Management Team

Leadership Moving Our Team Forward

Paul D. McKinney

President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. McKinney was named President & Chief Executive Officer in January 2019.

Mr. McKinney has served in various positions with Yuma Energy, Inc., from June 2014 to January 2019, most recently as its President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to Yuma Energy, Mr. McKinney worked in different roles of responsibility for Apache Corporation from 2007 through 2013, where he was last responsible for the development and all operational aspects of the Gulf Coast region for Apache as Region Vice President, Gulf Coast Onshore. From 2006 through 2007, Mr. McKinney was Vice President and Director, Acquisitions & Divestitures for Tristone Capital, Inc. Mr. McKinney commenced his career with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and held various positions with Anadarko over a 23-year period from 1983 to 2006, including his last position as Vice President of Reservoir Engineering, Anadarko Canada Corporation. Mr. McKinney currently serves on the Board of Directors for Pro-Ject Holdings, LLC, a private oil field chemical services company. Mr. McKinney has a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana Tech University.

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Michael A. Johnson

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Johnson was named Chief Financial Officer in February 2018.

Mr. Johnson joined SandRidge in August 2017 as the Company’s Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to that, Mr. Johnson served as Senior Vice President – Accounting, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer at Chesapeake Energy Corporation from 2000 until May 10, 2017 and served as its Vice President of Accounting and Financial Reporting from 1998 to 2000 and as Assistant Controller from 1993 to 1998. From 1991 to 1993, Mr. Johnson served as Project Manager of Phibro Energy Production, Inc. From 1987 to 1991, he served as an Audit Manager of Arthur Andersen & Co. Mr. Johnson is a Certified Public Accountant and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1987.

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John Suter

Executive Vice President And Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Suter was appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer effective December 1, 2016.

Mr. Suter joined SandRidge in April 2015 as Senior Vice President of Mid-Continent Operations, bringing with him extensive experience in the exploration and production sector, including most recently serving as Vice President of the Woodford business unit at American Energy Partners, LP from November 2013. From May 2010 to September 2013, he served as Vice President of Operations for Chesapeake Energy Corporation’s Western Division, and before that, as Chesapeake’s District Manager for the Barnett Shale and Southern Oklahoma assets. Before joining Chesapeake Energy, Mr. Suter served in various operational roles at Continental Resources, Inc., Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation and Petro-Lewis Corporation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University.

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Lance Galvin

Senior Vice President - Reserves, Technology & Business Development

Mr. Galvin, Senior Vice President – Reserves, Technology & Business Development, joined SandRidge in August 2011 as Reservoir Engineering Manager and was promoted to Vice President in January 2012.

Mr. Galvin has 32 years of industry experience focused on reservoir engineering and asset management. Prior to joining SandRidge, he worked for PostRock Energy from 2009 to 2011, serving in several vice president positions. Prior to that, he served as Chief Operating Officer for privately-held Windsor Energy from 2008 to 2009. His experience also includes working as a consulting petroleum engineer for Pinnacle Energy Services, LLC for five years.

Mr. Galvin began his career in the oil and gas industry in 1980 with Marathon Oil Company where he held various positions of increasing responsibilities in engineering and management in domestic and international locations. Mr. Galvin graduated from Colorado School of Mines with a Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Oklahoma.

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