Executive Leadership Team

Andrew C. Kidd
President, Chief Executive Officer, and General Counsel

Mr. Kidd joined Samson in September 2013. He is the President, Chief Executive Officer, and General Counsel of Samson Resources Corporation. Prior to joining Samson, he served as Partner and General Counsel of Anthem Energy, a private investment manager that develops and operates energy investments, from March 2009 to October 2010 and from October 2011 to August 2013. During October 2010 through September 2011, Mr. Kidd was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Quantum Utility Generation, LLC, a power generation asset operator. From August 2004 to December 2008, Mr. Kidd was with Constellation Energy Group, Inc. (“CEG”), serving in various positions, including Deputy General Counsel of CEG, General Counsel of Constellation Energy Resources, the business organization representing CEG’s customer supply, global commodities and portfolio management activities, and a member of the Board of Managers of Constellation Energy Partners LLC, a publicly traded exploration and production company that was previously sponsored by CEG. Mr. Kidd also served as a consultant for CEG from December 2008 to March 2009. Earlier in his career, he served as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of El Paso Corporation and held various officer level positions at Covanta Energy, Inc. Mr. Kidd received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College and his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Maryland School of Law.

 

Sean C. Woolverton
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Woolverton joined Samson in November 2013. He is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Samson Resources Company and serves on the Company’s Executive Team. From April 2007 to October 2013, Mr. Woolverton held a series of positions of increasing responsibility at Chesapeake Energy Corporation, a public independent exploration and development oil and natural gas company, including Vice President of its Southern Appalachia business unit. Prior to joining Chesapeake Energy Corporation, Mr. Woolverton worked for Encana Corporation, a North American oil and natural gas producer, where he oversaw its Fort Worth Basin development and shale exploration teams in North Texas from April 2006 through April 2007. Earlier in his career, Mr. Woolverton worked for Burlington in multiple senior staff engineering and managing roles. Mr. Woolverton received his Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Montana Tech.

 

John L. Stuart
Chief Restructuring Officer 

Mr. Stuart joined Samson in October 2015.  He is the Chief Restructuring Officer for Samson Resources Corporation.  Mr. Stuart also serves as Managing Director at Alvarez & Marsal in Dallas, specializing in restructuring, distressed mergers and acquisition, business plan and strategy development, performance improvement and enterprise risk management.  Prior to A&M, Mr. Stuart held the positions of Portfolio Manager and Head of Portfolio Company Strategy at Highland Capital Management, LP (“Highland”), an asset management firm in Dallas, TX, with more than $35 billion under management, specializing in alternative investment strategies.  While at Highland, Mr. Stuart served on the Board of Directors for Trussway Industries, Inc., NexPak Corporation and NexTech Aerospace.  Mr. Stuart was a founding member and served as a Managing Director at Barrier Advisors. Mr. Stuart also worked as a Manager in the corporate recovery group of Arthur Andersen and a Senior Associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers.  Mr. Stuart earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA from Rice University. He is a CFA charterholder and Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA).