People: Hi Crush Partners LP (HCLP.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Rasmus

57 2012 Co-Chief Executive Officer, Director of General Partner

James Whipkey

57 2012 Co-Chief Executive Officer, Director of General Partner

Laura Fulton

51 2012 Chief Financial Officer of General Partner

Jefferies Alston

37 2012 Chief Operating Officer, Director of General Partner

William Fehr

2013 Executive Vice President

Chad McEver

42 2012 Vice President of General Partner

Mark Skolos

55 2012 General Counsel, Secretary of General Partner

Gregory Evans

34 2014 Director of the General Partner

John Huff

69 2012 Director of General Partner

Trevor Turbidy

47 2012 Director of General Partner

R. Graham Whaling

60 2015 Director of General Partner

John Affleck-Graves

64 2012 Independent Director of General Partner

John Poorman

63 2013 Independent Director of the General Partner

Joseph Winkler

63 Independent Director of General Partner

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Rasmus

Mr. Robert E. Rasmus is Co-Chief Executive Officer, Director of Hi-Crush GP LLC, the General Partner of Hi-Crush Partners LP. Mr. Rasmus was named Co-Chief Executive Officer and appointed to the board of directors of our general partner in May 2012. Mr. Rasmus was a founding member of Red Oak Capital Management LLC (“ROCM”) in June 2002 and has served as Managing Director since inception. ROCM’s business model centered on partnering with the largest oil services companies in unconventional basins in the United States. Prior to the founding of ROCM, Mr. Rasmus was the President of Thunderbolt Capital Corp., a venture firm focused on start-up and early stage private equity investments. Previously, Mr. Rasmus started, built and expanded a variety of domestic and international capital markets and corporate finance businesses. Mr. Rasmus was the Senior Managing Director of Banc One Capital Markets, Inc. (formerly First Chicago Capital Markets, Inc.) where he was responsible for the high yield and private placement businesses while functioning as a member of the management committee. Prior thereto, Mr. Rasmus was the Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking in London for First Chicago Ltd. Mr. Rasmus holds a BA in Government and International Relations from the University of Notre Dame.

James Whipkey

Mr. James M. Whipkey is Co-Chief Executive Officer, Director of Hi-Crush GP LLC, the General Partner of Hi-Crush Partners LP. Mr. Whipkey has a 35 year background in the oil and natural gas industry with broad experience in both technical and financial areas. Mr. Whipkey is a co-founder of Hi-Crush Proppants LLC and has served as its Co-Chief Executive Officer since its formation in October 2010. Mr. Whipkey was named Co-Chief Executive Officer and appointed to the board of directors of our general partner in May 2012. Mr. Whipkey was a founding member of ROCM in June 2002 and has served as Managing Director since inception. Prior to the founding of ROCM, Mr. Whipkey was an equity analyst covering the exploration and production sector, most recently as a Managing Director at ABN Amro Bank N.V. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Whipkey was the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for NYSE-listed Benton Oil and Gas Company. Prior thereto, Mr. Whipkey worked in a number of investment banking positions managing a wide range of relationships and responsibilities in the energy sector. His various roles included energy derivatives trading at Phibro Energy Inc., investment banking at Kidder, Peabody & Co., and stock analysis at Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., where he won “All-Star” recognition from the Wall Street Journal in both the E&P and oil service sectors. Mr. Whipkey began his career as a petroleum engineer with Amoco Corporation where he spent five years in operations, drilling and reservoir simulation roles. Mr. Whipkey holds a BS in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago. We believe that Mr. Whipkey’s experience in senior financial management and knowledge of our business serve him well as a member of the board of directors of our general partner.

Laura Fulton

Ms. Laura C. Fulton is Chief Financial Officer of Hi-Crush GP LLC, the General Partner of Hi-Crush Partners LP. On February 26, 2013, Ms. Fulton was elected director of Targa Resources Corp. and serves on the audit committee and compensation committee. From March 2008 to October 2011, Ms. Fulton served as the Executive Vice President, Accounting and then Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of AEI Services, LLC (“AEI”), an owner and operator of essential energy infrastructure assets in emerging markets. Prior to AEI, Ms. Fulton spent 12 years with Lyondell Chemical Company in various capacities, including as general auditor responsible for internal audit and the Sarbanes-Oxley certification process, and as the assistant controller. Previously, Ms. Fulton worked for Deloitte & Touche in its audit and assurance practice for 11 years. Ms. Fulton is a CPA and graduated cum laude from Texas A&M University with a BBA in Accounting. Ms. Fulton is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and serves on the Accounting Department Advisory Board at Texas A&M University.

