Our leadership team has a long history with Samson and extensive industry experience

Executive Team

Stacy Schusterman (29 years industry experience) — Ms. Schusterman is Chairman. Previously, she was with Samson Investment Company, which was founded in 1971 by her father Charles Schusterman, most recently serving as the CEO and Chairman. She holds a bachelor's degree in Organizational Management from Yale University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

Rene' Richard (31 years industry experience) — Mr. Richard is Chief Executive Officer. Previously, he was with Samson Investment Company for 6 years where he served as Executive Vice President. Prior to Samson Investment Company, he worked for Unocal Corporation domestically and internationally in various engineering and managerial positions, including Vice President Engineering and Technology for Unocal Indonesia, Corporate Vice President Production and Reservoir Engineering, and Vice President Gulf of Mexico Region. Mr. Richard holds a bachelor's degree in Petroleum Engineering from LSU.

C. Philip Tholen (40 years industry experience) — Mr. Tholen is Chief Financial Officer. Previously, he was with Samson Investment Company for 35 years as Chief Financial Officer and a Director. Prior to joining Samson Investment Company, he was a Manager with Arthur Andersen & Co. Mr. Tholen is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Tulsa.

Drew S. Phillips (32 years industry experience) — Mr. Phillips is Vice President - Accounting. Previously, Mr. Phillips was with Samson Investment Company for 26 years as Vice-President of Tax and Payroll and earlier positions as Vice-President of Financial Reporting and Vice-President - International Accounting. Prior to joining Samson Investment Company, he was a Senior Accountant for Arthur Andersen & Co. Mr. Phillips is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Tulsa.

Andy Sandberg (33 years industry experience) — Mr. Sandberg is Vice President - Deepwater GOM. Previously, Mr. Sandberg was with Samson Investment Company for 14 years where he held a variety of positions including Exploration Manager, Technical Manager of Geophysics, and Chief Geophysicist. Prior to Samson Investment Company, he worked for Total and Conoco in both technical and project management roles in various onshore and offshore exploration trends and development projects. Mr. Sandberg holds a bachelor's degree in Geology from Colgate University and a master's degree in Geophysics from the University of Arizona.

Keith St.Gemme (27 years industry experience) — Mr. St.Gemme is Senior Vice President of New Ventures. Previously, he was with Samson Resources and Samson Investment Company for 13 years serving as Senior Vice President of the Mid-Continent, East Texas, and New Ventures Divisions and earlier in various leadership, management, and engineering assignments throughout the company. Prior to joining Samson Investment Company he served in a variety of project management and engineering positions at ExxonMobil, Mobil Oil, and Arco Alaska. Mr. St.Gemme holds a bachelor's degree in Petroleum Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology.