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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James Hackett

64 2018 Executive Chairman of the Board

Harlan Chappelle

61 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Michael McCabe

62 Chief Financial Officer

Michael Ellis

61 Chief Operating Officer — Upstream, Director

Craig Collins

45 Chief Operating Officer — Midstream

Homer Cole

54 Chief Technology Officer, Vice President

Ronald Smith

59 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President

Kimberly Warnica

44 2018 Chief Compliance Officer, Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

David Murrell

56 Vice President of Land and Business Development

Sylvia Kerrigan

52 Director

William McMullen

32 Director

Don Dimitrievich

46 Independent Director

William Gutermuth

66 Independent Director

Pierre Lapeyre

55 Independent Director

David Leuschen

66 Independent Director

Donald Sinclair

60 2018 Independent Director

Jeffrey Tepper

52 Independent Director

Diana Walters

54 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

James Hackett

Mr. James T. Hackett is an Executive Chairman of the Board of Alta Mesa Resources Inc. Mr. Hackett is the Chief Executive Officer, Director of Alta Mesa Resources Inc. Mr. Hackett is the Chief Executive Officer, Director of the company. Mr. Hackett is a Partner at Riverstone. Prior to joining Riverstone in 2013, Mr. Hackett served as the Chairman of the Board from 2006 to 2013 and the Chief Executive Officer from 2003 to 2012 of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. Before joining Anadarko, Mr. Hackett served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Devon Energy Corporation, following its merger with Ocean Energy, where he had served as Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Hackett has held senior positions at Seagull, Duke Energy, and Pan Energy. Mr. Hackett also held positions in engineering, finance and marketing in the midstream, oil field services, and power sectors of the energy industry. Mr. Hackett serves on the Board of Directors of Enterprise Products Holdings, LLC, Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR), National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE: NOV), Sierra Oil and Gas and Talen Energy Corporation. Mr. Hackett is a former Chairman of the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Mr. Hackett received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois in 1975 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1979. Mr. Hackett was selected to serve on the Board due to his significant leadership experience and his extensive experience in the energy industry.

Harlan Chappelle

Mr. Harlan H. Chappelle is the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Alta Mesa Resources Inc. Mr. Chappelle has previously served as the President, CEO and director of Alta Mesa, since November 2004. Mr. Chappelle has over 30 years of experience in field operations, engineering, management, marketing and trading, acquisitions and divestitures and field re-development. Mr. Chappelle has worked for Louisiana Land & Exploration Company, Burlington Resources, Southern Company and Mirant. Mr. Chappelle retired as a Commander from the U.S. Navy Reserve. Mr. Chappelle has a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from Auburn University and a Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Chappelle’s experience as our Chief Executive Officer since 2004 and over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry uniquely qualify him to serve on our Board.

Michael McCabe

Mr. Michael A. McCabe is the Chief Financial Officer of Alta Mesa Resources Inc. Mr. McCabe has served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Alta Mesa since 2006. Mr. McCabe joined Alta Mesa in September 2006 and became a director in March 2014. Mr. McCabe has over 25 years of corporate finance experience, with a focus on the energy industry. Mr. McCabe has served in senior positions with Bank of Tokyo, Bank of New England and Key Bank. Mr. McCabe holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Physics from Bridgewater State University, a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University and a Master of Business Administration in Financial Management from Pace University.

Michael Ellis

Mr. Michael E. Ellis is the Chief Operating Officer — Upstream and director of Alta Mesa Resources Inc. Mr. Ellis founded Alta Mesa in 1987 after beginning his career with Amoco and previously served as our Chairman and Chief Operating Officer, as well as Vice President of Engineering. Mr. Ellis managed all day-to-day engineering and field operations of Alta Mesa. He built our asset base by starting with small earn-in exploitation projects, then progressively grew Alta Mesa with successive acquisitions of fields from major oil companies and consistent success in exploration and development drilling. He has over 30 years’ experience in management, engineering, exploration and acquisitions and divestitures. Mr. Ellis holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from West Virginia University. Because of his broad knowledge of, and experience with, oil and gas exploration and production, we believe Mr. Ellis is well qualified to serve on our Board.

Craig Collins

Mr. Craig W. Collins is the Chief Operating Officer — Midstream of Alta Mesa Resources Inc. Mr. Cole joined Alta Mesa in 2007 and has served in the position of Vice President and Chief Technical Officer since August 2015 and became a director in August 2015. Mr. Cole has over 25 years of extensive domestic and international oilfield experience in management, well completions and well stimulation design and execution. Mr. Collins started his career with Schlumberger Dowell as a Field Engineer and served from 1986 to 2007 in numerous positions of increasing responsibility with Schlumberger in the areas of field operations, engineering and management. Mr. Collins has a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Marietta College.

Homer Cole

Mr. Homer “Gene” Cole is the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Alta Mesa Resources Inc. Mr. Cole joined Alta Mesa in 2007 and has served in the position of Vice President and Chief Technical Officer since August 2015 and became a director in August 2015. Mr. Cole has over 25 years of extensive domestic and international oilfield experience in management, well completions and well stimulation design and execution. Mr. Cole started his career with Schlumberger Dowell as a Field Engineer and served from 1986 to 2007 in numerous positions of increasing responsibility with Schlumberger in the areas of field operations, engineering and management. Mr. Cole has a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Marietta College.

Ronald Smith

Mr. Ronald J. Smith is the Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Alta Mesa Resources Inc. Mr. Smith has over 35 years of accounting experience, primarily in the energy industry. Mr. Smith served as the Chief Accounting Officer of Alta Mesa from 2015 to the Closing. Mr. Smith began working for Alta Mesa in 2008 as the Controller. Mr. Smith has served in numerous senior level management positions including positions with Calpine Corporation and Mariner Energy. Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Robert Morris University, an MBA in Finance from the University of Houston and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Kimberly Warnica

Ms. Kimberly O. Warnica is the Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary of Alta Mesa Resources Inc, since April 2018. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Warnica served as Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary at Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) since April 2017. She previously served as Group Counsel and Assistant Secretary of Marathon Oil from October 2016 until April 2017. Prior to Marathon Oil, Ms. Warnica served as Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary at Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas (formerly Plains Exploration and Production Company (NYSE: PXP)) from April 2006 until June 2016. She started her career at Andrews Kurth LLP where she practiced corporate and securities law representing a variety of clients in numerous transactional, securities and corporate governance matters. Ms. Warnica has a Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M and earned her J.D. from the University Texas School of Law.

David Murrell

Mr. David Murrell is the Vice President of Land and Business Development of Alta Mesa Resources Inc. Mr. Murrell has served as the Vice President of Land and Business Development of Alta Mesa since 2006. Mr. Murrell has over 30 years of experience in Gulf Coast leasing, exploration and development programs, contract management and acquisitions and divestitures. He created a structured land management system for Alta Mesa, and built a team of division order analysts, lease analysts, landmen, and field representatives that has facilitated our growth. Mr. Murrell earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Petroleum Land Management from the University of Oklahoma and is a Certified Professional Landman through the Association of Professional Landmen.

Sylvia Kerrigan

Ms. Sylvia J. Kerrigan is the Director of Alta Mesa Resources Inc. Ms. Kerrigan has over 25 years of experience in the energy sector. Ms. Kerrigan most recently was the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO), serving in that position from 2012 to 2017. Ms. Kerrigan also served as Marathon Oil Corporation’s Chief Public Policy Officer and Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to her appointment as Executive Vice President, Ms. Kerrigan served as Marathon Oil Corporation’s Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since 2009. Previously, Ms. Kerrigan worked at the United Nations Security Council’s Commission d’Indemnisation in Geneva, Switzerland serving as their senior legal officer responsible for arbitrating losses sustained by international oil companies following the 1990 Iraq invasion of Kuwait. Ms. Kerrigan is a director of Team, Inc. (NYSE: TISI) where she sits on the Audit & Finance and Corporate Governance & Nominating Committees. She is also a member of the Board of Directors for Nine Point Energy, where she chairs the Audit Committee and serves on the Compensation Committee. Ms. Kerrigan is a past chairman of the State Bar of Texas International Law Section and a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. She serves on the board of Southwestern University and is the Executive Director of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law and Business at the University of Texas in Austin. Ms. Kerrigan was selected as a nominee to the Board due to her experience as chief legal officer, chief public policy officer and chief compliance officer of a public corporation, and her extensive merger and acquisition, risk management and corporate governance expertise.

William McMullen

Mr. William Wallace McMullen is the Director of Alta Mesa Resources Inc. Mr. McMullen is the founder and managing partner of Bayou City Energy (“BCE”), an oil and gas focused private equity firm based in Houston, Texas. Mr. McMullen founded BCE in 2015 after successfully managing a smaller private equity vehicle, Bayou City Energy Partners (“BCEP”), focused on investments in the oil and gas sector. Prior to BCEP, Mr. McMullen served as Vice President at White Deer Energy, an oil and gas focused private equity firm. Before White Deer Energy, Mr. McMullen served as an Associate at Denham Capital. Prior to Denham Capital, Mr. McMullen served as an Analyst in UBS Investment Bank’s Global Energy group. Mr. McMullen earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics, with Honors, from Harvard University. Because of his broad knowledge of, and experience with, oil and gas investments, we believe Mr. McMullen is well qualified to serve on our Board.

Don Dimitrievich

Mr. Don Dimitrievich is an Independent Director of Alta Mesa Resources Inc. Mr. Dimitrievich is a Managing Director at HPS and is responsible for the energy and power portfolio. Prior to joining HPS in 2012, Mr. Dimitrievich was a Managing Director of Citi Credit Opportunities, a credit-focused principal investment group. At Citi Credit Opportunities, Mr. Dimitrievich oversaw the energy and power portfolio and invested in mezzanine, special situation and equity co-investments, and secondary market opportunities. Prior to joining Citi, Mr. Dimitrievich worked in the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP from 1998 to 2004 focusing on energy M&A and capital markets transactions. Mr. Dimitrievich has a law degree magna cum laude from McGill University in Montreal, Canada and earned a chemical engineering degree with Great Distinction from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. Mr. Dimitrievich currently serves on the following Boards: Blue Ridge Mountain Resources, Inc., Expro International Group Holdings Ltd., Glacier Oil & Gas Corp., Marquis Resources, LLC and Upstream Exploration LLC. Mr. Dimitrievich was selected to serve on the Board due to his significant mergers and acquisitions, financing and investing experience in the energy and power industry.

William Gutermuth

Mr. William D. Gutermuth is an Independent Director of Alta Mesa Resources Inc. Mr. Gutermuth is the Founder and Chairman of Bluegrass Capital LLC, a privately owned investment and consulting firm. Since January 1, 2015, he has devoted substantially all of his professional time and energies to Bluegrass Capital. Prior to that, Mr. Gutermuth was an equity partner at Bracewell & Giuliani LLP and its predecessor firm, Bracewell & Patterson, LLP, where he practiced corporate and transactional law for almost 35 years. Mr. Gutermuth's legal career focused principally on mergers and acquisitions, particularly in the energy industry, as well as most aspects of corporate finance and corporate governance. Mr. Gutermuth chaired Bracewell & Giuliani's worldwide Corporate and Securities Practice from 1999 to 2005 and served as a member of the Business Group Executive Committee from 2005 to 2007, as well as serving in other leadership positions within the law firm throughout his career. Mr. Gutermuth served as a director of Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE: MAIN), a publicly traded business development company, from 2007 to 2012 and on the Compensation and Nominating and Governance Committees during his tenure as a director. Mr. Gutermuth also served as a director of Silver Run I (NASDAQ: SRAQ) from its inception in November 2015 until the completion of the Centennial acquisition in October 2016. Mr. Gutermuth holds a B.S. in Political Science from Vanderbilt University and a J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law. Mr. Gutermuth was selected to serve on the Board due to his significant leadership experience and his extensive merger and acquisition experience.

Pierre Lapeyre

Mr. Pierre F. Lapeyre, Jr. is an Independent Director of Alta Mesa Resources Inc. Mr. Lapeyre is a Founder of Riverstone and has been a Senior Managing Director since 2000. Prior to founding Riverstone, Mr. Lapeyre was a Managing Director of Goldman Sachs in its Global Energy and Power Group. Mr. Lapeyre joined Goldman Sachs in 1986 and spent his 14-year investment banking career focused on energy and power, particularly the midstream, upstream and energy service sectors. Mr. Lapeyre serves as a non-executive board member of Riverstone Energy Limited (LSE: REL) since May 2013, a non-executive board member of Centennial Resource Development, Inc. since October 2016 and serves on the boards of directors or equivalent bodies of a number of private Riverstone portfolio companies and their affiliates. He has an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.S. in Finance and Economics from the University of Kentucky. Mr. Lapeyre was selected to serve on the board of directors due to his extensive mergers and acquisitions, financing and investing experience in the energy and power industry.

David Leuschen

Mr. David M. Leuschen is an Independent Director of Alta Mesa Resources Inc. Mr. Leuschen is a Founder of Riverstone and has been a Senior Managing Director since 2000. Prior to founding Riverstone, Mr. Leuschen was a Partner and Managing Director at Goldman Sachs and founder and head of the Goldman Sachs Global Energy and Power Group. Mr. Leuschen joined Goldman Sachs in 1977, became head of the Global Energy and Power Group in 1985, became a Partner of that firm in 1986 and remained with Goldman Sachs until leaving to found Riverstone in 2000. Mr. Leuschen also served as Chairman of the Goldman Sachs Energy Investment Committee, where he was responsible for screening potential capital commitments by Goldman Sachs in the energy and power industry and was responsible for establishing and managing the firm’s relationships with senior executives from leading companies in all segments of the energy and power industry. Mr. Leuschen serves as a non-executive board member of Riverstone Energy Limited (LSE: REL) since May 2013, a non-executive board member of Centennial Resource Development, Inc. since October 2016 and serves on the boards of directors or equivalent bodies of a number of private Riverstone portfolio companies and their affiliates. In 2007, Mr. Leuschen, along with Riverstone and The Carlyle Group (“Carlyle”), became the subject of an industry-wide inquiry by the Office of the Attorney General of the State of New York (the “Attorney General”) relating to the use of placement agents in connection with investments by the New York State Common Retirement Fund (“NYCRF”) in certain funds, including funds that were jointly developed by Riverstone and Carlyle. Mr. Leuschen has received an MBA from Dartmouth’s Amos Tuck School of Business and an A.B. degree from Dartmouth College. Mr. Leuschen was selected to serve on the Board due to his extensive mergers and acquisitions, financing and investing experience in the energy and power industry.

Donald Sinclair

Mr. Donald R. Sinclair is an Independent Director of Alta Mesa Resources Inc, since February 2018. Mr. Sinclair has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, with a focus on marketing and trading, particularly in the midstream sector. Mr. Sinclair currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors and President of WTX Pumping Services LLC. He also currently serves as a senior advisor to Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and as a senior advisor to Western Gas Equity Holdings, LLC (“WES GP”), the general partner of Western Gas Equity Partners LP. From 2009 to 2017, Mr. Sinclair served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of WES GP and as a member of the board of directors of WES GP. From 2010 to 2016, he also served as the Vice President and Senior Vice President of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. In 2003, Mr. Sinclair co-founded Ceritas Energy, LLC, and served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Ceritas from 2003 to 2009. From 1998 to 2003, Mr. Sinclair was involved in energy industry consulting and the management of personal business interests. From 1997 to 1998, he served as the President of Duke Energy Trading and Marketing LLC. Prior to joining Duke, Mr. Sinclair served as Senior Vice President of Tenneco Energy, a unit of Tenneco Inc., and as President of Tenneco Energy Resources Corporation. Prior to joining Tenneco, Mr. Sinclair also served for eight years in various officer positions with Dynegy Inc. (formerly NGC Corporation), including as Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, during which time he was in charge of all risk management activities and commercial operations. Mr. Sinclair earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas Tech University. Mr. Sinclair was selected to serve on the Board due to his significant leadership experience and his extensive investment experience in the oil and gas industry.

Jeffrey Tepper

Mr. Jeffrey H. Tepper is an Independent Director of Alta Mesa Resources Inc. Mr. Tepper is a Founder of JHT Advisors LLC, a mergers and acquisitions advisory and investment firm. From 1990 to 2013, Mr. Tepper served in a variety of senior management and operating roles at the investment bank Gleacher & Company, Inc. and its predecessors and affiliates ("Gleacher"). Mr. Tepper is experienced in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, leveraged finance and asset management. Mr. Tepper was Head of Investment Banking and a member of the Management Committee while at Gleacher. Mr. Tepper led numerous investment banking transactions on behalf of clients in a variety of industries but with a specialty in financial services and asset management. Mr. Tepper also served as Gleacher's Chief Operating Officer, overseeing operations, compliance, technology and financial reporting. In 2001, Mr. Tepper co-founded Gleacher's asset management activities and served as President. Mr. Tepper served on the Investment Committees of Gleacher Mezzanine and Gleacher Fund Advisors. Between 1997 and 1999, Mr. Tepper served as Managing Director of and Chief Operating Officer of Gleacher NatWest Inc. (a predecessor to Gleacher Partners). Mr. Tepper was part of the senior management team of Gleacher NatWest with oversight responsibility for middle-market senior and subordinated debt, high-yield and equity principal activities. Between 1987 and 1990, Mr. Tepper was employed by Morgan Stanley & Co. as a financial analyst in the mergers and acquisitions and merchant banking departments. Mr. Tepper also served as a director of Silver Run I (NASDAQ: SRAQ) from its inception in November 2015 until the completion of the Centennial acquisition in October 2016 and has served as a director of Centennial (NASDAQ: CDEV) since October 2016. Mr. Tepper received an MBA from Columbia Business School and a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with concentrations in finance and accounting.

Diana Walters

Ms. Diana J. Walters is an Independent Director of Alta Mesa Resources Inc. Ms. Walters has 30 years of experience in the Natural Resources sector, as an investment manager and equity investor, as an investment banker and in operating roles. Ms. Walters has been the owner and sole manager of 575 Grant, LLC, a company that provides advisory services in the field of natural resources, since 2014. Ms. Walters served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Metals & Mining Holdings, LLC and a member of senior management of Liberty Mutual Asset Management from January 2010 to September 2014. Ms. Walters was a Managing Partner of Eland Capital, LLC, a natural resources advisory firm founded by her, from 2007 to 2010. Ms. Walters has extensive investment experience with both debt and equity through various previous leadership roles at Credit Suisse, HSBC and other firms. Ms. Walters also served previously as Chief Financial Officer of Tatham Offshore Inc., an independent oil and gas company with assets in the Gulf of Mexico. Ms. Walters also served as a director of Silver Run I (NASDAQ: SRAQ) from its inception in November 2015 until the completion of the Centennial acquisition in October 2016. Ms. Walters currently serves on the board of directors of Platinum Group Metals (NYSE: PLG) and Electrum Special Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQ: ELECU). Ms. Walters graduated with Honors from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Plan II Liberal Arts and an M.A. in Energy and Mineral Resources. Ms. Walters was selected to serve on the board of directors due to her significant investment and operating experience in the energy industry.