Board of Directors

L. Richard Flury

Chairman of the Board, Former Chief Executive Gas, Power & Renewables (Retired). British Petroleum plc

Richard Flury was appointed to the Board in 2004. He is a graduate of the University of Victoria (Canada). He spent over 30 years with Amoco Corporation, and later, BP plc, from which he retired as Chief Executive, Gas and Power and Renewables, on December 31, 2001, a position he had held since June of 1999. Prior to Amoco’s merger with BP in 1998, he served in various executive positions and was Chief Executive for Worldwide Exploration and Production and Executive Vice President of Amoco Corporation at the time of the merger. Mr. Flury’s many years of experience with a major oil and gas company, as well as his continued involvement in the industry through his other directorship positions, uniquely qualifies him to serve as the Company’s Chairman of the Board. We believe his executive-level perspective and strategy-making abilities will continue to prove beneficial to the Company.




Committees

Committee Role
Audit Member
Compensation Member
Strategic Planning & Reserves Member

Matthew R. Bob

President, Eagle Oil & Gas Company

Matthew R. Bob is President of Eagle Oil and Gas Co., a privately held oil and gas company based in Dallas, Texas. Previously, he was the founder and Managing Member of MB Exploration and affiliated companies. Prior to forming MB Exploration in 1994, Mr. Bob was Chief Geophysicist at Pitts Oil Company. He began his career at Union Oil Company of California where he held various geological positions. He is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Society of Exploration Geophysicists and the Dallas Petroleum Club, and is a registered Geoscientist in the States of Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana. He holds a B.A. in Geology from St. Louis University, an M.S. in Geology from Memphis University, and is a graduate of Harvard University’s Executive Management Program.

Committees

Committee Role
Compensation Chair
Nominating & Governance Member
Strategic Planning & Reserves Member

Major General (Ret.) Barbara Faulkenberry

Director

Major General (Ret.) Faulkenberry retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2014 as a Major General (2-stars) after a 32-year career, finishing in the top 150 leaders of a 320,000-person global organization. Her last assignment was as Vice Commander (COO) and interim Commander (CEO) of a 37,000-person organization conducting all Department of Defense air cargo, passenger, and medical patient movements across the globe using 1,100 military aircraft plus contracted commercial aircraft.  General Faulkenberry is currently an independent director for USA Truck, a publicly-traded provider of trucking services across North America, where she serves as chair of the Technology Committee and as a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. She is a National Association of Corporate Directors (“NACD”) Board Leadership Fellow and participated in the NACD Cyber Summit, both of which contribute to best practices in corporate governance and cyber security. She received a BS degree from the Air Force Academy in 1982, an MBA from Georgia College in 1986, and a Master of National Security from the National Defense University in 1999.

Committees

Committee Role
Audit Member
Nominating & Governance Member
Strategic Planning & Reserves Member

Michael L. Finch

Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Stone Energy Corporation

Michael L. Finch served as Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Stone Energy Corporation from its initial public offering in 1993 until his resignation in 1999. He was affiliated with Stone in a variety of capacities for nineteen years. Prior to his service with Stone, he was employed by Arthur Andersen & Co. in New Orleans, Louisiana from 1976 to 1980. Mr. Finch has been a private investor since 1999. He was licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in 1978 (inactive status at present), and received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of South Alabama in 1976. Currently, Mr. Finch is an independent director of Petroquest Energy, Inc., a publicly traded oil and gas company. Since his election to Petroquest’s Board in 2003, he has served as chairman of the Audit Committee, as a member of the Compensation Committee, and as a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Finch has extensive financial and operating experience within our industry, and his background, prior experiences, professional credentials and expertise qualify him as a director and financial expert.

Committees

Committee Role
Audit Member
Compensation Member
Strategic Planning & Reserves Member

Joseph C. Gatto, Jr.

President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Joseph C. Gatto, Jr. joined the Company in April 2012 as Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance, with responsibility for our capital markets and strategic planning functions, in addition to investor relations activities. Effective March 31, 2014, Mr. Gatto was appointed Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company and in August, 2016 was promoted to President, while retaining the roles of Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. In May, 2017 he was promoted to Chief Executive Officer, while retaining the role as President. Mr. Gatto was appointed as a member of the Board of Directors in May 2018. Prior to joining Callon, Mr. Gatto was a Managing Director in the energy investment banking groups of Merrill Lynch & Co. and Barclays Capital from July 1997 until February 2009, with involvement in all phases of M&A and capital raising transactions for his clients. In February 2009, he founded MarchWire Capital, LLC, a financial advisory and strategic consulting firm, and subsequently served as Head of Structuring and Execution with Merrill Lynch Commodities, Inc. from January 2010 until November 2011. Mr. Gatto graduated from Cornell University with a BS degree in 1992 and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with an MBA in 1997.

