Mark Dice. Chief Executive Officer of the Norse Group since September 2010, born 1957. Prior to his appointment as CEO he was Chief Operating Officer of NEC and has been with the company since June 2009. Mr. Dice has over 30 years of diverse international oil and gas industry experience having held positions in BP and Amoco including Exploration Manager, Commercial Manager, Performance Unit Leader in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico and Vice President of Petrotechnical Development. Mr. Dice has deep roots in Appalachia. He grew up in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, studied geoscience in Ohio and spent the early part of his career exploring throughout the Appalachian basin. He holds an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, an M.S. in Geology from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio and a B.S. in Geology from Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio.
J. Chris Steinhauser. Chief Financial Officer since September 2011, born 1959. Prior to his
appointment as CFO he was Executive Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions and has been with the company since April 2010. Mr. Steinhauser has held several executive financial positions over the last 20 years and has a solid track record of bringing start-up oil and gas companies to the public markets. He has a Degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, conducted graduate studies at the University of Denver and was a Certified Public Accountant.
S. Dennis Holbrook. Chief Legal Officer, has been with the company since October 2008, born 1953. Mr. Holbrook has over 35 years experience in the energy industry, focusing on legal, public policy, contractual and regulatory matters. He has a B.A. in political science from Bucknell University, a Juris Doctorate from the Columbus School of Law, Catholic University and is also a graduate of the Executive Development Program of the University of Michigan, Graduate School of Business Administration. Mr. Holbrook serves on the board of directors of both public service and industry organizations, including the Independent Oil & Gas Association of New York, on which he has served as a director for over 25 years. Mr. Holbrook is a US citizen and resides in East Aurora, New York.
Nazir Ali. Executive Vice President Operations and Reservoir Management since October 2011, born 1954. Mr. Ali has over 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, in a variety of leadership, functional, and operational roles in several business locations, including Trinidad, Norway, Aberdeen, London, and Houston. Mr. Ali’s previous roles, most with BP, included leading the development and implementation of best practice across BP’s E & P division in the life cycle of field development, with particular focus on optimization. He holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering and an MBA diploma from Rice University. Mr. Ali is a citizen of the United States and resides in Houston, Texas.