Our Board’s composition is carefully considered by the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee to ensure diversity in the broadest sense – of culture, background, outlook, experience, and tenure to bring together multiple, complementary perspectives. Our Directors bring a powerful range of skills and experience in relevant areas, including finance, exploration and production, environment, public policy, international business and leadership, as well as oilfield services.
This unique and highly impactful cross-section of capabilities enables our Board to help guide the Company’s strategic objectives and leading corporate governance practices. Further, while each member of our Board has held significant leadership positions in their respective professional fields, of equal importance is each Director’s personal ethics and integrity. Each of our Directors embodies the highest degree of personal and professional standards arming them with the qualified insights to deliver sustainable shareholder value.
Benjamin C. Duster, IV is the Founder and CEO of Cormorant IV Corporation, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in operational turnarounds and organizational transformations (founded in 2014). He is a 30-year veteran of Wall Street with extensive experience in M&A and Strategic Advisory Services in both developed and emerging markets. Mr. Duster currently serves on the board of directors of Chesapeake Energy Corporation, Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc., and Republic First Bancorp, Inc., and chairs the audit committee at Chesapeake Energy Corporation. Mr. Duster previously served on the board of directors of Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc.
Yale University, BA in Economics (Applied Math minor) with Honors
Harvard Law School, Juris Doctorate
Harvard Business School, MBA
Mr. Goldman has over 25 years of experience in investing and working with companies to maximize shareholder value. Since 2013, he has been the Managing Member of SAGE Capital Investments, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in independent board of director services, restructuring, strategic planning and transformations for companies in multiple industries including energy, technology, media, retail, gaming and industrials. Prior to 2013, he was a Managing Director at Och-Ziff Capital Management, LP and a Founding Partner of Brigade Capital Management, LLC, which he helped to build to over $12 billion in assets under management. Mr. Goldman currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Talos Energy Inc. and Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc., and also serves on the board of directors of Core Scientific, Inc. He previously served on the board of directors of Mallinckrodt plc, Redbox Entertainment Inc., Ultra Petroleum, Midstates Petroleum, Ditech Holding Corporation (f/k/a Walter Investments Inc.), Toys R Us, Pimco Income Strategy Fund I & II and NII Holdings.
University of Michigan, BA
University of Illinois, MBA
Ms. Mutschler has over 30 years of business and technology experience in the energy industry. She held a range of strategic, operational and technology roles at BP plc that spanned its international businesses. Her most recent appointment at BP was the SVP of Upstream Technology. Since her retirement from BP in 2014, she has provided independent consulting for the energy and technology industries. Ms. Mutschler is currently a member of the board of directors at Antero Resources Corporation.
Wright State University, B.S., Geology/Geophysics
Stanford University, Executive Education Program
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Executive Education Program
Mr. Saligram joined Weatherford as our President and CEO in October 2020. Before joining Weatherford, Mr. Saligram served Exterran Corporation, a global systems and process company offering solutions in the oil, gas, water and power markets, as Chief Operating Officer and previously as President, Global Services after joining the company in 2016. Prior to Exterran Corporation, Mr. Saligram spent 20 years with GE in positions of increasing responsibility as a functional and business leader in industry sectors across the globe, including his last position as General Manager, Downstream Products & Services for GE Oil & Gas. Prior to that, Mr. Saligram led the GE Oil & Gas Contractual Services business based in Florence, Italy. Before his eight years in the oil and gas sector, Mr. Saligram spent 12 years with GE Healthcare in engineering, services, operations, and other commercial roles.
Bangalore University, B.E, Computer Science & Engineering
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, M.S., Computer Science
Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, M.B.A.
Mr. Sledge previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of Cameron International Corporation, an oilfield services company, from 2008 until its sale to Schlumberger Limited in 2016. Prior to that, he served as the Corporate Controller of Cameron International Corporation from 2001 until 2008. He currently serves as the Non-Executive Chairman of the board of directors of Noble Holding Corporation plc and serves as a member of the board of directors for Talos Energy Inc. and chairs the Audit Committee of Talos Energy Inc. He previously served on the board of directors of Vine Energy, Inc. (which was acquired by Chesapeake Energy Corporation).
Louisiana State University, B.S. in Accounting
Harvard Business School, Advanced Management Program