Leading through experience.


Board of Directors

John Schmitz

Executive Chairman

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John Schmitz

Executive Chairman

Mr. Schmitz has served as Executive Chairman of Select Energy Services since November 2017. Prior to this, Mr. Schmitz served as Chairman and CEO of Select Energy Services beginning in 2007. Mr. Schmitz founded Peak Oilfield Services, LLC in 2007, and the company was transformed into Select Energy Services under his leadership. Select Energy Services has experienced significant growth and transformation, both organically and through the strategic acquisitions of oilfield services and technologies.

A lifelong entrepreneur, Mr. Schmitz has founded and developed numerous successful businesses in the oil and gas industry including HEP Oil Company, Complete Production Services and Brammer Supply.

  • Founder and Chairman of HEP Oil Company, an exploration and production company that owns interest in over 1,500 producing wells
  • Founder of and served as the North Texas Division Manager for Complete Production Services.
  • Board member of Forum Energy Technologies, Inc.
  • President of B-29 Investments helping to provide financial capital to Select Energy Services
  • Founded Brammer Supply in 1983 and transformed company over 20 years into BSI, an integrated wellsite services provider
  • Past President of Cimmarron Gathering, LP, a midstream company focusing on natural gas and crude oil gathering.

Holli Ladhani

Chief Executive Officer & President

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Holli Ladhani

Chief Executive Officer & President

Ms. Ladhani has served as Chief Executive Officer and President for Select Energy Services, Inc. since November 2017. She previously served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Rockwater Energy Solutions, Inc., from June 2015 to October 2017, and was named Chairman in February 2017. Ms. Ladhani held various positions for Rockwater from its formation in 2011 including Executive Vice President – Chemical Technologies and Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Ladhani served as Executive Vice President and CFO of Dynegy Inc., a position she held since November 2005. She previously held various finance positions with Dynegy, including Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Controller from 2000 to 2005. Prior thereto, Ms. Ladhani was employed by PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LLP from 1992 to 2000 and held positions with varied levels of responsibility up to Senior Manager in the audit practice, where she focused on the energy sector, including exploration and production, chemicals and refining. A certified public accountant, she received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Baylor University and her M.B.A. (Jones Scholar) from Rice University. Ms. Ladhani serves on the Board of Directors of Noble Energy Inc. and Atlantic Power Corporation, and is a Board member of Junior Achievement Southeast Texas.

David C. Baldwin

SCF Partners

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David C. Baldwin

SCF Partners

Mr. Baldwin has served as a Director of Select Energy Services since November of 2017. Previously, Mr. Baldwin served as a Director of Rockwater Energy Solutions, Inc. from its formation in June of 2011. He serves as a Managing Director of SCF Partners, Inc. and is responsible for overseeing U.S. based investments and creating investment platforms around emerging energy trends. Mr. Baldwin began his career as a Drilling and Production Engineer with Union Pacific Resources. He later went on to start an energy consulting business and worked for General Atlantic Partners, a global venture capital firm and early investor of SCF Partners. Mr. Baldwin received his MBA from the University of Texas as well as a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering. He serves on the Board of Directors of Houston’s Center Serving Persons with Mental Retardation and serves as the President of the Foundation for the Retarded.

Richard A. Burnett

Director

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Richard A. Burnett

Director

Mr. Burnett joined our board of directors in November 2016 and serves as the chairman of our audit committee. Mr. Burnett is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Covey Park Energy, a private E&P company sponsored by Denham Capital, a position he has held since July 2017.  Prior to joining Covey Park, Mr. Burnett served as Chief Financial Officer of Texas Double Eagle Energy Holdings II, a U.S. onshore E&P partnership with Apollo Natural Resource Partners from August 2016 until its sale to Parsley Energy, Inc. during the first half of 2017. Prior to Double Eagle Energy Holdings II, Mr. Burnett spent three years at EXCO Resources, Inc., a publicly-traded U.S. onshore E&P company, serving as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer.