Larry D. McVay

Former Chief Operating Officer TNK-BP Holding (Retired), British Petroleum plc Joint Venture

Larry D. McVay was appointed to the Board in October 2007. From 2003 until his retirement from BP in 2006, he served as Chief Operating Officer of TNK-BP Holding, one of the largest oil producing companies in Russia. Since 2007, Mr. McVay has been a Managing Director of Edgewater Energy, LLC, an oil and gas investment company. From 2000 to 2003, he served as Technology Vice President and Vice President of Health, Safety and Environment for BP. He also led the global E&P Operations Excellence effort for improving the operating efficiency of BP’s upstream operations. Mr. McVay has led a distinguished international oil and gas career spanning 38 years with Amoco, BP and TNK-BP. He worked in various engineering, management and leadership positions with Amoco and BP both domestically and internationally. Mr. McVay earned a mechanical engineering degree from Texas Tech University where he was recognized as a Distinguished Engineer in 1995. In January 2008, he became a member of the board of directors of Praxair, Inc., the largest industrial gases company in North and South America, where he is chairman of the Finance & Pension Committee. In May 2008, Mr. McVay also became a member of the board of directors of Chicago Bridge and Iron, N.V., a publicly traded engineering, procurement, and construction company. Mr. McVay has been directly involved in nearly all aspects of the oil and gas industry, including drilling, production, finance, environmental risk, and safety. As a former senior operating executive at BP, one of the largest global energy companies, Mr. McVay brings the senior executive experience and skills described above, has an in-depth understanding of engineering management and is active in other industry assignments, which keep him fully abreast of trends and current activity in the operational areas in which Callon is pursuing development, which uniquely qualifies him to be a director for Callon. As chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee, Mr. McVay’s intimate knowledge of the E & P industry, particularly the Permian Basin and resource plays, provides invaluable insight in the development of the Company’s long-term strategies.

Committees

Committee Role
Strategic Planning & Reserves Chair
Audit Member
Nominating & Governance Member

Anthony J. Nocchiero

Former Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, CF Industries, Inc. (Retired)

Anthony J. Nocchiero was first elected to the Board in March 2011. From April 2007 until September 2010, Mr. Nocchiero held the position of senior vice president and Chief Financial Officer for CF Industries, Inc. From July 2005 until March 2007, he was the vice president and Chief Financial Officer for Merisant Worldwide, Inc. From January 2002 to July 2005, Mr. Nocchiero was self-employed as an advisor and private consultant. From January 1999 until December 2001, Mr. Nocchiero served as vice president and Chief Financial Officer of BP Chemicals, the global petrochemical business of BP p.l.c. Prior to that, he spent twenty-four years with Amoco Corporation in various financial and management positions, including service as Amoco’s vice president and controller from April 1998 to January 1999. Mr. Nocchiero holds a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis and an M.B.A. degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Mr. Nocchiero has previous experience serving as a member of the board of directors of various public and private companies including Terra Nitrogen LP, Keytrade AG, Vysis Corporation and the Chicago Chamber of Commerce. He brings to the Company a broad knowledge of the oil and gas industry, as well as extensive experience with finance and M&A related transactions. In addition, Mr. Nocchiero has the accounting or financial management expertise to be considered a “financial expert” as defined and required by the NYSE rules and the Exchange Act. Since joining the Board in 2011, he has provided valuable and constructive strategic insight and has been diligent as chairman of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee, and has contributed great chemistry to the operation of the Board as a whole. We believe Mr. Nocchiero’s background as a CFO, as well as his significant oil and gas background and executive management experience developed as part of his long career with Amoco and BP, especially qualifies him for continued service on our Board.

Committees

Committee Role
Audit Chair
Compensation Member
Nominating & Governance Member
Strategic Planning & Reserves Member

James M. Trimble

Interim CEO and President, Stone Energy Corporation

James M. Trimble is currently Interim Chief Executive Officer and President of Stone Energy Corporation. He previously served as CEO and President of PDC Energy, Inc. and was a member of its Board of Directors. Mr. Trimble has also held senior management positions at both public and private independent oil and gas companies, including CEO of Grand Gulf Energy Company LLC, Elysium Energy and TexCal Energy. He also served as Senior Vice President of Exploration and Production for Cabot Oil and Gas Corporation for 17 years. Mr. Trimble currently serves on the Board of Directors of Seisgen Exploration, a small exploration and production company in southern Texas, and formerly served on the Board of Directors of Blue Dolphin Energy. Mr. Trimble is a Register Professional Engineer and graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in Petroleum Engineering.

Committees

Committee Role
Nominating & Governance Chair
Compensation Member
Strategic Planning & Reserves Member