The Oasis board is short tenured, diverse, and comprised not only of industry-leading experts but of members who worked for major shareholders and investors. Except for Mr. Brooks, who serves as our CEO, all of the Directors are Independent under Nasdaq listing standards, and none of the Directors has any material connection to the Company outside of service on the Board of Directors.
Douglas E. Brooks serves as our Board Chair and Chief Executive Officer. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for California Resources Corporation.
Previously, Mr. Brooks served on the Board of Directors of Chaparral Energy, Inc. from 2017 to October 2020 and also served on the Board of Directors of Madalena Energy Inc. (now Centaurus Energy, Inc.) in Canada. In addition, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer as well as a member of the Board of Directors of Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc., an offshore Gulf of Mexico exploration and production company, from April 2017 until the company was acquired by an affiliate of Cox Oil LLC in October 2018. From 2015 to 2016, he served as president and chief executive officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Yates Petroleum Corporation, a privately owned exploration and production company, which merged with EOG Resources. From 2012 to 2014, he served as Chief Executive Officer as well as a member of the Board of Directors of Aurora Oil & Gas Limited until it merged with Baytex Energy Corp. In 2012, he served as a senior vice president at Forest Oil Corporation. From 2006 to 2012, Mr. Brooks built two private equity sponsored firms focused on unconventional resource projects in the western U.S. In addition, he spent 24 years with Marathon Oil Company in roles of increasing responsibility, most recently as the director of upstream mergers and acquisitions and business development for the Americas.
Mr. Brooks holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Wyoming – Casper and a Master of Business Administration, Finance from Our Lady of the Lake University in Texas.
Samantha Holroyd serves as our Lead Independent Director and Chair of the Nominating, Environmental, Social & Governance Committee of the Board and as a member of Audit & Reserves Committee. She has served as an independent advisor to the oil and gas industry since February 2020 through Golden Advisory Services, LLC, a consulting firm. Ms. Holroyd currently serves as an independent board member for Gulfport Energy.
Previously, Ms. Holroyd served as a Managing Director at Lantana Energy Advisors, an advisory firm specializing in energy transactions, which was a division of SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., the corporate and investment banking arm of Truist Financial Corporation, from February 2018 to February 2020. Prior to that, she served as a Managing Director at TPG Sixth Street Partners, a global finance and investment firm, from September 2016 to January 2018, and as Technical Director at Denham Capital Management LP, an energy and resources-focused global private equity firm, from October 2011 to September 2016. Additionally, Ms. Holroyd previously served as Global Reserves Audit Manager and Business Opportunity Manager at Royal Dutch Shell PLC, a global oil and gas company, Vice President of EIG Global Energy Partners, a provider of institutional capital to the global energy industry, and Vice President of Ryder Scott Company, a petroleum consulting firm. Earlier in her career, she served as a Senior Reservoir Engineer with Tenneco Ventures Corporation, which was an oil and gas exploration, production and financing company, and as a Reservoir Engineer with Atlantic Richfield Company, an oil and gas company.
Ms. Holroyd received a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, holds FINRA Certifications (Series 79 and Series 63), and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas. She also is a Certified Corporate Director by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).
John Jacobi serves as Chair of the Compensation Committee of the Board and as a member of the Nominating, Environmental, Social & Governance Committee. He is currently the CEO and President of Javelin Energy Partners and interim CEO of Venado Oil & Gas. He has served on the Board of Directors of Pioneer Energy Services Corp., as Chair of the Audit Committee, since May 2020.
Mr. Jacobi began his career in the energy business in 1981 working for Woolf & Magee Inc., a drilling, exploration and production company. In 1991, he co-founded Jacobi-Johnson Energy, Inc., an independent oil and gas producer, and served as its president focusing on acquisitions in the Ark-La-Tex and Gulf Coast Basins. In 1998, Jacobi-Johnson Energy, Inc. was sold to EXCO Resources, where Mr. Jacobi served as vice president of business development and marketing and led the acquisition efforts on transactions valued at approximately $8 billion. In June 2013, Mr. Jacobi co-founded Covey Park Energy, Inc. and served as its co-chief executive officer and board member. Covey Park Energy, Inc. was sold to Comstock Resources in July 2019, and Mr. Jacobi served on the Board of Directors of Comstock Resources from July 2019 to October 2020.
