Chairman & CEO
Mr. Seitz leads all management, financial and strategic direction of GulfSlope. He began his oil & gas career with Amoco Production Company, and then spent over 25 years at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC), serving most recently as Chief Executive Officer and President. He currently serves on the board of ION Geophysical Corporation (NYSE: IO), a leading technology-focused seismic solutions company. Mr. Seitz is a Certified Professional Geological Scientist from the American Institute of Professional Geologists, and is also a Certified Petroleum Geoscientist with the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. He is also a licensed Professional Geoscientist with the State of Texas, and serves as a trustee for the American Geological Institute Foundation.. In 2000, the Houston Geological Society honored Mr. Seitz as a “Legend in Wildcatting” and he is a member of the All American Wildcatters. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Science degree in Geology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He also completed the Advanced Management Program at the Wharton School of Business.
President & COO
Dr. Bain is responsible for all technical activities of GulfSlope. He is formerly a principal of ConRon Consulting, Inc., serving in a consulting capacity as corporate advisor to several domestic and international exploration and production companies. From 2004 to 2008, Dr. Bain was corporate exploration advisor and vice president of geosciences of Endeavour International. From 1983 to 2001, Dr. Bain held numerous management positions in technology and exploration, in both domestic and international exploration, at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, including Exploration Manager of the Gulf of Mexico. Dr. Bain entered the industry in 1974 as a research geophysicist with Gulf Oil. Dr. Bain served on the University of Texas Geology Foundation Advisory Council from 2000 to 2015. Dr. Bain holds Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Physics from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Science degree in Physics from the University of Pittsburgh.
Vice President & CFO
Mr. Malanga is an officer of GulfSlope and is responsible for leading the financial function of the organization, overseeing strategic planning and analysis, accounting and reporting, treasury, tax, audit and risk management. Mr. Malanga worked as a senior investment banker with the energy firms of Weisser, Johnson & Co. and Sanders Morris Harris Inc. Mr. Malanga began his investment banking career with Jefferies & Co. Over his career, he has participated in capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and financial advisory transactions with particular emphasis on providing strategic and financial advice to emerging growth companies. Mr. Malanga holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Texas A&M University and a Master in Business Administration with a concentration in finance from Rice University.
Vice President – Land
Mr. Hughes' executive responsibilities include all land and industry partner related matters. He formerly served as general manager – land and business development for Marubeni Oil & Gas (USA), Inc. from 2007 to 2014. From 1980 to 2007, Mr. Hughes served in roles of increasing responsibility both onshore and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. Mr. Hughes is a member and former Chairman of the OCS Advisory Board, a member of the Association of Professional Landmen, the Houston Association of Professional Landmen and the Professional Landmen’s Association of New Orleans. Mr. Hughes received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Petroleum Land Management from the University of Texas.
Vice President & Corporate Secretary
Mr. Moore is an officer of GulfSlope and manages all corporate administration as the Chief Administrative Executive. He formerly served as Vice President of Corporate Development for ION Geophysical Corporation (2008-2013). From 2006 to 2007, Mr. Moore was manager of offshore business development at Murphy Oil Corporation. From 1987 to 2003, Mr. Moore held positions at Anadarko Petroleum and from 1978 to 1987, at Diamond Shamrock and Maxus Energy. Mr. Moore has served as president of the Houston Geological Society, as treasurer of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), and recently served as the chairman of the AAPG Investment Committee. Mr. Moore is also a licensed Professional Geoscientist with the State of Texas, an AAPG Certified Petroleum Geologist and holds bachelor degrees with honors in Geology and Business Administration-Finance and Economics from Southern Methodist University and its Cox School of Business.