W. Matt Ralls , , , Chairman

Mr. Ralls was appointed chairman of the Board in November 2018. He currently serves as a director of Superior Energy Services (where he serves as chairman of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee), Cabot Oil and Gas Corporation (where he serves as chairman of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and as a member of the Compensation Committee) and NCS Multistage Holdings, Inc. (where he serves on the Audit Committee and the Compensation, Nominating and Governance Committee). Prior to joining the Pacific Drilling Board, Mr. Ralls served as president and chief executive officer of the Rowan Companies from January 2009 to March 2013, as chief executive officer to April 2014, as a director from 2009 and as executive chairman of the Board from April 2014 until his retirement from the company in April 2016.

Bernie G. Wolford , ,

Mr. Wolford joined the Board as a director and was appointed our chief executive officer in November 2018 upon our emergence from the bankruptcy cases. Mr. Wolford began his career in the offshore drilling industry with Transworld Drilling in 1981, which was acquired by Noble in 1991. From 1981 through December 2002, he served in various leadership roles in engineering, project management and operations with Transworld and Noble. Mr. Wolford was self-employed from January 2003 until March 2010, during which time he provided consulting services to Noble as a contractor on the construction of the Noble Dave Beard platform from March 2009 to December 2009. From February 2012, Mr. Wolford served as senior vice president of Operations at Noble Corporation. He served as their vice president of Operational Excellence from March 2010 to February 2012. Mr. Wolford is a significant shareholder of Mass Technology Corporation, an independent service provider to the downstream refining and storage sector, and he supported the operations of that company from February 2007 to February 2009.

David Weinstein , ,

Mr. Weinstein joined the Board as a director in November 2018 and currently serves on the Board of TRU Taj Finance Inc., an operating subsidiary of Toys “R” Us Inc., and as deputy chairman of the Board for TORM plc. Prior to joining the Pacific Drilling Board, Mr. Weinstein served as chairman of the Board of The Oneida Group Inc. from June 2015 through September 2018. From January 2017 through July 2018, Mr. Weinstein served in various executive leadership roles at Seadrill Limited, including as a director and as chair of Seadrill’s Refinancing Committee. He also served as a director and as chair of the Compensation Committee of Stone Energy Corporation from March 2017 through May 2018. Mr. Weinstein served in various senior leadership roles with Horizon Lines Inc. from November 2011 until June 2015, including as a director and as chairman of its board of directors. He has also served on numerous other boards and in executive leadership roles in various companies within the oil and gas and chemicals industries including, most recently as a director of DeepOcean Group Holdings AS from June 2011 until January 2017. From September 2009 through August 2016, Mr. Weinstein served as chairman of the Finance Committee and as a member of the Compensation Committee of Axiall Corporation.

John V. Simon , ,

Mr. Simon joined the Board as a director in November 2018. He has more than 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, specializing in engineering, project management and leadership roles in the U.S. and internationally. From 2013 to 2016, Mr. Simon served as chief executive officer of Bennu Oil and Gas, a company formed to acquire ATP Oil & Gas Corporation’s Gulf of Mexico assets out of bankruptcy. Prior to Bennu he served in a series of increasingly senior roles at Hess Corporation, most recently as SVP, Global E&P Services (2010-2013) and SVP, Production, Americas and Africa (2007-2010). Mr. Simon began his career as an engineer with Tenneco Oil Co. where he spent 12 years in a variety of engineering roles. Mr. Simon serves on the board of Nine Point Energy, a private exploration and production company focused on best-in-class development, operation and acquisition of oil and gas assets within the Williston Basin. He serves as the Risk Committee chair and on the Audit Committee. Mr. Simon is also Board chairman of Target Hunger, a Houston non-profit addressing hunger and its root causes in Houston’s inner city.

Daniel Han , ,

Mr. Han joined the Board as a director in November 2018. Prior to this appointment he served as a managing director and co-head of the North American investment team of Strategic Value Partners LLC, which he joined in 2014. From 2002 to 2014, Mr. Han was with Wellspring Capital Management, most recently as a principal and a member of Wellspring’s Investment Committee. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Han was an Investment Banking analyst in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at J.P. Morgan. Additionally, Mr. Han has served on the board of directors of several portfolio companies of Strategic Value Partners.

Donald Platner , ,

Mr. Platner joined the Board as a director in November 2018 and currently works as an investment analyst at Abrams Capital, which he joined in 2013. Prior to joining Abrams Capital, Mr. Platner was at Goldman Sachs & Co. from 2006 to 2013 where he served as a vice president in the Americas Special Situations Group. There he was responsible for investments in both the public and private markets, primarily in the energy and industrials sectors. He also serves as a director of Louis Berger Group, as chairman of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. He has previously served as a director of Opal Resources LLC.

Kiran Ramineni , ,

Mr. Ramineni joined the Board as a director in November 2018. He is a vice president at Avenue Capital Group, with a focus on energy and utility investments, and has been with the firm since 2014. Prior to joining the Pacific Drilling Board, Mr. Ramineni was also a senior vice president of strategy and finance at U.S. Power Generating Company from 2007 to 2014.

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