Mr. Jacobi holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from West Texas A&M University.
John Lancaster, Jr. serves as a member of the Compensation Committee of the Board and the Nominating, Environmental, Social & Governance Committee. He is a Managing Partner of Oyster Creek, LLC, a Connecticut-based investment and advisory firm established in 2020. Mr. Lancaster currently serves on the Board of Directors of Liberty Oilfield Services, an NYSE-listed provider of downhole completion services. He is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board for the McCombs School of the University of Texas at Austin.
Prior to establishing Oyster Creek, Mr. Lancaster was a Partner with Riverstone Holdings LLC, a New York-based private equity firm focused on investments in the energy and power industry globally, where he was responsible for the execution of investments across all major sectors of the energy industry. Prior to joining Riverstone, Mr. Lancaster was a Director with The Beacon Group, LLC, a privately held firm specializing in principal investing and strategic advisory services in the energy sector and other industries. Mr. Lancaster began his career at Bankers Trust and later at CS First Boston, with service as an investment banker and equity research analyst focused on the oil service and unregulated gas transmission sectors of the energy industry. He has previously served as a director of Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P., Cobalt International Energy, Inc. and numerous private companies.
Mr. Lancaster holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas and a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
Robert McNally serves on the Audit & Reserves Committee of the Board and the Compensation Committee. He has served as a director of Summit Midstream Partners since May 2020, where he also serves on the Audit Committee of the Board.
Mr. McNally served as President and Chief Executive Officer of EQT Corporation, an NYSE-listed independent natural gas producer with operations in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio, from 2018 through 2019. Prior to that role, from 2016 to 2018, Mr. McNally served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of EQT Corporation, and EQT Midstream Services, LLC, EQT GP Services, LLC, and from 2017 to 2018, Rice Midstream Management LLC. From 2010 until 2016, Mr. McNally served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Precision Drilling Corporation, a TSE and NYSE-listed drilling contractor with operations primarily in the United States, Canada and the Middle East. From 2009 to 2010, and for a period in 2007, Mr. McNally served as an Investment Principal for Kenda Capital LLC. In 2008, Mr. McNally served as the Chief Executive Officer of Dalbo Holdings, Inc. In 2006, Mr. McNally served as Executive Vice President of Operations and Finance for Warrior Energy Services Corp. From 2000 to 2005, Mr. McNally worked in corporate finance with Simmons & Company International. Mr. McNally began his career as an engineer with Schlumberger Limited and served in various capacities of increasing responsibility during his tenure from 1994 until 2000. In addition to his experience as an executive, Mr. McNally has had extensive experience in the boardroom, where he has served, at various times, on the boards of Warrior Energy Services, Dalbo Holdings, EQT Midstream Partners, EQT GP Holdings, Rice Midstream Partners and EQT Corporation.
Mr. McNally holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of Illinois, a B.A. in Mathematics from Knox College, and an M.B.A. from Tulane University Freeman School of Business.
Cynthia L. Walker serves as Chair of the Audit & Reserves Committee of the Board and as a member of the Nominating, Environmental, Social & Governance Committee. She has served as an independent director at Sempra Energy, an NYSE-listed, energy infrastructure company, since October 2018, where she is a member of the Audit Committee and Safety, Sustainability & Technology Committee.
Mrs. Walker has served as Senior Vice President, Midstream and Marketing for Occidental Petroleum, an NYSE-listed oil and gas company with global operations in upstream, chemicals and midstream, from 2016 until October 2019, where she led the company’s midstream operations and crude oil, NGL and natural gas marketing efforts. Previously, she was Senior Vice President, Strategy and Development for Occidental, overseeing the company’s business development, financial planning and land activities. Ms. Walker joined Occidental in 2012 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer responsible for the accounting, tax, treasury, investor relations, internal audit and financial planning functions. Before joining Occidental, she provided clients with strategic advice in high-profile energy industry transactions as a Managing Director in the Global Natural Resources Group and Mergers & Acquisitions Group in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman, Sachs & Co, where she worked for 12 years.
Ms. Walker holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin.