Board of Directors

The Board’s primary responsibility is to maximize long-term shareholder value for the Company’s stockholders. The Board selects the senior management of the Company, monitors senior management and the Company’s performance, and provides advice and counsel to senior management. Please find an introduction to Kodiak’s Board of Directors.

William J. Krysiak has served as a director of Kodiak since September 2010 and serves as the lead non-management director. Additionally, Mr. Krysiak Chairs the Audit Committee and sits on the Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee and the Compensation Committee.  With over 17 years of experience as a corporate officer responsible for accounting and financial matters and strong public company experience in the oil and gas industry, including 13 years as the principal financial and accounting officer of NYSE-listed Western Gas Resources, Inc., Mr. Krysiak provides substantial financial reporting, compliance, capital markets and oil and gas transactional experience to Kodiak’s Board of Directors.   He is the CFO of Southwest Generation Operating Company, LLC, a Denver-based, privately held, independent power producer with investments in natural gas-fired power generation facilities located in the western United States.  Over the course of his career, Mr. Krysiak has obtained extensive experience in a variety of corporate matters including business strategy and development, finance, treasury and risk management operations, accounting, and investor and public relations. Mr. Krysiak has also directed or been involved in numerous capital market transactions (including initial public offerings and secondary equity offerings), public and private debt transactions, and acquisition, divestiture and merger transactions.  He earned his BS in business administration with a major in accounting from Colorado State University in 1982 and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Rodney D. Knutson has served as a director of the Company since March 2001and Chairs the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Additionally, Mr. Knutson sits on the Compensation Committee and the Audit Committee. Currently, he is a self-employed attorney in Aspen, Colorado. Prior to this, he had over 10 years of private law practice in Denver, Colorado and over 30 years experience working with oil, gas and mining companies. Mr. Knutson has a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (1965) from the University of Minnesota and a Juris Doctor (1972) from the University of Denver. Mr. Knutson is a former president of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.

Herrick K. Lidstone, Jr. has served as a director of the Company since March 2006and Chairs the Compensation Committee. Additionally, Mr. Lidstone sits on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the Audit Committee. Mr. Lidstone is an attorney at law in Greenwood Village, Colorado, and is currently with Burns, Figa & Will, P.C., where he practices in corporate and securities law, dealing frequently with mergers and acquisitions, finance transactions, and private and public securities offerings. Mr. Lidstone serves on the Securities Board for the Department of Regulatory Agencies in Colorado. He has been Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Colorado and the University of Denver and has taught continuing education courses for the National Business Institute, CLE in Colorado, Inc., and other CLE providers. He has numerous legal publications and presentations to his credit. Mr. Lidstone received a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University in 1971 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1978. Mr. Lidstone’s business address is Suite 1000, 6400 South Fiddler’s Green Circle, Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111.  The determination was made that Mr. Lidstone should serve on our Board of Directors due to his extensive business and securities law experience and his experience in representing companies involved in natural resource exploration, development and production.

Lynn A. Peterson

James E. Catlin