Paul D. McKinney
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
Paul D. McKinney, 62, joined Ring on October 1, 2020 and his most recent role prior to joining the Company was President, CEO & Director of SandRidge Energy (NYSE:SD) ("SandRidge"). He accepted the post in January 2019 and continued there eleven months before resigning in December 2019. Prior to SandRidge, Mr. McKinney was President & Chief Operating Officer for Yuma Energy, Inc. (NYSE:YUMA)("Yuma") since April 2017 after serving as Yuma's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since October 2014. Mr. McKinney served as a petroleum engineering consultant for Yuma's predecessor from June 2014 to September 2014 and for Yuma from September 2014 to October 2014. Mr. McKinney served as Region Vice President, Gulf Coast Onshore, for Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA) ("Apache") from 2010 through 2013, where he was responsible for the development and all operational aspects of the Gulf Coast region for Apache. Prior to his role as Region Vice President, Mr. McKinney was Manager, Corporate Reservoir Engineering, for Apache from 2007 through 2010. From 2006 through 2007, Mr. McKinney was Vice President and Director, Acquisitions & Divestitures for Tristone Capital, Inc. Mr. McKinney commenced his career with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC)("Anadarko") and held various positions with Anadarko over a 23 year period from 1983 to 2006, including his last title as Vice President of Reservoir Engineering, Anadarko Canada Corporation. Mr. McKinney is a member of the board of directors for Pro-Ject Holdings, LLC a privately owned oil field chemical services company. He co-authored Advanced Reservoir Engineering, Gulf Professional Publishing, Elsevier, and SPE 75708, Applied Reservoir Characterization for Maximizing Reserves, Growth, and Profitability in Tight Gas Sands: A paradigm Shift in Development Strategies for Low-Permeability Reservoirs. Mr. McKinney entered the United States Air Force upon graduating from high school and continued in the United States Air Force Reserves while attending college. Mr. McKinney attended Louisiana Tech University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering in 1983.
Anthony B. Petrelli
Lead Independent Director
Anthony B. Petrelli, 68, is the President, Chairman, and Director of Investment Banking Services of NTB Financial Corporation, a Denver, Colorado based financial services firm founded in 1977. Beginning his career in 1972, Mr. Petrelli has extensive experience in the areas of operations, sales, trading, management of sales, underwriting and corporate finance. He has served on numerous regulatory and industry committees including service on the FINRA Corporate Finance Committee, the NASD Small Firm Advisory Board and as Chairman of the FINRA District Business Conduct Committee, District 3. Additionally, Mr. Petrelli has served on the board of directors of Sensus Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRTS) since July 2016. Mr. Petrelli received his Bachelor of Science in Business (Finance) and his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Colorado and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Denver Seminary.
The particular experience, qualifications, attributes, and skills that led our Board to conclude that Mr. Petrelli should serve as director include his experience and expertise in financial and business matters with significant involvement in corporate governance and financial matters; his service on the FINRA Corporate Finance Committee, the NASD Small Firm Advisory Board and as Chairman of the FINRA District Business Conduct Committee; and his board experience.
John A. Crum
John A. Crum, 69, is managing partner of JAC Energy Partners, LLC, formed to provide advice to companies and individual investors in oil and gas exploration and production. He has been involved with worldwide oil and gas development for more than 40 years. Mr. Crum currently serves as a director for: CHC Helicopters, a global supplier of rotorcraft services; Crestone Peak Resources, an unconventional resource developer concentrating on the DJ Basin; Forty Acres Energy, LLC, an oil company developing Permian basin waterflood assets; and the American Heart Association, Houston Division. He served as chief executive officer and director of Midstates Petroleum Company Inc. (NYSE:MPO), from 2011 to 2014. Mr. Crum led the public offering completed in April 2012 and the subsequent expansion of the company with acquisitions totaling $1.3 billion. He directed a very active development program, increasing production to over 33,000 boepd in eighteen months. From 1995 to 2011, Mr. Crum served in a variety of executive roles for Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA), including co-chief operating officer and president, North America, president Apache Canada Ltd., managing director Apache North Sea (UK), managing Director Apache Energy Ltd. (Australia), and executive vice president for Eurasia and worldwide new ventures. Earlier in his career, Mr. Crum held positions of responsibility for several independent exploration and production companies including vice president of engineering and operations of Aquila Energy Corporation, district and regional manager for Pacific Enterprises Oil Company, and district engineer roles for Southland Royalty Company. He began his career with Conoco in 1975. He has previously served as a director of the holding company for the listed (NYSE:MEP) midstream MLP, Midcoast Energy Partners, LP and for Coskata Inc., a private biofuel technology company. Mr. Crum has been active with industry groups serving on the boards of the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA), UK Offshore Operators Association (UKOOA), and Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) during assignments in those countries. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.
Effective October 29, 2020, Mr. Crum was appointed to the Board to fill a vacancy created from the resignation of a prior director. Mr. Crum was elected to the Board by the stockholders at the 2020 annual stockholders' meeting.
The particular experience, qualifications, attributes, and skills that led our Board to conclude that Mr. Crum should serve as a director include his significant worldwide oil and gas experience; and his prior executive and Board experience.
Richard E. Harris
Richard E. Harris, 68, began his corporate career in 1981, joining The Standard Oil Company of Ohio ("SOHIO") in the Treasury Department. SOHIO was acquired by British Petroleum plc ("BP") in 1987. Mr. Harris continued to be assigned challenging positions with increasing responsibility within BP Finance and BP America Finance. Mr. Harris' achievements earned him a two year assignment in Belgium as a member of a team charged with integrating finance functions across Europe into BP Oil Europe in Brussels. In 1995, Mr. Harris left BP to join Compaq Computer Corporation in a newly created position where Mr. Harris developed and enhanced the company's global capabilities in corporate finance, financial planning, M&A pre-close analysis and post close evaluation as well as global treasury management. Compaq promoted Mr. Harris to Assistant Treasurer, Global Treasury in 1999 for his accomplishments. In 2003, Mr. Harris joined Cummins Inc.'s executive team as Vice President, Treasurer and led initiatives to develop best in class global treasury processes and procedures. Mr. Harris was also secretary of the Finance Committee of the Cummins Board of Directors and collaborated with the Board members on a frequent basis. Mr. Harris established a world class global treasury organization which supported the Cummins' businesses in 198 countries worldwide. Based on his performance as Treasurer, Mr. Harris was promoted to Vice President, Chief Investment Officer in 2008. Mr. Harris' team successfully developed, implemented and provided oversight for processes to source, evaluate, and execute the company's strategic acquisitions, investments, and joint ventures. In 2015, Mr. Harris retired to Austin, Texas. Mr. Harris received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Master of Business Administration from John Carroll University.
Effective October 29, 2020, Mr. Harris was appointed to the Board to fill a vacancy created from the resignation of a prior director. Mr. Harris was elected to the Board by the stockholders at the 2020 annual stockholders' meeting.
The particular experience, qualifications, attributes, and skills that led our Board to conclude that Mr. Harris should serve as a director include his significant worldwide oil and gas experience; and his prior executive and Board experience.
