Chairman of the Board
Joel Broussard has been a member of our Board since November 2018 and currently serves as the Chairman of the Board. From November 2018 until April 2022, Mr. Broussard served as our President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to the business combination in 2018, he became USWS’ Chief Executive Officer in February 2017 and served on USWS’ Board of Directors since February 2012. Mr. Broussard founded ORB Investments, LLC in February 2012 and was most recently a principal investor in Go-Coil, LLC from August 2008 until December 2011. Additionally, Mr. Broussard was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Offshore Logistics, LLC from April 2003 until December 2014 and GOL Docks, LLC from March 2007 until March 2012. Prior to founding Gulf Offshore Logistics, LLC and GOL Docks, LLC, Mr. Broussard worked in sales and marketing with C&G Marine for over 7 years and was a member of the United States Army. Mr. Broussard attended Nicholls State University.
David L. Treadwell
Lead Independent Director
David L. Treadwell has been a member of our Board since November 2018 and currently serves as Lead Independent Director, Chairman of the Compensation Committee and as a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Treadwell previously served as director of USWS since March 2017. Currently, Mr. Treadwell serves on the boards of Visteon Corporation and Flagstar Bank, both publicly traded on U.S. stock exchanges. Mr. Treadwell formerly served on the board of directors of Fairpoint Communications (NASDAQ: FRP) from January 2011 until the company was sold to Consolidated Communications in June 2017. In addition, Mr. Treadwell is chairman of two other private companies. From 2006-2011, Mr. Treadwell was president and chief executive officer of EP Management Corporation (formerly EaglePicher Corporation). Previously, Mr. Treadwell had been chief operating officer of the company, and prior to that, division president. Mr. Treadwell was also CEO of Oxford Automotive, a $1-billion automotive supplier, where he led the restructuring of the company. Mr. Treadwell was with Prechter Holdings for 19 years, ultimately serving as its CEO. Mr. Treadwell holds a BA with high honors in Business Administration from the University of Michigan.
Richard Burnett has been a member of our Board since December 2018 and currently serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Burnett became the President and Chief Executive Officer of Silver Creek Exploration, a privately owned independent oil and natural gas company engaged in the acquisition, development and exploration of non-operated unconventional natural gas and oil resources in the United States in November 2019. He previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Covey Park Energy, a private E&P company sponsored by Denham Capital, from July 2017 until Covey Park Energy was sold to Comstock Resources in July 2019. Prior to joining Covey Park Energy, Mr. Burnett served as Chief Financial Officer of 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 where he served as the Partner in Charge of the Energy Audit Practice within the Dallas / Ft. Worth Business Unit starting in June of 2012. Prior to joining KPMG LLP, Mr. Burnett spent time at Arthur Anderson LLP and Marine Drilling Companies, Inc. Mr. Burnett serves on the board of directors and as chairman of the audit committee of Select Energy Services, Inc., on the board of directors and as a member of the audit committee and compensation committee of Ranger Oil Corporation, and on the wind down board of directors of Sunrise Oil & Gas, Inc. Mr. Burnett is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas and received a B.B.A in Accounting from Texas Tech University.
Ryan Carroll has been a member of our Board since November 2018 and currently serves as a member of each of the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Carroll is currently a Managing Director and Head of Portfolio Management within the Private Credit Group at TCW Asset Management Company, LLC, which he joined in July of 2016. Prior to joining TCW, Mr. Carroll was a Managing Director within the US Private Capital Group at BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. from March 2015 until April of 2016. He joined BlackRock in March of 2015 with the acquisition of BlackRock Kelso Capital Advisors, which he joined in November 2005 and had served as a Managing Director from December 2012 until March 2015. Prior to joining BlackRock Kelso Capital, Mr. Carroll worked in the leveraged finance group at JPMorgan, where he began his career in 2004. Since September 2020, Mr. Carroll has served on the boards of AGY Equity, LLC, a manufacturer of specialty fiber glass yarns, and SSI Parent, LLC, a distributor of school supplies, furniture and curriculum. Since February of 2021, Mr. Carroll has served on the board of directors of RT Holdings Parent, LLC, the owner of over 200 restaurants operating under the Ruby Tuesday name. Previously, Mr. Carroll served on the board of U.S. Well Services, LLC from May 2018 until November 2018, Marketron Broadcast Solutions, LLC, from June 2012 to January 2016 and Bankruptcy Management Solutions, Inc. from October 2010 to January 2016. Mr. Carroll holds a BSBA with majors in finance, accounting and international business from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis.
