People: Parker Drilling Co (PKD)

PKD on New York Consolidated

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Parker

72 2013 Chairman of the Board

Gary Rich

54 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Christopher Weber

2013 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Jon-Al Duplantier

45 2012 Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Philip Schlom

47 2014 Vice President - Finance, Process Effectiveness

David Farmer

51 2011 Vice President - Operations

Philip Agnew

44 2010 Vice President - Technical services

Peter Wallace

59 2013 Director

Jonathan Clarkson

63 2012 Independent Director

George Donnelly

74 2005 Independent Director

Robert Goldman

70 2005 Independent Director

Gary King

2008 Independent Director

Richard Paterson

62 2012 Independent Director

Roger Plank

56 2004 Independent Director

R. Rudolph Reinfrank

57 1993 Independent Director

Richard Bajenski

Director, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Parker

Mr. Robert L. Parker, Jr., is no longer Chairman of the Board of Parker Drilling Co., effective May 2014. Having joined the Company in 1973, he served as Chief Executive Officer from 1991 to 2009, and was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2006. He previously was elected Vice President in 1973, Executive Vice President in 1976 and President and Chief Operating Officer in 1977. Mr. Parker is on the Board of Directors of the University of Texas Development Board, the University of Texas Health Science Center (Houston) Development Board, the International Association of Drilling Contractors, the American Petroleum Institute and the Greater Houston Partnership.

Gary Rich

Mr. Gary G. Rich is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Parker Drilling Co. An industry veteran with over 30 years of global technical, commercial and operations experience, Mr. Rich comes to the Company after a 25 year career with Baker Hughes Incorporated. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Global Sales for Baker Hughes, and prior to this role, he served as president of that company’s European operations. Previously, Mr. Rich was president of Hughes Christensen Company (HCC), a division of Baker Hughes primarily focused on the production and distribution of drilling bits for the petroleum industry. Mr. Rich holds a B.S. in Accounting from Brigham Young University and an M.S. in Science and Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas.

Christopher Weber

Mr. Christopher T. Weber has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Parker Drilling Company effective May 20, 2013. Mr. Weber most recently served as vice president and treasurer of Ensco plc. In this role, Mr. Weber led Ensco's global treasury and risk management activities and was responsible for the company's capital structure, debt portfolio, liquidity, banking and rating agency relations, as well its global insurance and enterprise risk management programs. Mr. Weber also served as co-leader for the global financial and operational integration of Ensco's $7 billion acquisition of Pride International in 2011. Mr. Weber's career includes a progressive series of finance and strategic planning positions both domestically and overseas, including five years of experience with The Boston Consulting Group where he worked in both Houston, Texas and London, England. In 2006, Mr. Weber joined Pride International, Inc. as director of corporate planning and development, and subsequently moved to roles with increasing responsibility, including vice president of operations support, until becoming vice president and treasurer in 2011. Mr. Weber holds an M.B.A. in Finance and Strategic Management from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an undergraduate degree in Economics and English Literature from Vanderbilt University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Jon-Al Duplantier

Mr. Jon-Al Duplantier is Senior Vice President, General Counsel of Parker Drilling Company. Mr. Duplantier joined the Company in 2009 as vice president and general counsel. From 1995 to 2009, Mr. Duplantier served in several legal and business roles at ConocoPhillips, including senior counsel – Exploration and Production, managing counsel – Indonesia, executive assistant – Exploration and Production, and counsel – Dubai. Prior to joining ConocoPhillips, he served as a patent attorney for DuPont from 1992 to 1995.

Philip Schlom

Mr. Philip A. Schlom is Vice President - Finance, Process Effectiveness of the Company. He was Principal Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller of Parker Drilling Company since 2009. From 2008 to 2009, he held the position of vice president and corporate controller for Shared Technologies Inc. From 1997 to 2008, Mr. Schlom held several senior financial positions at Flowserve Corporation, manufacturer of pumps, valves and seals for the energy sector. From 1988 through 1997, Mr. Schlom served at the public accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. He graduated from California State University-Dominguez Hills with a bachelor's degree in Accounting in 1986.

David Farmer

Mr. David Farmer is Vice President - Operations of Parker Drilling Co. Mr. Farmer has over 20 years experience in the upstream oilfield services business working in executive, engineering, operational, marketing, account management, planning, and general management roles in Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America. From 1991 to 2011, Mr. Farmer served in various positions at Schlumberger, including vice president and global account director – Schlumberger Ltd. The Netherlands, vice president and general manager – Schlumberger Oilfield Service Qatar, global marketing manager – Schlumberger Drilling & Measurement Division, Houston, Texas. Most recently, Mr. Farmer was responsible for Demand Planning management and the development of long term tactical resource plans for Schlumberger’s Drilling & Measurement division.

