Highly Seasoned and Committed Team

Seasoned oil and gas professionals committed to driving shareholder value while prudently managing the Company’s operations and finances

Executives

The Lonestar management team has been carefully assembled to provide expertise across all disciplines of the oil and gas exploration and development business, including engineering, geology, drilling and completions, finance and accounting.

The senior management team has an average experience level of over 30 years, including overseeing operations in multiple unconventional horizontal drilling plays in the United States, and is well suited to manage the significant growth in the assets and activities that the Company foresees.

Several members of the management team also have extensive experience in public companies, including Burlington Resources Inc., Encore Acquisition Corporation, Petrohawk Energy, Denbury Resources and Gerrity Oil & Gas Corporation.

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FRANK D. BRACKEN III

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
FRANK D. BRACKEN III

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Frank D. Bracken, III is the Chief Executive Officer of Lonestar Resources and a member of the Board of Directors. Frank’s background brings a variety of skill sets to the Company, including corporate budgeting and finance, public and private equity and debt financing, mergers & acquisitions and oil & gas producing property divestitures.

Most recently, Frank’s career has been focused on Investment Banking at Jefferies & Company, Inc. and Sunrise Securities. During that time, Frank led over $5 billion of oil and gas transactions, spanning from public and private equity and debt offerings to joint ventures in the Haynesville Shale to the first-ever purchase of a publicly-traded oil & gas company by Private Equity.

Frank’s direct experience as an oil & gas executive comes from his tenure at Gerrity Oil & Gas Corp, an NYSE-listed exploration & production company focused in the DJ Basin. As Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Directors, Frank was responsible for corporate budgeting and development, equity and debt financing in public and private offerings, and acquisitions and divestitures. During Frank’s tenure Gerrity’s market valuation grew four-fold, and was subsequently merged into Patina Energy.

BARRY D. SCHNEIDER

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
BARRY D. SCHNEIDER

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Barry was appointed to the position of Chief Operating Officer in May, 2014. Most recently, Mr. Schneider held the position of Vice President - North Region for Denbury Resources, Inc. Mr. Schneider has been at Denbury for 15 years and has held positions of increasing responsibility, and has been an officer of Denbury since 2007. After holding the positions of Vice President, Production & Operations, Barry was promoted to Vice President - East Region in 2009. Since 2012, Mr. Schneider was responsible for its North Region business unit, which currently produces an average of 30,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day and had average annual capital expenditures of $300 million. Prior to Denbury, Mr. Schneider was employed by Wiser Oil and Conoco-Philips. Mr. Schneider received his B.S. in Natural Gas Engineering from Texas A&M- Kingsville in 1985.

JANA PAYNE

VICE PRESIDENT - GEOSCIENCES
JANA PAYNE

VICE PRESIDENT - GEOSCIENCES

Jana Payne joined as Vice-President of Geology in November 2015 bringing over 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry.

Prior to joining Lonestar, Ms. Payne held the position of Senior Exploitation Manager and Geologist at Halcon Resources, Inc. Ms. Payne spent seven years at Petrohawk Energy Inc. in (and subsequently BHP Billiton SA post its acquisition of Petrohawk, Inc.), where her initial mapping of the Eagle Ford shale across nine counties led to the discovery of the first commercial Eagle Ford Shale well and acquisition of over 300,000 acres by the company. Ms. Payne’s early career was as a geologist at Marathon Oil Co., and Petroleum Geo-Services, Inc.

Ms. Payne has published works in learned journals and holds an MSc and BSc in geology from the University of Texas at Arlington.

TOM H. OLLE

VICE PRESIDENT – RESERVOIR ENGINEERING
TOM H. OLLE

VICE PRESIDENT – RESERVOIR ENGINEERING

Tom Olle is the Vice President- Reservoir Engineering of Lonestar Resources, and brings over 30 years of oil and gas industry experience in multiple facets of the business.

Tom has developed senior-level expertise in reservoir management and project development in multiple types of reservoirs. He has managed non-conventional resource development projects including horizontal well field development and tertiary recovery projects. Tom also has significant reserve evaluation and reporting, production engineering and operations, and business development functions including acquisitions divestitures and new ventures.

