People: VAALCO Energy Inc (EGY)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Steven Guidry

57 2014 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

W. Russell Scheirman

59 2008 President, Chief Operating Officer, Director

Gregory Hullinger

61 2008 Chief Financial Officer

Gayla Cutrer

73 2014 Executive Vice President

Elizabeth Brumley

56 2015 Chief Accounting Officer, Controller

Eric Christ

35 2015 Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

James Jennings

74 2013 Lead Independent Director

Frederick Brazelton

44 2008 Independent Director

O. Donaldson Chapoton

78 2006 Independent Director

Andrew Fawthrop

62 2014 Independent Director

John Myers

57 2010 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Steven Guidry

Mr. Steven P. Guidry is an Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Vaalco Energy, Inc., effective June 6, 2014. Mr. Guidry has served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer since October 2013. At that time, he was also appointed to our Board of Directors and became Chairman of the Board in June 2014. Prior to joining VAALCO, Mr. Guidry was Vice President of Business Development for Marathon Oil Corporation since July 2011, where he was responsible for acquisitions of strategic opportunities for value growth. Mr. Guidry also held numerous executive management positions, including President of Marathon Oil Libya Limited from October 2008 to July 2011. Prior to the Libya assignment, he was regional Vice President for Marathon Oil’s North American Production Operations. Mr. Guidry oversaw all of the company’s exploration and production activities onshore and offshore US. He also spent 5 years leading Marathon Oil’s Central Africa Business Unit, overseeing project expansions and operations in Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Angola. Throughout his career, he held challenging technical, staff and managerial positions in Marathon’s domestic and international production organizations. Mr. Guidry graduated from the University of Louisiana Lafayette in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and served on the board of directors for the Corporate Council on Africa, the Independent Petroleum Association of America, the U.S. Oil and Gas Association and was a member of the Upstream Committee of the American Petroleum Institute.

W. Russell Scheirman

Mr. W. Russell Scheirman is no longer President, Chief Operating Officer, Director of Vaalco Energy, Inc., effective June 3, 2015. He has served as the President of the Company since 1992 and as a Director since 1991. On June 3, 2015, Mr. Scheirman will retire from the Board and as our President and Chief Operating Officer. In 2008, Mr. Scheirman was named the Company’s Chief Operating Officer. From 1991 to 1992, Mr. Scheirman served as Executive Vice President of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Scheirman was an Associate at McKinsey & Company, Inc. from 1989 to 1991, an investment banker with Copeland, Wickersham and Wiley from 1984 to 1989, and a Petroleum Reservoir Engineer for Exxon Company, U.S.A. from 1978 to 1984. Mr. Scheirman holds a Bachelor of Science (1977) and Masters of Science (1978) in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University and an MBA from California Lutheran University (1984).

Gregory Hullinger

Mr. Gregory R. Hullinger is Chief Financial Officer of Vaalco Energy, Inc. Mr. Hullinger joined the Company in October 2008 as Chief Financial Officer after more than 30 years of finance and accounting experience at Shell Oil Company and its parent company, Royal Dutch Shell. Notable positions held by Mr. Hullinger at Shell Oil include Controller, Treasurer, CFO - Shell Deer Park Refining Company and CFO - Pecten Cameroon Company (West Africa). For Royal Dutch Shell, Mr. Hullinger held the positions of International Audit Manager and as the Manager for Group Accounting, the unit responsible for the financial consolidations, results and reporting. Mr. Hullinger was twice elected Chairman of the Accounting Committee of the American Petroleum Institute. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Louisiana State University.

Gayla Cutrer

Ms. Gayla M. Cutrer is Executive Vice President of Vaalco Energy, Inc. Ms. Cutrer joined Alcorn International, Inc., predecessor to the Company, in 1986 and served as executive support and administrative advisor for the newly founded international energy company. She was named to the Alcorn Board in March 1990 and served on the Board through November 1992, during the Company’s transition from a privately held company to a publicly traded company. Ms. Cutrer was named Vice President and Corporate Secretary of the Company in 1990 and was named Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary in 2011 and held the Corporate Secretary position until 2014.

