Executive Management

Our company leadership represents a strong combination of entrepreneurial creativity and technical competency that comes from years of experience working in our industry. This team is committed to helping our customers accomplish their goals.

Management Team

  • Josh Comstock

    Chairman and CEO

    Josh has served as our Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our Board of Directors since he founded C&J in 1997; he was elected Chairman in February 2011. From December 2010 through October 2012, Josh also held the position of President, before passing it to Randy McMullen, our Chief Financial Officer.  Prior to starting C&J, Josh worked for J4 Oilfield Service, a test pump services company, where his primary responsibility was working in natural gas production as a service contractor for Exxon. Josh began his career working as a foreman on several specialized natural gas pipeline construction projects. Through this experience, he gained extensive knowledge and understanding of the gathering and transporting of natural gas.

  • Randy McMullen

    President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Director

    Randy has served as our President since October 2012, and as our Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and a member of our Board of Directors since joining us in August 2005. Prior to C&J, Randy held various positions with Credit Suisse First Boston, the GulfStar Group and Growth Capital Partners.  Randy graduated magna cum laude from Texas A&M University with a B.B.A. in Finance.

  • Don Gawick

    Chief Operating Officer

    Don has served as our Chief Operating Officer since October 2012.  He served as President of Casedhole Solutions, Inc., the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, since its acquisition in June 2012, and previously served as Casedhole’s President and Chief Executive Officer from March 2010 through June 2012. Don started his oilfield career in 1979 with Schlumberger Ltd., over the course of which he has held numerous management positions with a focus on operations and marketing, included overseeing all of Schlumberger’s oilfield business segments. In addition, he has held senior leadership positions in oilfield services in sales, business and new technology development, service delivery and Health-Safety-Environmental management, with assignments throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Europe, the Far East and Latin America. Don ’s most recent assignments with Schlumberger were as Global Wireline Account Manager from October 2009 until March 2010, and as North America Wireline Marketing, New Technology and Cased Hole Business Development Manager from 2005 until 2009 (he was responsible for South America as well during 2005 and 2006).  He moved to Casedhole as President and Chief Executive Officer in March 2010.  Don graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1979 with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

  • Ed Keppler

    President of Casedhole Solutions, Inc.

    Mr. Keppler joined Casedhole in May 2010 as the Vice President and General Manager for the North Region. He has over 20 years of wireline experience in the North American market with extensive expertise in cased-hole operations, perforating, open-hole logging, and wellbore formation sampling. While employed by Schlumberger, Ed held numerous key management positions, including wireline district manager in six different locations, regional operations manager for the state of Alaska, Engineering Sustaining Manager and Cased-Hole Service Delivery Manager for the U.S. Ed’s last position before joining Casedhole was Global Wireline Technical Support Manager for Weatherford. He graduated from New Mexico State University with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1990.

  • Barry Beadle

    President of Total E&S, Inc.

    Barry has served as the President of Total E&S, Inc. since 2004, when he founded the company. Prior to C&J’s acquisition of Total in April 2011, he also served as Total’s chief executive officer and as a member of its board of directors. Through Total, Barry runs our equipment manufacturing business, whereby we manufacture hydraulic fracturing, coiled tubing, pressure pumping and other equipment used in the energy services industry, as well as provide equipment repair services and sell oilfield parts and supplies to third-party customers, in addition to meeting our own internal needs. Prior to founding Total, Barry spent over ten years working in various roles for several oilfield equipment manufacturing, repair and refurbishment companies, including HydraRig/National Oilwell Varco, Texas Equipment and Stewart & Stevenson.

  • Ted Moore

    Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

    Ted has served as our Executive Vice President since October 2012, and as our General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since February 2011. Prior to that time, Ted practiced corporate law at Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. from 2002 through January 2011. Ted represented public and private companies and investment banking firms in numerous capital markets offerings and mergers and acquisitions, primarily in the oil and gas industry. He received a B.A. in Political Economy from Tulane University and a J.D. from Tulane Law School.

