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Management

Floyd C. Wilson
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
Floyd Wilson

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.


Stephen W. Herod
Executive Vice President, Corporate Development
Stephen Herod

Stephen W. Herod serves as Executive Vice President, Corporate Development.  Mr. Herod served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Assistant Secretary of Petrohawk Energy Corporation from August 2005 until BHP Billiton acquired Petrohawk in August 2011.  Mr. Herod served as Vice President, Corporate Development of Petrohawk from May 2004 until August 2005.  Prior to joining Petrohawk, he was employed by PHAWK, LLC from its formation in June 2003 until May 2004.  He served as Executive Vice President - Corporate Development for 3TEC Energy Corporation from December 1999 until its merger with Plains Exploration & Production Company in June 2003 and as Assistant Secretary from May 2001 until June 2003.  Mr. Herod served as a director of 3TEC from July 1997 until January 2002.  Mr. Herod served as the Treasurer of 3TEC from 1999 until 2001. From July 1997 to December 1999, Mr. Herod was Vice President, Corporate Development of 3TEC.  Mr. Herod served as President and a director of Shore Oil Company from April 1992 until the merger of Shore with 3TEC's predecessor in June 1997.  He joined Shore's predecessor as Controller in February 1991.  Mr. Herod was employed by Conquest Exploration Company from 1984 until 1991 in various financial management positions, including Operations Accounting Manager.  From 1981 to 1984, Superior Oil Company employed Mr. Herod as a financial analyst.


Mark J. Mize
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Mark Mize

Mark J. Mize serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.  Mr. Mize served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Petrohawk Energy Corporation from August 2007 until BHP Billiton acquired Petrohawk in August 2011.  Mr. Mize served as the Chief Ethics Officer and Insider Trading Compliance Officer for Petrohawk until June 2009.  Additionally, he served as Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller at Petrohawk from July 2005 until August 2007.  Mr. Mize first joined Petrohawk in November 2004 as Controller.  Prior to working at Petrohawk, Mr. Mize was the Manager of Financial Reporting of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, a public oil and gas exploration company, from January 2003 to November 2004.  Prior to his employment at Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, he was an Audit Manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from 1996 to 2002.  He is a Certified Public Accountant with a Bachelor degree in Accounting from the University of Houston.


David S. Elkouri
Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
David Elkouri

David S. Elkouri serves as Executive Vice President  and Chief Legal Officer.  Mr. Elkouri served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Petrohawk Energy Corporation from 2007 until BHP Billiton acquired Petrohawk in August 2011.  He also served as Chief Ethics Officer and Insider Trading Compliance Officer of Petrohawk.  From 2004 to 2007, he served as lead outside counsel for Petrohawk.  Prior to that, Mr. Elkouri served as lead outside counsel for 3TEC Energy Corporation from 1999 to 2003.  He also served as lead outside counsel for Hugoton Energy Corporation from 1994 to 1998.  Mr. Elkouri is a co-founder of Hinkle Law Firm LLC where he practiced for 20 years prior to joining Petrohawk.  Mr. Elkouri is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law where he served as a Research Editor of the Kansas Law Review.


Jon C. Wright
Executive Vice President, Operations
Jon Wright

Jon C. Wright serves as Executive Vice President – Operations. Mr. Wright served as W. Rockies Operations Manager at Newfield Exploration from 2009 to 2012.  Mr. Wright served as W. Rockies Operations Manager at Newfield Exploration from 2009 to 2012.  Mr. Wright also served as Lead, Production for W. Oklahoma and Lead, Drilling for Woodford Shale from 2005 to 2009.  Prior to that, Mr. Wright was a Sr. Drilling Engineer at BP from 2004 to 2005.  He also served as Drilling Engineer from 2001 to 2004.  From 1997 to 2001, he held various drilling positions for CONOCO.  Mr. Wright graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering and went on to earn his Master of Business Administration degree from Rice University.


Quentin R. Hicks
Senior Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations
Quentin Hicks

Quentin R. Hicks serves as Senior Vice President - Finance and Investor Relations.  Mr. Hicks joined Halcón as in August 2012 after GeoResources merged with Halcón.  While with GeoResources, Mr. Hicks served as Director of Acquisitions and Financial Planning from 2011 to 2012.  From 2004 to 2011, he worked in investment banking with Bear Stearns, Sanders Morris Harris and most recently Madison Williams, where he was as a Director in their energy investment banking practice.  Prior to that, Mr. Hicks worked as Manager of Financial Reporting for Continental Airlines.  He began his career in 1998 working as an auditor for Ernst and Young LLP.  Mr. Hicks graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Science degree in accounting.  In addition, he holds a Masters of Business Administration degree in finance from Vanderbilt University.  Mr. Hicks is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas.


Leah R. Kasparek
Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Administration
Leah Kasparek

Leah R. Kasparek serves as Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Administration. Prior to joining Halcón in February 2012, Ms. Kasparek held numerous HR leadership positions across multiple industries including oil and gas, utilities and manufacturing. Ms. Kasparek served as Director of Human Resources at Southwestern Energy from 2009 to 2012. She served as Vice President of Human Resources for CenterPoint Energy over the Regulated Operations Division from 2004 until 2008. Ms. Kasparek was employed in 1996 by Anheuser-Busch Companies and served as Vice President of Human Resources for the Anheuser-Busch Packaging Group from 2001 until 2004. Ms. Kasparek holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and earned a law degree from the University of Houston Law Center.


Tina S. Obut
Senior Vice President, Corporate Reserves
Tina Obut

Tina S. Obut serves as Senior Vice President, Corporate Reserves.  Ms. Obut served as Senior Manager of Petroleum Resources at BHP Billiton Petroleum from 2011 to 2012.  Prior to that, she served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Reserves for Petrohawk Energy Corporation from 2005 until its sale to BHP Billiton in 2011.  From 2004 to 2006, Ms. Obut served as Manager of Reservoir Engineering Evaluations at El Paso Production Company.  In addition, she held various engineering, managerial and executive positions at Mission Resources, Ryder Scott Company and Chevron from 1989 to 2006.  Ms. Obut graduated from Marietta College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering, a Master of Science degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Penn State and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Houston.  Ms. Obut is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas (#82050).


Joseph S. Rinando, III
Senior Vice President , Chief Accounting Officer and Controller
Joseph Rinando,

Joseph S. Rinando, III serves as Senior Vice President - Chief Accounting Officer and Controller. Mr. Rinando initially joined Halcón as Director, Finance in February 2012. Mr. Rinando served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Wilson Industries, a Schlumberger company, from 2010 to 2012. Prior to joining Wilson, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Foxxe Energy Services, LLC, a private equity owned international drilling rig contractor, from 2009 to 2010. Prior to Foxxe, Mr. Rinando served as Vice President and Corporate Controller of Smith International, Inc. from 2006 until 2009 and as Director of Financial Reporting from 2003 to 2006. From 1995 to 2003, he was in the Energy Practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, most recently as an Audit Senior Manager, serving clients focused on exploration and production, natural gas transmission, power and utilities, petrochemicals and refining, and drilling. Mr. Rinando graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Lamar University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas.