People: Contango Oil & Gas Co (MCF)

MCF on American Stock Exchange

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31 Oct 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Joseph Romano

61 2013 Chairman of the Board

Allan Keel

54 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

E. Joseph Grady

61 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Thomas Atkins

55 2013 Senior Vice President - Exploration

Anthony Carl Isaac

50 2013 Senior Vice President - Operations

Jay Mengle

60 2013 Senior Vice President - Engineering

John Thomas

45 2013 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Bill Berilgen

65 2007 Independent Director

B. James Ford

46 2013 Independent Director

Lon McCain

66 2013 Independent Director

Charles Reimer

69 2005 Independent Director

Steven Schoonover

68 2005 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Joseph Romano

Mr. Joseph J. Romano is Chairman of the Boardof Contango Oil & Gas Co. He served as Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Romano was elected Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Contango in November 2012, a few months after the Company's founder, Mr. Kenneth R. Peak, received a medical leave of absence. Upon Mr. Peak's passing in April 2013, Mr. Romano was also elected Chairman. Mr. Romano assisted Mr. Peak in founding the Company in 1999. Mr. Romano has worked in the energy industry since 1977. Mr. Romano served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Zilkha Energy Company until its sale in 1998 and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Zilkha Renewable Company until its sale in 2005. He currently also serves in various capacities in Zilkha-affiliated companies. He has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Olympic Energy Partners since 2005, which owns working interests in Contango's Dutch and Mary Rose fields, has been President and Chief Executive Officer of ZZ Biotech since 2006, and has been Vice President and Director of Laetitia Vineyards and Winery since 2000. Mr. Romano also served as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Controller of Texas International Company from 1986 through 1988 and its Treasurer and Controller from 1982 through 1985. Prior to 1982, Mr. Romano spent five years working in the Worldwide Energy Group of the First National Bank of Chicago. He earned his BA in Economics from the University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire and an MBA from the University of Northern Illinois.

Allan Keel

Mr. Allan D. Keel is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Contango Oil & Gas Company. He joined Crimson in 2005. From February 2005 until the Merger, Mr. Keel served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Crimson. Mr. Keel was employed by Energen Resources from 1984-1996 where he held several positions, the last of which was Vice President of Exploration and Business Development. Mr. Keel holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Geology from the University of Alabama and an MBA from the Owen School of Management at Vanderbilt University. As our Chief Executive Officer and President, Mr. Keel gives our Board insight and in-depth knowledge of our industry and our specific operations and strategies.

E. Joseph Grady

Mr. E. Joseph Grady is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Contango Oil & Gas CompanyMr. Grady had previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Crimson from February 2005 until the closing of the Merger. Mr. Grady has over 35 years of financial, operational and administrative experience, including over 25 years in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining Crimson, Mr. Grady was managing director of Vision Fund Advisors, Inc., a financial advisory firm which he co-founded in 2001, until its dissolution in June 2008. He was formerly Senior Vice President-Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Texas Petrochemicals Holdings, Inc. from April 2003 to July 2004, Vice President-Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Forcenergy Inc. from 1995 to 2001, and he held various financial management positions with Pelto Oil Company from 1980 to 1990, including Vice President-Finance from 1988 to 1990. Mr. Grady is a CPA and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Louisiana State University.

Thomas Atkins

Mr. Thomas H. Atkins is Senior Vice President - Exploration of Contango Oil & Gas Company. Mr. Atkins joined Crimson in 2005. From April 2005 until the Merger, Mr. Atkins served as the Senior Vice President of Exploration of Crimson.

Anthony Carl Isaac

Mr. A. Carl Isaac is Senior Vice President - Operations of Contango Oil & Gas Company. Mr. Isaac joined Crimson in 2010. From May 2010 until the Merger, Mr. Isaac served as Senior Vice President of Operations of Crimson. Prior to joining Crimson, from 2007 to 2010, he was Executive Vice President of Beryl Resources, an oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in the Gulf of Mexico.

Jay Mengle

Mr. Jay S. Mengle is Senior Vice President - Engineering of Contango Oil & Gas Company. Mr. Mengle joined Crimson in 2005. From April 2005 to May 2010, he served as the Senior Vice President of Operations and Engineering of Crimson. From May 2010 until the Merger, Mr. Mengle served as the Senior Vice President of Engineering.

John Thomas

Mr. John A. Thomas is a Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of CONTANGO OIL & GAS COMPANY., Mr. Thomas was Counsel with Vinson & Elkins LLP. He was Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Conquest Petroleum Inc. during 2008 and was Corporate Counsel for Apache Corporation from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Thomas began his legal career with Vinson & Elkins LLP from 1999 to 2006. Mr. Thomas received a Juris Doctor degree from Southern Methodist University, a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Houston and a Bachelor of Science degree in business from Oklahoma State University.