Jefferies Alston

Mr. Jefferies V. Alston, III, is Chief Operating Officer, Director of Hi-Crush GP LLC, the General Partner of Hi-Crush Partners LP. Mr. Alston founded Trinity Consulting, LLC (“Trinity”) in December 2009, where he designed and managed construction of numerous frac sand processing facilities and became one of the leading consultants in the industry, until dissolving Trinity to join Hi-Crush Proppants LLC. Mr. Alston worked for Alston Equipment Company, Inc. (“Alston Equipment”) from February 1999 until he founded Trinity in December 2009. While at Alston Equipment, Mr. Alston was responsible for sales, growth initiatives and customer relations. Mr. Alston attended The University of Southern Mississippi and Southeastern Louisiana University. With his extensive knowledge of the frac sand industry, we believe Mr. Alston brings substantial experience and leadership skills to the board of directors of our general partner.

William Fehr

William H. Fehr is Executive Vice President. Mr. Fehr was named an Executive Vice President of Hi-Crush Partners LP on June 11, 2013. Mr. Fehr co-founded D&I, acquired by Hi-Crush Partners in June 2013, and currently oversees our sales and marketing, supplier and rail relationship management, car logistics and finance functions. Prior to D&I, Mr. Fehr founded and operated several companies in the natural resource and logistics industries. In 2005, Mr. Fehr founded Chestnut Oil, a shallow oil and gas drilling and production company. In 1997, Mr. Fehr founded and assumed the role of President & CEO of the companies Agile Stone Systems and Rock&Rail, Inc. Agile Stone Systems was a greenfield operation located in Parkdale, CO which acquired and permitted acreage with sand, gravel and granite mines. Rock&Rail, Inc. was used for the purposes of purchasing the rail through the Royal Gorge of Colorado and to then acquire track rights from the BNSF. Rock&Rail was later expanded and developed a unit train aggregate transloading facility in Colorado Springs. Agile Stone and Rock&Rail were sold in 2001 to Colorado Materials, Inc. In 1986 Mr. Fehr became Chairman and CEO of Berks Products Corporation (“BPC”), a family-owned business. BPC was an integrated material supply, mining, road building and petroleum marketing company. Mr. Fehr is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a BS in International Agriculture Economics and holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Chad McEver

Mr. Chad M. McEver is Vice President of Hi-Crush GP LLC, the General Partner of Hi-Crush Partners LP. Mr. McEver was named Vice President of our general partner in May 2012. Mr. McEver joined ROCM as an Associate in 2004 and has served as Vice President since 2010. In executing the business model of ROCM, Mr. McEver has been responsible for analysis, execution and origination of projects with exploration and production and oilfield services companies and ROCM’s co-investors. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. McEver was a Director at EnerCom, Inc., an investor relations consulting firm exclusively serving the energy industry. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. McEver was an analyst in the investment banking energy group at Raymond James & Associates. Mr. McEver holds a BBA from Stephen F. Austin State University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Denver.

Mark Skolos

Mr. Mark C. Skolos is General Counsel, Secretary of Hi-Crush GP LLC, the General Partner of Hi-Crush Partners LP. Prior to joining Hi-Crush Proppants LLC, Mr. Skolos was a shareholder at the law firm of Weld, Riley, Prenn and Ricci S.C. (“Weld Riley”) from September 2011 to April 2012. Mr. Skolos worked as an attorney for Skolos, Millis and Matousek, S.C., or its predecessor firms (“Skolos Millis”), for 26 years prior to its merger with Weld Riley in April 2012. Mr. Skolos was made a shareholder at Skolos Millis in 1990. In his private practice, Mr. Skolos represented developers, businesses and local units of government on issues of government regulation, land use and real estate. Mr. Skolos has extensive experience representing companies in the non-metallic mining and processing industry on a wide spectrum of issues, including permitting, land acquisition and government relations. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1985 with a JD. Mr. Skolos has served as President of the Tri-County Bar Association of Wisconsin and acted as both Circuit Court and Family Court Commissioner in the State of Wisconsin.

