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Sanchez Energy Corp (SN)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Antonio Sanchez

73 2012 Executive Chairman of the Board

Eduardo Sanchez

36 2015 President

Antonio Sanchez

41 2015 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Howard Thill

57 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Christopher Heinson

33 2014 Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President

Kirsten Hink

48 2015 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Gregory Kopel

2015 Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Jaime Brito

2015 Senior Vice President - Investor Relations

Brian Carney

49 2015 Independent Director

Greg Colvin

55 2012 Independent Director

Gilbert Garcia

51 2011 Independent Director

Alan Jackson

71 2012 Independent Director

Sean Maher

42 2014 Independent Director

Robert Nelson

40 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Antonio Sanchez

Mr. Antonio R. Sanchez, Jr., has been appointed as Executive Chairman of the Board of Sanchez Energy Corp. effective November 28, 2012. Mr. Sanchez, Jr. is the co-founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sanchez Oil & Gas Corporation ("SOG"), a private oil and natural gas company founded in 1972 that engages in the exploration and development of oil and natural gas primarily in Texas and the onshore Gulf Coast areas on behalf of its affiliates. SOG is an affiliate of the Company. Mr. Sanchez, Jr. received his Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Jurisprudence degrees from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Sanchez, Jr. currently serves as director for the A. R. "Tony" and Maria J. Sanchez Family Foundation. He is also a director and stockholder of International Bancshares Corporation, a member of the Board of Visitors and Membership/Board Development Task Force at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a member of the Board of Trustees at Baylor College of Medicine. Because Mr. Sanchez, Jr. has over 40 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry as well as a comprehensive understanding of oil and gas operations, we believe that Mr. Sanchez, Jr. is qualified to serve as a director of the Company. Mr. Sanchez, Jr. is the father of Mr. Sanchez, III, our President and Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board.

Eduardo Sanchez

Mr. Eduardo Augusto Sanchez is President of the Company. effective October 1, 2015. Eduardo Sanchez will provide operations oversight and will direct the execution of the Company's business plans. Eduardo Sanchez has over 15 years of experience in the exploration and production industry and has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sanchez Resources, LLC, a privately held oil and gas exploration company since 2010. Prior to his work at Sanchez Resources, LLC, he worked at Commonwealth Associates, Inc. focusing on private equity and debt placements in small and mid-cap businesses including those in the energy sector. Mr. Sanchez serves on the board of Cristo Rey Jesuit and the Good Samaritan Foundation among other charitable causes in the Houston area. Mr. Sanchez received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Babson College and his MBA from Columbia Business School.

Antonio Sanchez

Mr. Antonio R. Sanchez, III, is Chief Executive Officer, Director of Sanchez Energy Corp. Mr. Sanchez, III served as our Chairman of the Board from August 2011 to November 2012 and continues to be a member of our Board. Mr. Sanchez, III is also the President of SOG, which he joined in October 2001, the President of SEP Management I, LLC ("SEP Management") and a Managing Director of Sanchez Energy Partners I, LP ("SEP I"). Each of SOG, SEP Management and SEP I (together with their affiliates (other than the Company), the "Sanchez Group") are affiliates of the Company. From 1997 to 1999, Mr. Sanchez, III was an investment banker specializing in mergers and acquisitions with J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Sanchez, III worked in a variety of positions, including sales and marketing, product development and investor relations, at Zix Corporation, a publicly traded encryption technology company listed on the Nasdaq Global Market. Mr. Sanchez, III was a member of the board of directors of Zix Corporation from May 2003 until June 2014. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Georgetown University with a concentration in accounting and finance and a minor in economics and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Harvard Business School. Mr. Sanchez, III has significant experience managing oil and gas operations and being a member of the board of directors of a publicly traded company as well as extensive knowledge of the energy industry. For these reasons, we believe that Mr. Sanchez, III is qualified to serve as a director of the Company. Mr. Sanchez, III is the son of Mr. Sanchez, Jr., our Executive Chairman of the Board.

