Amplify Energy Corp’s senior management has significant experience in the oil and gas industry and is committed to maximizing value for all shareholders through successful execution in growth, production and cash flows.
President and Chief Executive Officer
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.
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Martyn Willsher was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company on April 27, 2018. Previously, Mr. Willsher served as the Company’s Vice President and Treasurer since May 2017. He also served as Treasurer of Memorial Production Partners GP, LLC, our predecessor, from July 2014 to May 2017, and as Director of Strategic Planning for Memorial Resource Development LLC, an affiliate of our predecessor, from March 2012 to June 2014. Prior to that, he served as Manager, Financial Analysis of AGL Resources from September 2009 to March 2012, and as Director – Upstream Oil & Gas A&D of Constellation Energy from August 2006 to March 2009. Prior to that, he served in various business development and financial analysis roles at JM Huber Corp., FTI Consulting and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Mr. Willsher received his Master of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin and his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Texas A&M University.
Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Polly Schott joined Amplify Energy Corp. as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer in June 2018. Ms. Schott served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Accounting with EnerVest, Ltd. from September 2014 to February 2018, and previously as Vice President, Finance from March 2012 to August 2014. Prior to EnerVest, Ms. Schott was a Director with BNP Paribas’ energy banking group in Houston. She served in various credit and commercial roles with BNP Paribas from March 2001 to January 2012 and from August 1993 to July 1998. Ms. Schott also worked as a Financial Analyst with The Minute Maid Company from July 2000 to March 2001. Ms. Schott holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and French from Rice University and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin. Ms. Schott is a CFA® charterholder.
ERIC M. WILLIS
Vice President and General Counsel
Eric M. Willis has served as our Vice President and General Counsel since December 2017. From April 2015 to December 2017, Mr. Willis was a partner in the capital markets practice group at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Houston, Texas, representing oil and gas clients. Prior to joining Kirkland & Ellis, he practiced corporate and securities law from September 2008 to April 2015 at Latham & Watkins LLP in Houston, Texas and Orange County, California. Mr. Willis holds a Juris Doctorate from The University of Texas at Austin School of Law and Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the United States Military Academy.
RICHARD P. SMILEY
Vice President of Operations
Richard P. Smiley has served as our Vice President of Operations – Onshore since our inception in May 2017. He previously served at Memorial Production Partners GP, LLC, the general partner of our Predecessor, as Vice President of Operations – Onshore from March 2016 to May 2017, as Vice President of Operations – Southern Region from August 2015 through February 2016 and as Director, Operations –Northern Region from November 2014 to July 2015. Previously, he was Vice President of Operations at CL&F Resources LP from February 2014 to November 2014. From December 2011 to January 2014, Mr. Smiley served as Vice President of Operations at Propel Energy, LLC. From June 2010 to November 2011 he held the position of Operations Manager at Quantum Resources Management, LLC. Mr. Smiley began his career with El Paso Exploration Company in 1980 and held various engineering, operations and management with multiple companies, including Burlington Resources, Comstock, Bois d'Arc and Stone Energy, throughout the Central United States, both onshore and in the Gulf of Mexico. Mr. Smiley has a Petroleum Engineering Degree from the Colorado School of Mines.