Management

Paul D. McKinney, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board

Mr. McKinney, 61, began his career 35 years ago with Anadarko Petroleum Corp. where he held various positions including his last title as Vice President of Reservoir Engineering, Anadarko Canada Corporation. Mr. McKinney is an industry veteran with a proven track record of building oil and gas organization by developing and implementing successful growth strategies coupled with farsighted decision-making.

Lloyd T. (Tim) Rochford, Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer / Chairman of the Board

Mr. Rochford, 73, has been active as an entrepreneur in the oil and gas industry since 1973. During that time, he has personally founded or co-founded multiple oil companies with assets in Texas and the mid-continent of the United States and has raised in excess of $1.0 billion in private and public financing for these oil and gas projects and their development. Mr. Rochford has successfully formed, developed and sold/merged four oil and gas companies, two of which were listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The most recent, Arena Resources, Inc. (“Arena”) (“Company”), was founded by Mr. Rochford and his long-time friend and associate Mr. Stan McCabe in August 2000. From inception until May of 2008, Mr. Rochford served as President, Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and a director of Arena. During that time, the Company received numerous accolades from publications such as Business Week (2007 Hot Growth Companies), Entrepreneur (2007 Hot 500), Fortune (2007, 2008, 2009 Fastest Growing Companies), Fortune Small Business (2007, 2008 Fastest Growing Companies) and Forbes (Best Small Companies of 2009). In May 2008, Mr. Rochford resigned the position of CEO and accepted the position of Chairman of the Board. In his role as Chairman, he continued to pursue opportunities that would enhance the current and long-term value of the Company. Through his efforts, Arena entered into an agreement and was acquired by another New York Stock Exchange company for $1.6 billion in July 2010.

William R. (“Randy”) Broaddrick, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Broaddrick, 42, was employed from 1997 to 2000 with Amoco Production Company, performing lease revenue accounting and state production tax regulatory reporting functions. During 2000, Mr. Broaddrick was employed by Duke Energy Field Services, LLC performing state production tax functions. From 2001 until 2010, Mr. Broaddrick was employed by Arena Resources, Inc. as Vice President.

Alexander Dyes, Executive Vice President of Engineering and Corporate Strategy

Mr. Alex Dyes, 36, has over 13 years of multi-disciplined experience in oilfield operations, reservoir engineering, economic evaluation, capital allocation, risk assessment, strategic planning, and business development. He began his career at Apache Corporation and worked in various roles of increasing responsibility. After leaving Apache Mr. Dyes held various management positions with Yuma and most recently Sandridge Energy where he served as Vice President of A&D.

Marinos Baghdati, Executive Vice President of Operations

Mr. Baghdati, 43, has served in various roles as a drilling, completions, production and facility engineer for both private equity firms and publicly traded companies. Mr. Baghdati has extensive experience primarily in the Permian Basin of West Texas, but it extends to South Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Colorado and Oklahoma. His experience also includes deep-water, international drilling and completions off the coasts of Israel and Cyprus. Most recently Mr. Baghdati served as Vice President of Operations at SandRidge Energy.

Stephen D. Brooks, Executive Vice President of Land, Legal, Human Resources and Marketing

Mr. Stephen D. Brooks, 65, has over 43 years of experience in Land Management and is a Certified Professional Landman. Due to his extensive career Mr. Brooks is proficient in all aspects of O&G leasing agreements, marketing and service contracts, negotiations, and acquisition and divestiture due diligence. Since starting his career with Shell Oil Company, he has held several Vice President of Land Manager positions with Duncan Energy Company, Yuma Energy and more recently SandRidge Energy where he was Vice President of Land, Legal, People & Culture and Corporate Services.

Hollie Lamb, Vice President of Compliance and General Manager of the Midland, Texas Office

Ms. Lamb, 45, has 20 years of experience in domestic oil/gas evaluation, exploration and production operations, management, and petroleum engineering consulting. She has an extensive background in reservoir evaluation and economic evaluation. Her career has centered in Permian Basin, which has enabled her to focus on the upside in the basin.