Gregory Evans

Mr. Gregory F. Evans is Director of Hi-Crush GP LLC, the General Partner of Hi-Crush Partners LP. Mr. Evans currently serves as a Principal of Avista Capital Partners, where he has worked since 2005. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Evans was an Analyst at DLJ Merchant Banking Partners. Prior to joining DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, he was an Analyst in Credit Suisse First Boston’s Investment Banking Department. Mr. Evans holds an BBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin. We believe that Mr. Evans brings financial and analytical expertise in the energy sector, including experience as a director of numerous energy-related companies, to the board of directors of our general partner.

John Huff

Mr. John R. Huff is Director of Hi-Crush GP LLC, the General Partner of Hi-Crush Partners LP. Mr. Huff has served as Chairman of the board of directors of Oceaneering International, Inc. (“Oceaneering”) since 1990 and served as its Chief Executive Officer from 1986 to 2006. Prior to joining Oceaneering, Mr. Huff served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Western Oceanic, Inc. from 1972 to 1986. In addition to his service as chairman of the board of directors of Oceaneering, Mr. Huff has served as a member of the board of directors of Suncor Energy, Inc. since 1998. Mr. Huff also served as a member of the board of directors of Rowan Companies, Inc. from April 2006 to May 2009, of KBR, Inc. from April 2007 to April 2014 and of BJ Services Company from 1992 to April 2010. Mr. Huff received a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech and attended the Harvard Business School’s Program for Management Development. Mr. Huff is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas and a member of the National Academy of Engineering, Washington D.C. We believe that Mr. Huff’s substantial knowledge of energy-related businesses, as well as his considerable experience as a director of public companies, has prepared him well to serve on the board of directors of our general partner.

Trevor Turbidy

Mr. Trevor T. Turbidy is Director of Hi-Crush GP LLC, the General Partner of Hi-Crush Partners LP. Mr. Turbidy has served as an energy industry advisor for Avista Capital Partners since 2007. Prior to joining Avista Capital Partners, Mr. Turbidy served as Chief Executive Officer of Trico Marine Services (“Trico”), an international provider of marine support vessel services to the offshore oil and gas industry from 2005 to 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Turbidy was Chief Financial Officer of Trico from 2003 to 2005, functioned as the Chief Restructuring Officer during the company’s restructuring and subsequently was promoted to Chief Executive Officer after its successful completion. Prior to his service at Trico, Mr. Turbidy spent more than a decade with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrete Inc. (“DLJ”) and Credit Suisse First Boston in their investment banking divisions. During his tenure with DLJ and Credit Suisse First Boston, Mr. Turbidy focused on the energy sector, principally offshore and land drilling contractors, seismic service providers, oilfield equipment manufacturers, offshore support vessel providers and exploration and production companies, as well as regional opportunities in the Southwest. Mr. Turbidy previously served as a director of Grey Wolf, Inc., Precision Drilling Corporation and Trico Marine Services Inc., as well as a number of private companies in the energy industry. Mr. Turbidy holds an AB in Economics from Duke University. We believe that Mr. Turbidy’s substantial management-level experience with public and private companies, together with his considerable knowledge of the energy industry as a whole, are of great value to the board of directors of our general partner.

R. Graham Whaling

Mr. R. Graham Whaling is Director of Hi-Crush GP LLC, the general partner of Hi-Crush Partners LP ., effective February 17, 2015. Since 2014, Mr. Whaling has served as an energy industry advisor for Avista Capital Partners. Prior to joining Avista Capital Partners, Mr. Whaling served as Chief Executive Officer of Parkman Whaling, an oil and gas investment banking advisory firm, which he co-founded in July 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Whaling was chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Laredo Energy, L.P., which he co-founded in 2001. Mr. Whaling has also been a Managing Director at DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Monterey Resources Inc. and Chief Financial Officer of Santa Fe Energy Resources, Inc. Mr. Whaling holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Texas. We believe that Mr. Whaling’s substantial management-level experience, together with his extensive knowledge of and background in the energy industry, make him particularly well-qualified to serve on the board of directors of our general partner.