From 2002 to November 2013, Mr. Burnett was at KPMG LLP, an international accounting firm, serving as a Partner beginning 2007. Starting in June 2012, Mr. Burnett served as the Partner in charge of the Energy Audit Practice within the Dallas/Ft. Worth Business Unit. Prior to joining KPMG LLP in 2002, Mr. Burnett spent time at Arthur Andersen LLP and Marine Drilling Companies, Inc. Mr. Burnett is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas. Mr. Burnett received a B.B.A. in Accounting from Texas Tech University.

Mr. Burnett brings extensive business and financial expertise to our board from his two decades of financial management, accounting and public company expertise in the oil and gas and accounting industries. For these reasons we believe he is an ideal candidate to serve on our board and serve as our Audit Committee Chairman.

Education


Robert V. Delaney

Crestview Partners

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Robert V. Delaney

Crestview Partners

Mr. Delaney became a member of the Board of Directors in May 2010. Mr. Delaney is a Partner at Crestview Partners where he leads the firm’s energy investing efforts. Prior to joining Crestview, Mr. Delaney was a Partner at Goldman Sachs where he served in a variety of leadership positions including head of the Principal Investment Area in Asia, head of the Principal Investment Area in Japan, head of the Global Leveraged Finance Group and head of the Workout, Advisory and Restructuring Group. He also served as a member of the Investment Committee which oversaw Goldman’s corporate private equity investment funds. Mr. Delaney is also a director of Bell Supply Company, Samson Resources, and Symbion. Mr. Delaney is a Trustee of Hamilton College.

Adam J. Klein

Crestview Partners

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Adam J. Klein

Crestview Partners

Mr. Klein became a member of our board of directors in May of 2010. Mr. Klein joined Crestview Partners in 2007 and has been involved with Select LLC since Crestview began its relationship with Select LLC in 2010. Prior to Crestview Partners, Mr. Klein worked as an investment professional at Centennial Ventures, Inc., where he invested in early- to mid-stage companies across multiple industries. Before Centennial Ventures Inc., Mr. Klein worked in Mergers and Acquisitions group at Compass Partners, advising corporations and private equity firms on a wide range of transactions. Previously, Mr. Klein worked as an analyst in the Media & Telecom group at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Inc. and then Credit Suisse.

Education


Keith O. Rattie

Questar Corporation, Ensco PLC, & Zions National Bank

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Keith O. Rattie

Questar Corporation, Ensco PLC, & Zions National Bank

Mr. Rattie has served as a Director of Select Energy Services since November of 2017. Prior to this, Mr. Rattie served as a Director of Rockwater Energy Solutions, Inc. beginning in September of 2011. He currently serves as a director for Questar Corporation, and formerly served as Chairman of the Board, as well as President and Chief Executive Officer. He also served as Vice President and Senior Vice President, of Coastal Corporation. Prior to that, Mr. Rattie served as a general manager at Chevron Corporation’s International Gas Unit. He is a former Chairman at the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America. Mr. Rattie currently serves on the Board of Directors of Zions First National Bank, Ensco Plc, and Questar.

David A. Trice

QEP Resources, Inc., New Jersey Resources Corp., and McDermott International Inc.

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David A. Trice

QEP Resources, Inc., New Jersey Resources Corp., and McDermott International Inc.

Mr. Trice has served as a Director of Select Energy Services since November of 2017. Previously, Mr. Trice served as a Director of Rockwater Energy Solutions, Inc. beginning in July of 2012. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Newfield Exploration Co. from 2000 until his retirement in 2009, and as the President of Newfield from 1999 to 2007 and again from 2007 to 2009. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Newfield from 2004 until 2010. From 1999 to 2000, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Newfield and as its Vice President of Finance and International from 1997 to 1999. Prior to rejoining Newfield, Mr. Trice served as President, CEO and a Director of Huffco Group, Inc. from 1991 to 1997. He was one of the original founders of Newfield and served as its Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and a Director from 1989 to 1991. Prior to that, he served as an Officer for several companies owned by Roy M. Huffington, Inc. after beginning his career as an Attorney in private practice in Atlanta. Mr. Trice received a B.A in Managerial Science from Duke University and graduated from Columbia University’s School of Law in 1973. He is a former Chairman at the American Exploration & Production Council and America’s Natural Gas Alliance. He serves on the Board of Directors of QEP Resources, Inc., New Jersey Resources Corp. and McDermott International Inc.

