People: ZaZa Energy Corp (ZAZA.PH)

ZAZA.PH on Philadelphia Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Herbert Williamson

65 2012 Independent Chairman of the Board

Todd Brooks

38 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Treasurer, Executive Director

Paul Jansen

35 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer

S. Scott Gaille

43 2012 Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel

John Hearn

55 2013 Non-Independent Director

Gaston Kearby

52 2012 Non-Independent Director

Travis Burris

50 2012 Independent Director

A.Haag Sherman

48 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Herbert Williamson

Mr. Herbert C. Williamson is an Independent Chairman of the Board of ZaZa Energy Corp., since May 14, 2012. Previously served as a director of Toreador from January 2006 until the Combination. He is a private investor and has oil and gas experience with a focus on international activities. From July 2001 to June 2002, he was a part-time consultant to Petrie Parkman and Company for new business development. From April 1999 through July 2001 he was a Director and Interim Chief Financial Officer of Merlon Petroleum Company. From October 1998 through April 1999 he was a Director and Chief Financial Officer of Seven Seas Petroleum. From 1995 through 1998 he was a Director in the Energy Group of Credit Suisse. From 1985 until 1995, he was Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President at Parker & Parsley Petroleum Company. Mr. Williamson holds an MBA degree from Harvard Business School in 1977 and a BA degree from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1970. He serves as a director of Merlon International, a private oil and gas exploration company with primary operations in onshore Egypt, and as a director of Eagle Rock Energy Partners, LLC, a domestic U.S. midstream and upstream oil and gas company.

Todd Brooks

Mr. Todd Alan Brooks is President, Chief Executive Officer, Treasurer, Executive Director of ZaZa Energy Corp. Mr. Brooks has served as a director of ZaZa since the Combination. Mr. Brooks graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1997 with a degree in Economics. Immediately thereafter, he earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law in 2000. Mr. Brooks worked as a production analyst for L.J. Melody & Co, one of the real estate investment banking firms in the U.S., from 2000 to 2003. Mr. Brooks worked in the field as a land man for OGM Land, based in Houston, from 2004 until 2006, where he delivered title work and negotiated oil & gas leases on behalf of OGM's clients in East Texas, Arkansas, and the Gulf Coast.Mr. Brooks is also the principal of Neuhaus Brooks Investments, LLC, a company focused on making energy investments in multiple geographic regions. Mr. Brooks formed ZaZa LLC in 2009 with Messrs. Kearby and Hearn. Mr. Brooks now serves as Executive Director, President & Chief Executive Officer for ZaZa.

Paul Jansen

Mr. Paul F. Jansen is Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer of ZaZa Energy Corp. Mr. Jansen, joined the Company on March 27, 2013 and has served as the Company’s Chief Accounting Officer since April 2, 2013. As the Chief Accounting Officer of the Company, Mr. Jansen is responsible for providing leadership to the accounting and financial reporting functions, and for driving process improvements. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Jansen served as Controller and Chief Accounting Officer for Crimson Exploration Inc. between January 2012 and March 2013. Mr. Jansen was with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP serving clients in the oil and gas industry in the United States and Europe from 2002 to 2012, most recently as a Senior Manager. Mr. Jansen received a Master of Science degree in Economics from Maastricht University in Maastricht, the Netherlands, and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas and the equivalent of a Certified Public Accountant in the Netherlands.

S. Scott Gaille

Mr. S. Scott Gaille is Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel of ZaZa Energy Corporation. Mr. Gaille has served as the Chief Compliance Officer of ZaZa since March of 2012. In that capacity, he is the chief legal officer of the corporation and is responsible for providing interpretive guidance in applying applicable laws, regulations and company policies to budget and transaction, securities, litigation and regulatory matters. Mr. Gaille serves with ZaZa's consent as a Director of Brenham Oil & Gas Corp. (OTC:BRHM), a FINRA OTCBB quoted oil and gas exploration company that has signed a production sharing contract for part of an exploration concession in West Africa, and as an Adjunct Professor of Management at Rice University, where he teaches International Energy Development to MBA students. Previously, Mr. Gaille was the Managing Director & General Counsel for Sequent Asset Management, LLC (from July 2008 to December 2012) and a principal of Sequent Petroleum Management, LLC (from February 2011 to August 2012). From February 2010 to September 2012, he served as President of Brenham Oil & Gas Corp., and from June 2011 to September 2012, he serves as President of American International Industries, Inc., the holding company parent of Brenham Oil & Gas Corp. From August 2007 to December 2010, Mr. Gaille served as President of West & East Africa Oil Group, a company that acquired and divested oil and gas exploration concessions in Africa. Mr. Gaille is an attorney licensed to practice in the State of Texas and previously practiced law in the Energy Section of Vinson & Elkins LLP. He holds a Doctor of Law with High Honors from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government with High Honors from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

