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    Management Team
    Daniel C. Herz
    Chief Executive Officer and President of Falcon Minerals

    Daniel C. Herz is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Falcon Minerals and previously was the President of Osprey Energy since April 2017. Mr. Herz served as President of Atlas Energy Group, LLC from April 2015 until October 2018. Mr. Herz served as Titan Energy, LLC and its predecessor’s Chief Executive Officer from August 2015 until August 2018 and is a Class A Director. Mr. Herz also served as President of Atlas Growth Partners, L.P. since its inception in 2013 until August 2018 and as a Director of the General Partner until October 2018. From August 2007 to February 2011, Mr. Herz was Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy for Atlas Energy, Inc. until it’s sale to Chevron. Mr. Herz served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy of the general partner of Atlas Energy, L.P. from February 2011 to February 2015, and was also Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy of Atlas Pipeline Partners GP, LLC from August 2007 through to its sale to Targa Resources in February 2015.

    Jeffrey F. Brotman
    Chief Financial Officer, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary

    Jeffrey F. Brotman is our Chief Financial Officer, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary. Mr. Brotman has also been Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Hepco Capital Management, LLC since its formation in September 2016. Hepco is a private investment firm that sponsors principal capital investments in diverse business sectors. Mr. Brotman was Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President at Resource America, Inc., formerly a publicly-traded specialized asset management company, until September 2016. Mr. Brotman joined Resource America in 2007, and while at Resource America also served as Executive Vice President of Resource Capital Corp. (NYSE: RSO), a publicly-traded real estate investment trust, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Primary Capital Mortgage, Director of Leaf Commercial Capital and sat on various investment committees across all product lines. Mr. Brotman was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Access to Money, Inc. (f/k/a TRM Corp.), one of the world’s largest non-bank ATM operators, from March 2006 to June 2007, and served as the Chairman of its Board of Directors from September 2006 through September 2008. Mr. Brotman was a co-founder, and served as Managing Member, of Ledgewood, PC, a Philadelphia based business law firm, from June 1992 to March 2006, and was of counsel until June 2007. Mr. Brotman was a Trustee of Resource Real Estate Diversified Income Fund from its inception in March 2013 until September 2016 and served as a Director of Turnaround Fund from its inception in 2003 until March 2006. Mr. Brotman has been an adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School since 1990, where he has taught courses in accounting and lending transactions. Mr. Brotman is also a Certified Public Accountant (currently inactive) and a licensed Real Estate Broker.

    Board of Directors
    Jonathan Z. Cohen
    Chairman of the Board
    Jonathan Z. Cohen served as a director and our Chief Executive Officer from April 2017 to August 2018 and Chairman of the Board since August 2018. Mr. Cohen also serves as Chairman, CEO and Founder of Hepco Capital Management, a private investment firm making control investments in middle market companies and real estate, since its formation in September 2016. Since April 2017, Mr. Cohen has served as a director of Energen Corporation. Previously, Mr. Cohen was CEO (from 2004 to September 2016) and President (from 2003 to September 2016) of Resource America, Inc., an asset manager investing in real estate, financial services and credit until its sale to C-III Capital Partners. Mr. Cohen also co-founded both Atlas Pipeline Partners, LP, a midstream energy company that was sold to Targa Resources, Inc. in 2015, and Atlas Energy, Inc., an exploration and production company that was sold to Chevron Corporation in 2011. Mr. Cohen was co-founder of the general partner of Arc Logistics Partners LP, and served as Chairman from 2006 until it was sold in December 2017 to Zenith Energy; and founder of Resource Capital Corp., now known as Exantas Capital Corp., a commercial mortgage REIT. Mr. Cohen currently serves as Executive Chairman of Atlas Energy Group, LLC and in connection therewith serves as Executive Vice Chairman and a Class A director of the board of Titan Energy, LLC and Executive Vice Chairman of Atlas Growth Partners, L.P., both affiliates of ATLS. From August 2015 to September 2016, Mr. Cohen was also Executive Vice Chairman of Titan Energy’s predecessor, Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. Mr. Cohen’s philanthropic endeavors include his role as Chairman of the Executive Committee of Lincoln Center Theater, a Trustee of The American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece and Trustee of Arete Foundation, a private family foundation. Mr. Cohen’s involvement with public and private entities of varying size, complexity and focus, and raising debt and equity for such entities, provides him with extensive experience and contacts that will be valuable to us. Additionally, among the reasons for his appointment as a director, Mr. Cohen’s financial, business, operational and energy experience, as well as the experience that he has accumulated through his activities as a financier and investor, add strategic vision to the board of directors.
    Edward E. Cohen
    Vice Chairman of the Board