Douglas J. Wall

Director

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Douglas J. Wall

Director

Mr. Wall rejoined our board of directors in November 2016, having previously served on the board of SES Holdings, our subsidiary from January 2012 through December 2014. Mr. Wall formerly served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. from October 2007 through September 2012, after joining the company as Chief Operating Officer in April 2007. He joined Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. after a sixteen-year career with Baker Hughes, Inc., most recently as Group President, Completions & Production. In that role he was responsible for the operations of Baker Oil Tools, Inc. Baker Petrolite Corporation, and Centrilift, Inc., as well as the company’s production optimization efforts. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Wall was President of Baker Oil Tools, Inc., and from 1997 to 2003, he was President of Hughes Christensen Company. From 1991 to 1997, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Western Rock Bit Company Ltd., then Hughes Tool Company’s distributor in Canada. Prior to joining Baker Hughes, Inc. and its predecessors, Mr. Wall held a variety of senior executive positions with oilfield service companies in Canada. He began his career in the drilling industry in 1978 with ATCO Drilling (previously Thomson Drilling) and later spent 10 years with Adeco Drilling & Engineering Company Ltd., an affiliate of Parker Drilling Company.

Since May 2014, Mr. Wall has served on the board of directors of Fugro N.V., a Dutch-based company involved in the geotechnical, survey, subsea and seismic business. Additionally, in August 2016, Mr. Wall joined the board of directors of Seventy Seven Energy Inc., an Oklahoma-based oilfield services company that provides drilling, pressure pumping, oilfield rental tools and other services to U.S. onshore E&P companies. Mr. Wall received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Calgary and an M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from the University of Alberta.

We believe Mr. Wall’s extensive experience as a public energy company executive and his service on multiple public company boards bring valuable experience and insight to our board.


Executive Management

Holli Ladhani

Chief Executive Officer & President

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Holli Ladhani

Chief Executive Officer & President

Ms. Ladhani has served as Chief Executive Officer and President for Select Energy Services, Inc. since November 2017. She previously served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Rockwater Energy Solutions, Inc., from June 2015 to October 2017, and was named Chairman in February 2017. Ms. Ladhani held various positions for Rockwater from its formation in 2011 including Executive Vice President – Chemical Technologies and Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Ladhani served as Executive Vice President and CFO of Dynegy Inc., a position she held since November 2005. She previously held various finance positions with Dynegy, including Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Controller from 2000 to 2005. Prior thereto, Ms. Ladhani was employed by PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LLP from 1992 to 2000 and held positions with varied levels of responsibility up to Senior Manager in the audit practice, where she focused on the energy sector, including exploration and production, chemicals and refining. A certified public accountant, she received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Baylor University and her M.B.A. (Jones Scholar) from Rice University. Ms. Ladhani serves on the Board of Directors of Noble Energy Inc. and Atlantic Power Corporation, and is a Board member of Junior Achievement Southeast Texas.

John Schmitz

Executive Chairman

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John Schmitz

Executive Chairman

Mr. Schmitz has served as Executive Chairman of Select Energy Services since November 2017. Prior to this, Mr. Schmitz served as Chairman and CEO of Select Energy Services beginning in 2007. Mr. Schmitz founded Peak Oilfield Services, LLC in 2007, and the company was transformed into Select Energy Services under his leadership. Select Energy Services has experienced significant growth and transformation, both organically and through the strategic acquisitions of oilfield services and technologies.

