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  • 37 years operations and marketing experience in oilfield services
  • Marketing communications campaigns, new business development, market research, brand positioning and corporate identity development
  • Technical expertise in the disciplines of wireline, mud logging, directional drilling, measurements and logging while drilling, and geosteering
  • University of Missouri at Rolla, BS (Electrical Engineering)

Lawrence Burleigh

  • 18 years artificial lift technology experience, including strategy development and implementation, product management, business development and product cost reduction
  • Focus areas in conventional oil, unconventional plays, steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD), deepwater and geothermal applications
  • Certified Professional Engineer, Oklahoma
  • Case Western Reserve University, BS (Mechanical Engineering); University of Tulsa, MBA

  • Expertise designing and implementing operations and culture transformation programs
  • Experience with oil & gas, shipping, oilfield services equipment, industrial construction and maintenance industrial clients
  • Consulting experience with Booz & Company, Katzenbach Partners and McKinsey & Company
  • Naval aviator—flew F-14 Tomcats


  • 23 years global experience with two major oilfield service companies in senior leadership roles
  • Expertise includes drilling, completion and production operations, strategic and innovation management, R&D commercialization, sales and marketing, business development, and account and project management
  • BS (Chemical Engineering); PhD in progress (Earth Science)

Kevin Chell

  • 35 years of global management experience in upstream oil and gas sector
  • Technical and commercial knowledge across exploration and development projects including engineering, project management, supply chain management, fabrication, installation and operations
  • Developed and managed M&A activities and strategic alliances including international JVs and local partnerships
  • Successful top-line growth achieved through commercialization of new technologies and services, geographic expansion and market share gains
  • Roles in sales and marketing, global P&L management, product management, project management and operations
  • Imperial College, BSc (Civil Engineering); Cranfield, MBA


  • 30 years with a major oilfield services organization in operations, strategic planning, marketing and product launch
  • Performed portfolio analysis, technology acquisition analysis, strategic corporate planning, business planning and market research in cutting-edge technologies
  • Technical expertise in directional drilling, rotary steerables, measurement/logging-while-drilling, formation evaluation, surface data logging, geosteering/horizontal drilling, extended reach drilling, managed pressure/underbalanced drilling and data acquisition
  • Oversaw global marketing process for $2B product line; branding/messaging development for numerous new product launches including complete next-generation product family launch and milestone global launch of rotary steerable system
  • Global account management of #1 customer, sales management of deepwater territory
  • Louisiana State University, BS (Petroleum Engineering)

paola dibello

  • Expertise in market research, emerging technologies, new business development opportunity analysis, market entry strategies, branding and positioning
  • Experience conducting interdisciplinary market research and analysis regarding renewable energy development, markets, policies and programs
  • Technical expertise in leveraging customer relationship management (CRM) and geographic information system (GIS) technologies
  • University of Buenos Aires, Argentina (Architecture, LEED certified)


  • 22 years working in academia and at a major oilfield services firm as manager of publications
  • 22 years working as an independent providing graphic design and consulting for B2B and nonprofit organizations
  • Skills include website design and implementation, print media design, logo design, copywriting and editing, with a strong emphasis on corporate identity and branding
  • Expertise in designing online surveys for market research, followed by data analysis and presentation of results 
  • University of Houston, BA (English); University of St. Thomas, MA (Creative Writing)

Marcus Durant

  • 32 years senior oilfield services leadership roles with experience in global operations, business development, technology marketing and strategy development
  • Technical expertise in drilling and measurement technologies, directional drilling and well construction project management
  • Business process improvement, technology development and commercialization, business transformation, digital transformation, project risk management, quality management and HSE
  • Newcastle-Upon-Tyne University, BSc (Mining Engineering)

Jan Eckhoff

  • 34 years of international experience including strategy development and implementation, business development, sales, project management, product development, and product marketing and business management based on offerings including services, products and solutions predominantly for the upstream and midstream oil and gas industries
  • Software development and engineering, software product development, software product marketing
  • Real-time systems, supervisory control and data acquisition systems, control systems, operator training simulators, online simulators, design and engineering tools, dynamic modeling and simulation
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology (fka Norwegian Institute of Technology), MS (Electrical Engineering)


  • 45 years in oilfield operations, marketing, publishing and information services
  • Strategy and product development senior executive at leading information services firm
  • Marketing communications campaigns, new business development, market research, brand repositioning, corporate identity and crisis communications
  • Work experience at Schlumberger, Hart Publications and OneOffshore
  • Texas A&M, Columbia Business School (Marketing Management)
  • Registered petroleum engineer in Texas and Certified Business Communicator


Ken Havlinek


  • 29 years R&D, manufacturing and technology development experience in oilfield services
  • New business development, innovation, introducing new technologies to market, maximizing manufacturing efficiency, achieving world-class quality
  • Technical expertise in the disciplines of drilling, wireline, perforating, frac, completions, artificial lift and surface systems
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, BS and MS (Mechanical Engineering)


  • 18 years marketing, communications and research experience
  • In-depth interviewer and focus group moderator, customer value-oriented focus with satisfaction and mindshare measurement expertise
  • Development of position and strategy statements based on situation research analysis
  • University of Louisville, PhD (English, Rhetoric, Composition)


  • 15 years experience in managing special marketing projects for corporations such as Schlumberger, National Oilwell Varco, Exxon Mobil Chemicals and Reliant Energy
  • Public relations strategy development for local and national media
  • Extensive research and textual/visual communications in organizational histories and lessons learned
  • University of Arizona, MFA

Ricky Holloman

  • 27 years with major oilfield services companies involving operations, marketing, product management, technology, strategic planning, global account management, financial, HR and Learning & Development leadership roles
  • 3 years in corporate M&A roles with global oilfield services company
  • 7 years management consulting for small- to mid-sized industrial products and services companies
  • North Carolina State University, BS (Electrical Engineering); University of North Texas, MBA (Finance)

John Hurter

  • 25 years international management, marketing and sales, technology commercialization, and strategy consulting across the energy oil and gas value chain
  • Competitive target market intelligence, business risk identification, entry and growth acceleration strategies, and executive management decision support services
  • University of Texas at Austin, BBA (Business); University of Houston, BS (Technology); Duke University (Management)


  • 20 years international marketing and business development primarily in the oil and gas services sector in upstream and midstream operations
  • Participated in more than a dozen acquisitions in various roles including due diligence, strategic fit analysis and integration
  • Pricing optimization and value pricing development for product line profitability
  • Experienced trainer in value selling, pricing techniques, negotiations and account management
  • Market research process development to leverage knowledge into decisions that drive results
  • Experience in corporate identity development, strategic marketing, business development, growth strategies and business planning
  • Work experience at Baker Hughes, Willbros Engineers, Applied Process Solutions, Hanover (now Exterran), Petreco Process Systems (now Cameron)
  • Global experience and cultural awareness, fluent in Spanish and French
  • University of Tulsa, BA; Universidad de Salamanca


  • 25 years exploration and production operations and oilfield services P&L, research and marketing experience
  • Product portfolio analysis for investment optimization for R&D/marketing
  • Market research, value pricing and communications
  • Work experience at Saga Petroleum, Geco-Prakla and Schlumberger
  • BS (Mathematics/Physics/Chemistry); MS (Geophysics)


  • 35 years experience in the oil and gas service industry with a strong background in marketing, technology development, operations engineering and communications
  • Extensive experience in planning, developing and executing a wide range of communications and marketing products including brand, print, digital media, web, video and events, as well as experience in developing regional, national and international marketing and communications plans and budgets
  • Played a significant role in the overall brand and messaging strategy for a “blended” global organization, with parallel responsibilities that included aligning and integrating the marketing focus of two different companies as well as sourcing, building and overseeing a top-quality, expanded marketing organization
  • Video and webinar production, including scripting and post-production, and development of web-based training modules demonstrating product differentiation and value-selling scenarios
  • Adept at cultural awareness with travel to more than 40 countries, and extensive knowledge of current energy issues
  • Marketing certification, University of Houston