    Edward E. Cohen served as the Executive Chairman of the Board from April 2017 to August 2018 and has been Vice Chairman of the Board since August 2018. Mr. Cohen has been Chief Executive Officer of Atlas Energy Group, LLC since February 2015 and President from February 2015 to April 2015, and before that was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since February 2012. Mr. Cohen has been Executive Chairman and a Class A Director of Titan Energy, LLC since September 2016. Mr. Cohen has also served as Chairman of the board of directors and Chief Executive Officer of the general partner of Atlas Growth Partners, L.P. since its inception in 2013. Mr. Cohen was the Chairman of the board of directors of the general partner of Atlas Energy, L.P. from its formation in January 2006 until February 2011, when he became its Chief Executive Officer and President until February 2015. Mr. Cohen served as the Chief Executive Officer of Atlas Energy’s general partner from its formation in January 2006 until February 2009. Mr. Cohen served on the executive committee of Atlas Energy’s general partner from 2006 until February 2015. From August 2015 to September 2016, Mr. Cohen was also Executive Chairman of Titan Energy’s predecessor, Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. Atlas Resource Partners and subsidiaries filed a voluntary pre-packaged plan under Chapter 11 in July 2016, which was confirmed and the companies emerged from Chapter 11 in September 2016. Mr. Cohen also was the Chairman of the board of directors and Chief Executive Officer of Atlas Energy, Inc. (formerly known as Atlas America, Inc.) from its organization in 2000 until February 2011, and also served as its President from September 2000 to October 2009. Mr. Cohen was the Executive Chair of the managing board of Atlas Pipeline Partners GP, LLC from its formation in 1999 until February 2015. Mr. Cohen was the Chief Executive Officer of Atlas Pipeline GP from 1999 to January 2009. Mr. Cohen was the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Atlas Energy Resources, LLC and its manager, Atlas Energy Management, Inc., from their formation in June 2006 until February 2011. In addition, Mr. Cohen was: a director of Resource America, Inc. (formerly a publicly traded specialized asset management company) from 1988 until September 2016 and its Chairman of the board of directors from 1990 until September 2016, and was its Chief Executive Officer from 1988 until 2004 and President from 2000 until 2003; Chairman of the board of Resource Capital Corp., now known as Exantas Capital Corp. (a publicly traded real estate investment trust) from its formation in 2005 until November 2009 and served on its board until September 2016; and Chairman of the board of directors of Brandywine Construction & Management, Inc. (a property management company) since 1994. Mr. Cohen is the father of Jonathan Z. Cohen. Mr. Cohen’s strong financial and energy industry experience enables Mr. Cohen to provide valuable perspective and provides us with decisive and effective leadership. Mr. Cohen’s extensive experience in founding, operating and managing public and private companies of varying size and complexity in and outside of the energy industry and his extensive experience in the areas of finance, strategy and mergers and acquisitions enable him to provide valuable expertise to us.

    Angelo G. Acconcia
    Director
    Angelo G. Acconcia has been a director since August 2018. Mr. Acconcia is a Senior Managing Director in the Private Equity Group at Blackstone, based in New York, and leads Blackstone’s private equity investment activities in the oil & gas sector on a global basis. Since joining Blackstone in 2004, and prior to fully dedicating his time to energy and the oil & gas sector, Mr. Acconcia has been involved in the execution of several important Blackstone investments, including Graham Packaging, Ondeo Nalco, TRW Automotive and Texas Genco. Mr. Acconcia has either led or played a critical role in every one of Blackstone’s oil and gas investments, including: Alta Energy, Beacon Oil & Gas, Brix & Harvest, GeoSouthern, Gavilan Resources, Guidon Energy, Huntley & Huntley, Jetta Energy Permian, Primexx, LLOG, Osum Oil Sands, Royal Resources, and Vine Oil & Gas. Mr. Acconcia is a member of the Investment Committee for Blackstone Energy Partners II, a $4.5 billion Blackstone private equity fund dedicated exclusively to the energy sector, and also serves as a director of Beacon Oil & Gas, Brix & Harvest, Gavilan Resources, Guidon Energy, Huntley & Huntley, Jetta Energy Permian, Primexx, LLOG, Osum Oil Sands, Royal Resources, and Vine Oil & Gas. Because of his broad knowledge of the industry and oil and gas investments, we believe Mr. Acconcia is well qualified to serve on our board of directors.
    William D. Anderson
    Director
    William D. Anderson, PE has been a Director since July 2018. Mr. Anderson is the founding member and Managing Partner of Anderson King Energy Consultants, LLC (“AK”) and has been since 2012. In 2005 and prior to the formation of AK, Mr. Anderson formed Anderson O&G, Inc. (“AOG”), a boutique energy sector advisory and consulting business oriented towards acquisition and divestiture activities. Prior to forming AOG, Mr. Anderson served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Wynn-Crosby Energy, Inc. Mr. Anderson is a registered petroleum engineer and is a former Senior Vice President and Partner of Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc. At Netherland Sewell he served as team leader for major projects in the Mid-Continent, Permian, North & South Louisiana, and South Texas basins, as well as for projects in Europe, SE Asia, and Africa. Prior to joining Netherland Sewell in 1983, Mr. Anderson held several positions with Exxon Company U.S.A. including Supervising Reservoir Engineer managing five large offshore fields. Mr. Anderson received a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Connecticut, an M.S. in civil engineering from Columbia University and a Master of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering from Tulane University. Mr. Anderson adds value to our board of directors based on his broad experience in the industry, particularly with respect to oil and gas investments.
    David I. Foley
    Director
    David I. Foley has been a director since August 2018. Mr. Foley is a Senior Managing Director in the Private Equity Group at Blackstone and Chief Executive Officer of Blackstone Energy Partners. Mr. Foley leads Blackstone’s private equity investment activities in the energy and natural resources sector on a global basis. Since joining Blackstone in 1995, Mr. Foley has been responsible for building the Blackstone energy and natural resources practice and has been involved in every private equity energy deal that the firm has invested in. Mr. Foley currently serves as a director of Kosmos Energy, Cheniere Energy Inc., and several privately-held energy companies in which Blackstone is an equity investor. Mr. Foley will not stand for reelection at the annual meeting.
    Brian L. Frank
    Director

