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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 is on the board of directors—serving as Lead Director—of Patterson-UTI Energy, one of the largest drillers in North America and the leading provider of pressure pumping. He is also the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the University of St. Thomas in Houston; a director of the Houston Food Bank, the largest food bank in the U.S.; a director of the Cullen Trust for Higher Education; and a director and President of the Freebird Foundation, a private family charitable foundation. Curtis is a former Chairman of the Texas Business Law Foundation and Chair of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. He earned a B.A. 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. He started his career with Chevron in Canada in 1988 after graduating with honors in Petroleum Engineering Technology from SAIT Polytechnic where he majored in drilling engineering technology. 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.
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 is the Vice President of Western Hemisphere for Impact Fluid Solutions, and has 38 years of experience in the drilling fluids industry. He joined Impact in 2013 after serving for nearly 33 years at M-I SWACO, where he held a number of operational and sales management positions in the U.S. and Brazil, including North America sales manager from 2005 to 2013. Jack holds a BA in business administration from Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas.
Jené is an award-winning Marketing Manager for Impact Fluid Solutions and joined the company in 2016. Prior to her position at Impact, Jené worked for Newpark Drilling Fluids as a global marketing leader. Jené earned multiple marketing awards for her achievements at both Newpark and Impact Fluid Solutions. Before her career in the upstream oil and gas industry, Jené worked in television as a meteorologist and reporter at ABC and CBS stations in Texas and Alabama. Jené earned her Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from the University of South Alabama.