Priyesh Ranjan, CEO
Priyesh is responsible for leading, directing, and executing ShaleApps' strategy and growth initiatives. Previously Priyesh was the President of ShaleApps, responsible for developing the corporate and business strategy to develop digital solutions for the oil and natural gas industry. Prior to joining ShaleApps, Priyesh held positions of increasing leadership at Halliburton and Baker Hughes across strategy, business development, technology solutions, and operations. He focused on the areas of digital oilfields, unconventional asset evaluation and development, reservoir and asset monitoring, and renewable energy. Priyesh has also led start-up companies in the past. He has authored several patents and thought leadership publications in the space of digital energy. Priyesh is an Electrical Engineer from the University of Oklahoma.
Greg Lems, CTO
Greg is responsible for all software and product development at ShaleApps. His background as a technologist cuts across numerous verticals including eCommerce, health care, automotive production and organic food delivery. Prior to ShaleApps, Greg was CTO at Door To Door Organics, a private equity-backed national food subscription service where he developed innovative supply-chain technology to speed up production and increase accuracy. He also directed the design and implementation of systems that enabled online marketplace Clickbank to realize revenues of $450MM. Greg was recipient of the Denver Business Journal's "CIO of the Year" award in 2011 and has a BSEE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
C.B. Lackey, COO
C.B. is responsible for overseeing ShaleApps operations, safety management and practices. He brings to ShaleApps over 40 years of experience in the energy industry, including nearly 35 years with EOG Resources. He held positions of increasing responsibility at EOG, finishing up his career at EOG managing all water handling operations in EOG’s Denver Division, which included the Williston, Powder River, and DJ basins. C.B. began his career with Halliburton in Texas. He holds a B.S. from the University of Kansas.
Daniel Huang, CFO
Daniel is responsible for all finance and accounting related functions of ShaleApps. He previously served as the Vice President of Finance at Nuverra Environmental Solutions and was responsible for mergers and acquisitions, financial planning and analysis, and financing and treasury functions. Before joining Nuverra, he was an investment professional at H.I.G. Capital, focused on the firm’s debt/equity, special situations and corporate lending strategies. Prior to that he worked at the D. E. Shaw group and Jefferies & Company’s Energy Investment Banking group. Daniel received his B.S. degree in Mathematics, B.A. degree in Economics and B.B.A. degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
Sean Hawkins, CLO
Sean is responsible for all legal and related functions of ShaleApps. Prior to joining ShaleApps, Sean served as Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary of Nuverra Environmental Solutions, Inc., where he oversaw all legal issues relating to operations, including managing Nuverra’s customer contracts and litigation.
Prior to joining Nuverra, Sean was an attorney with Thompson & Knight LLP in the firm’s Dallas, Texas office, where he practiced in the areas of finance and commercial real estate, focusing on complex loan transactions throughout the United States. Prior to practicing with Thompson & Knight, Sean was an attorney with Vinson & Elkins LLP in the firm’s Dallas, Texas office.
Sean received his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Brigham Young University. Sean received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a Certificate in Study of Business and Public Policy from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Sam McLaughlin, CPO
Sam is responsible for leading ShaleApps product development efforts. He has played a pivotal role in ShaleApps development team since the company was founded.
Prior to joining ShaleApps, Sam attended West Virginia University where he founded a software development company, Floco Apps, centered around mobile software development for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies and nation-wide nonprofits to local business and entrepreneurs.
While interviewing for YCombinator’s Summer 2012 program, Sam developed an interest in the applications of A.I. in oilfield logistics. His company, Floco Apps, was then retained to build what would later become ShaleApps.
Stephen Birdwell, Operations Manager
Stephen is responsible for managing day to day operations for ShaleApps. Before becoming Operations Manager, Stephen managed ShaleApps support and customer on-boarding departments where he was responsible for leading user training, software integration, and change management.
Prior to joining ShaleApps, Stephen managed multiple salt water disposals in the Permian basin. Stephen also served as a Field Specialist for Baker Hughes, Water Management where he oversaw water treatment projects in the Permian, Marcellus, Utica, Scoop and Neuquén basin in Argentina.
Andrew Spaur, GM - Permian Basin
Andrew is responsible for managing and maintaining the day to day operations in the Permian Basin. Prior to joining ShaleApps Andrew served as the Director of Hauling for Shalewater Solutions, which he oversaw a fleet of fluid hauling trucks working in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. While at Shalewater, Andrew also managed 10 filtration stations that specialized in the filtering of fresh and produced water utilized on hydraulic fracturing sites. In addition, he has experience with water treatment facilities that specialize in the produced water reclamation process. Andrew also served for 6 years as a Corporal in the United States Army.
Jerry Anderson, GM - Marcellus / Utica
Jerry is responsible for managing and maintaining the daily operations in the Northeast Region. Prior to joining ShaleApps Jerry managed multiple water-related projects for Shalewater Solutions. He had a main focus and expertise in filtration, water treatment, and dewatering. Throughout his time at Shalewater he also was responsible for managing the day to day trucking activities for E&P companies in the Marcellus/Utica and Permian Basins.