John T. McNabb II Lead Director
John T. McNabb II has been a director since May 2010 and serves as Chairman of our Compensation Committee.
Mr. McNabb currently serves as Lead Director and is expected to serve in that capacity through the 2021 Annual Meeting. He was also appointed as lead director on November 2, 2011, and served in that capacity through the 2013 Annual Meeting. Mr. McNabb served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Willbros, an international energy engineering and construction firm, from October 2014 through November 2015 and previously served as the Executive Chairman of the Board of Willbros from August 2014 to October 2014. Mr. McNabb served as Senior Advisor of Duff & Phelps Corporation (“Duff & Phelps”), a global independent provider of financial advisory and investment services, a position he held from November 2014 to March 2018. Mr. McNabb was Vice Chairman of Corporate Finance of Duff & Phelps from June 2014 through October 2014 and Vice Chairman of Investment Banking of Duff & Phelps from July 2011 to June 2014.
He was Founder and Chairman of the board of directors of Growth Capital Partners, L.P., a merchant banking firm that provided financial advisory services to middle market companies throughout the United States. He served in this position from 1992 through June 2011. He was formerly a Managing Director of Bankers Trust New York Corporation (“Bankers Trust”) and a board member of BT Southwest Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bankers Trust. Mr. McNabb went to Bankers Trust from The Prudential Insurance Company of America, where he had a six-year career, commencing in 1984, in positions with Prudential-Bache Securities, The Prudential Corporate Finance Group, and Prudential Capital Corporation, a merchant banking affiliate of The Prudential.
He started his career with Mobil Oil Corporation in its exploration and production division. Mr. McNabb holds B.A. and M.B.A. degrees from Duke University. Mr. McNabb has served on the board of directors of eight public companies, including Cypress Energy Partners, L.P., where he serves on the Audit Committee and is Chairman of the Conflicts Committee; Willbros, from 2006 to 2016, where he served as Chairman of the Board and on the Audit, Finance, and Executive Committees; and Hiland Partners, GP, LLC, from 2006 to 2009, where he served as Chairman of the Conflicts Committee and as a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. McNabb has also served on the board of directors of The Institute for the Public Trust, a nonprofit organization, since October 2017; as Vice Chairman of the American Leadership Council since August 2017; and co-Chair of The Council for a Secure America since July 2019.
Mr. McNabb’s extensive banking and investment company experience and his direct work in the oil and gas production and service segments, including his service as Chief Executive Officer of Willbros, make him well suited to serve on our Board. Mr. McNabb’s leadership skills as Founder and Chairman of the board of directors of Growth Capital Partners, L.P., and his public company experience as an audit and compensation committee member also make him well qualified to serve on our Board. We believe this experience qualifies him to serve on our Board and as the Chairman of our Compensation Committee.