Howard Thill

Mr. Howard J. Thill, Sr. serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He has over 30 years of experience spanning a versatile background having worked in accounting, operations and investor relations throughout his career. Most recently, Mr. Thill has served as Senior Vice President of Communications and Investor Relations at Devon Energy where he was responsible for all investor relations activity and development of corporate messaging from May of 2014 until October of 2016. Prior to Mr. Thill’s position at Devon Energy, he served as Vice President of Corporate, Government and Investor Relations at Marathon Oil Corp. from January of 2002 until April of 2014. Mr. Thill began his career with Phillips Petroleum Company in 1982 as a drilling fluids engineer and subsequently held positions of increasing responsibility in natural gas operations, federal and international tax, international finance and business development before moving to investor relations. Howard Thill holds Bachelor degrees in accounting and marketing as well as a Master of Business Administration degree, all from Oklahoma State University. In addition, he is a certified public accountant.

Christopher Heinson

Mr. Christopher D. Heinson has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President of Sanchez Energy Corp. Mr. Heinson had served as the Company's interim Chief Operating Officer from January 2014 to March 2014. He joined the Company in March 2013 as the Senior Manager of Reservoir Engineering. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Heinson had served as a Senior Development Planning Engineer for Occidental Petroleum Corporation's Williston Basin division from May 2011 to March 2013 and a Staff Reservoir Engineer for their Permian basin division from May 2007 to May 2011. Mr. Heinson received his Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

Kirsten Hink

Mrs. Kirsten A. Hink is Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of Sanchez Energy Corp., since March 9, 2012. She had previously served as our Vice President and Principal Accounting Officer since March 2012. Prior to joining us, Ms. Hink served as the Controller of Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC from January 2011 to February 2012, where she oversaw the company's financial reporting and accounting. From January 2010 to December 2010, she served as Assistant Controller of Mariner Energy, Inc. ("Mariner"), where she managed the revenue and production reporting as well as assisted with financial and bankruptcy reporting for the Edge properties that were acquired by Mariner. She served as the Chief Accounting Officer for Edge from July 2008 through December 2009 and the Vice President and Controller for Edge from October 2003 through July 2008, where she oversaw the preparation of Edge's financial statements. Prior to that time she served as Controller of Edge from December 31, 2000 to October 2003 and Assistant Controller of Edge from June 2000 to December 2000. Edge filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in October 2009. Before joining Edge, she served as Controller of Benz Energy Inc., an oil and gas exploration company, from June 1998 to June 2000. Ms. Hink received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree from Trinity University. Ms. Hink is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas.

Gregory Kopel

Mr. Gregory Brian Kopel is Senior Vice President, General Counsel of the company. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Kopel served as Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Breitburn Energy Partners LP. He has also served in corporate legal positions at Occidental Petroleum Corporation and Linn Energy LLC. Mr. Kopel earned a B.A. in Government at the University of Texas at Austin, and a J.D. at the University of Houston, and began his career working at two international law firms.

Jaime Brito

Mr. Jaime Brito is Senior Vice President - Investor Relations of the Company., effective June 15, 2015. Mr. Brito brings more than 20 years of financial and operating experience in the energy sector. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Brito served in various operational roles at Rosetta Resources Inc. including Forecasting, Regulatory Affairs, GIS Systems and Supply Chain Management. He has also served in several investor relation positions while at Mariner Energy, Inc. and Halliburton. Mr. Brito earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from Rice University .

Brian Carney

Mr. Brian Carney has been appointed as Independent Director of Sanchez Energy Corporation., with effect from 5 May 2015. He is an attorney from Midland, Texas, where he has practiced law at the Law Office of Brian Carney since 1992. His practice focuses on litigation in both state and federal courts. Mr. Carney graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, and he received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Oklahoma City University in 1991.

Greg Colvin

Mr. Greg Colvin is Independent Director of Sanchez Energy Corp., since March 9, 2012. Mr. Colvin is the Managing Partner, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Investor Relations of Sankofa Capital, an investment management firm, which he co-founded in December 2011. From 2007 until he co-founded Sankofa Capital, Mr. Colvin worked as a Managing Partner at Bluffview Capital, LP, where he originated and raised capital for private equity and hedge fund clients. From 1997 to 2006, Mr. Colvin was a Managing Director of the Private Funds Group at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corp and Credit Suisse LLC. Mr. Colvin started his professional career with Stephens Inc. specializing in placing primary and secondary fixed income products to institutional investors. Mr. Colvin received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from the University of Arkansas. Mr. Colvin currently serves on the advisory board of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. We believe that Mr. Colvin is well qualified to serve as a member of our Board. In addition to his extensive experience in leadership positions at large financial institutions, Mr. Colvin has a substantive understanding of the upstream oil and gas industry and a financial background that gives him the ability to understand and analyze our business and our opportunities.

