Management Team

Memorial Production Partner LP’s senior management has significant experience in the oil and gas industry and is committed to maximizing value for all shareholders through successful execution in growth, production and cash flows.
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WILLIAM J. SCARFF
President and Chief Executive Officer
William J. Scarff has served as our general partner’s President and Chief Executive Officer since September 2016, as President of our general partner since January 2014 and as a member of the board of directors of our general partner since March 2016. From 2000 through January 2014, Mr. Scarff has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of several private exploration and production companies sponsored by Natural Gas Partners. From October 2010 until January 2014, Mr. Scarff was President and Chief Executive Officer of Propel Energy, LLC. Prior to that, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Seismic Ventures, Inc. from 2006 to 2009. From 2005 to 2014, Mr. Scarff was President and Chief Executive Officer of Proton Operating Company, LLC and from 1999 to 2005, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Proton Energy, LLC and its affiliates. From 1978 to 1999, Mr. Scarff held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility in Marathon Oil Company, Anadarko Production Company, Burlington Resources, Texas Meridian Resource Corporation and Hilcorp Energy Company.
ROBERT L. STILLWELL, JR
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Robert L. Stillwell, Jr. has served as our general partner's Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since January 2015, our Vice President, Finance from July 2014 to January 2015 and Treasurer of Memorial Resource Development LLC from June 2012 to July 2014. From January 2011 to June 2012, Mr. Stillwell served as an investment banker at Citigroup in the Global Energy Group. From June 2010 to December 2010 and from July 2007 to June 2010, he worked in investment banking with UBS and Scotia Waterous, respectively. Mr. Stillwell began his career in the corporate finance group of EXCO Resources, Inc.
CHRISTOPHER S. COOPER
Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Christopher S. Cooper has served as our general partner's Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since November 2014. Previously, he served in a variety of operational, technical and strategic planning positions with Marathon Oil Company since 1990. From August 2013 until November 2014, Mr. Cooper served as Director, Global Projects. From November 2011 until August 2013, he served as Director, Financial Planning/Operations. From July 2009 until November 2011, Mr. Cooper served as Asset Manager/Regional Vice President, Mid-Continent, and from May 2007 until July 2009, he served as Asset Manager, Powder River Basin.
JASON M. CHILDRESS
Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Jason M. Childress has served as our general partner’s Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since July 2015. Mr. Childress has served as the Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of Memorial Resource Development Corp., an affiliate of our general partner, since January 2014 and the Assistant General Counsel of Memorial Resource Development LLC from January 2013 to June 2014. From 2007 to January 2013, Mr. Childress practiced corporate and securities law at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld L.L.P. Prior to that, he held various positions in the audit practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.