Jon Cole – Chairman and CEO
Jon joined the Company upon its founding as CEO.
From June 2005 through July 2010, he was a member of the Board of Directors and held the positions of President & Chief Executive Officer of Scorpion Offshore Inc., an international offshore drilling company which was acquired by Seadrill. From 2003 to 2005, he was Senior Vice President – Marketing, Business Development & Safety, Health & Environment for Ensco. From 1977 to 2003, he held various operational, marketing, corporate planning and executive positions with Transocean and its predecessor companies culminating in Executive Vice President – Shallow and Inland Water.
Mr. Cole earned a B.A. degree in Chemistry and an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia. He is currently a member of the International Association of Drilling Contractors, SPE and the AADE.
Anthony Gallegos – President and CFO
Anthony joined the Company upon its founding as Senior Vice President & CFO, a position he held until November 2014. He currently leads Sidewinder’s financial, accounting, risk management and supply chain functions, and has responsibility for the safety, operational performance and financial performance of the Company.
From April 2006 through September 2010, he held the position of Vice President Business Development of Scorpion Offshore. Prior to joining Scorpion Offshore, he held operational, marketing, corporate planning and management positions with Atwood Oceanics, Transocean and Ensco. He began his career as a roustabout working on drilling rigs.
Mr. Gallegos is a member of SPE, API, and IADC. He is a veteran of the US Army and holds a B.B.A. from Texas A&M University and an M.B.A. from Rice University.
Bruce Humphries – Senior Vice President and COO
Bruce joined the Company in 2013 as Director of Operations and was responsible for Sidewinder’s operations in the Mid-Continent and Texas regions. In November 2014 he was promoted to Senior Vice President and COO with responsibility for the Company’s operations.
From August 2005 through June 2011 Mr. Humphries was a Senior Vice President of Bronco Drilling Company, a US land contract driller. In 2011 Bronco was acquired by NOMAC Drilling, a subsidiary of Chesapeake Energy Corporation, and he served as Director of New Rig Technology for NOMAC Drilling. Prior to Bronco, Mr. Humphries worked for Thomas Drilling Company for 23 years in positions of increasing operations management responsibilities. Prior to Thomas, he worked for nine years at Ratliff Drilling Company beginning as a roughneck and working his way to rig management.
Travis Fitts – Senior Vice President & CAO
Travis joined the Company in June 2011 as Senior Vice President and Chief Administration Officer. He currently leads Sidewinder’s Health, Safety, Environment; Human Resources; and Information Technology functions.
From April 2006 thru December 2010, Travis was Vice President HR/HSE for Scorpion Offshore, and served as Vice President HR/HSE for Select Energy Services prior to joining Sidewinder. Previously, Travis worked for Transocean as Director of Human Resources; Director of Quality, Health, Safety & Environment; and Marketing Manager. He began his career as an engineer and spent several years in Operations.
Mr. Fitts attended the University of Alabama where he received a B.S. in Mineral Engineering and later earned an MBA from Rice University. Travis is a former Chairman of the Petroleum Section of the National Safety Council.
Craig Dauterive – Vice President Marketing
Craig joined the Company upon its founding as Vice President Marketing. He is responsible for Sidewinder’s sales function.
From April 2006 through July 2010, he held the position of Vice President Marketing of Scorpion Offshore. Prior to joining Scorpion Offshore, he held various marketing, procurement and executive positions with TODCO, Transocean, and Falcon Drilling Company including its predecessor companies.
Mr. Dauterive is a member of IADC. He is a veteran of the US Army and holds a B.B.A. from the University of Southwestern Louisiana.