Thomas L. Mitchell
Thomas L. Mitchell, 61, is a strategic finance leader with a record of driving growth in energy business models as the chief financial officer of both large and small companies in the oil and gas industry. He has had a career of strong Fortune 500 experience with exploration and production companies, and broad energy exposure with offshore drilling and midstream gathering and marketing companies. In his last position as EVP and Chief Financial Officer of Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE:DVN) from 2014 to 2017, Mr. Mitchell lead the finance and business development organizations, and also helped the company successfully strengthen its asset quality through strategic acquisitions. Previously, Mr. Mitchell served as EVP and Chief Financial Officer and a member of the board of directors of Midstates Petroleum Company (now NYSE:AMPY), a private equity-funded exploration and production company. While there, Mr. Mitchell helped lead the initial public offering listing of the company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2012. From November 2006 to September 2011, Mr. Mitchell was the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Noble Corporation (NASDAQ:NEBLQ), a publicly-held offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. Following his formal education, Mr. Mitchell began his career in public accounting with Arthur Andersen & Co. where he practiced as a CPA (currently inactive), then, in 1989 entered the oil and gas industry at Apache where he spent eighteen years in various finance and commercial roles the last being Vice President and Controller. Mr. Mitchell currently serves on the boards of Sundance Energy, Inc. (OTC MKTS:SNDEQ), a public exploration and production company, and EPIC Midstream Holdings GP, LLC, a private midstream crude and NGL infrastructure company. He also serves on the board of Hines Global REIT, Inc., a public real estate investment trust which is in its final liquidation phase after a successful ten-year investment life. He previously served on the board of directors of EnLink Midstream Partners, LP and EnLink Midstream, LLC (NYSE:ENLC). Mr. Mitchell graduated from Bob Jones University with a B.S. in Accounting.
Effective October 23, 2020, Mr. Mitchell was appointed to the Board to fill a vacancy created from the resignation of a prior director. Mr. Mitchell was elected to the Board by the stockholders at the 2020 annual stockholders' meeting.
The particular experience, qualifications, attributes, and skills that led our Board to conclude that Mr. Mitchell should serve as a director include his significant financial background; his public accounting experience; and his prior performance of chief financial officer functions for both public and private companies; and his board experience.
Regina Roesener, 61, currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer, Director of Corporate Finance and a member of the board of directors of NTB Financial Corporation ("NTB"), a member firm of FINRA and also a Registered Investment Advisor with the SEC. During her more than 30-year tenure at NTB, Ms. Roesener has been involved in the capital raising efforts for numerous public and private companies, many of which were in the energy sector, collectively raising more than $300 million. This involves working closely with executive management of the issuing company to develop and deliver their investor presentations and road shows, utilizing long-standing strategic relationships with participating FINRA member firms. In addition, in her position at NTB, Ms. Roesener was responsible for the management of an internal market broker for a large, SEC registered public company, where she facilitated more than $500 million in transactions over 15 years. She has served as a board member of the National Investment Bankers Association and as a member of Women in Syndicate Association and has served as a board member for the Denver chapter of the March of Dimes. Ms. Roesener received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Colorado in 1982.
The particular experience, qualifications, attributes, and skills that led our Board to conclude that Ms. Roesener should serve as director include her experience and knowledge in the areas of corporate finance and capital markets, which the Board believes will provide valuable insight and assistance in the future growth of the Company.
Clayton E. Woodrum
Clayton E. Woodrum, CPA, ABV, CVA, 81, is a founding partner of Woodrum, Tate & Associates, PLLC a Certified Public Accounting firm registered in the State of Oklahoma. Mr. Woodrum provides tax, accounting, and consulting to a wide range of privately held businesses. In addition to these services, Mr. Woodrum also provides chief financial officer services to a number of privately held businesses. Mr. Woodrum also provides business valuation services, litigation support (including, financial analysis, damage reports, depositions, and testimony), estate planning, financing techniques for businesses, asset protection vehicles, sales and liquidation of businesses, and debt restructuring. His current clients include several privately held oil and gas exploration and production companies to which he provides tax and accounting advice. In his 50 years of financial experience, Mr. Woodrum has served as the Partner in Charge of a Tax Department of Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Co., (now KPMG). He also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Bank of Oklahoma Corp. (NASDAQ:BOKF) and Bank of Oklahoma, NA, a publicly held bank holding company and national bank. Prior to joining the board of Ring Energy, Inc. Mr. Woodrum served on the board of Arena Resources, Inc. and as Chairman of the audit committee of Arena. Mr. Woodrum received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting from Kansas State University.
The particular experience, qualifications, attributes, and skills that lead our Board to conclude that Mr. Woodrum, should serve as a director include his significant financial background; his public accounting and tax experience; and his prior performance as a director and CFO functions for both public and private companies.