The people who are leading Nine
The leadership team of Nine Energy Service represents years of experience in oil and gas production, the best of the entrepreneurial spirit, a well-earned track record of serving clients, a strong vision for what can be and the determination to build Nine into an undeniable force in the industry.
Ann G. Fox
Chief Executive Officer
Her focus, knowledge, impeccable credentials and proven experience makes Ann Fox the ideal leader to serve as Nine Energy Service’s President and CEO. Ann graduated from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service with a Bachelors of Science in Diplomacy and Security in World Affairs. Upon graduation, she joined the private sector as an investment banking analyst in New York.
Answering a different call of duty, Ann then joined the Marines, where she served several tours of duty in Iraq on a team that reported directly to General David Petraeus. After Iraq, she completed her MBA from Harvard Business School.
Next was a move to Houston, Texas, where Ann was evaluating and executing investment opportunities within the oilfield sector at SCF Partners. Now, Ann is well positioned to take advantage of global opportunities for Nine.
Executive Vice President and President of US Cementing
With more than two decades of experience in challenging production environments, David Crombie knows what it takes to achieve flawless execution under pressure. He comes to Nine from Crest Pumping Technologies, LLC, which he founded and guided to success as President. Before starting Crest, David was Vice President of Operations and Sales for Pumpco Energy Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Complete Production Services (now part of Superior Energy Services). At Pumpco, he oversaw stimulation and cementing services in prolific, unconventional plays throughout the continental United States. And prior to Pumpco, David was employed by Halliburton Energy Services. Since 1994, he has worked in both cementing and stimulation operations in the areas of domestic and international operations, including the Permian Basin, the Fort Worth Basin, Oklahoma, the Gulf of Mexico and Saudi Arabia.
James Clair Holley
President, Nine Canada and US Completion Tools
An engineer by trade, Clair Holley has spent a lifetime in the oilfield services sector, rising through the ranks of international business and serving in key positions of management, operations, sales and marketing. As President of Canada for Nine Energy Service, he is a trusted executive with a sure hand and an innovative eye for growth.
For 25 years, Clair was with Baker Hughes, contributing his expertise to projects in South America, Europe, Russia and Africa. Since 2005, his home base has been in Canada, where he was responsible for the operations and sales of drilling systems, drill bits, wireline services and completion tool product lines for Baker.
Clair holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Montana Tech, and studied Business Management at Thunderbird School of Global Management and Financial Acumen at Mays Business School at Texas A&M.
Rocky Mountain Region
With his hands-on knowledge of the people, equipment and procedures it takes to complete a well right, there’s no better man to serve as Vice President for the Rocky Mountain Region than Rickey Green. Rickey started as a roughneck with Bomac Drilling, then moved to conventional and inflatable drill stem testing for Lynes, Inc., a Baker company. He then progressed to running cased hole packers and liners with Baker Oil Tools. Rickey became District Coordinator of Baker Oil Tools in 1998, and then moved up to District Manager in 2001. In 2006, after 25 years with Baker Hughes, he became a founding partner of Northern States Completions.
Before launching his career in oil field services, he attended the University of North Dakota in Williston.
Vice President, Completions Technologies
To claim the position of the energy services company of tomorrow, it takes vision, hands-on experience, and an ever-expanding command of innovation and emerging technologies. These are the qualities that make Nick Pottmeyer an ideal choice for Nine’s Vice President of Completions Technologies in North America. Deeply respected by the operators, Nick has been able to identify completion trends before our competition and introduce these to our customers. He will continue to be responsible for sourcing and commercializing new technologies throughout all of Nine’s service lines.
Before joining Nine Energy Service, Nick spent the last decade supervising, bidding, locating vendors, and generally managing all aspects of completion for hundreds of wells for Chesapeake Energy. During his career, he has worked as a roustabout, field engineer, drilling & completion foreman, production engineer, drilling engineer and completion superintendent for major energy companies in projects that range from deepwater platforms to traditional wells to horizontal wells in a host of challenging fields and formations.
Nick is a graduate of Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio, where he holds a B.S. Degree in Petroleum Engineering.
Vice President, Strategic Development
To stay at the top of its game, every company needs someone to implement and execute a strong financial growth strategy. At Nine Energy Service, we are fortunate to have Alex Bougaïeff in that key position. Working in concert with members of the executive team, Alex is responsible for growing and refining Nine’s service offerings profile. Alex oversees all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, from origination and valuation, through post-close integration. In addition, Alex reports to the CEO on various day-to-day financial operations of Nine.
Prior to serving in these capacities, Alex was with the Energy Investment Banking group at Raymond James and Associates in Houston. He advised clients in the energy industry on mergers and acquisitions, public and private capital raises, and other strategic transactions throughout energy service and equipment, midstream and exploration and production.
Prior to his tenure in energy investment banking, Alex spent a decade playing professional basketball in Europe. Alex graduated from Rice University with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Mathematics and Economics.
Vice President, Health, Safety and Environment
As we build a company responsive enough to meet tomorrow’s challenges, we know the importance of finding the best people to implement best practices. With extensive international and domestic experience in the management of HSE and oil and gas operations, Tim Heffernan is a superlative choice to oversee Nine Energy Service’s Health, Safety and Environment issues.
Tim began his career with Conoco, where he spent 18 years in Dubai, UAE working in HSE and oil/gas operations. Upon returning to the USA, Tim continued honing his skills with Baker Energy and MODEC International INC. While serving as MODEC’s Atlantic Operations HSE Manager, Tim spearheaded the development of an OHSAS 18001 & ISO 14001 HSE management system for their fleet of floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels operating in Mexico, Brazil and West Africa. This HSE management system was the first HSE management system certified to the ABS Guide for Marine Health, Safety, Quality, and Environment.
With leading edge accomplishments and credentials in world-class HSE management systems, Tim is well positioned to develop an integrated HSE processes for Nine Energy Service.