Nathan W. Walton has served as director of Halcón since September 2016. Mr. Walton is a Partner and Co-Head of North American Private Equity within the Ares Private Equity Group and a member of the Management Committee of Ares Management. He joined the firm in 2006. Mr. Walton serves on the Ares Private Equity Group’s ACOF Investment Committee. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Development Capital Resources, LP; EPIC Midstream Holdings, LP; Gastar Exploration, Inc.; Salt Creek Midstream LLC; Verdad Resources Holdings LLC; and the parent company of BlackBrush Oil & Gas LP. Mr. Walton holds a B.A. from Princeton University in Politics and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.