Gregory A. Beard

Mr. Beard has been a member of our Board since August 2013 and previously served as a member of the Board of Managers of our predecessor entity, EPE Acquisition, LLC, from May 2012 to August 2013. He is a member of the Senior Management Committee of Apollo Global Management. Mr. Beard joined Apollo in June 2010 as the Global Head of Natural Resources and Senior Partner based in the New York office. Mr. Beard has 24 years of investment experience, including 10 years at Riverstone Holdings where he was a founding member, Managing Director and lead deal partner in many of the firm’s top oil and gas and energy service investments. While at Riverstone, Mr. Beard was involved in all aspects of the investment process including sourcing, structuring, monitoring and exiting transactions. Mr. Beard began his career as a Financial Analyst at Goldman Sachs, where he played an active role in that firm’s energy-sector principal investment activities. Mr. Beard has also served on the board of directors of many oil and natural gas companies, including Belden & Blake Corporation, Canera Resources, Cobalt International Energy, Eagle Energy, Legend Natural Gas I-IV, Mariner Energy, Phoenix Exploration, Titan Operating, Vantage Energy and Virginia Uranium. Mr. Beard has served on the Board of various oilfield services companies, including CDM Max, CDM Resource Management, and International Logging. Mr. Beard currently serves on the board of directors of certain private companies, including Apex Energy, LLC, Caelus Energy Alaska, LLC, CSV Midstream Solutions GP LLC, Double Eagle Energy Holdings, LLC, Double Eagle Energy Holdings II, LLC, Double Eagle Energy Holdings III, LLC, DoublePoint Energy, LLC, Jupiter Resources GP LLC, Northwoods Energy LLC, Pegasus Optimization Partners, LLC, Roundtable Energy Holdings, LLC, Spartan Energy Acquisition Corporation, Talos Energy Inc. (f/k/a/ Talos Energy, LLC) and Tumbleweed Royalty, LLC. He previously served as a director of Athlon Energy Inc., NRI Management Group, LLC, Phoenix Natural Resources Holding, LLC, and Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings, LLC. Mr. Beard received his BA from the University of Illinois at Urbana.