Gilbert Garcia

Mr. Gilbert A. Garcia is Independent Director of Sanchez Energy Corp., since December 13, 2011 . Mr. Garcia is the Managing Partner of Garcia Hamilton & Associates, L.P., an institutional asset management firm, which he joined in 2002 and where he supervises all facets of the firm's investment decisions. Prior to joining Garcia Hamilton & Associates, L.P., Mr. Garcia worked at two other institutional asset management firms, Smith Graham & Company, where Mr. Garcia was most recently the Chief Investment Officer, and Cisneros Asset Management, where he was most recently President. Mr. Garcia started his professional career with Salomon Brothers specializing in mortgage-backed securities. Mr. Garcia received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Yale University. We believe that Mr. Garcia is well qualified to serve as a member of our Board. In addition to his professional experience, Mr. Garcia also has extensive experience serving in leadership positions of community organizations, including as the Chairman of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas. We believe that Mr. Garcia's executive experience, including through his service on community organizations, provides valuable financial and management experience that is critical to his ability to identify, understand and address the challenges and opportunities that we face as a public company.

Alan Jackson

Mr. Alan G. Jackson has been appointed as Independent Director of Sanchez Energy Corp., effective November 27, 2012. Mr. Jackson is the Senior Commercial Producer at IBC Insurance Agency, Ltd. ("IBC"). Mr. Jackson is the former co-owner of Inscorp, Inc., a leading commercial insurance agent/brokerage in South Texas, which was acquired by IBC in 2009. Mr. Jackson received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas A&M University at Kingsville, Texas and is a graduate of the University of Texas, McCombs School of Business' Management Development Program. We believe that Mr. Jackson is well qualified to serve as a member of our Board because of his experience working with many land and mineral owners and their representative brokers, bankers and attorneys and with many oil and gas operators, non-operators, investors, service companies and logistics carriers in the energy industry throughout South Texas, including the Eagle Ford Shale.

Sean Maher

Mr. Sean M. Maher is Independent Director of Sanchez Energy Corporation. Mr. Maher is the Senior Portfolio Manager of RCH Energy, an investment management firm, which he joined in June of 2008. From 2006 until joining RCH Energy, Mr. Maher was an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley and the Head of Master Limited Partnership and Integrated Natural Gas Research. From 2001 to 2006, Mr. Maher was a member of the Integrated Oils and Independent Refining Equity Research team for Morgan Stanley. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Maher was an analyst in the Energy Investment Banking team at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Maher began his career at Morgan Stanley in 1997 within the Financial Reporting and Controllers Group that covered the Investment Banking business; including Mergers & Acquisitions, Equity Capital Markets, Debt Capital Markets and Private Equity. Mr. Maher received both his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and his Master of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting degrees from Saint Bonaventure University. We believe that Mr. Maher is well qualified to serve as a member of our Board.

Robert Nelson

Mr. Robert V. Nelson, III is an Independent Director of the Company. He was most recently with C&J Energy Services Ltd. ("C&J") where he was Vice President of Corporate Operational Development. In this capacity he was responsible for joint ventures and strategic partnerships with operators while assisting in the merger of certain operating units of Nabors Industries Ltd. ("Nabors") with C&J. Prior to joining C&J, Mr. Nelson served in positions of increasing importance with Nabors and its subsidiaries. He began in Corporate Development followed by successful assignments in Treasury, Nabors Drilling USA, and Nabors Well Services. He was subsequently named Vice President and General Manager of the South Texas Region for Nabors Completion and Production Services, where he was responsible for directing this unit's rapidly growing activity in the Eagle Ford Shale. Mr. Nelson worked for UBS before beginning his career at Nabors. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Business Administration degree from Rice University's Jones Graduate School of Business.