EPM outsources all functions not critical to its core competencies of field acquisition, operations control and finance. Accordingly, we employ a small headquarters staff, while outsourcing well pumping, oilfield regulatory compliance, human resources, property accounting, IT, product marketing and other back office functions. Since July 1, 2004, our general accounting and related property administrative activities have been performed by an independent group that meets the requirements set by EPM for SOC1 Type II internal audit and financial process controls. Since July 1, 2008, we have been compliant with SOX 404(a) controls over financial reporting, and since becoming an accelerated filer at June 20, 2011, we have been compliant with SOX 404(b) controls.
Randall D. Keys, Chief Executive Officer and President
Mr. Keys has served as our Chief Executive Officer and President since January 1, 2016. Mr. Keys served as our Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President (or similar capacities) from January 2014 to December 2015. He has over 30 years of experience in the energy industry, encompassing both upstream oil and gas companies and the oilfield service industry. Highlights of his experience include positions as CFO of Core Laboratories N.V., a diversified oilfield service company and 3DX Technologies, a hybrid service and exploration entity and he served as CFO of upstream companies BPZ Energy and Far East Energy Corporation. He also held financial positions with Adobe Resources and Santa Fe Energy. He earned a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Texas and began his career with the public accounting firm of KPMG as a licensed CPA.
David Joe, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President
Mr. Joe has served as our Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President since January 1, 2016. Mr. Joe served as our Vice President, Controller, Chief Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary (or similar capacities) since 2007. He joined Evolution in March 2005 and has 28 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining us, from January 2004 to February 2005, Mr. Joe was a Client Manager for a Consulting firm providing outsourced accounting services to the petroleum industry. Previously, Mr. Joe served 17 years in a wide array of supervisory, accounting and financial analysis positions in the upstream division of the UNOCAL Corporation, an integrated oil company traded on the NYSE. Mr. Joe received his B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and is certified as an Accredited Petroleum Accountant® through the Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies. He recently served on the Board of Directors of Petroleum Accountants Society of Houston, serving as President.