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

    Ann G. Fox

    President and Chief Executive Officer

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    Her focus, knowledge, impeccable credentials and proven experience makes Ann Fox the ideal leader to serve as Nine Energy Service's President and Chief Executive Officer. 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.

  • David Crombie

    David Crombie

    Chief Operating Officer and EVP

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    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.

  • Bruce Morgan

    Bruce Morgan

    President, Production Solutions

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    Bruce Morgan is a major reason why Nine Energy Service is emerging as a leader in innovative production techniques. Now serving as President of Production Solutions, Bruce is a true entrepreneur, whose career spans more than two decades in the oilfield industry.

    After graduating from Mississippi State University with a BS in Engineering, Bruce went to work for Schlumberger, where he started in North Texas, running an openhole/casehole truck. His success led to continual advancement at Schlumberger, including positions handling all onshore and offshore wireline for Union Pacific Resources; serving as location manager in Natchez, Mississippi; managing all wireline operations for Unocal in Lafayette, Louisiana, before transferring to Houston; and serving as operations manager for West Texas, where he oversaw all wireline operations in the Permian Basin.

    Bruce left Schlumberger and worked for a startup wireline company in West Texas. He then became regional manager for STS Rental and Supply, overseeing operations in West Texas and later, Williston, North Dakota.

    Bruce started his own company, Peak Pressure Control in 2010, which became a vital part of Nine Energy Service.

  • Clinton Roeder

    Clinton Roeder

    Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

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    Clinton Roeder has deep experience and knowledge of global finance and markets and was named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Nine in December 2017.

    Prior to that, he was Chief Financial Officer of Total Safety, USA, a global leader in integrated finance solutions, with operations in 165 facilities across 30 countries. He has also served as Chief Financial Officer of Vopak Americas, a global publicly listed tank terminal company. A Certified Public Accountant, Clinton began his career in auditing with EY and received his CPA in 1994.

    He holds an MBA from Tulane University and a Bachelor's of Business Administration from St. Mary's University.

  • Ted Moore

    Ted Moore

    Senior Vice President and General Counsel

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    Ted Moore brings the right blend of corporate expertise and industry knowledge to Nine. Ted spent the last 6 years with C&J Energy Services as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Risk Officer. Joining in 2011, Ted helped prepare and execute C&J's IPO, as well as manage all public company reporting and compliance after C&J successfully went public. Prior to joining C&J, he practiced corporate law at Vinson & Elkins LLP from 2002 through January 2011, representing public and private companies in capital markets offerings and mergers and acquisitions, primarily in the oil and gas industry.

    As SVP and General Counsel, Ted will be responsible for all legal guidance and compliance for Nine and working with the leadership team to set the strategy for the company.

    Ted holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Economy, magna cum laude, from Tulane University and a J.D. from Tulane Law School.

  • Brett Luz

    Brett Luz

    Chief Accounting Officer

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    S. Brett Luz has been Chief Accounting Officer of the Company since September 2018. He served as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Willbros Group, Inc., a specialty energy infrastructure contractor, from September 2017 to September 2018. He also served in many other capacities at Willbros from April 2011 through September 2017 including Director of Financial Reporting, Assistant Controller, and Corporate Controller - Reporting. In addition, he served in several positions within the audit and assurance practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from January 2003 through April 2011 and several positions within Weaver and Tidwell LLP from January 2000 to January 2003. Mr. Luz earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance from Texas Christian University in 1999. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

  • Clair Holley

    Clair Holley

    Chief Technology Officer

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    With our focus on bringing our customers the best technological solutions, there's no better person to serve as Nine's Chief Technology Officer than Clair Holley. Clair previously served as President of Nine Energy Canada and U.S. Completion Tools, where he drove many of Nine's technology initiatives as well as led the formation of key strategic partnerships.

    An engineer by trade, Clair's impressive 30+-year career has been in the oilfield services industry, where he gained insight and experience in a number of disciplines across the world including operations, sales, marketing, and management. Prior to joining Nine, he spent 25 years with Baker Hughes working on projects in North America, South America, Europe, Russia, and Africa. His last 8 years with Baker Hughes were spent in Canada where Holley oversaw the operations and sales of the wellbore construction product lines. Clair holds a Bachelor's degree 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.

  • Nick Pottmeyer

    Nick Pottmeyer

    Vice President, US Completion Tools

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    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.

  • Alex Bougaïeff

    Alex Bougaïeff

    Vice President, Finance, Corporate Development and Treasurer

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    Alex Bougaieff has served as Vice President – Finance, Corporate Development and Treasurer since February 2017. Alex previously served as Vice President – Strategic Development between September 2015 and February 2017. He joined the Company as an Associate – Strategic Development in September 2013. Prior to that, from 2011 to 2013, he was an analyst in the Energy Investment Banking group of Raymond James where he worked on financial advisory and debt and equity offering transactions.

    Prior to his tenure in energy investment banking, Alex was a professional athlete for 10 years. Alex graduated from Rice University with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Mathematics and Economics.

  • Heather Schmidt

    Heather Schmidt

    Vice President, Investor Relations and Marketing

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    Heather successfully led the creation, execution, and launch of the brand to both the internal and external audiences. As the Vice President of Investor Relations and Marketing she is responsible for the strategy development and communication of the operational health of the company to investors and the marketplace, plus risk management and litigation strategies. Additionally, Heather is responsible for the company's Marketing and Public Relations.

    Heather brings a strong and diverse background that includes fundraising and donor relations for a national political campaign and marketing for an NBA sports team. Before joining Nine, she was with SCF Partners. Heather received her Bachelor's degree from Columbia University in New York, where she also played soccer and an MBA from Rice University in Houston.