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SandRidge Energy Inc (SD.N)

SD.N on New York Stock Exchange

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20 Aug 2018
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jonathan Frates

35 2018 Chairman of the Board

William Griffin

57 2018 Interim President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Michael Johnson

52 2018 Interim Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

John Suter

57 2016 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Philip Warman

46 2018 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

R. Scott Griffin

52 2013 Senior Vice President - People and Culture

Robert Alexander

84 2018 Director

Jonathan Christodoro

42 2018 Director

John Lipinski

66 2018 Director

Randolph Read

65 2018 Director

Sylvia Barnes

2018 Independent Director

David Kornder

56 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jonathan Frates

Mr. Jonathan Frates is Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has been a Portfolio Company Associate at Icahn Enterprises L.P., a diversified holding company engaged in a variety of businesses, including investment, automotive, energy, gaming, railcar, food packaging, metals, mining, real estate and home fashion, since November 2015. Prior to joining Icahn Enterprises, Mr. Frates served as a Senior Business Analyst at First Acceptance Corp. and as an Associate at its holding company, Diamond A Ford Corp. Mr. Frates began his career as an Investment Banking Analyst at Wachovia Securities LLC. Mr. Frates has served as a director of: Ferrous Resources Limited, an iron ore mining company with operations in Brazil, since December 2016; CVR Partners LP, a nitrogen fertilizer company, since April 2016; American Railcar Industries, Inc., a railcar manufacturing company, since March 2016; Viskase Companies, Inc., a meat casing company, since March 2016; CVR Energy, Inc., a diversified holding company primarily engaged in petroleum refining and nitrogen fertilizer production, since March 2016; and CVR Refining, LP, an independent downstream energy limited partnership, since March 2016. Ferrous Resources, American Railcar Industries, Viskase Companies, CVR Energy, CVR Refining and CVR Partners are each indirectly controlled by Carl C. Icahn. Mr. Frates received a BBA from Southern Methodist University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

William Griffin

Mr. William M. Griffin, Jr., serves as Interim President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Griffin has thirty-five years of technical and leadership experience with active public and privately owned upstream energy organizations in most oil and gas basins throughout the United States and Gulf of Mexico. Mr. Griffin most recently served as President and CEO of privately held Petro Harvester Oil & Gas from 2012 to August 2015. Mr. Griffin’s background also includes senior leadership positions as President of Ironwood Oil & Gas, Senior Vice President of El Paso Exploration and Production Company, and Vice President of Sonat Exploration Company. In addition to Petro Harvester Oil & Gas, Mr. Griffin previously served on the boards of Black Warrior Methane Corp. and Four Star Oil & Gas Company. Mr. Griffin began his career with TXO Production Corp. and is a registered professional engineer with a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University. The Board believes Mr. Griffin’s senior management experience in the exploration and production industry and his operational/technical experience in the exploration and production industry qualifies him to serve on the Board.

Michael Johnson

Mr. Michael A. Johnson serves as Interim Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. Prior to joining SandRidge, Mr. Johnson served as Senior Vice President - Accounting, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer at Chesapeake Energy Corporation from 2000 until May 10, 2017 and served as its Vice President of Accounting and Financial Reporting from 1998 to 2000 and as Assistant Controller from 1993 to 1998. From 1991 to 1993, Mr. Johnson served as Project Manager of Phibro Energy Production, Inc. From 1987 to 1991, he served as an Audit Manager of Arthur Andersen & Co. Mr. Johnson is a Certified Public Accountant and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1987.

John Suter

Mr. John Patrick Suter has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Suter joined SandRidge in April 2015 as Senior Vice President of Mid-Continent Operations, bringing with him extensive experience in the exploration and production sector, including most recently serving as Vice President of the Woodford business unit at American Energy Partners, LP from November 2013. From May 2010 to September 2013, he served as Vice President of Operations for Chesapeake Energy Corporation’s Western Division, and before that, as Chesapeake’s District Manager for the Barnett Shale and Southern Oklahoma assets. Before joining Chesapeake Energy, Mr. Suter served in various operational roles at Continental Resources, Inc., Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation and Petro-Lewis Corporation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University.

Philip Warman

Mr. Philip T. Warman serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of SandRidge Energy Inc. He also serves as our Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Warman was the Associate General Counsel for SEC and finance matters for Spectra Energy Corporation from January 2007 through July 2010. From 1998 through 2006 he practiced law as a corporate finance attorney with Vinson & Elkins, LLP in Houston, Texas. Mr. Warman earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston in 1993 and graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 1998.

