People: EXCO Resources Inc (XCO.N)

XCO.N on New York Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

C. John Wilder

56 2015 Executive Chairman of the Board

Harold Hickey

59 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer

Richard Burnett

41 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President

Harold Jameson

47 2015 Chief Operating Officer

William Boeing

60 2006 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Robert Stillwell

38 2011 Lead Independent Director

Jeffrey Benjamin

54 2015 Director

B. James Ford

47 2007 Independent Director

Samuel Mitchell

71 2013 Independent Director

Wilbur Ross

79 2012 Independent Director

Jeffrey Serota

49 2007 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

C. John Wilder

Mr. C. John Wilder is Executive Chairman of the Board of EXCO Resources, Inc. He has been Executive Chairman of Bluescape,

Harold Hickey

Mr. Harold L. Hickey is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Hickey previously served as Chief Operating Officer from October 2005 until March 2015. From October 2005 until February 2013, Mr. Hickey served as our Vice President and from January 2004 until October 2005, Mr. Hickey served as President of our wholly-owned subsidiary, North Coast Energy, Inc. Mr. Hickey was our Production and Asset Manager from February 2001 to January 2004. From April 2000 until he joined us, Mr. Hickey was Chief Operating Officer of Inca Natural Resources Group, L.P., an independent oil and natural gas exploration company. Prior to that, Mr. Hickey worked at Mobil Oil Corporation from 1979 to March 2000.

Richard Burnett

Mr. Richard A. Burnett is appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President of EXCO Resources Inc., effective September 18, 2014. Mr. Burnett previously served as our Vice President of Special Projects from the time he joined EXCO in November 2013 until March 2014. From April 2001 until joining EXCO, Mr. Burnett served in various capacities at KPMG LLP, including as a Partner in their energy transactions service practice advising a number of clients in the oil and natural gas exploration and production, oil field services, manufacturing, midstream, refining and utilities industries on, among other things, their financial reporting and securities filing requirements. Mr. Burnett also spent five years at Arthur Andersen LLP prior to joining KPMG LLP. Mr. Burnett is a certified public accountant and received a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Texas Tech University.

Harold Jameson

Mr. Harold H. Jameson is an Chief Operating Officer of the Company., effective April 17, 2015. Mr. Jameson most recently served as EXCO's Vice President of Development & Production with primary responsibilities including EXCO's horizontal shale development drilling programs in the Haynesville, Eagle Ford and Marcellus assets. Mr. Jameson has served in a Vice President role since March 2011. Prior to joining EXCO in 2007, Mr. Jameson was employed at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation from 1991 to 2007, and during his career he has had multiple responsibilities in technical or leadership roles including asset management, drilling & completions, production engineering, reservoir engineering, economic evaluations and field development in U.S. onshore and international projects.

William Boeing

Mr. William L. Boeing is Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of EXCO Resources Inc., since April 2006. From October 1980 to March 2006, Mr. Boeing was initially an associate and later a partner at one of our outside law firms, Haynes and Boone, LLP, in Dallas, Texas.

Robert Stillwell

Dr. Robert L. Stillwell is Lead Independent Director of EXCO Resources Inc. Mr. Stillwell served as the General Counsel of BP Capital, L.P., Mesa Water, Inc. and affiliated companies engaged in the petroleum business from 2001 until he retired in March 2013. Mr. Stillwell was a lawyer and Senior Partner at Baker Botts LLP in Houston, Texas from 1961 to 2001. He also served as a director of Mesa Petroleum Co. and Pioneer Natural Resources Company from 1969 to 2001.

Jeffrey Benjamin

Mr. Jeffrey D. Benjamin is Director of the Company. He was Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of EXCO Resources, Inc. Mr. Benjamin previously served as a director from August 1998 through July 2003 and a director of our parent holding company from July 2003 through its merger into us. Since June 2008, Mr. Benjamin has been a Senior Advisor to Cyrus Capital Partners, LP (“Cyrus Capital Partners”). Mr. Benjamin also serves as a Consultant to Apollo Management, LP (“Apollo Management”) and from September 2002 until June 2008, Mr. Benjamin served as a Senior Advisor to Apollo Management. With his service at Apollo Management and Cyrus Capital Partners, Mr. Benjamin has extensive financial, capital markets and strategic experience. Mr. Benjamin is currently a director of American Airlines Group Inc., Caesars Entertainment Corporation and Chemtura Corporation and Chairman of the Board of Directors of A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. During the past five years, Mr. Benjamin also served on the board of directors of Virgin Media Inc. and Spectrum Group International, Inc. In connection with his service as a director of nine public companies other than EXCO over the past ten years, Mr. Benjamin has served on five compensation committees (including two as chairman), five audit committees and five nominating and corporate governance committees (including two as chairman), all of which provide him with important insights into corporate governance, financial reporting and oversight, executive compensation and board functions. In addition, Mr. Benjamin has deep knowledge of the Company and its business, having served on our and our affiliates’ boards since October 2005 and prior to that from 1998 through 2003. Mr. Benjamin holds a Master of Science (MBA) in Management from the Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with a concentration in Finance, and has 28 years of investment banking and investment management experience.