Steve S. Habachy
Steve Habachy has been a member of our Board since March 2020 and currently serves as a member of each of the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee. Mr. Habachy has served as Co-Founder/Board Member/President of COO WildFire Energy LLC since June 2019. Prior to that, Mr. Habachy served as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Wildhorse Resource Development Corporate (NYSE: WRD) and WildHorse Resources II LLC from September 2016 until February 2019. Mr. Habachy joined WildHorse Resources LLC in 2010, where he served as Vice President of Operations from May 2010 to December 2012. From January 2013 to August 2016, Mr. Habachy served as Vice President, Operations of WildHorse Resources Management Company. From March 2007 to April 2010, Mr. Habachy was a Partner of Winter Ridge Energy LLC, where he served as Vice President of Engineering and Operations. Prior to 2007, Mr. Habachy served in a wide variety of technical engineering and management roles in Louisiana, East Texas and the Gulf Coast with Anadarko Petroleum and Hilcorp Energy Company. Further, Mr. Habachy served on the External Advisory Committee for the Department of Petroleum and currently serves on the Executive Chancellor’s Council for the UT System. Mr. Habachy received his bachelors and masters degrees in petroleum engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
Adam Klein has been a member of our Board since November 2018 and currently serves as Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and as a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Klein joined Crestview Partners in 2007 and is a partner, Chairman of the ESG committee and a member of the Investment Committee. Mr. Klein leads investments that span our industry capabilities with a focus on climate adaption. Prior to joining Crestview Partners in 2007, Mr. Klein worked as an investment professional at Centennial Ventures, Inc., where he invested in early- to mid-stage companies across multiple industries. Before joining Centennial Ventures, Mr. Klein worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions group at Compass Partners from 2001 to 2003, advising corporations and private equity firms on a wide range of transactions. Previously, Mr. Klein worked in the Media & Telecom group at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and then Credit Suisse from 2000 through 2001. Mr. Klein serves on the board of directors of CP Energy Services, Inc., LLC, W Energy Partners II and Upwell Water. Mr. Klein served on the board of directors of Endurance Lift Holdings, LLC from December 2011 to August 2018, Silver Creek Oil & Gas, LLC from May 2012 to August 2018, FBR & Co. from February 2010 to June 2014 and Select Energy Services, Inc. from November 2016 to May 2020. Mr. Klein received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an A.B. in Economics from Harvard College.
David J. Matlin
David J. Matlin has been a member of our Board since November 2018. Mr. Matlin previously served as the Chief Executive Officer and a director of USWS since inception in March 2016 to November 2018. Mr. Matlin is co-founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of MatlinPatterson Global Advisers LLC (MatlinPatterson), a distressed securities investment manager, which he co-founded in July 2002. Since 2015, he has served as the Chief Executive Officer (and a managing principal since December 2012) of MatlinPatterson Asset Management L.P. Prior to forming MatlinPatterson, Mr. Matlin was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse, and headed their Global Distressed Securities Group upon its inception in 1994. From 1988 to 1994, he served as a Managing Director and founding partner of Merrion Group, L.P. Mr. Matlin began his career as a securities analyst at Halcyon FSB Investments from 1986 to 1988. Since May 2021, Mr. Matlin has served as Chairman of the Board and as member of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee of Clene Nanomedicine Inc. In December 2000, he was appointed to the board of directors of MedTech Acquisition Corp. and Pristine Surgical, LLC. Mr. Matlin has also served on the board of directors of Traffk LLC since September 2020. Mr. Matlin previously served on the board of directors of Flagstar Bank FSB, a federally chartered savings bank, and Flagstar Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: FBC), a savings and loan holding company, from January 2009 until June 2021. Mr. Matlin also served as Chair of Flagstar Bancorp, Inc.’s Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee during the same period, having previously served as Chair of its Compensation Committee from January 2009 to January 2018 and as a member of that committee until March 2018. Mr. Matlin served on the board of directors of CalAtlantic Group, Inc. (NYSE: CAA), a U.S. homebuilder, from 2009 to 2018 and Global Aviation Holdings, Inc., an air charter company, from 2006 to 2012. Mr. Matlin obtained his JD from the Law School of the University of California at Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Science degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Eddie Watson has been a member of our Board since November 2018 and currently serves as a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Watson worked at Halliburton from 1981 through 2015 where he served in increasing roles of responsibility, most recently as Southern U.S. Region Operations Manager. During his tenure at Halliburton, Mr. Watson worked in several regions throughout the U.S., the Far East and the Middle East. Mr. Watson has been retired since 2015. Mr. Watson received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from New Mexico State University in 1980.