President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Stephens is the president and chief executive officer of Frank’s International, a position he has held since November 2016.
Mr. Stephens was previously with Baker Hughes, Inc. where he was president of the global pressure pumping division and responsible for its worldwide tubular running and pressure pumping business. Prior to Baker Hughes, Mr. Stephens held various positions of increasing responsibility for over 20 years with Schlumberger Limited, including assignments in the United States, Oman, Italy, Egypt and the United Kingdom.
Mr. Stephens has over 25 years of international and domestic oil field service experience in a wide variety of environments. He started his career as a field engineer in Italy with Schlumberger and spent the first several years working in operational and front line management roles in continental Europe, the North Sea, North Africa and the Middle East. Mr. Stephens led the Europe, Africa and CIS region before moving back to North America where he assumed a wide variety of responsibilities. Over the span of his career he has been involved in almost all aspects of the oil field service industry, including sales and marketing, product development, human resource management and executive leadership positions. Mr. Stephens has been a leader in a wide variety of services and technologies including managing a global TRS business, and has lived in 10 different countries.
Mr. Stephens earned a degree in Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver BC and is a member of the SPE, AADE and SEG. He and his family reside in Houston, Texas.
Updated: November 2016
JEFFREY J. BIRD
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Bird has been the Company’s executive vice president and chief financial officer since December 2014.
Prior to joining Frank’s International, Mr. Bird served as vice president and chief financial officer for Ascend Performance Materials. Mr. Bird’s past experience also includes vice president of finance and chief financial officer for Danaher’s Veeder-Root division; vice president of finance and chief financial officer for Oshkosh’s JLG Access Equipment segment; chief financial officer of Praxair’s Global Coating Services; and multiple financial leadership roles with AlliedSignal/Honeywell. Mr. Bird served as managing director of Danaher’s Veeder Root ANZ business and managing director of Praxair’s North America Coatings Business.
Mr. Bird received his Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from Cedarville University in Ohio.
Updated: June 2016
ALEJANDRO (ALEX) CESTERO
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer
Mr. Cestero has held the position of senior vice president, general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer since August 2015.
Prior to joining Frank’s International, Mr. Cestero was vice president, co-general counsel and corporate secretary of Weatherford International. Mr. Cestero’s previous roles also include vice president, general counsel, secretary, and chief compliance officer of Lufkin Industries, Inc.; vice president, general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer of Seahawk Drilling, Inc.; and deputy general counsel of Pride International, Inc.
Mr. Cestero is the president and a board member of The General Counsel Forum – Houston Chapter, and chair of the membership committee for the state-wide organization; a member of the executive committee of the Institute for Energy Law; a member of the International, American, Texas (including past Chairman of the International Law section) and Houston Bar Associations, and the Association of Corporate Counsel – America; and a board member of the Texas Lyceum.
Mr. Cestero earned his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration degrees from Rice University and his Juris Doctorate from Stanford Law School.
Updated: June 2016
BURNEY J. LATIOLAIS, JR.
Executive Vice President, Global Operations
Burney J. Latiolais, Jr., is the Company’s executive vice president of global operations, a position he has held since October 2016. In addition, Mr. Latiolais currently serves as the chairman of Frank’s International, LLC’s I.P. advisory committee, which he founded in 2013.
Since joining Frank’s in 1992, Mr. Latiolais has held the positions of senior vice president of global business development and sales, vice president of sales and services, and global vice president of drilling tools and specialty products. Prior to joining Frank’s, Mr. Latiolais was the chief executive officer of Louisiana Tubing Testers and Centralizers, Inc.
Mr. Latiolais is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) and the American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE).
Updated: October 2016