Executive Team

Executive Team

Executive Team

Sean C. Woolverton
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Woolverton was appointed Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of SilverBow Resources, Inc. on March 1, 2017. He was previously the Chief Operating Officer of Samson Resources Company, where he joined in November 2013. From 2007 to 2013, Mr. Woolverton held a series of positions of increasing responsibility at Chesapeake Energy Corporation, a public independent exploration and development oil and natural gas company, including Vice President of its Southern Appalachia business unit.

Prior to joining Chesapeake Energy Corporation, Mr. Woolverton worked for Encana Corporation, a North American oil and natural gas producer, where he oversaw its Fort Worth Basin development and shale exploration teams in North Texas. Earlier in his career, Mr. Woolverton worked for Burlington Resources in multiple engineering and management roles. Mr. Woolverton received his Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Montana Tech.
Steven W. Adam
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Adam was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of SilverBow Resources, Inc. on November 6, 2017. Mr. Adam leads the Company’s operations and asset management efforts, including Reserve Reporting, Land Management, Supply Chain, Regulatory and Health Safety & Environmental functions. He was previously the Senior Vice President of Operations of Sanchez Oil and Gas, where he held a series of positions of increasing responsibility from May 2013 until July 2017, including Vice President of Operations—Eagle Ford. Mr. Adam has over 40 years of upstream exploration and production and petroleum services experience with both major and independent companies. He brings to the Company his unconventional resource management experiences with Sanchez Oil and Gas and Occidental Petroleum. Mr. Adam received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Montana State University, Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University and Advanced Management Certificate from the University of California – Berkley.
G. Gleeson Van Riet
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
G. Gleeson Van Riet was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of SilverBow Resources, Inc. on March 20, 2017. He was previously the Chief Financial Officer of Sanchez Energy Corporation where he held a series of positions of increasing responsibility from April 2013 to March 2016. Mr. Van Riet has over 20 years of finance experience and previously worked as an investment banker with Credit Suisse and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in London and Los Angeles. A native Houstonian, Mr. Van Riet earned a dual B.A. and B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Christopher M. Abundis
Senior Vice President - General Counsel and Secretary
Mr. Abundis was appointed Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of SilverBow Resources on March 20, 2017, and leads the Company’s legal and administration efforts including legal, human resources, corporate services and records. From April 2016 to March 2017, Mr. Abundis was Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for the Company. He has also served the Board of Directors as Secretary of the Company, a position that he has held since August 2012. Since joining SilverBow Resources in 2005, Mr. Abundis has provided legal consultation in corporate governance, securities law and other corporate related matters in progressive positions of responsibility.

Mr. Abundis received a Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Science in Accounting from Texas A&M University and a Juris Doctor from South Texas College of Law. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Association of Corporate Counsel and the Society for Corporate Governance.
Stephen P. Schmitt
Vice President – Energy Marketing
Stephen P. Schmitt was named SilverBow Resources' Vice President of Energy Marketing on June 26, 2011.

Mr. Schmitt joined SilverBow Resources in 2002 as Director of Energy Marketing. He has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry in the areas of pipeline commercial agreements, commodity marketing and trading, and energy finance. Prior to joining SilverBow Resources, he held several positions with Getty Oil Company, Coastal Corporation and El Paso Corporation.

Mr. Schmitt received a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from Texas State University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Houston.