Thomas B. Nusz has served as our Director and Chief Executive Officer since our inception in March 2007. He also served as our President until January 1, 2014, and has 36 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. From April 2006 to February 2007, Mr. Nusz managed his personal investments, developed the business plan for Oasis Petroleum LLC and secured funding for the Company. He was previously a Vice President with Burlington Resources Inc., a formerly publicly traded oil and gas exploration and production company or, together with its predecessors, Burlington, and served as President International Division (North Africa, Northwest Europe, Latin America and China) from January 2004 to March 2006, as Vice President Acquisitions and Divestitures from October 2000 to December 2003 and as Vice President Strategic Planning and Engineering from July 1998 to September 2000 and Chief Engineer for substantially all of such period. He was instrumental in Burlington’s expansion into the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin from 1999 to 2002. From September 1985 to June 1998, Mr. Nusz held various operations and managerial positions with Burlington in several regions of the United States, including the Permian Basin, the San Juan Basin, the Black Warrior Basin, the Anadarko Basin, onshore Gulf Coast and Gulf of Mexico. Mr. Nusz was an engineer with Mobil Oil Corporation and for Superior Oil Company from June 1982 to August 1985. He is a current member of the National Petroleum Council, an advisory committee to the Secretary of Energy of the United States. Mr. Nusz holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Mississippi State University.
Taylor L. Reid has served as our Director, President, and Chief Operating Officer since January 2014. Mr. Reid previously served as Director, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (or in similar capacities) since our inception in March 2007 and has 33 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. From November 2006 to February 2007, Mr. Reid worked with Mr. Nusz to form the business plan for Oasis Petroleum LLC and secure funding for the company. He previously served as Asset Manager Permian and Panhandle Operations with ConocoPhillips from April 2006 to October 2006. Prior to joining ConocoPhillips, he served as General Manager Latin America and Asia Operations with Burlington from March 2004 to March 2006 and as General Manager Corporate Acquisitions and Divestitures from July 1998 to February 2004. From March 1986 to June 1998, Mr. Reid held various operations and managerial positions with Burlington in several regions of the continental United States, including the Permian Basin, the Williston Basin and the Anadarko Basin. He was instrumental in Burlington’s expansion into the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin from 1999 to 2002. Mr. Reid holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University.
John E. Hagale has served as our Director since July 2016 and serves on our Audit and Nominating & Governance Committees. Mr. Hagale served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Rosetta Resources Inc. from November 2011 until the completion of the merger of Rosetta with Noble Energy, Inc. in July 2015. Prior to joining Rosetta, Mr. Hagale was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of The Methodist Hospital System from June 2003 through October 2011. He was also employed with Burlington Resources Inc. and its predecessor Burlington Northern Inc. for 15 years where he held a series of executive financial positions with increasing responsibilities, including Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Burlington. Mr. Hagale began his career with Deloitte Haskins and Sells. Mr. Hagale holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame. He has more than 30 years of financial and accounting experience and is a certified public accountant. Mr. Hagale previously served on the Board of Directors of Cobalt International Energy, Inc. and was chair of their audit committee.
Michael McShane has served as our Director since May 2010, and our Lead Director since August 2010, is the Chair of our Audit Committee and serves on our Compensation Committee. Mr. McShane served as a director and President and Chief ExecutiveOfficer of Grant Prideco, Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of oilfield drill pipe and other drill stem products, from June 2002 until the completion of the merger of Grant Prideco with National Oilwell Varco, Inc. in April 2008, and Chairman of the Board of Grant Prideco from May 2003 through April 2008. Prior to joining Grant Prideco, Mr. McShane was Senior Vice President – Finance and Chief Financial Officer and director of BJ Services Company, a provider of pressure pumping, cementing, stimulation and coiledtubing services for oil and gas operators, from 1990 to June 2002. Mr. McShane has also served as a director of Complete Production Services, Inc. (NYSE:CPX), an oilfield service provider, since March 2007, and has served as a director of Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE:SPN) since its merger with Complete Production Services in February 2012. Mr. McShane also served as a director of Spectra Energy Corp (NYSE: SE), a provider of natural gas infrastructure, since April 2008, and served as a director of Enbridge Inc. (TSE: ENB) from its merger with Spectra in February 2017 until October 2018. He has also served as a director of Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:FET), a global provider of manufactured and applied technologies to the energyindustry, since August 2010, and a director of NCS Multistage Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCSM), a technology and services company specializing in multistage completions, since December 2012; he has served as Chairman of the Board of NCSM sinceFebruary 2017. Mr. McShane also serves as an advisor to Advent International, a global private equity firm.
Bobby S. Shackouls has served as our Director since March 2012; the Chairman of our Compensation Committee since December 2017; and a member of our Nominating & Governance Committee since January 2018. Until the merger of Burlington Resources Inc. and ConocoPhillips, which became effective in 2006, Mr. Shackouls was Chairman of the Board of Burlington Resources Inc., a natural resources business, since July 1997 and its President and Chief Executive Officer since December 1995. He had been a director since 1995 and President and Chief Executive Officer of Burlington Resources Oil and Gas Company (formerly known as Meridian Oil Inc.) since 1994. Subsequent to the merger, Mr. Shackouls served on the ConocoPhillips Board of Directors until 2011. He currently serves as a director of The Kroger Co., PAA GP Holdings LLC, and Quintana Energy Services Inc. Mr. Shackouls holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Mississippi State University.
Paula Polito has served as our Director since November 2018 and serves on our Nominating & Governance Committee. Ms. Polito currently serves as Global Client Strategy Officer and a Group Managing Director at UBS Global Wealth Management. Ms. Polito joined UBS in 2009 as the Wealth Management Americas Chief Marketing Officer. From 2000 to 2009, she served as Senior Vice President and Head of Strategic Marketing and Brand Management at Merrill Lynch, and was a member of the Global Wealth Management Executive Committee. Previously, Ms. Polito served as Executive Vice President of Corporate and Retail Marketing at Fidelity Investments from 1996 to 2000. Prior to Fidelity, she held various positions at advertising agency Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos, Inc. and spent the first 10 years of her career as a journalist, working as a Producer, News Editor and Managing Editor for WBZ TV in Boston. Ms. Polito has served on the Board of Boston College, her alma mater, where she remains a Trustee Associate. She also sits on the board of Harvard Medical School’s Division of Women’s Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital; and she is a member of the Executive Board of the Wall Street Council, a network of financial professionals who support academic scholarships. Ms. Polito holds a Bachelor of Arts from Boston College.