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Eclipse Resources Corp (ECR.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Benjamin Hulburt

43 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Matthew DeNezza

46 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Oleg Tolmachev

42 2017 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Christopher Hulburt

46 2011 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary, Director

Thomas Liberatore

60 2017 Executive Vice President - Corporate Development and Geosciences

Randall Albert

59 Lead Independent Director

Mark Burroughs

41 2011 Independent Director

Richard Paterson

66 Independent Director

D. Martin Phillips

63 2011 Independent Director

Douglas Swanson

45 2011 Independent Director

Joseph Winkler

65 Independent Director

Robert Zorich

67 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Benjamin Hulburt

Mr. Benjamin W. Hulburt is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Hulburt served as the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Rex Energy, an independent oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in the Appalachian and Illinois Basins within the United States, from March 2007 to October 2010. He also served as President of Rex Energy from February 2008 until October 2010. Mr. Hulburt co-founded Rex Energy in 2001 and led Rex Energy through its initial public offering in 2007. Prior to Rex Energy’s initial public offering, Mr. Hulburt served as the Chief Executive Officer of Rex Energy Operating Corp. from October 2006 until October 2010, and as the President of Rex Energy Operating Corp. from March 2004 until October 2006. Mr. Hulburt also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Douglas Oil & Gas Limited Partnership, an affiliate of Rex Energy, from January 2001 until February 2004. Prior to November 2000, Mr. Hulburt served on active duty as a commissioned officer in the United States Army for four years, leaving the service holding the rank of Captain. Mr. Hulburt received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from The Pennsylvania State University.

Matthew DeNezza

Mr. Matthew R. DeNezza is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. DeNezza served in the Global Natural Resources Group at Deutsche Bank Securities where he was promoted to Managing Director and was responsible for leading merger and acquisition advisory assignments, as well as aiding clients in understanding capital markets and developing and executing financing transactions. During his tenure with Deutsche Bank, Mr. DeNezza assisted on numerous investment banking transactions for both public and private oil and gas exploration and production companies and refining companies. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, from 1999 to 2001, Mr. DeNezza was the Assistant Vice President, Corporate Finance of Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC, a financial advisory and services firm. Mr. DeNezza served in the United States Navy as a commissioned officer from 1993 to 1998, leaving the service at the rank of Lieutenant. Mr. DeNezza received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University and Masters of Business Administration degree from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

Oleg Tolmachev

Mr. Oleg Tolmachev is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Tomachev served as our Senior Vice President, Drilling & Completions since March 2016. From February 2013 to February 2016, Mr. Tolmachev served as our Vice President, Drilling & Completions. Prior to joining Eclipse Resources, from April 2011 to February 2013, Mr. Tolmachev served as the Senior Asset Manager, Utica Shale with Chesapeake Energy where he was responsible for leading an asset team comprised of land, geology, drilling, resource development and operations for Chesapeake Energy’s Utica Shale projects in Ohio. Prior to joining Chesapeake Energy, from August 2008 to 2011, Mr. Tolmachev held the position of Group Lead Completions, Mid-Continent Business Unit at EnCana Oil and Gas (USA) Inc. where he managed well completions and intervention operations in its Barnett Shale, Deep Bossier and East Texas Haynesville Shale business units. Mr. Tolmachev received his Bachelors of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.

Christopher Hulburt

Mr. Christopher Kent Hulburt is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary, Director of the Company. Mr. Hulburt served as the Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel of Rex Energy. Mr. Hulburt had previously served as the Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel for each of the predecessor companies of Rex Energy since April 2005. From January 2001 until April 2005, Mr. Hulburt was a senior associate for the law firm of Hodgson Russ LLP in its corporate and securities practice group. Before joining Hodgson Russ, he served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps as a military prosecutor beginning in January 1997, and, in his last two years of service, also held the position of Special Assistant United States Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice. Mr. Hulburt received his Bachelor’s degree in History/Education from Niagara University and his law degree from Western New England College School of Law.