John Hearn

Mr. John E. Hearn is Non-Independent Director of ZaZa Energy Corp. From 1984 until 1990, Mr. Hearn was a staff geologist and then a member of the Major Play Exploration Team with Texas Oil & Gas in Corpus Christi. Mr. Hearn founded Lara Energy Inc. in 1991. Mr. Hearn formed ZaZa LLC in 2009 with Messrs. Brooks and Kearby. Mr. Hearn managed ZaZa LLC's technical team and evaluated drilling during development for ZaZa LLC in the Eagle Ford shale. Mr. Hearn now serves as Chief Operating Officer for ZaZa. Mr. Hearn received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology in 1980 from the University of Houston.

Gaston Kearby

Mr. Gaston L. Kearby is Non-Independent Director of ZaZa Energy Corp. Mr. Kearby founded Omega Energy Corp. in 1988 (currently named Omega Energy, LLC) and today serves as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Omega is a privately held, Corpus Christi-based oil and gas company that owns a portfolio of interests in operated and non-operated oil and gas properties in Texas and adjoining states. Mr. Kearby began his career in the oil and gas industry in 1984, buying and selling drilling pipe to oil well operators in south Texas. Over time, his business expanded to include capping, salvaging and reselling drilling pipe reclaimed from unproductive wells, as well as purchasing and operating existing wells. In 2009, Mr. Kearby founded ZaZa with Messrs. Brooks and Hearn to pursue opportunities in the emerging Eagle Ford shale and elsewhere.

Travis Burris

Mr. Travis H. Burris is an Independent Director of ZaZa Energy Corp. From April 2008 to the present, Mr. Burris has been a director of Forbes Energy Services, an oilfield services company, where he has served as a member of the Audit Committee and as the Chairman of the Compensation Committee of the board of directors. Mr. Burris serves as the Chairman of the Board for several private companies, including: Agrow Credit Corporation, Inc., where he has been a director since 1995; Cash Box Pawn, Inc., where he has been a director since 2000; Producers Ag Finance, where he has been a director since 2001; and Resonant Finance, where he has been a director since 2007. Mr. Burris' past service on boards of director includes service as the Chairman of the Board of Falfurrias State Bank from 2001 to 2010, as a director of Mesquite Helicopter Service, Inc. from 1994 to 2008, as a director of Mesquite Aviation from 1998 to 2008, as a director of Resonant Technology since 2006, and, from 1990 to 2007, as the founder and Chairman of the Board of Alice Loan Company, a real estate development company. In addition, as a serial entrepreneur, Mr. Burris has been President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Texas Champion Bank since 1987, Founder, and President of G. and G. Loan Company since 1991, and has ownership stakes in various ranching and real estate investment businesses. Mr. Burris received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from Texas A&M University in 1983.

A.Haag Sherman

Mr. A. Haag Sherman is an Independent Director of Zaza Energy Corp., since December 7, 2012. Mr. Sherman is a co-founder, partner and non-executive Vice Chairman of Salient Partners, L.P. ("Salient"), a Houston based investment firm with approximately $18 billion in assets. In addition, Mr. Sherman serves on the boards of directors of: Hilltop Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HTH), which acquired PlainsCapital Corporation, a bank holding company with assets in excess of $6 billion; Salient MLP & Energy Infrastructure Fund (NYSE: SMF) and Salient Midstream & MLP Fund (NYSE: SMM), non-diversified, closed-end management investment companies investing primarily in the securities of master limited partnerships, energy infrastructure companies and midstream companies; Blue Dolphin Energy Corporation (OTCQX: BDCO), a Delaware corporation located in Houston which engages in crude oil and condensate processing, as well as the gathering and transportation and the exploration and production of oil and natural gas; and The Endowment Fund Complex, a collection of closed-end, non-diversified, management investment companies. From 2002 to 2011, Mr. Sherman held executive positions with Salient and its affiliates, including Chief Investment Officer and Chief Executive Officer. Prior thereto, he served as an executive officer and partner of The Redstone Companies where he, among other things, managed a private equity portfolio. Mr. Sherman is an honors graduate of the University of Texas School of Law and a cum laude graduate of Baylor University.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Herbert Williamson

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Todd Brooks

2,905,620

Paul Jansen

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S. Scott Gaille

1,187,370

John Hearn

11,986,400

Gaston Kearby

6,392,040

Travis Burris

--

A.Haag Sherman

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As Of 30 Dec 2013

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