Management Team

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.
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WILLIAM J. SCARFF
President and Chief Executive Officer
William J. Scarff has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since our inception in May 2017. From September 2016 to May 2017, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Production Partners GP, LLC, the general partner of our Predecessor and from January 2014 to September 2016 as President of our Predecessor. Mr. Scarff also served as President of Memorial Resource from January 2014 to January 2016. Previously, Mr. Scarff served as President of MRD LLC from January 2014 to June 2014. From 2000 through January 2014, Mr. Scarff served as President and Chief Executive Officer of several private exploration and production companies sponsored by NGP. From October 2010 until January 2014, Mr. Scarff was President and Chief Executive Officer of Propel Energy, LLC. Prior to that, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Seismic Ventures, Inc. from 2006 to 2009. From 2005 to 2014, Mr. Scarff was President and Chief Executive Officer of Proton Operating Company, LLC and from 1999 to 2005, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Proton Energy, LLC and its affiliates. From 1978 to 1999, Mr. Scarff held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility in Marathon Oil Company, Anadarko Production Company, Burlington Resources, Texas Meridian Resource Corporation and Hilcorp Energy Company.
CHRISTOPHER S. COOPER
Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Christopher S. Cooper has served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since our inception in May 2017. From November 2014 to May 2017, Mr. Cooper served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Memorial Production Partners GP, LLC, the general partner of our Predecessor. Previously, he served in a variety of operational, technical and strategic planning positions with Marathon Oil Company since 1990. From August 2013 until November 2014, Mr. Cooper served as Director, Global Projects. From November 2011 until August 2013, he served as Director, Financial Planning/Operations. From July 2009 until November 2011, Mr. Cooper served as Asset Manager/Regional Vice President, Mid-Continent, and from May 2007 until July 2009, he served as Asset Manager, Powder River Basin.
ROBERT L. STILLWELL, JR
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Robert L. Stillwell, Jr. has served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since our inception in May 2017. From January 2015 to May 2017, Mr. Stillwell served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Memorial Production Partners GP, LLC, the general partner of our Predecessor. From July 2014 to January 2015, he served as Vice President of our Predecessor. Previously, he served as Treasurer of MRD LLC from June 2012 to June 2014. From January 2011 to June 2012, Mr. Stillwell served as an investment banker at Citigroup in the Global Energy Group. From June 2010 to December 2010 and from July 2007 to June 2010, he worked in investment banking with UBS and Scotia Waterous, respectively. Mr. Stillwell began his career in the corporate finance group of EXCO Resources, Inc.
MATTHEW J. HOSS
Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer
Matthew J. Hoss has served as Vice President, Accounting since our inception in May 2017. From May 2016 to May 2017, Mr. Hoss served as Vice President, Accounting of Memorial Production Partners GP LLC, the general partner of our predecessor, Memorial Production Partners LP. Previously he served as Controller of Memorial Resource Development Corp. from January 2015 to April 2016, Director, Accounting from July 2014 to December 2014, Director, Accounting of Memorial Resource Development LLC from January 2014 to June 2014 and Manager, Special Projects from May 2012 to December 2013. Prior to joining Memorial Resource Development LLC, Mr. Hoss held various positions from September 2006 to May 2012 in the transaction services and assurance practices at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Houston, Texas, primarily serving energy clients. Mr. Hoss is a Certified Public Accountant.
ERIC WILLIS
Vice President and General Counsel
Eric 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.
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. He has a Petroleum Engineering Degree from Colorado School of Mines.