Philip Agnew

Mr. Philip Agnew is Vice President - Technical services of Parker Drilling Co. Mr. Agnew has more than 20 years’ experience in design, construction and project management. From 2003 to 2010, Mr. Agnew held the position of President at Aker MH, Inc., a business unit of Aker Solutions AS. From 1998 to 2003, Mr. Agnew served as Project Manager and then vice president – Project Development at Signal International (previously Friede Goldman Offshore; TDI-Halter LP; Texas Drydock, Inc.). Prior to his career at Signal International, Mr. Agnew served a variety of leadership roles at Schlumberger Sedco Forex International Resources, Interface Consulting International, Inc., and Brown & Root, Inc.

Peter Wallace

Mr. Peter C. Wallace is Director of Parker Drilling Co. Most recently served as president and chief executive officer of Robbins & Myers, Inc., an international supplier of equipment and systems to the energy and chemicals sectors from 2004 to 2013, when the company was acquired by National Oilwell Varco. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Wallace served as president and chief executive officer for IMI Norgren Group, a world leader in motion and fluid control technologies. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Wallace served as president and chief operating officer for Rexnord Corporation, a division of Invensys, plc. Prior to 1998, Mr. Wallace served in various management and senior leadership roles throughout his 25 year career with Rexnord Corporation, a leading company in the design, manufacturing, and servicing of highly engineered mechanical components used in numerous industries and end markets. Mr. Wallace currently serves on the board of Applied Industrial Technologies, a leading North American distributor of industrial products and services. He also serves on the board of directors for Rogers Corporation, a technology leader in power electronics, advanced foams for cushioning and protective sealing, and high-frequency printed circuit materials, and is a member of that board's Compensation and Organization Committee and the chairman of its Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Wallace holds an MBA from the University of Wisconsin and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University.

Jonathan Clarkson

Mr. Jonathan M. Clarkson is Independent Director of Parker Drilling Co. Since May 2012, Mr. Clarkson has been a consultant to and Chief Financial Officer for Matrix Oil Corporation. Matrix is a privately held company active in oil and gas exploration and production. Mr. Clarkson retired in December 2011 from the Houston Region of Texas Capital Bank, a subsidiary of Texas Capital Bancshares, Inc., where he served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman from 2003 until 2011. From 1999 to 2002, he served as President and Chief Financial Officer for Bargo Energy Company and its successor company Mission Resources Corporation. From 1987 to 1999, Mr. Clarkson served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Ocean Energy Corporation and its predecessor company, United Meridian Corporation. Prior to 1987, Mr. Clarkson held several senior management positions at InterFirst Corporation and its subsidiary First National Bank in Dallas, TX. Mr. Clarkson currently serves on the board of Memorial Production Partners GP LLC, the general partner of Memorial Production Partners LP, a domestic energy firm focused on the acquisition and exploitation of domestic oil and gas properties. From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Clarkson served on the board of Edge Petroleum Corporation where he was Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee. Since 2010, Mr. Clarkson has served on the advisory board of Rivington Capital Advisors, LLC, an investment banking firm specializing in private capital and mergers and acquisition transactions for the small and mid-cap energy sectors.

George Donnelly

Mr. George J. Donnelly is Independent Director of Parker Drilling Co. He is a Managing Partner of Lilo Ventures, a venture capital firm, having held this position since 2001. He also serves on the Board of Directors and as Chairman of Global Suppliers, a minority-owned private company that provides equipment to the petroleum and chemical industry. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce during 2005 and 2006 and as President of the San Jacinto Museum of History from 2000 to 2002. Between 1988 and 2000, Mr. Donnelly served as Vice President of Russell Reynolds Associates and as Vice Chairman of Spencer Stuart Associates, both executive search firms. He began his career at Texaco Inc. in 1962 and served in various roles at Texaco Inc. and Gulf Oil Company until 1998, including Vice President of the Worldwide Energy and Minerals Division, Vice President of the Latin American division and head of the Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Donnelly serves on the Board of Directors of the Greater Houston Partnership (World Trade), the Center for Houston’s Future, United Way of Greater Houston, KIPP Charter Schools, the Health Museum of Houston, the San Jacinto Monument and Museum and the Institute of International Education.

Robert Goldman

Mr. Robert W. Goldman is Independent Director of Parker Drilling Co. He retired from Conoco Inc. in 2002 after 14 years of service, most recently as Senior Vice President - Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that time, he was employed for 23 years by E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. in a variety of domestic and international finance and operating assignments. Since 2002, he has been self-employed as a financial consultant. From 2003 through 2008, Mr. Goldman served as the elected Vice President-Finance of the World Petroleum Council. He is a member of the Financial Executives Institute and a member of the Advisory Board of Global Infrastructure Partners, a private equity fund investing in the global energy, transportation and water infrastructure sectors. He serves on the Board of Directors of El Paso Corporation, The Babcock & Wilcox Company Inc. and Tesoro Corporation, as well as the Board of Trustees of Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio. From 2005 until 2010, he also served on the Board of Directors of McDermott International, Inc.

