Board of Directors
The Board of Directors, through their extensive experience in the energy industry, is focused on providing unparalleled service and value to the shareholders of Amplify Energy Corp.
DAVID M. DUNN
David M. Dunn has served as a member of our board of directors since March 2018. Mr. Dunn serves as the Managing Partner of Cross Sound Management LLC and Co-Chief Investment Officer of the Cross Sound Distressed Opportunities Fund (collectively, “Cross Sound”). Prior to co-founding Cross Sound in May 2016, Mr. Dunn served as a senior investment professional at Arrowgrass Capital Partners (US) LP from December 2010 to April 2016. Mr. Dunn received a J.D. degree from the St. John’s University School of Law and a B.S. in Communications from Southern Illinois University.
CHRISTOPHER W. HAMM
Christopher W. Hamm has served as a member of our board of directors since our inception in May 2017 and is Chairman of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Hamm is a 27-year veteran of the investment management industry and CEO of Axys Capital, an SEC-registered private investment fund manager he founded in 2009. In 1998, Mr. Hamm founded Memorial Investment Advisors, a registered investment advisor, and Memorial Funds, an institutional multi-fund registered investment company, where he served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and developed Millennium Funds, an alternative investment private fund complex. Prior to founding his own firms, Mr. Hamm served as Executive Director — Institutional Services at CIBC Oppenheimer, Senior Vice President — Capital Markets at PaineWebber, and Vice President — Taxable Fixed Income at Howard Weil Labouisse & Friederichs.
SCOTT L. HOFFMAN
Scott L. Hoffman has served as a member of the Board since March 2019. Mr. Hoffman is a Senior Analyst at Brigade Capital Management, covering the energy and power sectors. Prior to joining Brigade, Mr. Hoffman was a Director in Deutsche Bank’s Distressed Products Group from 2009 to 2012. In that capacity, Mr. Hoffman was responsible for following a variety of distressed credits and focused specifically on the energy, power, paper/packaging and airline sectors. Mr. Hoffman previously worked as a Senior Analyst in Citadel Investment Group’s Fundamental Credit Group, where he focused on the airline, building products, home building and industrial sectors. Prior to Citadel, Mr. Hoffman spent five years at Credit Suisse First Boston as an Analyst for CSFB’s Distressed Group and as an Investment Banker in the Financial Sponsors Group. Mr. Hoffman began his career at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce’s Financial Sponsors Group as an Investment Banker. Mr. Hoffman received a BA in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania.
EVAN S. LEDERMAN
Evan S. Lederman has served as a member of our board of directors since our inception in May 2017. Mr. Lederman joined Fir Tree Partners (“Fir Tree”) in 2011 and is a Partner and member of the Risk Committee. Mr. Lederman co-manages the firm’s distressed credit, restructuring, activist and private equity oriented strategies, including Fir Tree’s energy investments. Prior to joining Fir Tree, Mr. Lederman worked in the Business Finance and Restructuring groups at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. Mr. Lederman is currently a member of the board of directors of Riviera Resources (Chairman of the Board), Roan Resources, Ultra Petroleum (Chairman of the Board), Amplify Energy (formerly Memorial Production Partners), New Emerald Energy LLC, Midstates Petroleum and Deer Finance, LLC. Mr. Lederman received a J.D. degree with honors from New York University School of Law and a B.A., magna cum laude, from New York University, where he was the all-university commencement speaker in 2002.
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Kenneth Mariani joined Amplify Energy Corp. as President and Chief Executive Officer in May 2018. Mr. Mariani most recently served as the President of EnerVest Ltd. from January 2014 through December 2017. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President of EnerVest and President and Chief Executive Officer of EnerVest Operating Company from January 2012 to January 2014. Mr. Mariani joined EnerVest in 2000 and was Senior Vice President and General Manager — Eastern Division for 11 years. Prior to joining EnerVest, from 1991 to 2000, he served as Vice President of Operations for Energy Corporation of America (“ECA”), a privately held exploration and production company, and was responsible for engineering, land, geology and production operations. Prior to his role at ECA, he held various engineering positions at Conoco, Inc., in the Midland, TX, and Rocky Mountain Divisions. Mr. Mariani holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, graduating cum laude with a petroleum option. Mr. Mariani received his Master of Business Administration from The University of Texas of the Permian Basin and is a licensed Professional Engineer.
DAVID H. PROMAN
Director and Chairman
David H. Proman has served as our Chairman and a member of our board of directors since our inception in May 2017. Mr. Proman joined Fir Tree in 2010 and is a Managing Director and a Partner of Fir Tree. As Co-Head of Restructuring of Fir Tree, Mr. Proman focuses on managing the firm’s distressed credit, restructuring and litigation-oriented investment strategies, including energy and structured credit activist initiatives. Mr. Proman has 15 years of investment experience in structured and corporate debt investing. Prior to joining Fir Tree, Mr. Proman was an analyst at Kore Advisors, a fixed income investment manager, where he helped manage corporate and structured mortgage credit investments. Mr. Proman served on the board of directors of Eco-Stim Energy Solutions, Inc. from March 7, 2017 to October 13, 2017. Mr. Proman is currently a member of the boards of directors, in his capacity as a Fir Tree employee, of Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc., New Emerald Energy LLC and Deer Finance, LLC. Mr. Proman also serves on the Technical Committee of FHipo, a residential mortgage REIT in Mexico and is Chairman of AC Capital Partners, S. de. R.L de C.V. and Grupo Amaral Administrador de Catera S.A.P.I de C.V. Mr. Proman received a B.A in Economics from the University of Virginia.
EDWARD A. SCOGGINS, JR.
Edward A. Scoggins, Jr. has served as a member of our board of directors since our inception in May 2017. Mr. Scoggins co-founded Millennial Energy Partners in 2012, and currently serves as Managing Partner. Under his leadership, the firm has secured private equity capital in excess of $300 million and directly invested in oil and gas assets through eight investment vehicles. Prior to Millennial, from 2008 to 2012, Mr. Scoggins led BG Group plc’s commercial and technical teams on oil and gas investments in the Haynesville shale, the Marcellus shale, British Columbia, Chile, Equatorial Guinea and Trinidad and Tobago. Prior to joining BG Group plc, Mr. Scoggins served as Strategic Planning Manager and Community and Public Relations Manager with Marathon Oil Company from 2005 to 2008. Mr. Scoggins began his career with Bechtel Corporation as Project Controls Engineer in Equatorial Guinea, West Africa from 2004 to 2005. In addition to Amplify Energy, Mr. Scoggins also currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Ultra Petroleum Corp. He received his bachelor’s degree in Economics and History from Vanderbilt University and earned his Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) degree with a concentration in business and finance from Georgetown University.