Elizabeth Brumley

Ms. Elizabeth D. Brumley, CPA,, is Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. Ms. Brumley, age 56, most recently served as Controller and Chief Accounting Officer for Total Safety, U.S., Inc. from August 2014 to March 2015. Prior to that, she served as a director of Carrtegra, LLC, a financial advisory consulting firm, from June 2013 to August 2014 and as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (Nasdaq: STRL) from November 2011 to May 2013. Before beginning with Sterling in February 2011, Ms. Brumley was Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) from May 2009 to June 2010 and Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller from 2005 to 2009. From 1997 to 2005, Ms. Brumley served in positions of increasing responsibility at MAXXAM Inc., ultimately as the company’s Vice President and Controller. Before MAXXAM, Ms. Brumley served as the Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of GulfMark Offshore, Inc. (formerly GulfMark International, Inc. (NYSE:GLF)) from 1990 to 1996. Ms. Brumley began her career as a public accountant at Arthur Anderson LLP in 1981. Ms. Brumley holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Accounting from Rice University and is a certified public accountant in the State of Texas.

Eric Christ

Mr. Eric J. Christ is Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Vaalco Energy, Inc. Mr. Christ has served as our Vice President and General Counsel since January 2015. Mr. Christ also serves as our Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining VAALCO, Mr. Christ served as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc. from November 2013 to January 2015 and as its Assistant Corporate Counsel from September 2012 to November 2013. Prior to Midstates, Mr. Christ served as Associate General Counsel for Transocean Ltd. from October 2010 to September 2012 and practiced corporate and securities law at Vinson & Elkins LLP from 2006 until 2010, where he represented a variety of energy companies. Mr. Christ began his legal career at Porter Hedges LLP in 2005 and holds a Bachelor of Arts, with honors, from Amherst College and a J.D., with honors, from the University of Texas School of Law.

James Jennings

Mr. James B. Jennings is an Lead Independent Director of Vaalco Energy, Inc. effective September, 2013. Mr. Jennings has served on the Board since June 2013. Mr. Jennings has also served as Chairman Emeritus of Hunt Oil Company from 2008 to 2013, and as a Director of Carbo Ceramics, Inc., a publicly traded oil field services company, since July 2007. Prior to retiring from Hunt Oil Company in 2007, he had served the privately-owned company for over 28 years, with increasing responsibilities over the years, including President from April 1999 through April 2004 and Chairman from 2004 through 2007. Mr. Jennings was responsible for establishing the strategic direction of Hunt Oil Company and was also responsible for domestic and international exploration and production, acquisitions and new business development. He also played an important role in developing LNG as a new line of business for Hunt. He joined Hunt in 1979 as Division Exploration Manager for Hunt’s Gulf Coast Division in Houston, and served as Senior Vice President of US domestic exploration and production from 1984 to 1987. In 1987, he was named Group Vice President for International Exploration, and in 1991 was named Executive Vice President assuming responsibility for worldwide exploration and production. He joined the Hunt Oil Company Board of Directors in 1991, and served on the Board until his retirement in 2007. He has also served as a Senior Advisor to the Mergers and Acquisitions Group of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., a banking and financial services firm from February 2009 to December 2011. Prior to joining Hunt, Mr. Jennings served as Chief Geophysicist for Columbia Gas Development Corporation, and as a Geophysicist for Shell Oil Company. He has also served as a Director of the Dallas Petroleum Club, and is a former Chairman of the Dallas Wildcat Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas and a Masters degree in Physics from Purdue University.