Marise Mikulis

  • 38 years global upstream experience with operators, service companies and technology providers
  • Business and Digital Transformation Whisperer
  • Expertise in integrated product/service management, portfolio optimization, complex global program management, business and technology strategy development and implementation, process improvement and operational change
  • Tufts University, BS Geology, BS Mathematics


  • 31 years in oilfield services at Schlumberger, including operations and general management, marketing & sales, research & development, geotechnical IT, risk analysis and petroleum economics
  • 11 years in entrepreneurial investment and startup in oil & gas as well as in global recreational boating and wholesale financial software industries
  • Six years in consulting in strategy and marketing roles as well as in petrotechnical roles
  • Live-in experience on four continents, 10 countries; fluent in English, French and Spanish with effective multicultural personal communications success
  • A talent for rapidly grasping complex new topics and for expressing them cogently to nonexpert audiences
  • Glasgow University, BSc Honors (Physics)


  • 18 years of industrial and high-tech work and consulting experience
  • Strategy development, market analysis, portfolio management, change management and business modeling
  • University of Oklahoma, BS (Chemical Engineering)
  • 28 years oilfield VP HR at several drilling and production product lines
  • Strong technical HR background with solid experience in high-performance team development, change management, organizational design, and incentive design and implementation
  • BA Business, MBA
  • Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP)

  • 30 years of demonstrated leadership in the upstream value chain
  • Wide range of Schlumberger experience in 10 countries spanning field operations, training, marketing strategy, pricing optimization, HR, supply chain, asset performance management and cost of service delivery optimization
  • M&A and growth strategy development experience
  • IIT Delhi, BS Electrical Engineering; University of California, MBA Finance

  • 40 years of international business development, operations, personnel management, sales and market research experience
  • Substantive knowledge of oilfield technology, including established well services and startup technologies
  • P&L, marketing and sales work experience for Schlumberger in 10 countries
  • University of Glasgow, BS (Physics Honors)

Robert Stein

  • 39 years sales, marketing and operations experience in energy and industrial distribution markets
  • Global downstream refining and chemical, gas utilities, midstream and upstream experience
  • Focused expertise in strategic growth planning, value proposition and delivery, strategic pricing models and operational P&L improvement
  • Sam Houston State University, BBA

  • Senior consulting executive to a wide variety of global oil and gas clients; has led numerous projects
  • International upstream and downstream P&L experience with Superior Oil, Mobil in the U.S., and Esso in Southeast Asia
  • Capital project planning, portfolio planning, reserves management, supply and trading, refining and marketing
  • Business strategy, cross-functional problem-solving, and applying leading information, supply chain and e-commerce technologies
  • Expertise in design and delivery of large-scale oil and gas training and change management projects using virtual classroom and interactive web technologies
  • MS (Industrial Administration), MBA, BS (Mechanical Engineering)

  • More than 30 years of experience in human resources, training and organizational development and effectiveness; extensive strategic consulting experience; national and global management responsibilities at Pricewaterhouse Coopers and Dell Computers
  • Skills in all aspects of HR strategy and practices, process and performance improvement, employee engagement and internal branding, culture and change management, and employee-customer engagement measures and practices
  • Deep experience in customer-centric organizational strategies including customer experience management, voice-of-the-customer processes and metrics; substantial reorganization and M&A experience
  • Management consulting, training and coaching in energy at Baker Hughes, Bristow Group, CenterPoint Energy, Cameron, Champion Technologies, CPS Energy, GEODynamics, Hess, Peoples Gas, Petroleum Geo-Services, Range Resources and Tenaris; in other industries at organizations such as Baylor University, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Deloitte & Touche, Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Marriott International, Matthews International, Mylan Labs, State of Texas, University of Pittsburgh and University of Texas, among others.
  • Creator of Value Chain Labs® and the Customer Focus Maturity Model®
  • St. Francis, MA (HR & Labor Relations); Ohio Northern, BA (Business); SPHR certification
  • Published in CEO Magazine, Human Resource Executive, Quality Progress, Executive Excellence and others