John Affleck-Graves

Mr. John Affleck-Graves is an Independent Director of General Partner of Hi-Crush GP LLC, the General Partner of Hi-Crush Partners LP. He has served in roles of increasing responsibility and seniority at The University of Notre Dame from 1986 to present, including as an Executive Vice President from 2004 to present. As Executive Vice President, he serves as one of three executive officers of the University. Additionally, Mr. Affleck-Graves is a prior Board member of St. Joseph’s Capital Bank, Student Loan Corporation and Express-1 Inc. Throughout his career, Mr. Affleck-Graves has received many distinctions and honors including MBA Outstanding Teacher Award, University of Notre Dame. He received his BSc Mathematical Statistics and Computer Science in 1971 from the University of Capetown. Mr. Affleck-Graves also holds a PhD in Mathematical Statistics and a BCom in Accounting and Financial Management from the University of Capetown. Mr Affleck-Graves previously served as a director of Express-1 Expedited Solutions, Inc. from October 2006 to October 2011 and served on its audit committee. We believe that Mr. Affleck-Graves’ expertise and the unique perspective gained from his service at the University of Notre Dame enable him to effectively serve as a director

John Poorman

Mr. John Kevin Poorman has been appointed as Independent Director of Hi-Crush GP LLC, the general partner of Hi-Crush Partners LP., effective August 14, 2013. Since June 2013, Mr. Poorman has been Chief Executive Officer of PSP Capital Partners, LLC and Pritzker Realty Group, LLC, investment managers for affiliated entities in real estate and other non-real estate business. Pritzker Realty Group, LLC is also an operator of real estate. Mr. Poorman is responsible for implementing and overseeing each company's strategic direction. He is also Executive Chairman of Vi Senior Living (formerly Classic Residence by Hyatt). Mr. Poorman previously served as an officer and director of several businesses owned by interests of the extended Pritzker family. Mr. Poorman is the past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Loyola University of New Orleans and currently serves as a director of The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Inc. Mr. Poorman also serves as President and as director of The Barack Obama Foundation. Prior to joining Hyatt Hotels Corporation in 1988, Mr. Poorman was a partner in the Dallas-based law firm of Johnson & Swanson. We believe that Mr. Poorman’s business leadership skills make him well-suited to serve on the board of directors of our general partner.

Joseph Winkler

Mr. Joseph C. Winkler III is an Independent Director of Hi-Crush GP LLC, the General Partner of Hi-Crush Partners LP. Mr. Winkler served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Complete Production Services, Inc. (“Complete”), a provider of specialized oil and gas services and equipment in North America, from March 2007 until February 2012, at which time Complete was acquired by Superior Energy Services, Inc. From June 2005 to March 2007, Mr. Winkler served as Complete’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to that, from March 2005 until June 2005, Mr. Winkler served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of National Oilwell Varco, Inc., an oilfield capital equipment and services company, and from May 2003 until March 2005 as the President and Chief Operating Officer of the company’s predecessor, Varco International, Inc. (“Varco”). From April 1996 until May 2003, Mr. Winkler served in various other capacities with Varco and its predecessor, including Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. From 1993 to April 1996, Mr. Winkler served as the Chief Financial Officer of D.O.S., Ltd., a privately held provider of solids control equipment and services and coil tubing equipment to the oil and gas industry, which was acquired by Varco in April 1996. Prior to joining D.O.S., Ltd., Mr. Winkler served as Chief Financial Officer of Baker Hughes INTEQ, and served in a similar role for various companies owned by Baker Hughes Incorporated including Eastman/Telco and Milpark Drilling Fluids. Mr. Winkler is a member of the board of directors of Dresser-Rand Group, Inc., a NYSE-listed provider of rating equipment solutions, and serves on the Compensation and Nominating and Governance Committees. Mr. Winkler is also a member of the board of directors of Commercial Metals Company, a vertically integrated Fortune 500 steel company, and serves on its Finance Committee, and a member of the board of directors of Eclipse Resources Corporation, an independent exploration and production company

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Robert Rasmus

2,334,950

James Whipkey

2,327,790

Laura Fulton

911,341

Jefferies Alston

2,307,590

William Fehr

--

Chad McEver

243,190

Mark Skolos

690,191

Gregory Evans

--

John Huff

--

Trevor Turbidy

--

R. Graham Whaling

--

John Affleck-Graves

--

John Poorman

--

Joseph Winkler

--
As Of  30 Dec 2014
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