James Watt, Chairman
James A. Watt has served as Chairman of the Board since November 2014, and has been a director of the Company since August 2012. Mr. Watt currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Warren Resources, Inc. He served as director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dune Energy, Inc. (“Dune”) from 2007 to 2015. Prior to joining Dune, Mr. Watt served as the Chief Executive Officer of Remington Oil and Gas Corporation (“Remington”) from February 1998 and the Chairman of Remington from May 2003 until Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (“Helix”) acquired Remington in July 2006. From August 2006 through March 2007, he served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Maverick Oil & Gas, Inc. Mr. Watt currently serves on the board of directors of Helix where he also serves on the compensation and nominating and governance committees. He received a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Rich Carty, Director, President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Carty was President of West Face Capital (USA) Corp, an affiliate of West Face Capital, from 2009 until 2013. Prior to that period, Mr. Carty was Managing Director of Morgan Stanley Principal Strategies. Prior to Mr. Carty’s 14 years at Morgan Stanley, he was a Partner at Gordon Capital Corp, a Toronto-based investment and merchant bank, where he worked for 5 years.
Kevin Neveu, Director
Mr. Neveu serves as Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Precision Drilling Corporation. Mr. Neveu was previously President of the Rig Solutions Group of National Oilwell Varco, where he was responsible for the company’s drilling equipment business. Beginning in 1982, Mr. Neveu held senior management positions with National Oilwell Varco and its predecessor companies in London, Moscow, Houston, Edmonton, and Calgary.
Greg Raih, Director
Mr. Raih has nearly 40 years of experience in finance and accounting matters for public and private companies, and extensive experience with companies in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Raih currently also serves on the board of directors and audit committee of General Moly, Inc. (NYSEMKT: GMO), a U.S. based mineral company engaged in the exploration and development of molybdenum projects. Mr. Raih is a certified public accountant who served as a partner at KPMG LLP from 2002 to 2008 and as a partner at Arthur Andersen LLP from 1981 to 2002. His qualifications as an audit committee financial expert provide an essential skill set relevant to his service on our board and as Chairman of the Audit Committee.
Jeff Wojahn, Director
Mr. Wojahn brings over 25 years of oil and gas industry experience to our Board. From 2003 to 2013, Mr. Wojahn served as Executive Vice President of EnCana Corporation and was President of Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. from 2006 to 2013. Beginning in 1985, Mr. Wojahn held senior management and operational positions in Canada and the United States and has extensive experience in unconventional resource play development. He currently serves as a Strategic Advisory Board member for Morgan Stanley Energy Partners.