People: EXCO Resources Inc (XCO.N)

XCO.N on New York Stock Exchange

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31 Jul 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jeffrey Benjamin

52 2013 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Harold Hickey

58 2013 President, Chief Operating Officer

Mark Mulhern

54 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Richard Burnett

40 2014 Chief Accounting Officer

William Boeing

59 2006 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Robert Stillwell

2011 Lead Independent Director

B. James Ford

46 2007 Independent Director

Samuel Mitchell

70 2013 Independent Director

T. Boone Pickens

85 2005 Independent Director

Wilbur Ross

76 2012 Independent Director

Jeffrey Serota

48 2007 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jeffrey Benjamin

Mr. Jeffrey D. Benjamin is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of EXCO Resources Inc. He was previously one of the directors from August 1998 through July 2003 and a director of parent holding company from July 2003 through its merger. Since June 2008, Mr. Benjamin has been a Senior Advisor to Cyrus Capital Partners, LP. From September 2002 until June 2008, Mr. Benjamin was a Senior Advisor to Apollo Management, LP. With his history at Apollo Management and Cyrus Capital Partners, Mr. Benjamin has financial, capital markets and strategic experience. Mr. Benjamin is currently a director of Caesars Entertainment Corporation, Chemtura Corporation and Chairman of the Board of Spectrum Group International, Inc. During the past five years, Mr. Benjamin also served on the board of directors of Goodman Global, Inc. and Virgin Media Inc. In connection with his service as a director of eight 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 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 26 years of investment banking and investment management experience.

Harold Hickey

Mr. Harold L. Hickey is President and Chief Operating Officer of EXCO Resources Inc. He became the Company’s Chief Operating Officer in October 2005. From October 2005 until February 2013, Mr. Hickey served as the Company’s Vice President and from January 2004 until October 2005, Mr. Hickey served as President of the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, North Coast Energy, Inc. Mr. Hickey was the Company’s Production and Asset Manager from February 2001 to January 2004. From April 2000 until he joined the Company, 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.

Mark Mulhern

Mr. Mark F. Mulhern is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of EXCO Resources Inc. Mr. Mulhern became the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in April 2013. Mr. Mulhern previously served as one of the Company’s Directors from February 2010 until June 2013. From September 2008 until July 2012, Mr. Mulhern served as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Progress Energy, Inc. and managed its financial services group. Mr. Mulhern joined Progress Energy in 1996 as Vice President and Controller. Before joining Progress Energy, Inc., Mr. Mulhern was the Chief Financial Officer at Hydra Co Enterprises, the independent power subsidiary of Niagara Mohawk. He also spent eight years at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Syracuse, New York, serving a wide variety of manufacturing and service businesses. Mr. Mulhern serves on the Board of Directors of Highwoods Properties, Inc. He is a 1982 graduate of St. Bonaventure University. Mr. Mulhern is a certified public accountant, a certified management accountant and a certified internal auditor.

Richard Burnett

Mr. Richard A. Burnett is Chief Accounting Officer of EXCO Resources Inc. Mr. Burnett has served as the Company’s Vice President of Special Projects since joining the Company in November 2013. Before joining the Company, Mr. Burnett served as a Partner at KPMG LLP 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.

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 the company's 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 March 1, 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.

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 investments strategy, which invest in controlling and minority positions in private and public companies. Mr. Ford serves on the Board of Directors of Crimson Exploration, Inc. and Dial Global, Inc. as well as a number of private companies and not-for-profit entities. Prior to becoming a portfolio manager, Mr. Ford led the group’s efforts in the media and energy sectors. 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 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.

T. Boone Pickens

Mr. T. Boone Pickens, Jr., is Independent Director of EXCO Resources Inc., since October 2005. He was previously one of the company's directors from March 1998 through July 2003. Mr. Pickens has served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BP Capital, LP since September 1996 and Mesa Water, Inc. since August 2000 and is a board member of Clean Energy Fuels Corp. BP Capital, LP or affiliates is the general partner and an investment advisor of private funds investing in energy commodities (BP Capital Energy Fund) and publicly traded energy equities (BP Capital Equity Fund and its offshore counterpart). Clean Energy Fuels Corp. is the provider of natural gas (CNG and LNG) and related services in North America. He was the founder of Mesa Petroleum Co., an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company. He served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Mesa Petroleum Co. from its inception until his departure in 1996.

Wilbur Ross

Mr. Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., is Independent Director of EXCO Resources, Inc. since March 2012. Mr. Ross is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of WL Ross & Co. LLC, a private equity firm. Mr. Ross is currently a member of the board of directors of International Textile Group, Inc., a global, diversified textile provider; Air Lease Corporation, an aircraft leasing company; Assured Guaranty Ltd., a holding company that provides credit protection products to the United States and international public finance, infrastructure and structured finance markets; The Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland, a commercial bank operation in Ireland, BankUnited, Inc., a savings and loan holding company; Navigator Holdings Ltd., a provider of international seaborne transportation services; Ocwen Financial Corporation, a residential and commercial loan servicing company; Sun Bancorp, a bank holding company; Talmer Bancorp, a bank holding company and Plascar Participacoes SA, a manufacturer of automotive interiors. Mr. Ross formerly served as a member of the board of directors of 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 and Syms Corp., a retail store operator, from 2000 through 2007. 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 Management LLC, an alternative asset investment firm, from September 1997 until his retirement in December 2012. Mr. Serota currently serves as a Senior Advisor to Ares. 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 WCA Waste Corporation and previously served on the board of directors of Lyondell Basell Industries N.V. from May 2010 to May 2011 and Douglas Dynamics, Inc. from 2004 until October 2010. 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 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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