B. James Ford

Mr. B. James Ford is Independent Director of EXCO Resources Inc., since December 1, 2007. Mr. Ford is a Managing Director of Oaktree where he has worked since 1996. Mr. Ford is a portfolio manager of Oaktree’s global principal group, which invests in controlling and minority positions in private and public companies. Mr. Ford serves on the board of directors of Contango Oil & Gas Company, Oaktree Capital Group, LLC and Townsquare Media, LLC as well as a number of private companies and not-for-profit entities, and formerly served on the board of directors of Dial Global, Inc. and Crimson Exploration, Inc. prior to its merger with Contango Oil & Gas Company. Prior to becoming a portfolio manager, Mr. Ford led the group’s efforts in the media and energy sectors. Mr. Ford’s background and experience provide him with extensive investment, capital markets and strategic experience, as well as important insights into corporate governance and board functions. He is also an active member of the Children’s Bureau Board of Directors and serves as a trustee for the Stanford Graduate School of Business Trust. Mr. Ford received a B.A. degree in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Samuel Mitchell

Mr. Samuel A. Mitchell is Independent Director of EXCO Resources Inc., since June 2013. Mr. Mitchell has served as a director of Overstock.com, Inc. since October 2010. Mr. Mitchell was formerly a director of International Coal Group, Inc. from 2006 until its acquisition in 2011. Since 2004, Mr. Mitchell has been a Managing Director of Hamblin Watsa Investment Counsel (“Hamblin Watsa”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fairfax Financial Holdings, Inc. (“Fairfax Financial”), a Toronto-based property and casualty insurance holding company. Hamblin Watsa is responsible for managing the investments of Fairfax Financial. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Mitchell was a director of Odyssey Re Holdings Corp., a majority-owned subsidiary of Fairfax Financial that is an underwriter of property and casualty treaty and facultative reinsurance. Prior to joining Hamblin Watsa, Mr. Mitchell was Managing Director and co-founder in 1993 of Marshfield Associates, a Washington, D.C.-based investment counsel firm. Mr. Mitchell also has experience in the healthcare industry, having served as a Director of Research and Federal Relations for the Federation of American Health Systems from 1983 to 1993, and as Director of Research for the Health Industry Manufacturers Association from 1977 to 1981. In 1973, he co-founded Research from Washington, which advised large institutional investors on the outlook and economic impact of legislation and federal government initiatives. Mr. Mitchell started his career in 1968 with the Washington, D.C.-based investment counsel firm, Davidge and Co. He has a B.A. from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mr. Mitchell’s experience as Managing Director of Hamblin Watsa, and his four decades of business experience provide him with extensive investment, capital markets and financial experience as well as important insights into financial reporting, oversight and Board functions.

Wilbur Ross

Mr. Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., is Independent Director of EXCO Resources, Inc. since March 2012. Mr. Ross is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer of WL Ross & Co. LLC (“WL Ross”), a private equity firm. Mr. Ross was also formerly the Chief Executive Officer of WL Ross prior to April 30, 2014 when he became its Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer. In March 2014, Mr. Ross became the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of WL Ross Holding Corp, a special purpose acquisition company. Mr. Ross is currently a member of the board of directors of ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel and mining company; DSS Holdings LP, a shipping transportation company; Sun Bancorp, Inc.; and the Bank of Cyprus. Mr. Ross formerly served as a member of the board of directors of many banks, financial and other companies, including but not limited to, The Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland, a commercial bank in Ireland until June 2014, BankUnited, Inc. until March 2014; Talmer Bancorp., Assured Guaranty, an insurance company, International Textile Group, NBNK Investments PLC, PB Materials Holdings, Inc., Ohizumi Manufacturing, Ocwen Financial Corp., Navigator Holdings, a marine transport company, and International Automotive Components until November 2014; Plascar Participacoes SA, a manufacturer of automotive interiors, until January 2014 and Air Lease Corporation, an aircraft leasing company from 2010 to December, 2013; International Coal Group from April 2005 to June 2011, Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd., a reinsurance company, from 2006 to March 2010; The Greenbrier Companies, a supplier of transportation equipment and services to the railroad industry from June 2009 until January 2013. Mr. Ross was Executive Managing Director of Rothschild Inc. for 24 years before acquiring that firm’s private equity partnerships in 2000. Mr. Ross is a graduate of Yale University and of Harvard Business School.

Jeffrey Serota

Mr. Jeffrey S. Serota is Independent Director of EXCO Resources Inc., since March 30, 2007. Mr. Serota previously served as a director of EXCO Resources and EXCO Holdings from July 2003 until October 2005. He served as a Senior Partner of Ares, an alternative asset investment firm, from September 1997 until his retirement in December 2012. Mr. Serota subsequently served as a Senior Advisor to Ares until December 31, 2013. Prior to joining Ares, Mr. Serota worked at Bear Stearns Companies, Inc. from March 1996 to September 1997, where he specialized in providing investment banking services to financial sponsor clients of the firm. He currently serves on the board of directors of SandRidge Energy, Inc. and CIFC Corp., and previously served on the boards of directors of Lyondell Basell Industries N.V. from May 2010 to May 2011, Douglas Dynamics, Inc. from 2004 until October 2010 and WCA Waste Corporation from September 2006 until March 2012. Mr. Serota has over 20 years of experience managing investments in, and serving on the boards of directors of, companies operating in various industries, including in the oil and natural gas exploration and production industry. Mr. Serota’s background and experience provide him with extensive investment, capital markets and strategic experience, as well as important insights into corporate governance, financial reporting and oversight, executive compensation and board functions. Mr. Serota received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and received a Master of Business Administration degree from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.
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