People: Midstates Petroleum Company Inc (MPO)

MPO on New York Consolidated

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22 Aug 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Thomas Knudson

67 2014 Independent Interim Chairman of the Board

Peter Hill

67 2014 Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, Director

Nelson Haight

49 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Dexter Burleigh

54 2013 Senior Vice President - Strategic Planning , Treasury

Greg Hebertson

47 2013 Senior Vice President- Exploration

Stephen McDaniel

52 2013 Director

George DeMontrond

31 2014 Independent Director

Loren Leiker

60 2011 Independent Director

John Mogford

60 2011 Independent Director

Mary Ricciardello

58 2011 Independent Director

Robert Tichio

36 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Thomas Knudson

Mr. Thomas C. Knudson is Independent Interim Chairman of the Board of MIDSTATES PETROLEUM COMPANY, INC. Mr. Knudson has served as the Non-Executive Chairman of Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) since August 2006 and as a Director of Bristow since June 2004. Mr. Knudson has been president of Tom Knudson Interests, which provides consulting services in energy, sustainable development, and leadership, since its formation in 2004. Following seven years of active duty as a U.S. Naval aviator and an aerospace engineer, he joined Continental Oil Company (Conoco) in 1975 and retired in 2004 from Conoco's successor, ConocoPhillips, as Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Government Affairs and Communications and as a member of ConocoPhillips' management committee. He was the founding Chairman of the Business Council for Sustainable Development in both the United States and the United Kingdom. Mr. Knudson served as a Director of NATCO Group, Inc. from April 2005 to November 2009, Williams Partners L.P. from November 2005 to September 2007 and MDU Resources Group Inc. from 2008 to April 2014. He has also served as a Trustee of the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest since February 2012 and as a member of the National Council of Methodist Neurological Institute since October 2011. Mr. Knudson has a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and a master's degree in aerospace engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. We believe Mr. Knudson's extensive knowledge and expertise in the energy industry will allow him to provide valuable insights to our Board of Directors.

Peter Hill

Dr. Peter J. Hill, Ph.D., has been appointed as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, Director of Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc. He has been Interim President and Chief Executive Officer effective March 31, 2014. Dr. Hill has served as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors since April 2013. Dr. Hill has served as the Non-Executive Chairman of Triangle Petroleum Corporation, an independent oil and natural gas company concentrated in the Bakken, since February 2013. He has served as a Director of Triangle since December 2009 and previously as its Chief Executive Officer from December 2009 until April 2012 and Executive Chairman from April 2012 to February 2013. Dr. Hill has 40 years of experience in the international oil and natural gas industry. He commenced his career in 1972 and spent 22 years in senior positions at British Petroleum including Chief Geologist, Chief of Staff for BP Exploration, President of BP Venezuela and Regional Director for Central and South America. Dr. Hill then worked as Vice President of Exploration at Ranger Oil Ltd. in England from 1994 to 1995, Managing Director of Exploration and Production at Deminex GMBH Oil in Germany from 1995 to 1997, Technical Director/Chief Operating Officer at Hardy Oil & Gas plc from 1998 to 2000, President and Chief Executive Officer at Harvest Natural Resources, Inc. from 2000 to 2005, Director/Chairman at Austral Pacific Energy Ltd. from 2006 to 2008, independent advisor to Palo Alto Investors from January 2008 to December 2009 and Non-Executive Chairman at Toreador Resources Corporation from January 2009 to April 2011. He holds a bachelors and Ph.D. degree in Geology from Southampton University.

Nelson Haight

Mr. Nelson Haight is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of the company., effective January 6, 2014. Mr. Haight, age 48, is a Certified Public Accountant and has served in his current position with the Company since August 2013 and served as the Company’s Vice President and Controller from December 2011 to August 2013. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Haight was a partner with the audit firms of GBH CPAs from November 2008 to December 2011 and Malone Bailey, PC from July 2007 to November 2008. Prior to those positions, Mr. Haight served in a variety of public accounting and finance roles and began his career in 1988 with Arthur Anderson and Co. The selection of Mr. Haight to serve as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer was not pursuant to any arrangement or understanding with respect to any other person. In addition, there are no family relationships between Mr. Haight and any director or other executive officer of the Company and there are no related person transactions between the Company and Mr. Haight reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

Dexter Burleigh

Mr. Dexter Burleigh is Senior Vice President—Strategic Planning and Treasury of Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc., since April 2013. He was the Vice President—Planning and Treasury from December 2009 to April 2013. Prior to joining Midstates, Mr. Burleigh spent 28 years at ConocoPhillips, an independent oil and gas exploration and production company, where he was most recently their Finance Manager from 1997 to December 2009. He holds a degree in Finance and Economics from McNeese State University.

