Whiting only has a few more years left in existence. After that, those guys are back in the job market.
The Golden handcuff stock options and grants they have will expire worthless or nearly worthless.
When they get back on the job market, they will be known as the people who drove a once proud conpany to it's death.
They can enjoy their time as chiefs and kings at the moment, but sooner or later, they will fall into the rank of failed and unemployed former executives.