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Charlie Thompson: Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Thompson serves as the Chairman of our Board of Directors and as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Thompson is currently a Managing Partner of PinHigh Capital Partners, a Houston-based family office affiliated investment partnership with a focus on smaller private oil service and exploration and production (“E&P”) investments. Mr. Thompson spent two years at Nomura Securities building the oil and gas investment banking business. From 2004 to 2014 he was an original partner of Legacy Partners Group, a boutique mergers and acquisitions firm based in New York that was sold to FBR Capital Markets (“FBR”) in the fall of 2007. Mr. Thompson remained at FBR to run the energy investment banking practice where the focus was small cap oil service and E&P mergers and acquisitions and capital raising. From 1995 to 2003, he worked at CSFB in the energy investment banking group. Mr. Thompson began his career as a commercial banker at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company. He holds a B.A. in geology from Williams College and attended Columbia Business School.

Joseph M. Crabb: Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer

Mr. Crabb serves as our Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer. He joined Nuverra in 2014 with more than 20 years of experience in the areas of corporate finance securities reporting, corporate governance, and merger, acquisition, and divestiture transactions. He previously was with Squire Sanders LLP as a partner and group leader of the corporate practice group in the firm’s Phoenix office. While at Squire Sanders, Mr. Crabb acted as Nuverra’s outside counsel and assisted the Company with key initiatives related to corporate finance; merger, acquisition and divestiture transactions; corporate governance; and litigation, among other projects. Earlier he was a partner in the Phoenix office of Quarles & Brady LLP. Mr. Crabb received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Iowa, and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Iowa College of Law.

Eric Bauer: Executive Vice President and Interim Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Bauer joined the Company on April 3, 2020, and serves as the Company’s Executive Vice President and Interim Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Bauer has over seventeen years of experience in corporate finance and investment banking, working primarily on merger and acquisition advisory, equity underwriting, and debt underwriting across all sectors of the energy industry. Mr. Bauer was most recently a Managing Director at Evercore in the Energy Corporate Advisory Business focused on mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Bauer has previously worked for both Lehman Brothers and Citi in their Global Energy Groups and worked at Avista Capital Partners focused on private equity investing in the energy industry. Mr. Bauer graduated from Southern Methodist University, where he received a BBA in Finance and a BA in History.

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