Board of Directors

J. Robinson West

Mr. West has served as the chairman of our Board since the Spin Off in 2014. He has served as a Senior Advisor and Resident Affiliate for the Center for Strategic & International Studies, an independent bi-partisan research institute specializing in foreign policy and defense issues and international economies, since October 2013. Mr. West was the founder and Chairman of PFC Energy, Inc., a Washington, D.C.- based consulting firm serving oil and gas companies and governments with 14 offices around the world, and served in that role from 1984 to 2013. Before founding PFC, Mr. West served in the Reagan Administration as Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Policy, Budget, and Administration (1981-83), with responsibility for U.S. offshore oil policy. Mr. West currently serves on the boards of Magellan Petroleum Corporation, Repsol S.A., and has recently served on the board of Key Energy Services, Inc. and Cheniere Energy, Inc. He is also a member of the Board of Stewart & Stevenson, a privately held company. Mr. West brings to our board of directors extensive experience as a consultant to companies in the international oil and gas industries, U.S. government service related to energy policy matters, and broad knowledge of board leadership and corporate governance.

Anthony R. Chase

Mr. Chase has served as a member of our Board since the Spin Off in 2014. Since 2006, Mr. Chase has served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ChaseSource, L.P., a Houston-based staffing and real estate development firm, which is ranked among the nation‚s largest minority-owned companies. Mr. Chase also is a tenured Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center. He currently serves on the boards of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. and has recently served on the boards of Western Gas Partners, LP, the Cornell Companies and LeaP Wireless International Inc. Mr. Chase brings to our board of directors unique experience as a successful and widely respected business leader, entrepreneur and legal scholar, significant experience with strategic transactions and public and private company board service.

Thomas L. Kelly II

Mr. Kelly has served as a member of our Board since the Spin Off in 2014. He is a co-founder and has been a general partner of CHB Capital Partners, a private equity fund that provides capital and expertise to closely-held businesses since 1994. Mr. Kelly also has been a managing director of KEL Enterprises Limited, a private wealth management firm since 1984. Additionally, he is the founder and has been managing director of Equim ADR, a professional firm which provides mediation and arbitration services since 2012. Mr. Kelly currently serves on the boards of numerous private companies and has recently served on the board of Ensco plc. Mr. Kelly brings to our board of directors extensive experience as a general partner in the private equity industry, deep expertise in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and investment management activities, corporate governance and public and private company board service across multiple industries, including the offshore drilling industry.

John P. Reddy

Mr. Reddy has served as a member of our Board since the Spin Off in 2014. Since 2009, Mr. Reddy has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Spectra Energy Corporation, an owner and operator of pipeline and midstream energy assets. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Atmos Energy Corporation and in various financial roles with Pacific Enterprises Corporation. Mr. Reddy currently also serves on the board of directors of DCP Midstream, LLC. Mr. Reddy brings to our board of directors experience and knowledge gained as an executive officer in the energy industry, as well as extensive accounting and financial expertise.

William L. Transier

Mr. Transier has served as a member of our Board since the Spin Off in 2014. He is the founder, and has served as the Chairman of Endeavour International Corporation, an international oil and gas exploration and production company, since 2006, as President and Chief Executive Officer of Endeavour from 2006 until 2014, and as Co-Chief Executive Officer of Endeavour from 2004 to 2006. Endeavour filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in 2014. Prior to this, Mr. Transier served in various roles including Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ocean Energy, Inc., Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Seagull Energy Corporation and partner in the audit department of KPMG LLP. He is also currently a director of Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. and has previously served on the board of Cal Dive International, Inc. Mr. Transier brings to our board of directors experience and knowledge gained as an executive officer in the energy industry, as well as extensive accounting and financial expertise.

Dean E. Taylor

Mr. Taylor was named interim President and Chief Executive Officer in November 2016. He has served as a member of Paragon’s Board of Directors and as the chairperson of Paragon’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee since its founding in 2014. He previously served in a variety of roles at Tidewater Inc. from 1978 through 2012, including Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. Tidewater, Inc. is a global provider of offshore service vessels to the energy industry. Mr. Taylor also serves on the board of directors of the American Bureau of Shipping and has previously served on the boards of Trican Well Service Ltd. and Whitney Holding Corporation.