Steve Smith

Controller

Mr. Smith has more than a decade of experience in various oil and gas accounting roles. Prior to joining Elephant Oil & Gas as controller, Mr. Smith was the Financial Controller and an original member of the RSP Permian partnership (NYSE: RSPP), a private-equity-backed E&P founded in 2010 that grew to operate approximately 92,000 net acres in the Permian Basin in West Texas and went public in 2014. In his role with RSP, Mr. Smith prepared filings for public market capital raises used to fund drilling activities and acquisitions, including the $2.4 billion merger with Silver Hill Energy Partners I and II in late 2016. Prior to RSP, Mr. Smith worked at Dale Resources as a senior accountant.

Mr. Smith earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Louisiana State University and Master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University. He is Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Financial Executives International and the Dallas Petroleum Club.