A lifelong entrepreneur, Mr. Schmitz has founded and developed numerous successful businesses in the oil and gas industry including HEP Oil Company, Complete Production Services and Brammer Supply.

  • Founder and Chairman of HEP Oil Company, an exploration and production company that owns interest in over 1,500 producing wells
  • Founder of and served as the North Texas Division Manager for Complete Production Services.
  • Board member of Forum Energy Technologies, Inc.
  • President of B-29 Investments helping to provide financial capital to Select Energy Services
  • Founded Brammer Supply in 1983 and transformed company over 20 years into BSI, an integrated wellsite services provider
  • Past President of Cimmarron Gathering, LP, a midstream company focusing on natural gas and crude oil gathering.

Michael Skarke

Executive Vice President, Water Solutions

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Michael Skarke

Executive Vice President, Water Solutions

Mr. Skarke has served as Executive Vice President, Water Solutions of Select Energy Services, Inc. since October 2017. He previously served as Vice President of Select Energy Service’s Water Solutions Business unit. He began his career with Select as a member of the Finance team in 2009, working in various roles including Senior Financial Analyst, Operations Manager- Finance and Treasurer. He also assists in corporate development and serves as a member of multiple cross-departmental, operational and efficiency task forces. In 2013, Mr. Skarke transitioned to Vice President of WaterONE where he oversaw the strategy and performance of all Select’ water-related services. As the Vice President of Water Solutions, Mr. Skarke will lead Select’s water sourcing, containment, mapping, remote monitoring, transfer, and treatment operations.

Prior to joining Select, Mr. Skarke served as Assistant Vice President at Amegy Bank, where he provided strategic debt financing solutions and general banking support for public and private oilfield service companies.

Education

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance
    University of Texas

Cody Ortowski

Executive Vice President, Business Strategy

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Cody Ortowski

Executive Vice President, Business Strategy

Mr. Ortowkski serves as Executive Vice President, Business Strategy for Select Energy Services, Inc. Mr. Ortowski has been with Select since its inception, initially serving as Vice President of Operations and subsequently promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 2011. Prior to joining Select Energy Services, Mr. Ortowski and his brother Cole founded Impact Energy Services, a water transfer company, which was acquired by Select Energy Services in 2008.

Mr. Ortowski’s experience also includes working for more than 14 years for Pumpco Energy Services, a stimulation and cementing company headquartered in Gainesville, Texas. He served as Vice President of Stimulation Services, where he was instrumental in growing Pumpco Energy Services’ operations throughout the Barnett Shale of North Texas and expanding into other US markets.

Education

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Financial Management
    Abilene Christian University

David Nightingale

Executive Vice President, Wellsite Services

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David Nightingale

Executive Vice President, Wellsite Services

Mr. Nightingale is the Executive Vice President of Wellsite Services for Select Energy Services, Inc. Previously, Mr. Nightingale served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Rockwater Energy Solutions, Inc. from June 2015 to October 2017. Mr. Nightingale has served as the Senior Vice President – Fluids Management and Executive Vice President – Water Management since he joined Rockwater in April 2012. Prior to joining Select, he served as the President of I.E. Miller, a former subsidiary of Complete Production Services, in Houston, Texas. Mr. Nightingale worked at Complete Production Services for seven years in a variety of leadership roles, including running their rig and heavy equipment moving division and one of their well servicing companies in the Rockies. Prior to that, he spent over 25 years in a number of engineering and operating management roles at several energy and midstream companies. Mr. Nightingale obtained his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, and his MBA from the University of Houston.

