Board of Directors - Centennial Resource Development
Centennial Resource Development Board of Directors
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Board of Directors

Mark G. Papa - Chairman

Mr. Papa has served as our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since October 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Papa served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Silver Run Acquisition Corp. before its business combination with Centennial Resource Production, LLC. Mr. Papa is also a Houston-based Partner with Riverstone. Prior to joining Riverstone in February 2015, Mr. Papa was Chairman and CEO of EOG Resources, Inc. (NYSE: EOG), an independent U.S. oil and gas company, from August 1999 to December 2013. Mr. Papa served as a member of EOG Resources’ board of directors from August 1999 until December 2014. Mr. Papa worked at EOG Resources for 32 years in various management positions. Mr. Papa was retired from December 2013 through February 2015. Prior to joining EOG Resources, Mr. Papa worked at Conoco Inc. for 13 years in various engineering and management positions. Mr. Papa has also served on the board of Oil States Industries (NYSE: OIS), an international oil field services company, since February 2001 and Casa de Esperanza, a non-profit organization serving immigrants, since November 2006. In February 2010 and 2013, the Harvard Business Review cited Mr. Papa as one of the 100 Best Performing CEOs in the World; both times Mr. Papa was the highest ranked Global Energy CEO. Additionally, Institutional Investor magazine repeatedly ranked him as the Top Independent E&P CEO. He received his B.S. in petroleum engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from the University of Houston. Mr. Papa’s significant experience in the energy industry make him well qualified to serve as a member of Centennial’s board of directors.

Maire A. Baldwin

Ms. Baldwin has served as a director since October 2016. Previously, Ms. Baldwin was employed as an Advisor to EOG from March 2015 until April 2016. Prior to that, she was employed at EOG as Vice President Investor Relations from 1996-2014. Ms. Baldwin has served as a director of the Houston Parks Board since 2011, a non-profit dedicated to developing parks and green space to the greater Houston area where she serves on several committees. She is co-founder of Pursuit, a non-profit dedicated to raising funds and awareness of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Ms. Baldwin has an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin. Ms. Baldwin was selected to serve on the board of directors due to her extensive experience in the energy industry.

Karl E. Bandtel

Mr. Bandtel has served as a director since October 2016. Mr. Bandtel was a Partner at Wellington Management Company, where he managed energy portfolios, from 1997 until June 30, 2016 when he retired. He holds a Master’s degree in business from the University of Wisconsin — Madison and a bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin — Madison. Mr. Bandtel was selected to serve on the board of directors due to his extensive experience in investing in energy companies, both public and private.

Pierre F. Lapeyre, Jr.

Mr. Lapeyre Jr. has served as a director since October 2016. Mr. Lapeyre is a Founder of Riverstone and has been a Senior Managing Director since 2000. Prior to founding Riverstone, Mr. Lapeyre was a Managing Director of Goldman Sachs in its Global Energy and Power Group. Mr. Lapeyre joined Goldman Sachs in 1986 and spent his 14-year investment banking career focused on energy and power, particularly the midstream, upstream and energy service sectors. Mr. Lapeyre serves as a non-executive board member of Riverstone Energy Limited (LSE: REL) since May 2013 and serves on the boards of directors or equivalent bodies of a number of private Riverstone portfolio companies and their affiliates. He has an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.S. in Finance and Economics from the University of Kentucky. Mr. Lapeyre was selected to serve on the board of directors due to his extensive mergers and acquisitions, financing and investing experience in the energy and power industry.

