President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. McKee has served as our President since 2011 and our Chief Executive Officer since 2019. Before co-founding Kodiak, he was the Senior VP of Sales and Engineering for CDM Resource Management, LLC (CDM), a provider of contract natural gas compression operations, from 2003 to 2010. Mr. McKee also managed the Engineering and Fleet Management group, worked with vendors and OEM manufacturers, and managed the sales and marketing efforts of some of the highest growth areas at CDM while building meaningful relationships with customers. Prior to that, he worked for two years in CDM’s Operations group, researching and qualifying projects and installing that equipment across Texas and Louisiana.
Mr. McKee received a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tulane University.
John B. Griggs
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Griggs has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since January 2023. Prior to joining Kodiak, he held Chief Financial Officer roles at Circulus Holdings, PBLLC, a leading plastics recycling company, from June 2021 to January 2023; Conquest Completion Services, LLC, a leading operator of high-capacity coiled tubing units for the natural gas and oil industry, from June 2018 to June 2021; and Rubicon Oilfield International, LLC, an oilfield products manufacturing company, from 2015 to June 2018. From 2011 through 2014, Mr. Griggs was a Managing Director at CSL Capital Management, an energy private equity firm. From 2005 through 2011, Mr. Griggs was a Senior Vice President for the direct capital arm of the D.E. Shaw Group, where he focused on direct debt and equity investments in energy companies. From 2017 to April 2021, Mr. Griggs was a board member and chairman of the audit committee of Nuverra Environmental Solutions, Inc.
Mr. Griggs received a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts from the University of Texas at Austin.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer
Mr. Lenamon has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer since January 2023 and has served as the Chief Operations Officer of Kodiak Gas Services, LLC since October 2022.. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President of Special Projects and Supply Chain of Kodiak from October 2019 to October 2022. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Lenamon spent over 25 years serving in various roles in operations, engineering, fleet management, and supply chain within the natural gas and oil compression industry, including President and Chief Operating Officer of Pegasus Optimization Managers, LLC from July 2017 until its acquisition by Kodiak in October 2019, and President and Chief Operating Officer of CDM Resource Management, LLC from 2010 to 2015.
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary
Ms. Battle has served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary since December 2022. Prior to joining Kodiak, she was the Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Exterran Corporation (and its predecessors and affiliates), a provider of oil and natural gas production, processing, treatment, transportation, and produced water treatment solutions, where she worked for over 18 years in various roles. Prior to joining Exterran, Ms. Battle was an attorney with Vinson & Elkins LLP from 2000 to 2004 and Clements, O’Neill, Pierce, Nickens, Wilson & Fulkerson L.L.P. from 1996 to 2000.
Ms. Battle received her Juris Doctor as well as her Bachelor of Arts, Plan II from the University of Texas at Austin.
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer
Ms. Roclawski has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer since January 2023 and has served as the Chief Human Resource Officer of Kodiak Gas Services, LLC since February 2020. Prior to joining Kodiak, she was the Vice President of Human Resources at Rubicon Oilfield International, LLC from May 2016 to February 2020, and Senior Human Resource Manager at Exterran Corporation from October 2012 to May 2016.
Ms. Roclawski received a Master of Business Administration with a focus on Labor Relations and Human Resource Management from Baldwin Wallace University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Miami University.
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Mr. Buhigas has served as our Chief Information Officer since 2021. He previously served as Chief Information and Technology Officer at Basic Energy Services from 2019 to 2021, Vice President – Information Technology at TETRA Technologies from 2016 to 2019, and with Stallion Oilfield Services from 2005 to 2016 where he was promoted to CIO in 2012. Prior to joining Stallion Oilfield Services, Mr. Buhigas held a series of software development positions with increasing responsibility, including service as a Software Design Engineer for Microsoft Corporation.
Mr. Buhigas holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer and Information Science from The Ohio State University.
Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer
Mr. Hamilton has served as our Chief Accounting Officer since 2023. A Kodiak employee since 2012, Mr. Hamilton previously served as Kodiak's Chief Financial Officer and as our Financial Controller. Prior to joining Kodiak, he worked at Pattillo, Brown & Hill, LLP providing audit and advisory services to various governmental entities.
Ewan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Management Information Systems from Baylor University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Executive Vice President of Sales, Fleet Management and Engineering
Mr. Marrs joined Kodiak in 2010 as one of its first employees and currently serves as Executive Vice President of Sales, Fleet Management and Engineering. Prior to joining Kodiak, he served in several roles at CDM Resource Management, including the fleet and engineering department, operations, and sales.
Executive Vice President of Operations
Before joining Kodiak in 2014, Mr. Grigry held multiple positions, including Operator, Area Operations Manager, and Regional Manager at Hanover, Exterran, and CDM Resource Management for 20 years. He joined the Kodiak team as Operations Manager and moved into his current position in 2016. Before the compression industry, Ben spent ten years as a peace officer in Monahans, Texas.
Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Treasurer
Mr. Stewart has served as Executive Vice President of Corporate Development since 2016 and was appointed Treasurer in 2023. Before joining Kodiak, he held senior origination and underwriting roles at PNC Business Credit, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, and CIT Energy. In addition, Jason previously served as the CFO of Enerven Compression.
Mr. Stewart holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Colorado State University and a Masters in Business Administration from Southern Methodist University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Executive Vice President of Environment, Health & Safety
Ms. Hodgins has served as our Executive Vice President of Environment, Health & Safety since 2021. Prior to joining Kodiak, she led Health, Safety, Security, & Environmental teams for midstream and downstream businesses at the regional and global level at Shell Oil Company. Before Shell, Ms. Hodgins provided environmental and emergency response consulting services to the oil & gas industry, including establishing a certified woman-owned business. Ms. Hodgins brings 30+ years of industry experience to Kodiak.
Ms. Hodgins holds a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences from Texas A&M University and a Master of Science in Biology from Texas Christian University.