Curtis is the Chairman of Impact Fluid Solutions. He is also President and Chairman of Freebird Partners, a private investment firm focused on investments in the oilfield services industry. Freebird is the majority owner of Impact and owns interests in various oilfield product and service companies.
Curtis has over 30 years experience in the financial and energy industries, in roles including co-founder of Intervale Capital, a private equity firm dedicated to oilfield services; President and Chief Executive Officer at Grant Prideco, the world’s largest drill pipe manufacturer; Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Weatherford International, Inc.; and an attorney for 15 years at Fulbright & Jaworski, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions and securities law.
Curtis has served as Chairman of the Board of Patterson-UTI since June 2020, as a director of Patterson-UTI since May 2001 and served as a director of UTI Energy Corp. (“UTI”) from 1997 to May 2001. Patterson-UTI Energy, one of the largest drillers in North America and the leading provider of pressure pumping. Curtis is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas and is actively involved with various charities, including the Houston Food Bank., the largest food bank in the U.S. Curtis is a former Chairman of the Texas Business Law Foundation and Chair of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.
Curtis earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science as well as a J.D., with honors, from the University of New Mexico. He earned an L.L.M. in Corporate Law from New York University.
Rod is President and Chief Executive Officer of Impact Fluid Solutions, a position he assumed in 2015. Prior to joining Impact, Rod was Vice President of Halliburton Project Management from 2011 to 2015, President and CEO of Xtreme Drilling and Coil Services from 2007 to 2011, and served in various roles with Schlumberger IPM from 1995 to 2007 in Venezuela, Mexico, Canada, Indonesia, Russia and the United States. Rod started his career with Chevron in Canada in 1988. Rod was formerly a director of Xtreme Luxembourg, Xtreme Saudi Arabia (a joint venture) and Trinidad Drilling International (a joint venture). He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta, and the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Rod graduated with honors in Petroleum Engineering Technology from SAIT Polytechnic where he majored in drilling engineering technology.
Harnad is Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Impact Fluid Solutions. Prior to joining Impact in 2012, Harnad held a variety of finance and tax management positions with Schlumberger, M-I SWACO and Smith International Inc. for 30 years, covering North and South America, Europe, Russia Caspian, Africa and the Middle East. Harnad’s career in the oilfield began in 1982 with Schlumberger in the Middle East with assignments in Dubai, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. After being assigned to Venezuela in 1991, Harnad moved to the U.S. in 1992 and from there to M-I SWACO in 2003. After six years with M-I SWACO in Nigeria, South Africa and the U.K., Harnad was transferred to Smith International Inc. Egypt and Dubai before returning to Houston to join Impact’s leadership team.
Harnad earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.
Jack holds the position of Vice President of Western Hemisphere at Impact Fluid Solutions, boasting an impressive 40 years of experience in the drilling fluids industry. In 2013, he joined Impact, following a successful tenure of nearly 33 years at M-I SWACO. During his time at M-I SWACO, Jack held various operational and sales management roles in both the United States and Brazil. Notably, he served as the North America sales manager from 2005 to 2013.
Jack earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from Southwestern University.
Jené became a part of Impact Fluid Solutions in 2016, directing all aspects of Global Marketing. Before joining Impact, she served as the global marketing leader at Newpark Drilling Fluids, where her contributions were recognized with numerous marketing honors. She is also responsible for implementing our “Impact Our World” charitable giving campaign each year, providing financial resources to numerous non-profit beneficiaries. Jené’s expertise and achievements have consistently garnered recognition, both during her time at Newpark and Impact.
Before venturing into the upstream oil and gas sector, Jené enjoyed a successful career as a meteorologist, working for local ABC and CBS stations in Texas and Alabama for nearly a decade.
Jené holds a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from the University of South Alabama and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Baylor University.
Justin is the Global Technical Director at Impact. He has worked for the company since its inception in 2005. Justin is currently the longest tenured employee. Justin’s role with the company has evolved, from leading the research and development department, to managing technical support, field engineering and interacting with customers with global visits. Justin also manages the manufacturing and quality assurance, quality control process globally.
Justin started his career in the oil and gas industry with Schlumberger Dowell, where he worked as a fluid technician in several locations around the world. He subsequently moved into the technical team at Schlumberger’s Research Center, where he worked on drilling fluid compositions and product development
Reinaldo is the Regional Director for Latin America (LAM) at Impact Fluid Solutions. Reinaldo partners with operators to develop customized fluid solutions for drilling, well construction, and completions challenges in Latin America, notably in Mexico, Colombia, Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Central America, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, and Ecuador. He has served this role since 2016.