Bill Berilgen

Mr. Bill A. Berilgen is an Independent Director of Contango Oil & Gas Co., since July 16, 2007. Mr. Berilgen has served in a variety of senior positions during his 40 year career. In February 2013 he became the managing director Most recently, he became Chief Executive Officer of Patara Oil & Gas LLC in April 2008. Prior to that he was Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Rosetta Resources Inc., a company he founded in June 2005, until his resignation in July 2007, and then he was an independent consultant from July 2007 through April 2008. Mr. Berilgen was also previously the Executive Vice President of Calpine Corp. and President of Calpine Natural Gas L.P. from October 1999 through June 2005. In June 1997, Mr. Berilgen joined Sheridan Energy, a public oil and gas company, as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Berilgen attended the University of Oklahoma, receiving a BS in Petroleum Engineering in 1970 and a MS in Industrial Engineering / Management Science.

B. James Ford

Mr. B. James Ford is an Independent Director of Contango Oil & Gas Company. He served as Director of Crimson Exploration Inc. Mr. Ford was previously a member of Crimson’s Board of Directors from February 2005 until the closing of the Merger. Mr. Ford is a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager within Oaktree Capital Management’s Global Principal Group. He is responsible for overseeing all activities of the Global Principal Group, including investment commitments and approvals, client relations and administrative and personnel-related matters. Since joining Oaktree in 1996, he has been involved in sourcing and executing a number of the firm’s most significant investments and led the group’s efforts in the media and energy sectors prior to being named a portfolio manager in 2006. Mr. Ford has worked extensively with a variety of Oaktree portfolio companies, including serving on the Boards of Directors of Cequel Communications (the eighth largest cable operator in the U.S.), Exco Resources, Forcenergy, Inc. (oil and gas exploration and production companies) and Regal Entertainment (largest movie exhibitor in the U.S.), as well as numerous private companies. Before joining Oaktree in 1996, Mr. Ford was a consultant with McKinsey & Co., and a financial analyst in the Investment Banking Department of PaineWebber Incorporated.

Lon McCain

Mr. Lon McCain is an Independent Director of Contango Oil & Gas Company. He served as Director of Crimson Exploration Inc. Mr. McCain was previously a member of Crimson’s Board of Directors from June 2005 until the closing of the Merger. Between July 2009 and August 2010, Mr. McCain served as the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Ellora Energy, Inc, an independent oil and gas exploration and production company. Before joining Ellora Energy Inc. in 2009, he previously served as Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of Westport, a large, publicly traded exploration and production company, from 2001 until the sale of that company to Kerr-McGee Corporation in 2004. From 1992 until joining Westport, Mr. McCain was Senior Vice President and Principal of Petrie Parkman & Co., an investment banking firm specializing in the oil and gas industry. From 1978 until joining Petrie Parkman, Mr. McCain held senior financial management positions with Presidio Oil Company, Petro-Lewis Corporation and Ceres Capital. He currently serves as a director of the publicly held Cheniere Energy Partners L.P. and Continental Resources Inc.

Charles Reimer

Mr. Charles M. Reimer is an Independent Director of Contango Oil & Gas Co., since November 18, 2005. Mr. Reimer is President of Freeport LNG Development, L.P., and has experience in exploration, production, liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) and business development ventures, both domestically and abroad. From 1986 until 1998, Mr. Reimer served as the senior executive responsible for the VICO joint venture that operated in Indonesia, and provided LNG technical support to P. T. Badak. Additionally, during these years he served, along with Pertamina executives, on the board of directors of the P.T. Badak LNG plant in Bontang, Indonesia. Mr. Reimer began his career with Exxon Company USA in 1967 and held various professional and management positions in Texas and Louisiana. Mr. Reimer was named President of Phoenix Resources Company in 1985 and relocated to Cairo, Egypt, to begin eight years of international assignments in both Egypt and Indonesia. Prior to joining Freeport LNG Development, L.P. in December 2002, Mr. Reimer was President and Chief Executive Officer of Cheniere Energy, Inc.

Steven Schoonover

Mr. Steven L. Schoonover is an Independent Director of Contango Oil & Gas Co., since November 18, 2005. Mr. Schoonover was most recently Chief Executive Officer of Cellxion, L.L.C., a company he founded in September 1996 and sold in September 2007, which specialized in construction and installation of telecommunication buildings and towers, as well as the installation of high-tech telecommunication equipment. Since the sale in September 2007, Mr. Schoonover continues to serve as a consultant to the current management team of Cellxion, L.L.C. From 1990 until its sale in November 1997 to Telephone Data Systems, Inc., Mr. Schoonover served as President of Blue Ridge Cellular, Inc., a full-service cellular telephone company he co-founded. From 1983 to 1996, he served in various positions, including President and Chief Executive Officer, with Fibrebond Corporation, a construction firm involved in cellular telecommunications buildings, site development and tower construction. Mr. Schoonover has been awarded, on two occasions with two different companies, Entrepreneur of the Year, sponsored by Ernst & Young, Inc Magazine and USA Today.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Joseph Romano

629,740

Allan Keel

4,578,720

E. Joseph Grady

2,144,660

Thomas Atkins

1,413,480

Anthony Carl Isaac

1,471,200

Jay Mengle

1,414,980

John Thomas

--

Bill Berilgen

--

B. James Ford

--

Lon McCain

--

Charles Reimer

--

Steven Schoonover

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013
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