Greg Hebertson

Mr. Greg Hebertson is Senior Vice President- Exploration of MIDSTATES PETROLEUM COMPANY, INC. Prior to joining Midstates, Mr. Hebertson was Vice President, Global Exploration New Ventures, for Talisman Energy, a global independent oil and gas company, from August 2011 to May 2013. Prior to Talisman, Mr. Hebertson worked at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation for 17 years where most recently he was General Manager, Latin America Exploration. Mr. Hebertson has extensive global upstream experience in both technical and management roles around the world, including multiple onshore US basins, Canada, Alaska, the Gulf of Mexico (US), Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and Latin America. Mr. Hebertson holds bachelor's and master's degrees in Geology from Brigham Young University as well as business and leadership certifications from Rice University. He is a licensed Geologist in the State of Texas and board councilor for the Division of Professional Affairs (DPA), a division of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG).

Stephen McDaniel

Mr. Stephen J. McDaniel is Director of Midstates Petroleum Company Inc., since March 2011. He served as Chairman of the Board of the Company. He was President and Chief Executive Officer from August 2008 until March 2011. Prior to that, he served as President and Treasurer. He is a member of the board of directors of Ultra Petroleum, a position he has held since 2006. Mr. McDaniel’s previous experience included 10 years of oil and gas investment banking, the majority of which was with Merrill Lynch. He held the position of Managing Director at Merrill Lynch when he left the banking industry in 2004 to focus his full time efforts on Midstates Petroleum. He began his career with Conoco in 1983 and held positions in Conoco’s engineering, operations, and business development organizations.

George DeMontrond

Mr. George A. DeMontrond is Independent Director of MIDSTATES PETROLEUM COMPANY, INC. Mr. DeMontrond is a Vice President with First Reserve Corporation ("First Reserve"), a global energy-focused private equity and infrastructure investment firm, and joined the firm in 2007. Mr. DeMontrond's responsibilities at First Reserve range from deal origination and structuring to due diligence, execution and monitoring, with a particular emphasis on the reserves sector. Prior to joining First Reserve, Mr. DeMontrond served as an Investment Banking Analyst in the Energy, Utilities & Chemicals Group at Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. He holds a bachelor's degree from Rice University.

Loren Leiker

Mr. Loren M. Leiker is Independent Director of Midstates Petroleum Company Inc., since December 2011. Mr. Leiker retired in 2011 after a 23 year career from EOG Resources, Inc., one of the independent oil and natural gas companies in the United States. From July 2007 through September 2011, Mr. Leiker served as Officer and Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman at EOG Resources, Inc. Mr. Leiker served as Senior Executive Vice President of Exploration at EOG Resources, Inc. from February 2007 through September 2011, and immediately prior to that served as Executive Vice President of Exploration at EOG Resources, Inc. from May 1998 to February 2007 and as Executive Vice President of Exploration and Development from February 2000 to February 2007. Mr. Leiker served as Senior Vice President, Exploration of EOG Resources. Prior to joining EOG Resources, Mr. Leiker held a of domestic and international technical and managerial roles at Tenneco Inc.

John Mogford

Mr. John Mogford is an Independent Director of Midstates Petroleum Company Inc., since March 2011. Mr. Mogford joined First Reserve as Operating Partner in 2009 and is now a Managing Director based in London. He provides direct operational support and guidance to First Reserve’s portfolio company executives as well as strategic advice to First Reserve investment teams. Prior to joining First Reserve, Mr. Mogford spent 32 years at BP, mainly in upstream, as the Executive Vice President for Refining. He served as one of 10 members of BP’s Executive Committee. Mr. Mogford received a B.Eng. from Sheffield University and business qualifications from INSEAD and Stanford Universities.

Mary Ricciardello

Ms. Mary P. Ricciardello is an Independent Director of Midstates Petroleum Company Inc., since December 2011. Ms. Ricciardello retired in 2002 after a 20 year career with Reliant Energy Inc., a independent power producer and marketer. She served as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Reliant Energy, Inc. from January 2001 to August 2002, and immediately prior to that served as its Senior Vice President and Comptroller from September 1999 to January 2001 and as its Vice President and Comptroller from 1996 to September 1999. Ms. Ricciardello served as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Reliant Resources, Inc. from May 2001 to August 2002. Ms. Ricciardello serves on the board of the Houston Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors and the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Catholic Endowment Foundation. Ms. Ricciardello served as director of U.S. Concrete, Inc. from 2003 until August 2010.

Robert Tichio

Mr. Robert M. Tichio is Independent Director of Midstates Petroleum Company Inc., since October 2012. Mr. Tichio is a Managing Director at Riverstone Holdings LLC, an energy and power-focused private equity firm, and joined Riverstone in 2006. Mr. Tichio focuses on investments in the energy and power sectors. Prior to joining Riverstone, Mr. Tichio was in the Principal Investment Area (PIA) of Goldman Sachs which manages the firm's private corporate equity investments. Mr. Tichio began his career at J.P. Morgan in the Mergers & Acquisition group where he concentrated on assignments that included public company combinations, asset sales, takeover defenses and leveraged buyouts. In addition to serving on the boards of a number of Riverstone portfolio companies and their affiliates, Mr. Tichio has also served as a member of the board of directors of Gibson Energy (TSE:GEI) since 2008 and is a member of the Board of Visitors of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth College. He holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College.

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