    Brian L. Frank has been a director since July 2017. In October 2017, Mr. Frank founded and is the Managing Partner of Declaration Partners LP, an investment firm. From October 2008 to January 2017, Mr. Frank served as a Portfolio Manager of MSD Capital, LP, the family office of Michael Dell, investing in private and public securities in the energy sector. Beginning in 2011, Mr. Frank served as a portfolio manager of MSD Partners, LP, a registered investment advisor investing for Michael Dell and other clients. He was a Partner of both entities beginning in 2012. Prior to that, from 2005 to September 2008, Mr. Frank served as Partner and Portfolio Manager of Cumberland Associates, an investment firm, focusing on investments in the energy and industrials sectors. In 2004, Mr. Frank served as Director of Special Projects and Business Development of Harman International, a company specializing in automotive technology and consumer electronics. Prior to that, from 1999 to 2003, he served as a Private Equity Principal of WR Hambrecht + Co, an investment banking company and from 1995 to 1997, he served as an Investment Banking Analyst for Lazard Freres, a financial advisory and asset management firm. Since August 2016, Mr. Frank has served as a director of Viagogo, a privately held international secondary ticketing company, and since December 2017, he has served on the board of directors of Enstructure, a platform company buying port terminals. Mr. Frank adds value to our board of directors based on his experience with advising in capital markets and corporate strategy, his experience in the investment banking and asset management industries, especially within the energy sector, and his experience serving as a director of a company acting as a global online platform.

    Jonathan R. Hamilton
    Director
    Jonathan R. Hamilton has been a director since 2018. Mr. Hamilton is a Senior Associate in the Private Equity Group at Blackstone. Since joining Blackstone in October 2014, Mr. Hamilton has been involved with Blackstone’s investments in Beacon Offshore Energy, Kosmos Energy, LLOG Bluewater, Royal Resources, and Primexx Energy Partners, among others. From July 2012 until September 2014, Mr. Hamilton worked at J.P. Morgan Securities where he focused on mergers, acquisitions and financing advisory to oil and gas companies. Because of his broad knowledge of the industry and oil and gas investments, we believe Mr. Hamilton is well qualified to serve on our board of directors.
    Adam M. Jenkins
    Director

    Adam M. Jenkins has been a director since August 2018. Mr. Jenkins is a Principal in the Private Equity Group at Blackstone. Since joining Blackstone in July 2013, Mr. Jenkins has been involved with Blackstone’s investments in Beacon Offshore Energy, Kosmos Energy, LLOG Bluewater, Royal Resources, Siccar Point Energy, and Vine Oil & Gas, among others. From August 2011 until June 2013, Mr. Jenkins was an Associate at WL Ross & Co. From July 2006 until July 2008, he worked at Lazard, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions advisory to consumer goods companies. He is a member of the New York State Bar. Because of his broad knowledge of the industry and oil and gas investments, we believe Mr. Jenkins is well qualified to serve on our board of directors.

    Steven R. Jones
    Director
    Steven R. Jones has been a director since October 2017. Mr. Jones is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of WaterBridge Resources LLC, a privately held company focused on building and operating water pipelines and related infrastructure to serve oil and gas producers. From November 2016 to March 2018, Mr. Jones was the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Core Midstream, a venture-stage energy company focused on acquiring and developing companies and projects engaged in midstream services for natural gas and crude oil producers. From February 2014 to October 2016, he founded and served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of PennTex Midstream Partners, a former Nasdaq listed limited partnership focused on owning, operating, acquiring and developing midstream energy infrastructure assets in North America. Prior to that, from March 2008 to January 2014, Mr. Jones served as the Managing Director and Head of Midstream Investment Banking of Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Company, an integrated investment and merchant bank providing high quality advice and services to the energy industry. In addition, from June 2004 to March 2008, he served as Vice President, Global Natural Resources of Lehman Brothers, Inc., a global financial services firm. Prior to that, from June 2000 to June 2004, Mr. Jones served as Director of Corporate Development of El Paso Corporation, a provider of natural gas and related energy products. Mr. Jones adds value to our board of directors based on his experience in the investment banking industry, especially within the energy sector.