Tom has held senior-levels positions of increasingly levels of responsibility at well-known exploration & production companies. Most recently, Tom was Vice President- Strategic Solutions for Encore Acquisition Company, but also held executive positions responsible for Asset Management and Engineering while at Encore. Prior responsibilities included his position as Senior Engineering Advisor for Burlington Resources and District Reservoir Engineer for Southland Royalty Company.

Tom holds a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering with Highest Honors from the University of Texas in Austin.

JASON WERTH

CHIEF ACCOUNTING OFFICER
JASON WERTH

CHIEF ACCOUNTING OFFICER

Jason comes to Lonestar from Denbury Resources, where he served in positions of increasing responsibility. Jason first served as SEC Reporting Manager, then as Assistant Controller of Corporate Accounting and most recently as Director of Audit. Notably, during Jason's tenure at Denbury, he managed teams responsible for preparing the company's SEC filings, maintaining the corporate budget and maintaining Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Prior thereto, Jason held positions at Arthur Anderson, LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Jason earned his BBA-Accounting and MS-Accounting from Texas A&M University.

Board of Directors

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FRANK D. BRACKEN III

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
FRANK D. BRACKEN III

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Frank D. Bracken, III is the Chief Executive Officer of Lonestar Resources and a member of the Board of Directors. Frank’s background brings a variety of skill sets to the Company, including corporate budgeting and finance, public and private equity and debt financing, mergers & acquisitions and oil & gas producing property divestitures.

Most recently, Frank’s career has been focused on Investment Banking at Jefferies & Company, Inc. and Sunrise Securities. During that time, Frank led over $5 billion of oil and gas transactions, spanning from public and private equity and debt offerings to joint ventures in the Haynesville Shale to the first-ever purchase of a publicly-traded oil & gas company by Private Equity.

Frank’s direct experience as an oil & gas executive comes from his tenure at Gerrity Oil & Gas Corp, an NYSE-listed exploration & production company focused in the DJ Basin. As Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Directors, Frank was responsible for corporate budgeting and development, equity and debt financing in public and private offerings, and acquisitions and divestitures. During Frank’s tenure Gerrity’s market valuation grew four-fold, and was subsequently merged into Patina Energy.

RICHARD BURNETT

RICHARD BURNETT

Mr. Burnett is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Silver Creek Oil & Gas. Mr. Burnett previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Covey Park Energy, where he was instrumental in the divestiture of the company. Before joining Covey Park Energy, Mr. Burnett served as the Chief Financial Officer of Double Eagle Energy Holdings II and served as the Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer of EXCO Resources, Inc. Prior to these roles, Mr. Burnett was a partner at KPMG LLP and a Manager at Arthur Anderson LLP. He also serves on the board of both US Well Services and Select Energy Services, as a Director and the Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Burnett is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas.

ERIC LONG

ERIC LONG

Mr. Long is a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at EIG Global Energy Partners (EIG). Prior to joining EIG in 2014, Mr. Long was a senior investment banker with Goldman Sachs. During his tenure, Mr. Long advised companies on a broad range of transactions including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, debt and equity financings and other strategic investment activities. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Mr. Long was a Director in the Transaction Services Group of PricewaterhouseCoopers in the energy practice. Mr. Long is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Vermont and a Masters of Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

GARY D. PACKER

GARY D. PACKER

Mr. Packer has over 35 years in the oil & gas industry. He previously served as the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Newfield Exploration Company for 10 years where he oversaw the Company’s worldwide operations and regional businesses prior to their sale to Encana in 2019 (~$8B). Before joining Newfield in 1995, Mr. Packer served in various engineering roles of increasing responsibility at Amerada Hess Corporation and Tenneco Oil Company. He has also served on several boards, including Bennu Oil & Gas, LLC, Independent Petroleum Association of America and affiliated Energy Education Center, and Independent Petroleum Association of Mountain States. Mr. Packer currently serves as Chairman of Penn State’s Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Industry & Professional Advisory Council and Inspiration Ranch. Mr. Packer is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.

ANDREI VERONA

ANDREI VERONA

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