  • Pat Bixenman

    President - Research & Technology

    Pat has served as our President-Research and Technology since October 2012. He has over 27 years of experience in the oilfield services industry working for Schlumberger Ltd in engineering and manufacturing. He also has over 20 years of experience in management.  Pat’s product knowledge is diverse having contributed to technology developments in wireline formation testing, coiled tubing, sand control tools, electrical submersible pumps, completions products, drill stem testing and subsea landing strings.  He remains involved in the creative process and is a named inventor on over 30 US patents.  Pat has built teams for emerging product lines and has managed large engineering and manufacturing facilities.  Pat’s educational background is in Mechanical Engineering with degrees from Tennessee Technological University and Rice University.

  • Lance Dunn

    Senior Vice President - Sales & Marketing

    Lance has served as our Senior Vice President–Sales & Marketing since October 2012. From July 2010 through October 2012, he served as Casedhole’s Vice President–Sales & Marketing. Lance has over 30 years of oilfield experience, focused mainly in wireline sales and marketing. For the last 15 years, Lance has held sales management positions in the U.S., the Middle East, Far East and in Europe. His last assignment was with Schlumberger as the Wireline Sales Manager for U.S. Onshore, managing a sales force of approximately 100 employees across all land basins, with multiple city and field sales managers reporting to him. Lance brings deep experience in sales force development and coordination, market analysis, and strategic planning to Casedhole. He graduated from Cornell University in 1979 with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering.

  • Mike Hobbs

    Senior Vice President – Corporate Operational Development

    Mike Hobbs has served as our Senior Vice President–Corporate Operational Development since October 2012. Following our acquisition of Casedhole in June 2012 through October 2012, he served as Vice President – Operations for Casedhole. Mike joined Casedhole in April 2010 as Vice President and General Manager for the South region, before being promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Mike has over 30 years experience in the oilfield service industry, with 27 years spent in wireline service, the first fourteen of which were with Schlumberger in numerous operational and management positions in the Permian Basin. After leaving Schlumberger in 1997, Mike founded E.M. Hobbs, Incorporated where he was influential in the development and implementation of many of the multi-stage completion procedures and techniques that are currently used today within the wireline service industry. Mike grew a one-wireline unit and two-employee business based in Sonora, Texas into a 21-wireline unit business with 120 employees working out of five locations in Texas and New Mexico. Mike left the company shortly after selling to WH Energy and the name of the company was changed to Enertech Wireline, which was subsequently sold to Smith and most recently became part of Schlumberger.

  • Billy Driver

    Senior Vice President – Hydraulic Fracturing

    Billy served as our Vice President—Hydraulic Fracturing since joining us in August 2007 through October 2012, at which point he was promoted to Senior Vice President—Hydraulic Fracturing. He is responsible for our hydraulic fracturing operations. Billy has 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining our company, he worked for Halliburton in the capacity of equipment operator, service supervisor, field service quality coordinator, operations manager and camp manager from August 1990 to August 2007.

  • Mike McCoy

    Senior Vice President – Coiled Tubing

    Mike joined us as Vice President—Coiled Tubing in April 2012 and was promoted to Senior Vice President-Coiled Tubing in October 2012. He is responsible for our coiled tubing operations. Mike has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas services industry and has managed coiled tubing operations throughout the U.S, working for Halliburton/Otis Engineering, BJ Services/Baker Hughes, Express Energy Services and Integrated Production Services, a division of Complete Production Services. From December 2008 through April 2012, Mike was employed by Integrated Production Services where he served as Area Region Manager for Coiled Tubing until the Complete Production Services and Superior Energy Services merger, at which point he was promoted to Region General Manager for the Northern Region. From April 2006 through December 2008, Mike served as President of Coiled Tubing and Snubbing Service for Express Energy Services, a privately held company, having started both of these product lines for Express and grown them to multiple units and districts. Mike has extensive experience operating in most of the shale plays in North America, and tremendous knowledge of coiled tubing and associated equipment, where many of his improvements to equipment are still used.

  • Brandon D. Simmons

    Vice President - Coiled Tubing

    Brandon has been with our company since 2001, primarily as an operational manager of our coiled tubing unit. Brandon has served as our Vice President—Coiled Tubing since 2005. Brandon operated the first Stewart & Stevenson coiled tubing unit ever built and has a complete mechanical knowledge of coiled tubing units and supporting equipment. Brandon has been heavily involved in the design of our coiled tubing units. Prior to joining our company, Brandon spent eight years with Superior Energy and Preeminent Coiled Tubing Services operating coiled tubing units.

  • Pat Winstead

    Vice President - Facilities and Infrastructure

    Pat has served as our Vice President—Facilities and Infrastructure since October 2012.  From 2008 through October 2012, he served as Vice President—Sales and Marketing. Pat’s primary role at our company is to support the Company’s growth and ensure efficient management of our operational and geographic expansion. Pat spent the last 25 years prior to joining C&J working in various sales and marketing roles for several companies, including Ainsworth Trucking and SUNDANCE Cattle Co.

  • Mark Cashiola

    Vice President – Controller

    Mark joined C&J Energy Services, Inc. in January 2011 and has served as our Vice President and Controller since July 2012. He has 14 years of U.S. GAAP and SEC reporting experience, the majority of which has been spent in the energy industry. Prior to joining the Company, Mark was Senior Controller for Precision Drilling Oilfield Services Corporation for two years and, before its acquisition by Precision, Mark was Assistant Controller for Grey Wolf, Inc. for four years. Mark began his career in public practice working for Arthur Andersen, L.L.P. and KPMG, L.L.P. for a combined six years, most recently as Audit Manager. He received a B.B.A. in Accounting from Texas A&M University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas.

  • Marty Kunz, SPHR

    Vice President - Human Resources

    Marty joined us as Vice President of Human Resources in July 2012.  He has over 20 years of Managerial and Human Resources experience, the majority of which have been spent in the Oil and Gas Industry.  Prior to joining C&J, Marty was the Vice President of Human Resources for Newpark Drilling Fluids for 5 ½ years.  From 2005 through 2007, he was with The Shaw Group, Inc. as Sr. Director of Human Resources for Shaw’s Environmental and Infrastructure Division. Marty started his career at Mustang Engineering, Inc. as their Sr. Director of Human Resources, a position he held for 11 years, where he managed the Human Resources function from inception through that company’s sale to The Wood Group. Marty brings to C&J extensive knowledge in all areas of human resources, including executive consulting, compensation, benefits, employee relations, mergers and acquisitions, International HR, career development, performance management and corporate ethics and compliance. Marty holds a B.B.A. degree from The University of Houston in Organizational Behavior and Management, as well as an M.A. from The University of Texas at Austin in Human Resource Development Leadership, and he is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).  He is an active member and former Board Member of the HR-Houston Professional Association, as well as an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

  • Troy Vickers

    Director – EHSS

    Troy is the Director, EHSS for C&J Energy Services.  His responsibilities include HSE, DOT, and Security for C&J. Troy has 35 years of experience in various oil and gas refining, exploration and production and alternative energy development and operations. Prior to joining us, Troy was the Director, Oil and Gas Sector, Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure, Inc., a division of The Shaw Group. At Shaw he was responsible for developing and guiding Shaw’s efforts to expand its portfolio of oil, gas, and resources services. Troy has served as Global Health, Safety, Security and Environmental (HSSE) Manager for BP’s Remediation Management team where he supervised HSSE professionals worldwide, assisted in contract negotiations and advised senior management on HSSE affairs, remediation and legal strategy.  At BP Troy also worked as the HSSE Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Manager for BP America, as HSSE manager for major projects such as BP’s Thunder Horse and Mad Dog deepwater projects, and as manager and engineer for onsite production and field operations.   He was the HSSE Resource Manager for BP during the Macondo spill response.  Prior to BP, Troy held many positions in Amoco including production engineer, drilling engineer and foreman, HSE advisor, and Deputy Director of Regulatory Affairs for Amoco Corporation. Troy chaired the American Petroleum Institute’s Upstream Environmental Committee for 10 years and the Coalbed Methane Association of Alabama’s Environmental Committee when the first fracking lawsuit was brought -- Legal Environmental Assistance Foundation (LEAF) vs. EPA and was on the Board of Directors for the Black Warrior River Cooperative. Troy was also appointed by the Secretary of the Interior to serve on a Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee, formed under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, to address wildlife impacts of wind turbines. Troy was a founding member and has served in various capacities including Chairman of the State Review of Oil and Gas Regulations, Inc. (STRONGER) a non-profit organization of state, industry, and public interest stakeholders that reviews and advises state regulatory agencies on their oil and gas environmental programs. Troy currently is a member of the Louisiana Oilfield Site Restoration Commission and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission.  He also serves on the on the Bioenvironmental Sciences Professional Board at Texas A&M University.  A graduate of Mississippi State University in Civil Engineering, he is a Registered Professional Engineer, licensed in 6 states, including Texas.

