The following members make up the CSI Compressco Board of Directors.
Chairman of the Board
Brady M. Murphy has served as chairman of the board of directors since May 2019 and as a director since February 2018. Mr. Murphy also serves as TETRA’s President and Chief Executive Officer since May 2019 and as a member of its board of directors since December 2018. From February 2018 to May 2019, he served as TETRA’s President and Chief Operating Officer.
Prior to joining TETRA, Mr. Murphy served as chief executive officer of Paradigm Group B.V., a private company focused on strategic technologies for the upstream energy industry, from January 2016 until February 2018. Mr. Murphy previously served at Halliburton for 26 years and held numerous international and North America positions, including senior vice president – global business development and marketing, senior vice president – business development Eastern Hemisphere, and senior vice president – Europe/Sub –Saharan Africa region.
Mr. Murphy received his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and is an alumnus of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.
President and Director
Owen Serjeant has served as President of CSI Compressco GP and as a member of its board of directors since November 20, 2017. Mr. Serjeant served as Group Vice President – Global Operational Support of Schlumberger Limited, a publicly traded company subject to the reporting requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, from April 2016 to November 2017. From July 1999 until April 2016, Mr. Serjeant served in various senior operations management roles with increasing responsibility, including most recently as Corporate Vice President – Global Operational Excellence and Group Vice President - Compression Systems Division, at Cameron International Corporation, a publicly traded company prior to its acquisition by Schlumberger in April 2016. Mr. Serjeant began his career with Cooper Energy Services and served in a variety of operations, engineering, marketing, and sales roles from 1981 to 1999. He earned his BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from Aston University, United Kingdom, and his MBA degree from Henley Management College, United Kingdom.
Paul D. Coombs has served as an independent director of our general partner’s Board since May 6, 2014. Mr. Coombs has served as a member of TETRA’s board of directors since June 1994, as a member of its nominating and corporate governance committee since July 2012, and as a member of its audit committee since May 2015. From April 2005 until his retirement in June 2007, Mr. Coombs served as TETRA’s executive vice president of strategic initiatives, and from May 2001 to April 2005, as TETRA’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. From January 1994 to May 2001, Mr. Coombs served as TETRA’s executive vice president – oil & gas, from 1987 to 1994 he served as senior vice president – oil & gas, and from 1985 to 1987, as general manager – oil & gas. Mr. Coombs has served in numerous other positions with TETRA since 1982. Mr. Coombs is presently a director and serves on the audit and corporate governance committees of the board of directors of Balchem Corporation, a public company that is subject to the reporting requirements of the Exchange Act.
D. Frank Harrison has served as an independent director of our general partner and as Chairman of the Conflicts Committee and a member of the Audit Committee of our general partner’s board since April 2012. Mr. Harrison is presently an owner and the managing partner of Eufaula Energy, LLC, a privately held company that invests in oil and gas interests. Mr. Harrison served as chairman of the board of directors (since 2007) and as chief executive officer and a director (since 2005) of Bronco Drilling Company, Inc. until the acquisition of Bronco by Chesapeake Energy in June 2011. Bronco was a publicly traded company that provided contract drilling and well services. From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Harrison served as an agent for the purchase of oil and gas properties for entities controlled by Wexford Capital LLC. From 1999 to 2002, Mr. Harrison served as president of Harding and Shelton, Inc., a privately held oil and natural gas exploration, drilling and development firm. Mr. Harrison currently serves on the board of directors of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Oklahoma State University in 1970.
James R. Larson has served as an independent director of our general partner and as Chairman of the Audit Committee of our general partner’s board since July 2011. Mr. Larson served as senior vice president of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation from September 2005 through his retirement in January 2006. From December 2003 through September 2005, Mr. Larson served as senior vice president, finance and chief financial officer of Anadarko. From 2002 through December 2003, Mr. Larson served as senior vice president, finance of Anadarko, where he oversaw treasury, investor relations, internal audits and acquisitions and divestitures. From 1995 through 2002, Mr. Larson served as vice president and controller of Anadarko, where he was responsible for accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting and tax functions. Until 1995, Mr. Larson held various other tax and financial positions with Anadarko after joining the company in 1981. Mr. Larson is presently a director of EV Energy Partners, L.P., a Houston-based publicly-traded limited partnership engaged in acquiring, producing and developing oil and gas properties. Mr. Larson is a current member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Financial Executives International, the Tax Executives Institute and the National Association of Corporate Directors. He received his BBA degree in business from the University of Iowa.
Elijio V. Serrano has served as a member of our Board of Directors since May 2019. Mr. Serrano also serves as TETRA’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since August 2012. Mr. Serrano served as chief financial officer of UniversalPegasus International, a global project management, engineering and construction management company, from October 2009 through July 2012. Prior to his time with UniversalPegasus, he held numerous leadership positions at Paradigm BV, EGL, and Schlumberger. Mr. Serrano also served as director, chairman of the audit committee, and as a member of the corporate governance and nominating committee of Tesco Corporation until its acquisition by Nabors in December 2017.
Mr. Serrano received his B.B.A. degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Texas at El Paso. Mr. Serrano was a certified public accountant in the State of Texas from 1986 until March 2002, at which time his license became inactive.
William D. Sullivan is an independent director of our general partner’s Board and has served as a member of its Audit Committee since July 2011. Mr. Sullivan has served as a member of TETRA’s board of directors since August 2007. Mr. Sullivan currently serves as the chairman of TETRA’s board of directors and previously served as chairman of its nominating and corporate governance committee and as a member of the compensation committee. Mr. Sullivan is the non-executive chairman of the board of directors of SM Energy Company, a publicly traded exploration and production company. Mr. Sullivan is also a director and serves on the audit, nominating and corporate governance and conflicts, and compensation committees of Legacy Reserves GP, LLC, the general partner of Legacy Reserves, LP, a publicly traded limited partnership holding oil and gas producing assets. Mr. Sullivan is a director and serves on the conflicts and audit committees of Targa Resources Partners GP, LLC, the general partner of Targa Resources Partners LP, a publicly traded limited partnership focused on mid-stream gas gathering, processing, liquids fractionation, and transportation. From 1981 through August 2003, Mr. Sullivan was employed in various capacities by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, most recently as executive vice president, exploration and production. Mr. Sullivan has been retired since August 2004. Mr. Sullivan received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University.