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Byron A. Dunn
President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr Dunn was a founder of Independence Contract Drilling in 2011 and has been a Director of Independence and Chief Executive Officer since that time. From 2007 to 2010 Mr. Dunn served as a Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Global Energy Services, whose Drilling Group formed the rig manufacturing division of Independence Contract Drilling upon the formation of the company. From 2010 to 2011 Mr. Dunn served as a Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Erin Energy Corp a NYSE listed international E&P company with operations in China and Africa. Previously Mr. Dunn served as Vice President of National Oilwell Varco and President of the 3,500 employee, $1 billion revenue Eastern Hemisphere Rig Solutions Group and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of TTS Marine ASA. He Chaired the National Oilwell/Varco International merger integration task force. Mr. Dunn has over 15 years experience in investment banking last serving as Executive Director of the UBS Global Energy and Power Group. He earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, he holds a CFA charter and is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the Society of Petroleum Engineers and is a Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors. He serves on the Board of Directors of Brace Industrial Group and as Chairman of its Safety Committee.

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Independence Contract Drilling was founded in 2011 as a provider of premium integrated onshore drilling services.