Gary King

Mr. Gary Robert King is Independent Director of Parker Drilling Co. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Dutco Natural Resources Investments Limited (DNR), a strategic investment firm focused on the resources sections, including oil and gas, mining, metals and renewable, a role he assumed in April 2012. DNR is a subsidiary of the Dutco Group of companies, a multi-faceted conglomerate with operations in diverse fields from heavy civil engineering to five-star world class hospitality. Mr. King also serves as a Founder and Managing Partner of The Matrix Partnership, a strategic advisory firm based in Dubai, UAE. From June, 2011 to December, 2011, he was President of Natural Resources and Commodities at First Capital Switzerland Investment Bank in Dubai, UAE. From September 2008 through February 2009, Mr. King held the position as the founding Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Natural Resources World. Previously, he served as the first Chief Executive Officer of the Dubai Mercantile Exchange from 2005 until 2009. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. King served as Senior Vice President in the infrastructure funds and treasury and commodities groups in Macquarie Bank Ltd./Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Managing Director at Matrix Commodities DMCC and Regional Head - Energy Group and Specialized Funds Group in Dubai at Standard Bank London Ltd. From 1997 to 2001, he served in senior management roles at Emirates National Oil Company, Dragon Oil PLC and TransCanada International Petroleum. From 1994 to 1997, he served as Vice President — Commodities Trading Group for Morgan Stanley (Singapore). From 1983 to 1994, he served in a variety of roles within exploration and production and oil trading and supply at Neste Oy (national oil and energy company of Finland), after beginning his career as an exploration geologist in 1980. Mr. King is also a member of the Board of Directors of Kulczyk Oil Ventures and WHL Energy Ltd, and a member of TRACE International and the National Association of Corporate Directors.

Richard Paterson

Mr. Richard D. Paterson is Independent Director of Parker Drilling Co. He is retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), an international network of auditors, tax and business consultants, in June 2011 after 37 years of service. Most recently, he served as Industrial Products and Services Practices (comprising the Automotive, Consumer and Retail, Energy Utilities and Mining, Industrial Products, Pharmaceutical and Health Industries Sectors) and also the Managing Partner of the Houston Office and U.S. Energy Practice. From 2001 to 2010, Mr. Paterson was Utilities and Mining Practice and also was responsible for the audits of ExxonMobil Corporation from 2002 to 2006. From 1997 to 2001, Mr. Paterson lived in Moscow, Russia, and led PwC’s Energy Practice for Europe, Middle East and Asia and also was responsible for the audits of OAO Gazprom for those years. Prior to 1997, Mr. Paterson was responsible for the audits of numerous PwC clients, principally in the Energy Sector. He began his career with PwC in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1974, served in 7 PwC offices, including 4 years in the National Office in New York, and was admitted as a partner of PwC in 1987. He has been a frequent speaker at the World Energy Congress and World Petroleum Congress. Mr. Paterson is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and serves on the board, and is the chairman of the Audit Committee, of Zaff Capital LLC, a private equity fund investing in emerging markets with a focus on the energy, infrastructure and real estate sectors. Mr. Paterson is a past board member of the U.S./Russia Business Council and the U.S Energy Association.

Roger Plank

Mr. Roger B. Plank is Independent Director of Parker Drilling Co. He has served as President and Chief Corporate Officer of Apache Corporation since February 2011, having served as President since 2009. He previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 2000 and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 1997. Mr. Plank previously served as Vice President of Planning and Corporate Development, Vice President of Corporate Communications and Vice President of External Affairs for Apache. He is also Chairman of Houston’s Alley Theatre. The Board believes that, as an executive of a public oil and gas exploration and production company, Mr. Plank brings tremendous oil and gas industry experience to the Company.

R. Rudolph Reinfrank

Mr. R. Rudolph Reinfrank is Independent Director of Parker Drilling Co. He as the Managing General Partner of Riverford Partners, LLC, a strategic advisory and investment firm based in Los Angeles, CA (“Riverford”). Riverford acts as an investor, board member and strategic advisor to growth companies and companies in transition. In 2000, Mr. Reinfrank co-founded and served as a Managing General Partner of Clarity Partners, L.P. until 2009. In 2006, he co-founded Clarity China, L.P. In 1997, he co-founded and served as a Managing General Partner of Rader Reinfrank & Co. until 2001. Mr. Reinfrank is a Director of Global Leveraged Capital, LLC. He meets the requirements of a Sarbanes-Oxley audit committee financial experience pursuant to Item 407(d)(5)(ii) of Regulation S-K and he is FINRA licensed for Series 7, 62 and Series 63. Mr. Reinfrank is also a Senior Advisor to Pall Mall Capital, Limited (London) and Transnational Capital Corporation.

Richard Bajenski

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