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.