David M. Leuschen

Mr. Leuschen has served as a director since October 2016. Mr. Leuschen is a Founder of Riverstone and has been a Senior Managing Director since 2000. Prior to founding Riverstone, Mr. Leuschen was a Partner and Managing Director at Goldman Sachs and founder and head of the Goldman Sachs Global Energy and Power Group. Mr. Leuschen joined Goldman Sachs in 1977, became head of the Global Energy and Power Group in 1985, became a Partner of that firm in 1986 and remained with Goldman Sachs until leaving to found Riverstone in 2000. Mr. Leuschen also served as Chairman of the Goldman Sachs Energy Investment Committee, where he was responsible for screening potential capital commitments by Goldman Sachs in the energy and power industry and was responsible for establishing and managing the firm’s relationships with senior executives from leading companies in all segments of the energy and power industry. Mr. Leuschen serves as a non-executive board member of Riverstone Energy Limited (LSE: REL) since May 2013 and serves on the boards of directors or equivalent bodies of a number of private Riverstone portfolio companies and their affiliates. Mr. Leuschen has received an MBA from Dartmouth’s Amos Tuck School of Business and an A.B. degree from Dartmouth College. Mr. Leuschen was selected to serve on the board of directors due to his extensive mergers and acquisitions, financing and investing experience in the energy and power industry.

Jeffrey H. Tepper

Mr. Tepper has served as a director since October 2016.  Previously, he served as a Director of Silver Run since the IPO in February 2016. Mr. Tepper is Founder of JHT Advisors LLC, an M&A advisory and investment firm. From 1990 to 2013, Mr. Tepper served in a variety of senior management and operating roles at the investment bank Gleacher & Company, Inc. and its predecessors and affiliates. Mr. Tepper was Head of Investment Banking and a member of the Firm’s Management Committee. Mr. Tepper is also the former Chief Operating Officer overseeing operations, compliance, technology and financial reporting. In 2001, Mr. Tepper co-founded Gleacher’s asset management activities and served as President. Gleacher managed over $1 billion of institutional capital in the mezzanine capital and fund of hedge fund areas. Mr. Tepper served on the Investment Committees of Gleacher Mezzanine and Gleacher Fund Advisors. Between 1987 and 1990, Mr. Tepper was employed by Morgan Stanley & Co. as a financial analyst in the mergers & acquisitions and merchant banking departments. Mr. Tepper received an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BS in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with concentrations in finance and accounting. Mr. Tepper is experienced in mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance, leveraged finance and asset management. Mr. Tepper was selected to serve on the board of directors due to his significant investment and financial experience.

Robert M. Tichio

Mr. Tichio has served as a director since October 2016.  Mr. Tichio is a Partner of Riverstone and joined Riverstone in 2006. Prior to joining Riverstone, Mr. Tichio was in the Principal Investment Area of Goldman Sachs which manages the firm’s private corporate equity investments. Mr. Tichio began his career at J.P. Morgan in the Mergers & Acquisitions group where he concentrated on assignments that included public company combinations, asset sales, takeover defenses and leveraged buyouts. In addition to serving on the boards of a number of Riverstone portfolio companies and their affiliates, Mr. Tichio has been a director of Northern Blizzard Resources Inc. since June 2011 and a director EP Energy Corporation since September 2013. Mr. Tichio previously served as a member of the board of directors of Gibson Energy (TSE: GEI) from 2008 to 2013 and Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc. from 2012 to 2015. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College. Mr. Tichio was selected to serve on the board of directors due to his extensive private equity and mergers and acquisitions experience.

Tony R. Weber

Mr. Weber has served as a director since the closing of the Business Combination. Mr. Weber currently serves as Managing Partner and Chairman of the Executive Committee for NGP. Prior to joining NGP in December 2003, Mr. Weber was the Chief Financial Officer of Merit Energy Company from April 1998 to December 2003. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President and Manager of Union Bank of California’s Energy Division in Dallas, Texas from 1987 to 1998. Mr. Weber served as Chairman of the Board for Memorial Resource Development, Inc. (“MRD”) from its formation in January 2014 until MRD was acquired by Range Resources Corporation in September 2016. In addition, Mr. Weber served as a director of the general partner of Memorial Production Partners LP from December 2011 to March 2016. Mr. Weber currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for WildHorse Resource Development Corporation. Further, in his role at NGP, Mr. Weber serves on numerous private company boards as well as industry groups, including the IPAA Capital Markets Committee and Dallas Wildcat Committee. He currently serves on the Dean’s Council of the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University and was a founding member of the Mays Business Fellows Program. Mr. Weber was selected to serve on the board of directors due to his extensive corporate finance, banking and private equity experience.