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WORK EXPERIENCE 

Feb 2017Present

Director HR Operations

American Midstream GP, LLC

Joined company ahead of $300M, 700 employee transaction to lead the HR service center which includes, compensation, benefits, payroll, project integration, and HR Systems for public (MLP) crude oil and natural gas gathering and transport company.

  • Led HR for M&A integration / divestment activities for 10 entities with 1250+ employees
  • Implemented system for workforce planning and employee cost metrics to better evaluate M&A transactions and provide more accurate budget and forecast figures
Nov 2010Feb 2017

Vice President, Human Resources

Bennu Oil & Gas, LLC

Reporting to CEO, general manager and member of senior leadership team for private equity backed, start-up oil & gas offshore E&P company ($500M).  Work with management and Board on business infrastructure, benefits, recruitment, compensation, and corporate governance.  Manage HR, facilities and IT functions.  Company closed operations in 2017.

  • Developed pay for performance system with market analysis and key performance indicators
  • Designed 409A compliant private company long-term incentive program for key employees
Dec 2010Nov 2013

Global Director (Head) Human Resources

RigNet

Reporting to CEO of international oilfield remote communications company ($400M).  Work with senior management and Board on public company infrastructure, mergers & acquisitions, global HR programs, and corporate governance. Left company due to merger to join executive team start-up.

  • Designed and deployed HR infrastructure to support headcount growth of 90% over 18 months
  • Increased customer support and develop talent pipeline, while reducing costs by $150K per year
July 2010Dec 2010

Human Resources Consultant

ENI Petroleum / Ceva Logistics
  • Ceva Logistics: HR process improvement planning for payroll, benefits, and HRIS team
  • Eni Petroleum: Compensation redesign career pathing, leveling criteria, and benchmarking.
May 2007July 1010

Vice President - HR & Risk Management

Geokinetics

Reporting to the CEO of seismic data acquisition company.  Managed global payroll, risk management, and HR for operations with 2500 employees in 17+ countries including Egypt, UK, Brazil, Angola, Singapore, and Colombia.  Company downsized in advance of a Chapter 11 process that led to company delisting from the AMEX and Chapter 7.

  • Redesigned international benefits program increasing benefits while reducing costs by 40%
  • Provided executive support to the Steering Committee for global Oracle HRIS/ERP implementation
Apr 2006May 2007

Manager, Human Resources

Paradigm Geophysical

Reporting to the Regional Operations VP, provided legal and HR services to global software company.  Partnered with global management team on strategic business initiatives, global compliance, compensation, and workforce planning.

  • Developed and deployed multi-currency, global compensation structure
  • Drafted Compensation Discussion & Analysis for S-1 in anticipation of initial public offering
May 2003Apr 2006

Senior Human Resources Professional

Burlington Resources (ConocoPhillips)

Global lead for workforce planning and enterprise-wide recruiting systems for ($2B+) exploration and production company.  Provided support to IT, Corporate Engineering, Finance, Audit, and International Operations.  Implemented training programs for employee development and worked with management to identify “high-potential” employees.

  • Primary HR for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance programs and audits
  • In-sourced EEO & AAP program saving department $75K per year
Oct 1998May 2003

Senior HR Consultant

Bashen Consulting

Specialized in federal and state employment law, insurance claims, employee relations, labor investigations, compliance and training for HR outsourcing firm.  Served as Team Leader for design and implementation of special projects and client services.  Blue chip clients include General Motors, CenterPoint Energy, Home Depot, Verizon, and Goodyear.

  • Developed business strategy to serve emerging insurance market, resulting in $3M in contracts.
  • Investigated over 300 complex employee relations/EEO cases in union & non-union environments

EDUCATION

PROFESSIONAL NOTES

  • Co-chairperson on the Human Resources Management Committee of the International Association of Geophysical Contractors (2008 & 2009)
  • Licensed Texas Type II Property & Casualty Insurance Adjuster (2000).
  • Advisor on Steering Committee for Employment Management Association of Houston (2003 & 2004).
  • Author of “Industry faces key-worker shortage: Solutions are available to resolve the looming tight market for skilled positions in the oil & gas industry.” E&P Magazine – September 2005, Hart Energy Publishing.

Work Samples

Certifications

May 2001Present

SPHR

SHRM
May 1998Present

Law License

State Bar of Texas