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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Antonio Sanchez

74 2012 Executive Chairman of the Board

Eduardo Sanchez

37 2015 President

Antonio Sanchez

43 2015 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Howard Thill

58 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Christopher Heinson

34 2014 Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President

Patricio Sanchez

36 2016 Executive Vice President

Kirsten Hink

50 2015 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Gregory Kopel

45 2015 Senior Vice President, General Counsel

T. Brian Carney

51 2015 Independent Director

M. Gregory Colvin

57 2012 Independent Director

Gilbert Garcia

53 2011 Independent Director

Alan Jackson

73 2012 Independent Director

Sean Maher

44 2014 Independent Director

Robert Nelson

41 2016 Independent Director

Kevin Smith

2017 Vice President Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Antonio Sanchez

Mr. Antonio R. Sanchez, Jr. serves as Executive Chairman of the Board of Sanchez Energy Corporation. Mr. Sanchez, Jr. has served as our Executive Chairman of the Board since November 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 president and 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, a member of the Board of Advisors at Rice University’s Baker Institute and a member of the Board of Trustees at Baylor College of Medicine. Because Mr. Sanchez, Jr. has over 42 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. Antonio R. Sanchez, III, our Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board, Mr. Eduardo A. Sanchez, our President, and Mr. Patricio D. Sanchez, our Executive Vice President.

Eduardo Sanchez

Mr. Eduardo Augusto Sanchez is the President of the Company. Mr. Sanchez has served as our President since October 2015. Mr. E. A. Sanchez has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Sanchez Resources, LLC (“Sanchez Resources”) since 2010, an affiliate of the Company, a member of the board of directors of SPP GP since May 2015, co-president of SOG, chief executive officer of Sanchez Oil & Gas Mexico Holdings, LLC, an affiliate of the Company, since August 2015 and president and chief executive officer of Sanchez Capital Advisors since April 2008. Prior to his work at Sanchez Resources, Mr. E. Sanchez worked at Commonwealth Associates, Inc. focusing on private equity and debt placements in small and midsize market capitalization businesses, including those in the energy sector. Mr. E. Sanchez received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Babson College and his Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia Business School. Mr. E. Sanchez is the brother of Mr. Sanchez, III, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board, and the son of A. R. Sanchez, Jr., the Executive Chairman of the Board, and the brother of Patricio D. Sanchez, an Executive Vice President of the Company.

Antonio Sanchez

Mr. Antonio R. Sanchez, III is the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Sanchez Energy Corporation. Mr. Sanchez, III has served as our Chief Executive Officer since our formation in August 2011 and has been directly involved in the oil and gas industry for over 16 years. 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 also served as our President from August 2011 until October 2015. Mr. Sanchez, III is also the co-president of SOG, which he joined in October 2001, the President of SEP Management I, LLC (“SEP Management”), the general partner 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. In his capacities as an officer of these members of the Sanchez Group, Mr. Sanchez, III manages all aspects of their daily operations, including exploration, production, engineering and land management. In addition, Mr. Sanchez, III is a member of the board of directors of the general partner (“SPP GP”) of SPP, a publicly traded limited partnership focused on the acquisition, development, ownership and operation of midstream and other energy production assets in South Texas, the Gulf Coast region of Texas and Louisiana, and across several basins in Oklahoma and Kansas. 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 Harvard Business School.

Howard Thill

Mr. Howard J. Thill, Sr. serves as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of the Company. He has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since October 2016. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Thill 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 2014 until October 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., where he was employed from January 2002 until April 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. Mr. Thill holds Bachelor degrees in Accounting and Marketing as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from Oklahoma State University. In addition, he is a Certified Public Accountant.

