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Frederic (Jake) Brace
President & Chief Executive Officer
Frederic (Jake) Brace
President & Chief Executive Officer


Mr. Brace currently serves as Midstates President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Brace has over twenty years of experience in business management and board representations. He is currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Beaucastel LLC and Sangfroid Advisors Ltd. Previously, Mr. Brace worked for Niko Resources, Ltd., an oil and gas company, from August 2013 to December 2014 serving first as Senior Advisor and then as President of the company. From 1988 to 2008, Mr. Brace worked at the... 



Nelson Haight
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Nelson Haight
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer


Nelson Haight has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since January 2014 and as our Chief Accounting Officer since August 2013. Mr. Haight previously served as our Vice President and Controller from December 2011 to August 2013. Mr. Haight is a Certified Public Accountant and prior to joining the Company, Mr. Haight was a partner with the audit firms of GBH CPAs from November 2008 to December 2011 and Malone Bailey, PC from July 2007 to November 2008. Prior to th... 



Mitch Elkins
Executive Vice President Operations
Mitch Elkins
Executive Vice President Operations


Mitch Elkins joined Midstates in January 2012 as VP Drilling and Completions. He accepted the role of VP Operations in 2014. Prior to joining Midstates Mitch worked as the International Drilling Manager for Transatlantic in Istanbul and the Drilling and Completions Manager for Apache in their Australian operations. Prior to that he held a variety of roles for Unocal, Apache and owned a project management company supporting clients such as Apache, Chevron, Perenco, Shell and others in internation... 



Scott Weatherholt
Vice President – General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Vice President – Land
Scott Weatherholt
Vice President – General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Vice President – Land


Scott C. Weatherholt joined Midstates Petroleum Company in February 2015 and currently serves as Midstates’ Vice President – General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, as well as its Vice President - Land. For approximately 10 years prior joining Midstates, Mr. Weatherholt was an attorney at Samson Resources Company, located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he had most recently held the position of Assistant General Counsel and oversaw Samson’s day-to-day legal activities as well as had managerial resp...