Paul Pistono

Executive Vice President, Oilfield Chemicals

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Paul Pistono

Executive Vice President, Oilfield Chemicals

Mr. Pistono has served as Executive Vice President, Oilfield Chemicals for Select Energy Services since November 2017. Previously, Mr. Pistono served as the Senior Vice President – Sales & Marketing for Rockwater Energy Solutions, Inc. from September 2012 to October 2017. Prior to joining Select, he spent the last 10+ years at Waste Management, Inc., where he served in a variety of sales, marketing, and pricing roles of increasing responsibility, including Vice President-Public Sector Solutions and Vice President-Sales & Marketing of the Western Group. Mr. Pistono has led the sales, marketing, and pricing strategy for business segments generating over $3.5 billion in annual revenue, and leading sales teams of over 250 people. Prior to joining Waste Management, he held sales and marketing roles with other companies in the waste and environmental services industry. Mr. Pistono obtained his B.S. in Marketing from the University of Wyoming.

Eric Mattson

Executive Vice President, Finance

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Eric Mattson

Executive Vice President, Finance

Responsible for the company’s finance organization, Mr. Mattson was appointed CFO in November 2008. Prior to the appointment, Mr. Mattson was an investor in Select Energy Services, Inc. through his affiliation with Juniper Capital, an investment firm focused on oilfield service opportunities.

From 1993-1999, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Baker Hughes Inc., a leading oil service company. Having joined Baker International, Inc. in 1980, Mr. Mattson served in a number of capacities including Treasurer prior to the merger of Baker International, Inc. and Hughes Tool Co. in 1987 at which time he became Vice President and Treasurer of Baker Hughes, Inc. (more…)

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Economics
    The Pennsylvania State University
  • Masters of Business Administration
    The Pennsylvania State University

Dave Stuart

Senior Vice President, Water Networks

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Dave Stuart

Senior Vice President, Water Networks

Mr. Stuart has served the Senior Vice President, Water Networks for Select Energy Services since November 2017. Previously, Mr. Stuart served as the Senior Vice President Corporate Development and Strategy for Rockwater Energy Solutions, Inc,. Mr. Stuart began his career with Schlumberger as a Field Service Engineer, and has over 30 years of experience in operations, corporate development, sales, marketing, and business management in upstream oil and gas services. Mr. Stuart joined Rockwater in 2012 to develop and implement the company’s produced water treatment and reuse strategy, and has also led the company’s operational support, strategy development, plan execution, and M&A initiatives. Mr. Stuart holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Alabama and a Masters of Business Administration from Texas A&M University. He earned a General Management Certificate from The University of Texas, and is a long standing member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, American Petroleum Institute, American Associations of Drilling Engineers.

Gary Gillette

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

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Gary Gillette

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Gillette joined Select Energy Services, Inc. in June 2015 and serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He brings over 30 years of industry experience to his position. He has a strong background in finance as well as managing business operations including supply chain management, human resources and information technology.

Mr. Gillette began his career with Ernst &Young (“EY”) before going on to serve in Finance and Operations roles with Thomson Tax & Accounting. Most recently, he spent eight years with Allied Oil and Gas Services, LLC, as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

CERTIFICATIONS
  • Certified Public Accountant | Texas State Board of Public Accountants
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant | American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
    Concord University
  • Master of Business Administration
    New York Institute of Technology

Adam Law

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

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Adam Law

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Mr. Law serves as Senior Vice President General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Select Energy Services, Inc.  Prior to joining Select Energy Services, Mr. Law practiced corporate law at Vinson & Elkins L.L.P., representing public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions, primarily in the oil and natural gas industry. He attained his Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Honors and Finance from The University of Texas and Juris Doctorate with honors from the University of Texas, School of Law.

 

Justin Briscoe

Vice President, Corporate Development

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Justin Briscoe

Vice President, Corporate Development

Mr. Briscoe serves as Vice President, Corporate Development for Select Energy Services, Inc. He has previously served as Senior Vice President of Business Development for Select. Prior to joining Select, Mr. Briscoe worked for Simmons & Company International, an energy-focused investment bank based in Houston.  While at Simmons, Mr. Briscoe focused his efforts on the energy services and equipment sector, advising clients on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Master of Science in Finance from Texas A&M University and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago.