Robert S. Herlin, Chairman & Co-founder
Mr. Herlin has served as Evolution’s Chairman of the Board of Directors since January 2009. Mr. Herlin, a co-founder of our Company, served as Executive Chairman of the Board and Interim Chief Executive Officer from May 2018 to June 2019 and was President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director from May 2004 to December 2015. Prior to the merger of Natural Gas Systems, Inc. ("OldNGS") into our company, Mr. Herlin served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Old NGS since its inception in September 2003. Mr. Herlin has over 30 years of experience in engineering, energy transactions, operations and finance with small independents, larger independents and major integrated oil companies. Since 2003 until early 2010, Mr. Herlin has also served as a non-active Partner with Tatum CFO, a financial advisory firm that provides executive officers on a part-time or full-time basis to clients, where he was assigned as a full-time executive officer of our company. From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Herlin served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Intercontinental Towers Corporation, an international wireless infrastructure venture. Mr. Herlin also served on the Board of Directors of Boots and Coots, Inc., an oilfield services company, from 2003 until its sale to Halliburton Company in September 2010. Prior to 2001, Mr. Herlin served in various officer capacities for upstream and downstream oil and gas companies, both private and public. Mr. Herlin previously served on the Engineering Advisory Board for the Brown School of Engineering and on the Centennial Council for Chemical and BioMolecular Engineering at Rice University. He currently serves on the advisory board of the Rice Center for Engineering Leadership. Mr. Herlin graduated with honors from Rice University with B.S. and M.E. degrees in chemical engineering and earned an M.B.A. from Harvard University.
Edward J. DiPaolo, Lead Director, Chairman of Nominating Committee and Chairman of Audit Committee
Mr. DiPaolo has served as director for Evolution since 2004. He currently serves as our Lead Independent Director, Chairman of our Nominating and Audit Committees, and he is a member of our Compensation Committee. Mr. DiPaolo has been a Senior Advisor at Duff & Phelps Securities, LLC since 2011. Prior to that, he was an Energy Partner at Growth Capital Partners, L.P. for eight years following his 27 years at Halliburton Company, where he last served as Group Senior Vice President of Global Business Development. Prior roles at Halliburton included North American Regional Vice President and Far East Regional Vice President. In those roles, he was responsible for overall operations of Halliburton Energy Services' North America and Far East regions. Mr. DiPaolo currently serves on several private company boards. He previously served as a Director of Eurasia Drilling Company Limited. He also served as Chairman of the Board for Seventy Seven Energy, Inc. prior to its sale to Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc; as an Interim Chairman of the Board of Directors of Boots and Coots, Inc. prior to its sale to Halliburton; as a Director of Superior Well Services, Inc. prior to its sale to Nabors Industries, Inc; and as a Director of Inncore Subsurface Technologies prior to its sale to BJ Services Company. Mr. DiPaolo received his undergraduate degree in Agricultural Engineering and honorary Doctorate Degree from West Virginia University, and he currently serves on the Advisory Board for the West Virginia University College of Engineering.
William E. Dozier, Chairman of Compensation Committee
Mr. Dozier has over 43 years of oil and gas industry experience and has served as Director of Evolution since 2005. He is the Chairman of the Compensation Committee and also a member of the Audit, Nominating and Investment Committees. Since 2005, Mr. Dozier has been the owner of Extex Consulting, Inc., an independent oil and gas consulting firm. From 1992 to 2005, Mr. Dozier served as Senior Vice President of Operations, and later as Senior Vice President for Business Development, for Vintage Petroleum, a large publicly traded global independent oil and gas company acquired by Occidental Petroleum. From 1983 to 1992, he was Manager of Operations Engineering for Santa Fe Minerals, a privately held E&P Company. Mr. Dozier began his career with Amoco Production Company in 1975, working in all phases of production, reservoir evaluations, drilling and completions in the Mid-Continent and Gulf Coast areas. From May 2009 to July 2011, Mr. Dozier served on the Board of Directors of CAMAC Energy, Inc (formerly Pacific Asia Petroleum, Inc.). Mr. Dozier also serves on several private and charitable boards. From September 2013 to April 2016, Mr. Dozier was a member of the External Advisory Committee for The University of Texas Cockrell School of Engineering Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering. He is a Registered Petroleum Engineer in the State of Texas with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.
Kelly W. Loyd, Chairman of Investment Committee
Mr. Loyd has served as Director of our company since 2008. He currently serves as Chairman of the Investment Committee and a member of the Compensation, Nominating and Audit Committees. Since 2004, Mr. Loyd has been employed by JVL Advisors, LLC, a private energy investment company, which owns 4.7% of our common shares a major stockholder of our company. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Loyd was an associate in the energy corporate finance investment banking group at RBC Capital Markets and Howard Frazier Barker Elliot. Previously, Mr. Loyd served as a founder and controller of L.A.B. Sports and Entertainment, a sports/entertainment promotion and production company, a Managing Partner of Tigre Leasing, L.L.P, a commercial real estate company focused on the purchase/sale of resort properties, and as an analyst in Jefferies and Company, Inc.'s energy corporate finance investment banking group. Mr. Loyd received a B.S. in Economics with Finance Applications from Southern Methodist University and earned an MBA from Rice University.