R. Scott Griffin

Mr. R. Scott Griffin serves as Senior Vice President - People and Culture of SandRidge Energy Inc. Mr. Griffin returned to SandRidge from Chaparral Energy, LLC, an oil and natural gas production company, where he led the strategic human resources function. He previously served as Director of Human Resources at SandRidge from 2008 to 2012. For the past 26 years, Mr. Griffin has held various human resources and leadership roles including 13 years as Senior Vice President of Wood Designs, a leading retail fixture manufacturer, and five years as the principal of Redlion Industrial Supply, a company he founded and managed. Mr. Griffin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Oklahoma and has completed graduate coursework in Organizational Development.

Robert Alexander

Mr. Robert G. Alexander is Director of the Company. He has served as a director of CVR Energy, Inc. since May 2012. Mr. Alexander has served as a director of TransAtlantic Petroleum Corp., an international exploration and production company doing business in Turkey, Poland, Bulgaria and Romania, since June 2010, and Seventy Seven Energy Inc., a diversified oilfield services company, since June 2014. Mr. Alexander previously served on the board of directors of Chesapeake Energy Corporation, an oil and gas exploration and production company, from June 2012 until June 2014. Mr. Alexander, a founder of Alexander Energy Corporation, served as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Alexander Energy from 1980 to 1996. Alexander Energy merged with National Energy Group, Inc., an oil and gas property management company, in 1996 and Mr. Alexander served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1998 to 2006. From 1976 to 1980, Mr. Alexander served as Vice President and General Manager of the Northern Division of Reserve Oil, Inc. and President of Basin Drilling Corporation, both subsidiaries of Reserve Oil and Gas Company of Denver, Colorado. Mr. Alexander has served on numerous committees with the Independent Petroleum Association of America, the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association and the State of Oklahoma Energy Commission. CVR Energy is indirectly controlled by Carl C. Icahn, and National Energy Group was previously indirectly controlled by Carl C. Icahn. Mr. Icahn also previously had non-controlling interests in each of Chesapeake and Seventy Seven Energy. Mr. Alexander received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.

Jonathan Christodoro

Mr. Jonathan N. Christodoro is Director of the Company. Christodoro is currently a private investor. Mr. Christodoro served as a Managing Director of Icahn Capital LP, the entity through which Carl C. Icahn manages investment funds, from July 2012 to February 2017. Mr. Christodoro was responsible for identifying, analyzing and monitoring investment opportunities and portfolio companies for Icahn Capital. Prior to joining Icahn Capital, Mr. Christodoro served in various investment and research roles at P2 Capital Partners, LLC, Prentice Capital Management, LP and S.A.C. Capital Advisors, LP. Mr. Christodoro began his career as an investment banking analyst at Morgan Stanley, where he focused on merger and acquisition transactions across a variety of industries. Mr. Christodoro has been a director of: PayPal Holdings, Inc., a technology platform company that enables digital and mobile payments worldwide, since July 2015; Lyft, Inc., a mobile ridesharing application, since May 2015; Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biotechnology company, since October 2013 (and has been Chairman of the Board of Enzon since November 2013); and Herbalife Ltd., a nutrition company, since April 2013. Mr. Christodoro was previously a director of: Xerox Corporation, a provider of document management solutions, from June 2016 to December 2017; Cheniere Energy, Inc., a developer of natural gas liquefaction and export facilities and related pipelines, from August 2015 to August 2017; American Railcar Industries, Inc., a railcar manufacturing company, from June 2015 to February 2017; Hologic, Inc., a supplier of diagnostic, medical imaging and surgical products, from December 2013 to March 2016; eBay Inc., a global commerce and payments company, from March 2015 to July 2015; and Talisman Energy Inc., an independent oil and gas exploration and production company, from December 2013 to May 2015. American Railcar Industries is indirectly controlled by Carl C. Icahn.

John Lipinski

Mr. John J. Lipinski is Director of the Company. He served as Chief Executive Officer and President and a Director ofCVR Energy, Inc. (“CVR Energy”) from 2007 to 2017, as well as Chief Executive Officer and President and a Director of the general partner of CVR Refining, L.P. from its inception in 2012 until 2017 and Executive Chairman of the general partner of CVR Partners, L.P. from 2011 to 2017. CVR Energy is a diversified holding company primarily engaged in the petroleum refining and nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing industries through its holdings in CVR Refining and CVR Partners. Prior to the formation of CVR Energy, Mr. Lipinski served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Coffeyville Resources, LLC from 2005 to 2007. Mr. Lipinski has more than 40 years of experience in the petroleum refining and nitrogen fertilizer industries. He began his career with Texaco, Inc. In 1985, Mr. Lipinski joined The Coastal Corporation, eventually serving as Vice President of Refining with overall responsibility for Coastal’s refining and petrochemical operations. Upon the merger of Coastal with El Paso Corporation in 2001, Mr. Lipinski was promoted to Executive Vice President of Refining and Chemicals, where he was responsible for all refining, petrochemical, nitrogen-based chemical processing and lubricant operations, as well as the corporate engineering and construction group. He left El Paso in 2002 and became an independent management consultant. In 2004, Mr. Lipinski became a Managing Director and Partner of Prudentia Energy, an advisory and management firm. Mr. Lipinski has served on the board of directors of Cheniere Energy, Inc. since 2017. Mr. Lipinski previously served on the board of directors of Chesapeake Energy Corporation, an oil and gas exploration and production company from 2014 until 2016. CVR Energy, CVR Refining and CVR Partners are each indirectly controlled by Carl C. Icahn. Mr. Icahn also has or previously had noncontrolling interests in each of Cheniere and Chesapeake.