Christopher Heinson

Mr. Christopher D. Heinson serves as Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Sanchez Energy Corporation. Mr. Heinson has served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since March 2014. Mr. Heinson 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 served as a Senior Development Planning Engineer for Occidental Petroleum Corporation’s Williston Basin division from May 2011 to March 2013, where he coordinated the development of hundreds of horizontal wells drilled in the Bakken Shale as well as overseeing forecasting and planning for Occidental Petroleum Corporation’s Williston Business Unit, and a Staff Reservoir Engineer for their Permian basin division from May 2007 to May 2011, where he was responsible for direct technical oversight of multiple fields in the Permian Basin. Mr. Heinson received his Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

Patricio Sanchez

Mr. Patricio D. Sanchez is the Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Sanchez also serves as President & Chief Operating Officer and a director of Sanchez Production Partners GP, LLC, the general partner of SPP, a publicly traded master limited partnership, which positons he has held since March 2017 and June 2015, respectively. Mr. Sanchez served as Chief Operating Officer of Sanchez Production Partners GP, LLC from May 2015 through March 2017 when he was appointed President & Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Sanchez has served as co-president of SOG since June 2014 and served as Executive Vice President prior to that from April 2010 to June 2014. Mr. Sanchez has also been the managing member of Santerra Holdings, LLC, an oil and gas production company, since February 2012. Mr. Patricio D. Sanchez is the brother of Mr. Sanchez, III, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board, the son of A. R. Sanchez, Jr., the Executive Chairman of the Board, and the brother of Eduardo A Sanchez, the Company’s President. Mr. Sanchez holds a B.A. from Bentley College and a Masters in Energy and Mineral Resources from the University of Texas at Austin.

Kirsten Hink

Mrs. Kirsten A. Hink is the Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Sanchez Energy Corporation. She has served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer since January 1, 2015, and 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 Petroleum Corporation (“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 the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the Company. Mr. Kopel has served as our Senior Vice President and General Counsel since December 2015. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Kopel focused on energy transactions, with an emphasis on mergers and acquistions and joint ventures as Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Breitburn Energy Partners LP from April 2013 to December 2015 and in corporate legal positions at Linn Energy LLC from June 2010 to April 2013 and Occidental Petroleum Corporation from December 2005 to June 2010. 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.

T. Brian Carney

Mr. T. Brian Carney is an Independent Director of Sanchez Energy Corporation., since May 5, 2015. He is the Co-Chairperson of our Compensation Committee and a member of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and our Audit Committee. Mr. Carney 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.

M. Gregory Colvin

Mr. M. Gregory Colvin is an Independent Director of Sanchez Energy Corporation., since March 9, 2012. Mr. Colvin is a member of our Compensation Committee, our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and our Audit Committee. Mr. Colvin was the Managing Partner, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Investor Relations of Sankofa Capital, an investment management firm, from December 2011 to December 2016. From 2007 until he joined Sankofa Capital, Mr. Colvin worked as a securities broker 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.

Gilbert Garcia

Mr. Gilbert A. Garcia is an Independent Director of Sanchez Energy Corporation., since December 13, 2011 . Mr. Garcia is a Co-Chairperson of our Audit Committee and a member of our Compensation Committee and our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. 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.

Alan Jackson

Mr. Alan G. Jackson is an Independent Director of Sanchez Energy Corporation. Mr. Jackson has served as our director since November 2012 and is the Chairperson of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and a member of our Audit Committee and our Compensation Committee. 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.

Sean Maher

Mr. Sean M. Maher is an Independent Director of Sanchez Energy Corporation. Mr. Maher is a Co-Chairperson of our Audit Committee and a member of our Compensation Committee and our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. 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.

Robert Nelson

Mr. Robert V. Nelson, III is an Independent Director of the Company. He is the Co-Chairperson of our Compensation Committee and a member of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and our Audit Committee. Mr. Nelson is the Chief Operating Officer of Sprint Energy Services and has held this position since September 2016. Prior to this, Mr. Nelson worked at C&J Energy Services, Ltd. (“C&J”) from March 2015 to January 2016, 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 from 2006 to March 2015. He began his career at Nabors 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 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.

Kevin Smith