Steve Tomlinson

  • 39 years of technical and management experience in all aspects of manufacturing operations, HSEE, global logistics and operational excellence as a consultant and as a leader at Cameron, Vetco Gray and other companies
  • GE-certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt
  • APICS-certified Supply Chain Professional, member APICS, Lloyds-trained ISO auditor
  • BS (Industrial Technology); MBA


  • 30 years of strategic consulting experience focused on performance improvement, organizational transformation, merger integration and business growth, with consultancies such as Booz & Company
  • Broad operations functional background including manufacturing, Lean Six Sigma, operations and maintenance, supply chain, operational excellence and sourcing
  • Extensive experience working in oil and gas, chemicals, power generation, metals and manufacturing
  • Successfully led corporate transformations from initial solution recommendation to achievement of sustainable results
  • University of Chicago – Booth School of Business, MBA; University of California, Berkeley, MS (Electrical Engineering); University of Washington, BS (Electrical Engineering)

Larry Wagner

  • 40 years’ international business experience in senior management, operations, sales and marketing, primarily in the oilfield and marine seismic services sectors. Extensive consulting experience for oil & gas companies, geophysical contractors, oilfield service and private equity companies.
  • C-level and senior management positions in several seismic-sector companies (Western Geophysical, Western Geco, RXT, Seabed Geosolutions), including CEO of a publicly traded company.
  • Experience in the marine/offshore sector involving new vessel design and construction, vessel conversion, vessel operations and marine transportation.
  • Missouri Institute of Technology, AS degree (Electronic Engineering)


  • 21 years working in financial advisory, negotiations and legal activities in both upstream and downstream
  • High-level experience in mergers and acquisitions
  • Led, coached and directed teams of analysts, tax, legal and finance professionals
  • Recruited, interviewed and trained new personnel
  • University of Birmingham, U.K., Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering); University of Aberdeen, MS (Technology and Management in the Oil and Gas Industry); University of Texas McCombs School of Business, MBA


  • 18 years' technical and business experience in training and development, talent management, R&D, engineering design and application, manufacturing and process improvements
  • Delivered learning and development programs for technology and operations employees, led global training team, created procedures and curriculum for technology training enterprise-wide, established career development programs including career paths, competencies, learning paths and assessments
  • Developed and instructed six engineering courses, authored three course books and an extensive manual for improving corporate performance through successful talent management strategies
  • Positions held at Baker Hughes, VetcoGray and KONE Elevators
  • Oklahoma State University, BS (Mechanical Engineering); Texas A&M University, MBA


  • More than 30 years of experience in upstream oilfield service and EPC sectors of the petroleum industry
  • Extensive experience in all phases of mergers and acquisition process; managed 50+ completed transactions
  • Strong global experience in downhole drilling and completion equipment, including strategy formulation, new product development, marketing and commercialization of new technologies
  • Knowledge of EPC business including offshore structures, subsea, downstream, LNG and process technology licensing
  • Virginia Tech, BS Civil Engineering; University of Texas, MBA


  • 20 years working in oilfield service private equity, oil and gas investment banking and investment management
  • Held financial/analytical positions at NPV Consulting, SCF Partners, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse First Boston
  • Wide-ranging oilfield market and business analysis project experience
  • Duke University, BS Mathematics, BA Economics; Columbia Business School, MBA, Finance and International Business


  • 39 years in oil and gas operations in Schlumberger
  • P&L oilfield management, interpretation application development and training
  • Extensive overseas experience; fluent in two languages
  • Glasgow University, BSc Honors (Physics)
  • We hired Qittitut to help us develop and implement a Customer Excellence strategy designed to measure, improve and leverage the satisfaction and loyalty of our customers—and further differentiate us in the marketplace. Their expertise in this area and their ability to quickly understand our industry and culture were invaluable to our efforts. I would highly recommend them to any company seeking to take their customers’ experience to the next level.

    Director of Customer Excellence, Gas Pipeline Company

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