Board of Directors

  • Josh Comstock

    Chairman of the Board and President and CEO

    Josh has served as our Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our Board of Directors since he founded C&J in 1997; he was elected Chairman in February 2011. From December 2010 through October 2012, Josh also held the position of President, before passing it to Randy McMullen, our Chief Financial Officer.  Prior to starting C&J, Josh worked for J4 Oilfield Service, a test pump services company, where his primary responsibility was working in natural gas production as a service contractor for Exxon. Josh began his career working as a foreman on several specialized natural gas pipeline construction projects. Through this experience, he gained extensive knowledge and understanding of the gathering and transporting of natural gas.

  • Randy McMullen

    President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Director

    Randy has served as our President since October 2012, and as our Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and a member of our Board of Directors since joining us in August 2005. Prior to C&J, Randy held various positions with Credit Suisse First Boston, the GulfStar Group and Growth Capital Partners.  Randy graduated magna cum laude from Texas A&M University with a B.B.A. in Finance.

  • Darren Friedman

    Director

    Mr. Friedman is a Partner of StepStone Group LLC, focusing on private equity partnership, equity and mezzanine investments. Prior to joining StepStone, Mr. Friedman was a Managing Partner of Citi Private Equity, managing over $10 billion of capital across three private equity investing activities. Mr. Friedman sits or has sat on the Boards or advisory Boards of several portfolio companies, funds and a number of Investment Committees. Prior to joining Citi Private Equity, Mr. Friedman worked in the Investment Banking division at Salomon Smith Barney. Mr. Friedman received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois.

  • James P. Benson

    Director

    Mr. Benson is a founding stockholder and a Managing Partner of Energy Spectrum, which manages private equity through institutional partnerships styled as Energy Spectrum Partners and Energy Trust Partners, and also manages a Financial Advisory business focused on energy mergers and acquisitions and institutional financings named Energy Spectrum Advisors, Inc. Energy Spectrum was established in 1996. Prior to Energy Spectrum, Mr. Benson was a Managing Director of Reid Investments, Inc., a private investment banking firm focused on energy mergers and acquisitions and financial advisory services, joining the firm in mid-1987. He started his career at InterFirst Bank Dallas, and was a credit officer focused on energy lending and energy work-out. Mr. Benson graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.S. in Finance and earned his M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance from Texas Christian University.

  • Michael Roemer

    Director

    Mr. Roemer has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Co., a private equity group, and a partner in several affiliate funds of Hammond, Kennedy since 2000. Prior to joining Hammond, Kennedy, Mr. Roemer served as a Stockholder and Vice President of Flackman, Goodman & Potter, P.A. from 1988 to 2000. Mr. Roemer is a licensed CPA with over 20-five years experience, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Roemer received his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Rhode Island.

  • H. H. “Tripp” Wommack, III

    Director

    Mr. Wommack is currently the Chairman and CEO of Saber Oil and Gas Ventures, LLC, an oil and gas company that focuses on acquisition and exploitation efforts in the Permian Basin of West Texas and Southeast New Mexico. Mr. Wommack has served in this position since August 2008. Mr. Wommack also serves as the Chairman of Cibolo Creek Partners, LLC, which specializes in commercial real estate investments, and Globe Energy Services, LLC, an energy services company in the Permian Basin. Prior to his current positions, Mr. Wommack was Chairman, President and CEO of Southwest Royalties, Inc. from August 1983 to August 2004 and Saber Resources from July 2004 until August 2008. Additionally, Mr. Wommack was the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Basic Energy Services (formerly Sierra Well Services, Inc.), and following its initial public offering, Mr. Wommack continued to serve on the Board of Basic Energy Services through June 2009. Mr. Wommack graduated with a B.A. from the University of North Carolina, Chappell Hill, and earned a J.D. from the University of Texas.

  • C. James Stewart, III.

    Director

    Mr. Stewart is currently the Chairman of Stewart & Sons Holding Co., a position he has held since 2003. From 1972 to 2003, Mr. Stewart worked at Stewart & Stevenson in multiple capacities, including serving as Executive Vice President and Director from 1999 to 2003. Mr. Stewart received a B.S. from Texas Christian University.

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