Phillip A. Gobe
Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Directors
Phillip Gobe began serving as Chairman of our board in July of 2019 and Executive Chairman of ProPetro in October 2019. Mr. Gobe currently sits on the Board of directors at Pioneer Natural Resources, Scientific Drilling International and Pantheon Resources. From 2004 to his retirement in 2007, Mr. Gobe acted as Chief Operating Officer, then President, for Energy Partners, Ltd. Prior to that, Mr. Gobe served three years as Chief Operating Officer of Nuevo Energy Company as well as numerous operations and human resources positions with Vastar Resources, Inc. and Atlantic Richfield Company ("ARCO"). Mr. Gobe received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Louisiana in Lafayette.
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Dale Redman is a co-founder of ProPetro, Chief Executive Officer since 2008, and a member of our board of directors since 2005. Mr. Redman has over thirty-two years of executive and entrepreneurial experience in the energy services industry. He was a co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Downhole Injection Systems, LLC, which was sold in 2004. Prior to that, Mr. Redman was President and CEO of Reef Chemical Company from 1993 to 1998. Mr. Redman received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Texas Tech University.
Interim Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Holderness served as the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Concho Resources Inc. (“Concho”) from May 2015 to May 2016 and served as an adviser to Concho from May 2016 to January 2017. Mr. Holderness previously served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Concho from October 2012 to May 2015, the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from October 2010 to October 2012 and was the Vice President — Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from August 2008 to October 2010. From May 2008 until August 2008, Mr. Holderness was employed by Eagle Rock Energy Partners, L.P. as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. From November 2004 until May 2008, Mr. Holderness served as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Pioneer Natural Resources Company. Mr. Holderness currently serves as the Chairman of the board of directors and Chairman of the audit committee of Penn Virginia Corporation. Mr. Holderness holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Boise State University and is a certified public accountant.
Chief Operating Officer
David Sledge has served as our Chief Operating Officer since 2011. Mr. Sledge has over 37 years of experience in the energy services industry, Mr. Sledge currently serves on the Board of Directors for Comstock Resources, Inc. where he has served since 1996. Prior to joining ProPetro Mr. Sledge was Vice President - Drilling for Basic Energy Services from 2007 to 2009. Mr. Sledge was President and Chief Operating Officer of Sledge Drilling Corp., which was sold to Basic Energy Services in 2007. Mr. Sledge received a B.B.A. in Management from Baylor University.
Newton W. “Trey” Wilson III
Mr. Wilson has served as the Chief Executive Officer of WLP/Westex Well Services & Wilson Systems since April 2018. Mr. Wilson previously served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of MBI Energy Services from July 2016 to March 2018. From 2005 to May 2015, Mr. Wilson served in various roles for Key Energy Services, Inc., including Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and, prior to that, Senior Vice Present, General Counsel and Secretary. Mr. Wilson also served as Senior Vice Present, General Counsel and Secretary of Forest Oil Corporation from 2000 to 2005. Mr. Wilson has graduated from the Harvard Business School Executive Leadership Program, holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University, and holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Texas.
Chief Administrative Officer
Jeffrey Smith is a co-founder of ProPetro and has over 33 years of accounting and financial experience. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Smith served as President of Nittany Enterprises from 1991 to 2005, and before that Mr. Smith served as Chief Financial Officer for Southmark Commercial Management Inc., a national commercial real estate company. Mr. Smith is a licensed certified public accountant. Mr. Smith received a B.B.A. in Finance from Penn State University and a M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.
Chief Accounting Officer
Mr. Omavuezi previously served as the Director of Financial Reporting and Technical Accounting of the Company from April 2017 to October 2019. Prior to that, Mr. Omavuezi had over 10 years of accounting, internal controls and management experience serving publicly listed companies in the oilfield service and construction industries during his time with Deloitte. Mr. Omavuezi was previously employed by Deloitte as an Audit Manager from June 2014 to April 2017 and an Audit Senior from January 2007 to April 2014. Mr. Omavuezi holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Benin and a Master’s degree in Finance and Investment with Distinction from Brunel University and is a certified public accountant.