systems in the United States. In addition, Mr. Beasley currently serves as an independent director for SandRidge Energy, Inc. and Space Services Holdings, Inc. He previously served on the boards of Williams Pipeline Partners, L.P. from 2007 until 2009, Southern Union Company in 2009, and C Sixty Inc. from 2002 until 2005.

Stephen Brand

Dr. Stephen R. Brand serves as an Independent Director of BPZ Resources Inc., since March 28, 2012. Since 2011, Mr. Brand has served as Senior Executive Advisor and member of the Advisory Board of Welltec and as Senior Advisor to Clean Range Ventures. Immediately preceding that, Mr. Brand was employed by ConocoPhillips from 1976-2011 where he served as Senior Vice President, Technology (R&D) from 2007-2011, Vice President of Exploration and Business Development from 2005-2007, President of Australasia from 1998-2005, Manager of Exploration and Production - Business Development from 1995-1998, President, Canada from 1992-1995, Manager, Exploration and Production - North America Business Development from 1989-1992, and in various geologist positions from 1976-1989. In addition to serving on the Advisory Board of Welltec, Mr. Brand has been a member of the Board of SM Energy since 2011, a member of the Accenture Global Energy Board since 2007, and a member of the Board of Directors of Australian American Chamber of Commerce since 2006. He also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Colorado Foundation from 2010-2011, a member of the Board of Directors of Aquatic Energy, LLC from 2010-2011, a member of the U.S. National Committee, World Petroleum Congress from 2008-2011, and a member of the Advisory Council of the Geology Foundation of the University of Texas from 2005-2011. Mr. Brand holds a Doctorate and Masters of Science in Geology.

Jerelyn Eagan

Ms. Jerelyn R. Eagan serves as an Independent Director of BPZ Resources Inc., since March 28, 2012. Ms. Eagan was employed by Delta Hydrocarbons B.V. as Chief Financial Officer from 2006-2009. Immediately preceding that, Ms. Eagan was Vice President, Finance for Global Gas and Power at Royal Dutch Shell in 2005, Vice President, Finance & Commercial for the Americas Region Exploration & Production group at Shell Oil Company from 1999-2004, Chief Financial Officer of Shell Oil Company from 2002-2003, Deputy Group Controller at Royal Dutch Shell from 1995-1998, Finance Manager for the Refining and Marketing Group at Shell Oil Company from 1990-1994, and in various other positions at Shell Oil Company from 1976-1989. Ms. Eagan joined the board of directors of Marine Spill Response Corporation in January 2012, and is chair of its audit committee. Ms. Eagan is the Chief Operating Officer of the Ayn Rand Institute since August 2012. Ms. Eagan holds a Masters of Business Administration and a Juris Doctorate, and has previously been a Certified Management Accountant and a Certified Public Accountant.

Dennis Strauch

Mr. Dennis G. Strauch serves as an Independent Director of BPZ Resources Inc. Mr. Strauch has served since 2001 as Managing General Partner of Delmar Holdings, LP, a private firm which manages U.S. oil and gas properties. From 1992 to 2001, Mr. Strauch held various positions, including President and CEO, with Zarara Oil and Gas Limited and its predecessors. Zarara, a publicly traded company in the U.S. and U.K., had international oil and gas operations in Africa, the Middle East, the Far East and South America. Mr. Strauch has over 42 years experience in the oil and gas industry with extensive international and domestic technical experience in the areas of acquisitions, reservoir engineering and economic evaluations. He began his career with Schlumberger and has served in senior management and technical positions with ARAMCO, Petro-Lewis, Whiting Petroleum and Geodyne Resources. Mr. Strauch holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Denver and a degree in Geophysics from the Colorado School of Mines. Mr. Strauch is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

James Taylor

--

Manuel Zuniga-Pflucker

1,410,700

Richard Menniti

1,124,300

Joseph Ledgard

1,102,300

John Lendrum

--

Richard Spies

1,398,000

Stephen Beasley

--

Stephen Brand

--

Jerelyn Eagan

--

Dennis Strauch

--
As Of 30 Dec 2012
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