Frederick Brazelton

Mr. Frederick W. Brazelton is an Independent Director of Vaalco Energy, Inc., since June 27, 2008. Mr. Brazelton has served on the Board since June 2008. Mr. Brazelton is the Co-Founder, President and CEO of Platform Partners, LLC, a private holding company that makes equity investments in middle-market companies. Prior to founding Platform in August 2006, Mr. Brazelton was a Partner of The CapStreet Group, LLC, an institutional private equity fund focused on investing in middle-market companies where he had worked from August 2000 until July 2006. Prior to joining CapStreet, Mr. Brazelton worked for the private equity firms of Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst and Willis Stein & Partners after starting his career in investment banking at CS First Boston in its Natural Resources Group. Mr. Brazelton serves on the boards of directors of private companies Encino Energy, LLC, Evergreen Environmental, LLC, Expedition Water Solutions, LLC, Firestone and Robertson Distilling, LLC and Dynamic Glass, LLC. He received his BBA from the Business Honors Program at the University of Texas at Austin and his MBA from Stanford University.

O. Donaldson Chapoton

Mr. O. Donaldson Chapoton is an Independent Director of Vaalco Energy, Inc. Mr. Chapoton has served on the Board since February 2006. Mr. Chapoton has been a partner in the VMS Group, a partnership involved in investment opportunities in technology and in furnishing back office services to venture funds and partnerships since 2001. He practiced law with the firm of Baker Botts, LLP from the early 1960s until 2001 specializing in income tax matters, including both transactional tax work and the legislative and regulatory matters. From 1986 to 1989, Mr. Chapoton left Baker Botts to serve as the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Tax Policy under President Reagan. In that role he participated in the formulating the Reagan Administration's tax policy and presented that policy in testimony before the U.S. Congress. In 1989, he rejoined Baker Botts as the partner-in-charge of the firm’s Washington office. He also served for a time as a senior partner in Breen Investors, LLC, an investment advisory firm. Mr. Chapoton received his LL.B., with honors, from the University of Texas School of Law.

Andrew Fawthrop

Mr. Andrew L. Fawthrop is Independent Director of VAALCO Energy, Inc. Mr. Fawthrop has served on the Board since October 2014. Mr. Fawthrop has deep and broad-based experience in the oil and gas industry, including in West Africa, having served for 37 years with Unocal Corporation and Chevron Corporation (following its acquisition of Unocal in 2005) in a vast number of international leadership positions. Most recently, from January 2009 until his retirement in 2014, Mr. Fawthrop served as Chairman and Managing Director for Chevron Nigeria. Prior to his assignment in Nigeria, Mr. Fawthrop served as President and Managing Director for Unocal/Chevron Bangladesh from 2003 until 2007. In his professional career, Mr. Fawthrop held various positions of increasing responsibility for exploration activities around the world in geographies including China, Egypt, Indonesia, Mexico, Africa, Latin America and Europe. Mr. Fawthrop served as a Member of the Advisory Board of Eurasia Group. He served as a Director of Hindustan Oil Exploration Co. Ltd. from 2003 to 2005 and served as Director of Hoec Bardahl India Limited. He was an active member of the United States Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce, the Asia Society of Texas and the Houston World Affairs Council. Mr. Fawthrop holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology and Chemistry and a Masters degree in Marine Geology from the University of London.

John Myers

Mr. John J. Myers, Jr., is an Independent Director of Vaalco Energy, Inc. Mr. Myers has served on the Board since March 2010. Mr. Myers was founder and Managing Partner for Treaty Oak Capital Management, an energy investment hedge fund based in Austin, Texas from 2002 through 2009. In 2007, Mr. Myers founded Tectonic Capital Management investment fund, and has also served as an officer of Grace Bay Asset Management LLC since 2014, Cotton Gen LLC since 2014 and Escencial Capital since 2012. Mr. Myers, a Chartered Financial Analyst, was engaged for over 20 years as an equity analyst covering oil and gas exploration and production companies, having served with RBC Dain Rauscher Wessels, Morgan Keegan, Petrie Parkman & Co. and Southcoast Capital. He holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Masters degree in Management from Northwestern University.

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