Thomas Liberatore

Mr. Thomas S. Liberatore is Executive Vice President - Corporate Development and Geosciences of the Company. Mr. Liberatore served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since June 2011. Mr. Liberatore served as member of the board of managers of Eclipse Resources I, LP (“Eclipse I”) from June 2011 until the Company’s initial public offering in June 2014. Prior to joining Eclipse Resources, from June 2009 until May 2011, Mr. Liberatore was self-employed and formed Libco Energy LLC, which leased oil and gas interests for its own account and brokered the sale of oil and gas mineral interests in West Virginia and Alabama, and he served as a consultant to oil and gas attorneys and land companies. From January 2002 until May 2009, Mr. Liberatore served as Vice President and Appalachian Regional Manager for Cabot Oil & Gas where he managed drilling and acquisition investments, including those in the Devonian Huron Marcellus Shale. From March 1999 to December 2001, Mr. Liberatore served as the Vice President, Exploration and Production for North Coast Energy, Inc. Mr. Liberatore began his career as a geologist and had various positions of increasing responsibility for Presidio Oil Company and Belden & Blake Corporation. Mr. Liberatore received his Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from West Virginia University. He is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Appalachian Geological Society, has served on the board of directors of the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association, is a Past President of Independent Oil and Gas Association West Virginia and is a registered professional geologist in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Randall Albert

Mr. Randall M. Albert is Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Albert served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Gas Division of CONSOL Energy Inc., a producer of coal and natural gas (“CONSOL”), from 2010 until January 2014. From 2005 until 2010, he was the operational leader of CONSOL’s gas business in Northern Appalachia. Mr. Albert began working for CONSOL in 1979 and was selected to lead the operation of its coalbed methane gas business in Southern Appalachia in 1985. He is a board member of the Virginia Oil and Gas Association and served as a founding advisory member of the board and chairman of the Marcellus Shale Coalition. Additionally, he currently serves on the advisory board for the Virginia Tech Mining Engineering Department. Mr. Albert is a Registered Professional Engineer in Virginia and West Virginia and holds a B.S. degree in Mining Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, where in 2016 Mr. Albert was inducted into the Academy of Engineering Excellence, the highest honor bestowed on College of Engineering graduates at Virginia Tech.

Mark Burroughs

Mr. Mark E. Burroughs, Jr., is Independent Director of the Company. He currently serves as a Managing Director of EnCap. Prior to joining EnCap in March 2007, Mr. Burroughs spent four years working in UBS Investment Bank’s Global Energy Group. Prior to joining UBS Investment Bank, Mr. Burroughs spent three years at Sanders Morris Harris, Inc., an investment banking firm in Houston, Texas. He received an M.B.A. from the Jesse H. Jones School of Management at Rice University and a B.A. in Economics from The University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Burroughs serves on the board of several EnCap portfolio companies as well as Frontier Tubular Solutions. He is also a member of the Houston Producers’ Forum and the Independent Petroleum Association of America.

Richard Paterson

Mr. Richard D. Paterson is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Paterson retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, an international network of auditors, tax and business consultants (“PwC”), in June 2011 after 37 years of service. Most recently, he served as PwC’s Global Leader of its Consumer, Industrial Products and Services Practices (comprising the Automotive, Consumer and Retail, Energy, Utilities and Mining, Industrial Products, Pharmaceutical and Health Industries Sectors) and also as Managing Partner of its Houston Office and U.S. Energy Practice. From 2001 to 2010, Mr. Paterson was PwC’s Global Leader of its Energy, Utilities and Mining Practice. From 1997 to 2001, Mr. Paterson led PwC’s Energy Practice for Europe, Middle East and Africa. During the aforementioned time periods, Mr. Paterson also was responsible for the audits of numerous PwC clients, principally in the energy sector. He began his career with PwC in 1974 and was admitted as a partner of PwC in 1987. Mr. Paterson serves on the board, as lead independent director, a member of the governance committee and the audit committee (chairman of audit committee from 2012 to 2015) of Parker Drilling Company, a provider of contract drilling and drilling related services and rental tools to the energy industry. He also serves on the board, chair of the audit committee and member of the finance committee of Tidewater, Inc., a provider of marine services to the energy industry. He also serves on the board and as chair of the audit and compliance committee of Saipen Canada, Inc., a non-public company. Previously, he served on the board and as chairman of the audit committee of Zaff GP LLC, a private equity fund investing in emerging markets with a focus on the energy, infrastructure and real estate sectors. Mr. Paterson is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Mr. Paterson also previously served as a board member of the U.S./Russia Business Council and the U.S. Energy Association.

D. Martin Phillips

Mr. D. Martin Phillips is Independent Director of the Company. He currently serves as a Managing Partner of EnCap. Prior to joining EnCap in 1989, Mr. Phillips served as a Senior Vice President in the Energy Banking Group of NationsBank in Dallas, Texas. In his capacity as Manager of the U.S./International Division of NationsBank from 1987 to 1989, he had responsibility for credit commitments to a broad spectrum of energy-related companies. Mr. Phillips began his career in 1978 with Republic Bank and served in various senior energy banking positions, including Vice President and Manager of Republic Bank’s energy loan production office in Denver, from 1980 to 1985, and Senior Vice President and Division Manager in Republic Bank’s Houston office from 1986 to 1987. Mr. Phillips holds M.B.A. and B.S. degrees from Louisiana State University. He is a member of the LSU College of Business Hall of Distinction. Mr. Phillips also attended the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University. Mr. Phillips serves on the board of several EnCap portfolio companies and is a member of the Independent Petroleum Association of America, the American Petroleum Institute and the Houston Producers’ Forum.

Douglas Swanson

Mr. Douglas E. Swanson, Jr., is Independent Director of the Company. He is currently a Managing Partner of EnCap. Prior to joining EnCap in 1999, he was in the corporate lending division of Frost National Bank from 1995 to 1997, specializing in energy related service companies, and was a financial analyst in the corporate lending group of Southwest Bank of Texas from 1994 to 1995. Mr. Swanson serves on the board of Oasis Petroleum Inc., Earthstone Energy, Inc., and several EnCap portfolio companies. Mr. Swanson is a member of the Independent Petroleum Association of America and the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association. Mr. Swanson holds a B.A. in Economics and an M.B.A., both from The University of Texas at Austin.

Joseph Winkler

Mr. Joseph C. Winkler, III., is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Winkler served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Complete Production Services, Inc., a provider of specialized oil and gas services and equipment in North America (“Complete”), from March 2007 until February 2012, at which time Complete was acquired by Superior Energy Services, Inc. From June 2005 to March 2007, Mr. Winkler served as Complete’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to that, from March 2005 until June 2005, Mr. Winkler served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of National Oilwell Varco, Inc., an oilfield capital equipment and services company, and from May 2003 until March 2005, as the President and Chief Operating Officer of such company’s predecessor, Varco International, Inc. (“Varco”). From April 1996 until May 2003, Mr. Winkler served in various other capacities with Varco and its predecessor, including Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. From 1993 to April 1996, Mr. Winkler served as the Chief Financial Officer of D.O.S., Ltd., a privately held provider of solids control equipment and services and coil tubing equipment to the oil and gas industry, which was acquired by Varco in April 1996. Prior to joining D.O.S., Ltd., Mr. Winkler served as Chief Financial Officer of Baker Hughes INTEQ, and served in a similar role for various companies owned by Baker Hughes Incorporated, including Eastman/Telco and Milpark Drilling Fluids. Mr. Winkler serves on the board and as chairman of the audit and conflicts committee of the general partner of Hi-Crush Partners LP, an integrated producer, transporter, marketer and distributor of a specialized mineral used to enhance production in oil and natural gas wells. Mr. Winkler also serves on the board and as a member of the finance committee and compensation committee of Commercial Metals Company, a vertically integrated steel company.

Robert Zorich

Mr. Robert L. Zorich is Independent Director of the Company. He is the co-founder of EnCap and currently serves as a Managing Partner. Prior to co-founding EnCap, Mr. Zorich was a Senior Vice President of Trust Company of the West, a privately-held pension fund management company, where he was in charge of its Houston office. Prior to joining Trust Company of the West, Mr. Zorich co-founded MAZE Exploration, Inc., an oil and gas exploration, development and reserve acquisition company, where he served as its Co-Chief Executive Officer. During the first seven years of Mr. Zorich’s career, he was a Vice President and Division Manager in the Energy Department of Republic Bank. Approximately half of his tenure with Republic Bank was spent managing Republic Bank’s energy office in London, where he assembled a number of major project financings for development in the North Sea. Mr. Zorich received his B.A. in Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He also received a Master’s Degree in International Management (with distinction) in 1974 from the American Graduate School of International Management in Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Zorich serves on the board of several EnCap portfolio companies and is a member of the Independent Petroleum Association of America, the Houston Producers’ Forum and Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association. Mr. Zorich currently serves on the board of directors of Earthstone Energy, Inc., a publicly traded independent oil and gas exploration company. Mr. Zorich also served on the board of Oasis Petroleum Inc. and its predecessor entities from March 2007 until March 2012.