Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Marcus C. Rowland
Mr. Rowland was named director and Chairman of the Board of Swift Energy on September 26, 2016.

Mr. Marc Rowland is a seasoned oil and gas corporate executive, director, and investment manager with over 40 years of experience in all aspects of upstream and midstream business segments. Mr. Rowland is considered a leading industry expert in energy mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, public securities transactions, and derivatives facilities. He has won numerous awards for transactions, and has received recognition by Institutional Investor as Energy CFO of the Year.

Marc Rowland is the Founder and Senior Managing Director of IOG Capital, LP where he leads the company's investment team. Mr. Rowland is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Chesapeake Energy Corporation, where he led the Company from its IPO in 1993 to a $40+ billion market cap oil and gas producer for 18 years. Notable financial achievements included numerous billions of volumetric production payments, internationally financed shale joint ventures, all varieties of securities issuances including the first Euro denominated bond financing for a US only oil and gas company, and the successful IPO of Chesapeake Midstream Partners, LP in August of 2010.

Mr. Rowland served as the Chief Executive Officer at FTS International, Inc. (formerly Frac Tech International, LLC) from May 2011- November 2012, and as the President and Chief Financial Officer of Frac Tech Services, LLC and Frac Tech International, LLC from November 2010 to May 2011. Mr. Rowland served as the Chief Financial Officer or equivalent positions of Chesapeake Energy Corporation from 1993, when the company became publicly traded, until October 2010. Mr. Rowland served as Chief Operating Officer of Anglo-Suisse, LP from 1990 to 1992 where he was assigned to the White Nights Russian Enterprise, a joint venture of Anglo-Suisse, LP and Phibro Energy Corporation, a major foreign operation which was granted the right to engage in oil and gas operations in Russia.

Mr. Rowland serves as a director on the boards of a number of public and private companies. He is a 1975 alumnus of Wichita State University.
Gabriel L. Ellisor
Gabriel L. Ellisor was named a director of Swift Energy Company on April 22, 2016.

Mr Ellisor served as Chief Financial Officer of Three Rivers Operating Company II from July 2012 – February 2015. Mr. Ellisor also served as the Chief Financial Officer for Three Rivers Operating Company I from 2010 to 2012. Both Three Rivers entities were private equity companies backed by Riverstone Holdings. Built as acquisition vehicles focused in the Permian Basin, both Three Rivers I and II were formed, built and sold in less than five years for aggregate proceeds totaling over $2.25 billion. Additionally, both Three Rivers entities filed S-1 documents (2012 and 2014, respectively) with the SEC relating to an initial public offering, ultimately being sold prior to their IPO. Prior to joining Three Rivers, Mr. Ellisor was a principal at Rivington Capital Advisors from 2008 to 2010, a boutique investment banking firm that specializes in raising private capital and providing merger and acquisition advisory services for the energy and production sector. Mr. Ellisor has approximately 19 years of experience in the finance sector of the oil and gas industry, including holding various positions at First Interstate Bank, Wells Fargo, and BNP Paribas. During his tenure at BNP Paribas from June 1997 to May 2008, Mr. Ellisor was responsible for arranging, structuring and underwriting various financings, including revolving bank facilities, institutional term loans and high yield offerings. Mr. Ellisor earned a B.B.A., with a major in Finance, from Texas Christian University.

David Geenberg
David Geenberg was named a director of Swift Energy Company on April 22, 2016.

Mr. Geenberg is Co-Head of the North American investment team at Strategic Value Partners with a focus on energy, merchant power and infrastructure. From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Geenberg worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co., most recently in the Infrastructure Investment Group and Principal Investment Area focused on power, utility and infrastructure businesses and, prior to that, in the Natural Resources Group in investment banking. Mr. Geenberg received a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College in 2005.

Christoph O. Majeske
Mr. Majeske is a Director of Strategic Value Partners and is a member of the North American investment team with a focus on energy and industrials. From 2006 to 2015, he was a Vice President and Operating Executive of Cerberus Capital Management. At Cerberus, Mr. Majeske executed transactions and held various interim executive roles at portfolio companies, including Chief Financial Officer and Chief Restructuring Officer, in both North America and Europe across a range of industries. From 2000 to 2006, Mr. Majeske was a member of the M&A Advisory team at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, Accounting and Economics with High Distinction from the University of Michigan in 2000.
Charles W. Wampler
Charles W. Wampler was named a director of Swift Energy Company on April 22, 2016.

Mr. Wampler served as Chief Operating Officer of Aspect Holdings, President of Aspect Energy and General Exploration Partners (GEP) and Board Member for GEP from 2007 to 2016. Mr. Wampler directed the day to day management of Aspect’s domestic operations in the US Gulf Coast and international operations in Hungary and Kurdistan, Iraq. Prior to joining Aspect, Mr. Wampler was Chief Operating Officer of Lewis Energy Group and Board member from 2004 to 2007. Mr. Wampler directed the day to day management of Lewis’s domestic, fully integrated, exploration and production company with drilling, production, and pipeline operations and international operations in Mexico and Columbia. Prior to joining Lewis Energy, Mr. Wampler was Division Operations Manager and Drilling Manager of EOG Resources from 1984 to 2004. Prior to joining EOG, Mr Wampler held several Engineering positions with Valero Producing Company and Kerr-McGee. Mr. Wampler earned his BS in Petroleum Engineering from USL in 1978.

Michael Duginski
Michael Duginski was named a director of Swift Energy Company on April 22, 2016.

Mr. Duginski is the President and CEO of Sentinel Peak Resources, a Quantum Energy Partners portfolio E&P company focused in California and the Rocky Mountains. Previously, Mr. Duginski was Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Berry Petroleum from 2007 to 2013, where he led all operations including corporate development, production, reserves, drilling, EH&S and land, including corporate strategic planning, until Berry's sale to Linn Energy. Mr. Duginski joined Berry in 2002 as VP of Corporate Development. Mr. Duginski began his career with Texaco in 1988, holding positions of increasing responsibility in operations and business development until Texaco's sale to Chevron in 2002. Mr. Duginski received his Master of Business Administration from California State University, Bakersfield, and his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arizona. Mr. Duginski has served on the public board of Madagascar Oil Limited, and the boards of the California Independent Petroleum Association and Kern Environmental Education Program Foundation.