Floyd C. Wilson serves as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President. Mr. Wilson served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Petrohawk Energy Corporation from May 2004 until BHP Billiton acquired Petrohawk in August 2011. Mr. Wilson also served as President of Petrohawk from May 2004 until September 2009. He was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of 3TEC Energy Corporation from August 1999 until its merger with Plains Exploration & Production Company in June 2003. Mr. Wilson began his career in the energy business in Houston, Texas in 1970 as a completion engineer. He moved to Wichita, Kansas in 1976 to start an oil and gas operating company, one of several private energy ventures which preceded the formation of Hugoton Energy Corporation in 1987, where he served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. In 1994, Hugoton completed an initial public offering and was merged into Chesapeake Energy Corporation in 1998.
Sylvia K. Barnes has served as a director of Halcón since May 2017 and currently serves as a member of the Audit Committee and the Reserves Committee. Ms. Barnes is a Principal and owner of Tanda Resources LLC, a privately-held oil & gas investment and consulting company focusing on upstream investments and consulting. Previously, Ms. Barnes served as Managing Director and Group Head for KeyBanc Capital Markets Oil & Gas Investment and Corporate Banking Group from 2011 to 2015 and was a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Ms. Barnes previously served as Head of Energy Investment Banking at Madison Williams, and prior to that, as Managing Director at Merrill Lynch’s energy investment banking practice. She joined Merrill Lynch as part of the firm’s 2006 acquisition of Petrie Parkman & Co. From 1994 to 2000, Ms. Barnes worked as Managing Director and Senior Vice President for Nesbitt Burns, including serving as head of the firm’s U.S. energy investment banking group. Ms. Barnes worked in various capacities at Nesbitt Burns and, from 1984 to 1993, she worked for its parent company, Bank of Montreal, specializing in structured finance and corporate banking for energy clients. Ms. Barnes began her career as a reservoir engineer for Esso Resources. Ms. Barnes graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Dean’s List), was a licensed professional engineer in Alberta and earned a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from York University. Ms. Barnes’ extensive financial analysis and transaction experience, in addition to her knowledge of the oil and gas industry, provides her with valuable insights into corporate strategy, capital allocation, equity and debt financing and the assessment and management of risks faced by energy companies. Ms. Barnes is active in oil and gas industry activities and in the Houston community. She currently serves as Vice Chairperson of the Houston Energy Finance Group and Chairperson of the Santa Maria Hostel Foundation.
William J. Campbell has served as a director of Halcón since September 2016 and currently serves as Chairman of the Compensation Committee and as a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Campbell is the Managing Director and Co-owner of CB Energy, LLC, an independent oil and gas exploration company founded in 1997. He has over thirty two years of experience in the legal, investment and energy industries with a diverse background in management, finance, legal, land and marketing. Since 2006, Mr. Campbell has served as owner and managing director of PPPCo-CB Energy, LLC, a Houston, Texas-based private oil and gas exploration and production company. From 1991 to 1996, Mr. Campbell served as Principal, Vice President and Corporate Counsel of Houston, Texas-based Fremont Energy Corporation, a Bechtel Family company, where Mr. Campbell managed the company’s domestic and international energy asset portfolio and directed the company’s commercial, banking, and legal activities, and from 1985 through 1991, Mr. Campbell served as Counsel and Manager for Bechtel Investments, Inc. in Houston, Texas, managing its oil and gas marketing and land/legal operations. Mr. Campbell was also the first representative of Bechtel in the J.P. Morgan Corporate Finance Program, New York, New York (1988). In addition, Mr. Campbell represented Bechtel’s outside oil and gas interests by serving as a Director on the boards of BecField Drilling Services, the then largest independent horizontal and directional drilling company in the United States, CurveDrill, Inc. and PetroSource Corporation, a refining and marketing company with annual revenues over $500 million. Mr. Campbell started his professional career at the Houston, Texas law firm of Reynolds, Allen & Cook. Mr. Campbell has a Doctorate of Jurisprudence (J.D.) and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (BBA) in Petroleum Land Management/Finance from the University of Texas in Austin, Texas. Mr. Campbell is active in community and civic affairs. His service includes: The Kinkaid School Board of Trustees of Houston since 2007, and its Advancement, Finance & Building Committees since 2002; the Board of Directors of the Houston Country Club from 2005 to 2007; the Institute for Molecular Medicine as a Founding Trustee and Scientific Advisory Board Member since 2001; the Development Board of the University of Texas Health Science Center since 1991- Chair Emeritus 2002-2003; the Advisory Boards of Tanglewood Bank, NA and the Amegy Bank of Texas, N.A. since 1998; the Endowment Board, Jr. Warden and Senior Council Representative of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church since 2004; the Board of Directors and Treasurer of the Daniel and Edith Ripley Foundation since 2005; the Board of Directors of the Bayou City Pump Inc. since 2010; the Board of Directors of Erin Energy Corporation and its Audit and Compensation Committees since 2011; the Advance Team Board of M.D. Anderson since 2005; the Texas Children’s Hospital Individuals Committee since 2005; the Memorial Hermann System Board of Directors and its Finance and Chairman-Governance Committees and Memorial Hermann Foundation since 2011 and a Member of the Texas Bar Association.
James W. Christmas has served as a director of Halcón since February 2012 and currently serves as Lead Independent Director, a position he has held since January 2015, as Chairman of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Christmas began serving as a director of Petrohawk Energy Corporation on July 12, 2006, effective upon the merger of KCS Energy, Inc. (“KCS”) into Petrohawk. He continued to serve as a director, and as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, for Petrohawk until BHP Billiton acquired all of Petrohawk in August 2011. He also served on the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Christmas served as a member of the Board of Directors of Petrohawk, a wholly owned subsidiary of BHP Billiton, and as chair of the Financial Reporting Committee of such board until September 2014. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Tobin School of Business of St. John’s University. Mr. Christmas serves as a director of Rice Energy, as chairman of its audit committee and a member of its compensation committee, and as a director and member of the audit committee and compensation committee of Yuma Energy. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of KCS from 1988 until April 2003 and Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of KCS until its merger into Petrohawk. Mr. Christmas was a Certified Public Accountant in New York and was with Arthur Andersen & Co. from 1970 until 1978 before leaving to join National Utilities & Industries (“NUI”), a diversified energy company, as Vice President and Controller. He remained with NUI until 1988, when NUI spun out its unregulated activities that ultimately became part of KCS. As an auditor and audit manager, controller and in his role as CEO of KCS, Mr. Christmas was directly or indirectly responsible for financial reporting and compliance with SEC regulations, and as such has extensive experience in reviewing and evaluating financial reports, as well as in evaluating executive and board performance and in recruiting directors.
Michael L. Clark has served as a director of Halcón since September 2016 and currently serves as Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and as a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Clark is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder with over seventeen years of investing experience focusing on basic materials and oilfield services and equipment equities. Mr. Clark was a Retired Partner of SIR Capital Management, LLC from 2014 until his departure in 2016 and from 2008 to 2013 served as a Portfolio Manager and Partner. Prior to that, Mr. Clark valued energy equities as a Portfolio Manager at Satellite Asset Management, LLC from 2005 to 2007 and as an Equity Research Analyst at SAC Capital Management, LLC from 2003 to 2005 and at Merrill Lynch from 1997 to 2002. Mr. Clark began his career at Deloitte & Touche, LLP, progressing to Senior Auditor within its Securities Industry Auditing Group and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in New York State. He graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and earned a Masters of Business Administration in Finance and Economics with Distinction (Top 10%) from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
Thomas R. Fuller has served as a director of Halcón since February 2012 and currently serves as Chairman of the Reserves Committee and as a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Fuller served as a director at Petrohawk Energy Corporation from March 6, 2006 until BHP Billiton acquired Petrohawk in August 2011. Mr. Fuller served on Petrohawk’s Reserves Committee and was the Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Since December 1988, Mr. Fuller has been a principal of Diverse Energy Management Co. (or related “Diverse” companies), a private upstream acquisition, drilling and production company which also invests in other energy related companies. Mr. Fuller has earned degrees from the University of Wyoming and the Louisiana State University School of Banking of the South and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas. He has 48 years of experience as a petroleum engineer, specializing in economic and reserves evaluation. He has served as an employee, officer, partner or director of various companies, including ExxonMobil, First City National Bank, Hillin Oil Co., Diverse Energy Management Co. and Rimco Royalty Partners. Mr. Fuller serves as a director of privately held Azure Midstream Holdings. Mr. Fuller also has extensive experience in energy related merger and acquisition transactions, having generated and closed over 90 producing property acquisitions during his career. As a primary lending officer to many independent energy companies, Mr. Fuller has extensive experience in analyzing and evaluating financial, business and operational strategies for energy companies.
Darryl L. Schall has served as a director of Halcón since September 2016 and currently serves as a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the Reserves Committee. Mr. Schall previously served as a Partner and Portfolio Manager in the Ares Private Equity Group, where he was responsible for managing Ares’ special situations strategy until his retirement in January 2017, and subsequently served as an Advisor to Ares Management LLC through July 1, 2017. Prior to joining Ares in 2009, Mr. Schall worked at Tudor Investment Corporation, where he focused on managing distressed and high yield investments. Previously, Mr. Schall was a Managing Director and Director of High Yield Research at Trust Company of the West, where he focused on managing portfolios of distressed and high yield debt. In addition, Mr. Schall was a Senior Research Analyst and Senior Vice President at Dabney/Resnick & Wagner, Inc., a boutique investment firm specializing in high yield and distressed debt. Previously, Mr. Schall was an Investment Banking Associate of the Corporate Finance Department of Drexel Burnham Lambert Inc. and was a Supervising Senior Accountant with KPMG Peat Marwick. Mr. Schall holds a B.A., cum laude, from the University of California, Los Angeles, in History and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. Mr. Schall also is a Certified Public Accountant.
Ronald D. Scott has served as a director of Halcón since September 2016 and currently serves as a member of the Reserves Committee. Mr. Scott has over thirty years oil and gas industry experience. Mr. Scott is a director of Clayton Williams Energy, Inc., a public traded energy firm. In addition, Mr. Scott serves as a director of Blackbrush Oil and Gas, Verdad Resources and Pardus Oil and Gas, all privately held energy companies. Mr. Scott is the Chief Executive Officer of Development Capital Resources . Previously, Mr. Scott served as President and CEO of True Oil Company, a private equity backed oil and gas firm. Prior to True Oil he worked for Henry Petroleum as President and Chief Operating Officer of that company and its successor companies, Henry Resources and HPC Energy. During this time, Mr. Scott successfully led the sale and re-start of multiple operating oil and gas entities. Beginning his career with Exxon Corporation, from 1983 to 1995, Mr. Scott held various supervisory and managerial assignments in Engineering, Operations, Planning and Financial Accounting and Reporting. In addition to the Permian Basin, he had assignments covering operational areas in the Gulf Coast/Gulf of Mexico region, California and the Rocky Mountains. Mr. Scott was the Technical Manager for Exxon’s multi-billion dollar onshore operations in the Western United States and prior to joining Henry Petroleum. Mr. Scott serves as Vice President of the Board of the Henry Foundation and as a founding board member of Educate Midland, a non-profit focused on public education. Mr. Scott holds Master and Bachelor of Science degrees in Engineering from New Mexico State University and is a Registered Petroleum Engineer in the State of Texas.
Eric G. Takaha has served as a director of Halcón since September 2016 and currently serves as a member of the Audit Committee. Prior to his retirement in 2016, Mr. Takaha served as a Portfolio Manager, Senior Vice President and Director of the Corporate and High Yield Group at Franklin Templeton Investments. He also served as a member of the firm’s Fixed Income Policy Committee, which helped guide investment strategies for multi-sector fixed income accounts. At Franklin Templeton Investments, Mr. Takaha managed multiple fixed income portfolios, with a focus on those with corporate credit investments, as well as overseeing and directing the firm’s group of high yield and investment grade credit analysts as they formulated investment recommendations. He originally joined Franklin Templeton Investments in 1989, and served as a research analyst covering a number of different industries. Mr. Takaha currently serves as Treasurer and on the Board of the Redwood City Educational Foundation, on the Finance Committee for Make A Wish (San Francisco), on the Investment Sub-Committee for Catholic Charities (San Francisco) and as a mentor in the Friends for Youth organization. He received his B.S. from the University of California Berkeley in 1989 and his M.B.A from Stanford University in 1996. Mr. Takaha is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder since 1993 and serves as a member of the CFA Society of San Francisco, the CFA Institute and the Standard Business School Alumni Association.
Nathan W. Walton has served as director of Halcón in September 2016. Mr. Walton is a Partner in the Ares Private Equity Group and joined the firm in 2006. Additionally, he serves on the ACOF Investment Committee as well as the Investment Committee for the Ares EIF funds. Mr. Walton has 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. Currently, Mr. Walton serves on the Boards of Directors of Clayton Williams Energy, Inc., Development Capital Resources, LP, Verdad Resources Holdings LLC and the parent company of BlackBrush Oil & Gas, L.P. Mr. Walton’s previous public company board experience includes Stream Global Services, Inc. Mr. Walton holds a B.A. from Princeton University in Politics and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.