Reinaldo brings a great deal of knowledge and experience from his previous roles as a leader in a variety of global regions and product segments. Before leading the LAM region for Impact, Reinaldo worked at Weatherford, Welltec, Baker Hughes, and Schlumberger.
Reinaldo earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Simón Bolívar University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA). He has co-authored several technical papers with operators and service companies.
Sasha Syrapushchynski is an accomplished oil and gas professional with a diverse background in engineering and management. In 2017, he joined the Impact team, assuming the position of Manager for the Asia Pacific region. Over the years, Sasha’s responsibilities have expanded, and he currently oversees operations not only in the Asia Pacific Region but also in the Middle East and Caspian regions.
Sasha’s dedication to his work is evident through his extensive travel, dividing his time between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Abu Dhabi, UAE. Before joining Impact, he gained valuable experience in various positions in Canada and the United States, working with M-I SWACO/Schlumberger.
Sasha pursued his Engineering Studies in Designing and Manufacturing of Computer-Controlled Electronic Devices at the Belarussian State University of Informatics and Radio-electronics. Additionally, he holds an MBA degree from Cardiff Metropolitan University, further enhancing his expertise in management and business. Beyond his educational accomplishments, Sasha is currently pursuing a Doctorate degree in Business Administration at the College de Paris.
Paul serves as the Product Development & Technology Centre Manager, with a key responsibility of supervising and leading our team at the Global Technology Centre in Cornwall, United Kingdom. He became a part of the company back in 2006, when it was in its initial stages of operation.
Prior to joining Impact, Paul worked as the UK sales and marketing manager for a global leader in passive electrical components and systems. Paul has more than 30 years of expertise in the oil and gas industry’s upstream sector. He began his professional career as a fluid scientist with International Drilling Fluids, then went on to work with Schlumberger Dowell and Akzo Nobel, where he was heavily involved in product development. Paul obtained valuable expertise conveying new technology from the technical center to the field as well as delivering technology transfer sessions to regional business units throughout his tenure.
With over 25 years of experience in the oilfield, Scott has gained extensive expertise in well construction, sand control, and completions. Currently, he serves as a key member of the Impact team, specializing in wellbore stabilization. Scott’s journey with Impact began in 2008 when he joined the company. Prior to this, he had held technical and business development positions at Schlumberger and Weatherford. Throughout his career, Scott has undertaken projects across various regions, starting from the North Sea and Europe and advancing to assume regional responsibilities in West Africa and the Middle East.
Scott holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Geology from Newcastle University.
Stacey brings over a decade of well-rounded oilfield experience that includes managing drilling and completion fluids projects in both deepwater offshore and onshore environments around the world and managing the cement business segment in Angola, Central and East Africa.
Stacey worked in various regions in the US and then spent several years in the African Continent including Angola, Central & East Africa, Ghana, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Mauritania, Guinea, and Gambia, providing her with a global perspective and cultural adaptability. Most recently Stacey was a Product Champion at SLB for their Well Construction Fluids global automation business development. This role also included new product development and commercialization.
Stacey holds a Master of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University. She also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana.
Francisco is an experienced engineer with more than 15-year tenure in the oil and gas industry. His expertise lies in providing pressure pumping services for both offshore and onshore operations, specializing in Cementing and Hydraulic Fracturing. Throughout his career he has effectively managed teams and equipment, designing and executing numerous cementing operations for onshore and offshore projects. His commitment to ensuring optimal performance and service quality has earned him a reputation as a reliable professional in the field.
Francisco pursued additional education, completing Operational and Technical courses, as well as an Advanced Cementing course. His continuous learning, combined with his extensive operational experience, has honed his technical prowess in various critical topics, including cement chemistry, HPHT (High-Pressure High-Temperature) cementing, cementing equipment, horizontal wells, cement chemical additives, simulation software for cementing and fracturing, CAD software, casing accessories, zonal isolation, mud removal, lost circulation prevention, lightweight cement systems, and fluid rheology.
Before joining Impact in 2017, Francisco’s career journey included working with O-Tex and Schlumberger, where he held diverse roles in different regions, including Mexico and Midland.