Eric K. Hagen joined us in October 2011 as Vice President of Investor Relations. Prior to joining Whiting, Eric was a Director and senior analyst covering exploration and production companies in the oil and gas sector at Lazard Capital Markets. Previously, he covered the exploration and production sector as a senior analyst at Merrill Lynch and First Albany Capital and as an associate at Bank of Montreal. During his career, Eric was twice selected by Forbes as one of the top ten sell side analysts for all sectors based on his three-year performance in stock picking and earnings estimation. He also ranked in the top tier of the Greenwich Associates survey in the exploration and production category. He began his career as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. Eric received his BA from Princeton University and an MBA from the University of Colorado.