Randolph Read

Mr. Randolph C. Read is Director of the Company. He has been president and chief executive officer of Nevada Strategic Credit Investments, LLC, an investment fund, since 2009. Mr. Read has served as an independent director of New York REIT, Inc., a publicly traded real estate investment trust, since December 2014, including as non-executive chairman of its board of directors since June 2015. Mr. Read has served as an independent director of Business Development Corporation of America, a business development company, since December 2014. Mr. Read also served as an independent director of Business Development Corporation of America II from December 2014 until its liquidation and dissolution in December 2015. Mr. Read served as the non-executive chairman of the board of directors of Healthcare Trust, Inc., a real estate investment trust, from February 2015 through October 2016. Mr. Read previously served on a number of public and private company boards. Mr. Read is admitted as a Certified Public Accountant and has a B.S. from Tulane University and an M.B.A. in Finance from the Wharton Graduate School of the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating from Wharton, Mr. Read started his career in the finance department of Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO), where he raised capital to finance exploration and production in the Alaskan North Slope region and worked on the acquisition of Anaconda Copper. Mr. Read was also at one time the President of C&S Oil and Gas Company, Inc., a private oil and gas company operating primarily in the southwest United States.

Sylvia Barnes

Ms. Sylvia K. Barnes is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Barnes is a Principal and owner of Tanda Resources LLC, a privately-held oil & gas investment and consulting company. From 2011 - 2015, Ms. Barnes served as Managing Director and Group Head for KeyBanc Capital Markets Oil & Gas Investment and Corporate Banking Group and was a member of the firm's Executive Committee. Prior to joining KeyBanc, Ms. Barnes was Head of Energy Investment Banking at Madison Williams, and Managing Director at Merrill Lynch's energy investment banking practice. She joined Merrill as part of the firm's acquisition ofPetrie Parkman& Co. From 1994 - 2000, Ms. Barnes worked as Managing Director and SVP for Nesbitt Burns, including serving as head of the firm's U.S. energy investment banking group. Prior to that she worked in various capacities at Nesbitt Burns and its parent company, Bank of Montreal. As a banker Ms. Barnes devoted her career to serving companies in the upstream oil and gas sector and she successfully executed a variety of mergers, acquisitions and divestiture transactions, and advised on public and private equity offerings and private debt and equity placements. Ms. Barnes is a member of the board of directors of Halcon Resources Corporation and serves on the Audit and Reserves Committees. Ms. Barnes began her career as a reservoir engineer for Esso Resources. Ms. Barnes graduated from theUniversity of Manitobawith a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Dean's List), was a licensed professional engineer inAlbertaand earned a Masters of Business Administration in Finance fromYork University.

David Kornder

Mr. David J. Kornder serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Kornder has over twenty years of experience in oil and gas and finance. In November 2016, Mr. Kornder joined with two other oil and gas executives and formed Sequel Energy Group LLC. Mr. Kornder is a Managing Director of this private oil and gas company, which is financially backed by GSO Capital Partners and is focused on making investments in non-operated drilling joint ventures in proven areas with experienced oil and gas teams. From September 2008 until June 2015, Mr. Kornder served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cornerstone Natural Resources, LLC, a privately held independent oil and gas company primarily focused on drilling and production in the Williston Basin in North Dakota. Previously, Mr. Kornder served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at BioFuel Energy Corp., a publicly traded ethanol production company, as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Petrie, Parkman, LLC, a privately held investment bank focused on the energy sector, and as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director for Patina Oil & Gas Corporation, a publicly traded oil and gas company. Mr. Kornder also worked as the Assistant Vice President – Finance at Gillett Group Management and as a senior accountant with Deloitte, Haskins & Sells. Mr. Kornder presently serves on the boards of 3 Bear Energy, LLC, a privately held midstream energy company, and various charitable organizations. Mr. Kornder holds a B.A. in accounting from Montana State University. The Board believes Mr. Kornder’s senior management experience in the exploration and production industry, his prior service on other public company boards, his background in energy-focused investing and capital raising activities and his background in overseeing public company financial management and reporting qualifies him to serve on the Board.