Robert “Mickey” McKee
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Robert “Mickey” McKee serves as Kodiak’s President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. McKee formed Kodiak Gas Services in June 2011, and he has served as its President since 2011 and its Chief Executive Officer since 2019. Before co-founding our predecessor in 2010, he was the Senior Vice President of Sales and Engineering for CDM Resource Management, LLC (CDM), an oil and energy company that provides contract natural gas compression services 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, Mr. McKee worked for two years in CDM’s Operations group researching and qualifying projects and installing that equipment across Texas and Louisiana. As a result, he attributes much of his industry knowledge to his time working directly for the founders of CDM Resource Management.
Mr. McKee received a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tulane University. He brings 19 years of experience and an extensive background in natural gas compression operations.
John B. Griggs
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
John Griggs serves as Kodiak’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Kodiak in 2023, Mr. Griggs held CFO roles at Circulus Holdings, a leading plastics recycling company, from 2021 to 2023; Conquest Completion Services, a leading operator of high-capacity coiled tubing units for the oil and gas industry, from 2018 to 2021; and Rubicon Oilfield International, an oilfield products manufacturing company, from 2015 to 2018. From 2011 through 2014, he 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 2021, he was a Board Member and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Nuverra Environmental Solutions, Inc. Earlier in his career, he was an investment banker in the M&A department of Simmons & Company International, where he covered the oilfield service and midstream sectors.
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
Chad Lenamon serves as Kodiak’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer. Before joining Kodiak in 2019 as Executive Vice President of Special Projects and Supply Chain, Mr. Lenamon served in various operations, engineering, fleet management, and supply chain roles spanning his 25-year career, including President of CDM Resource Management, LLC, an oil and energy company that provides contract natural gas compression services and Pegasus Optimization Managers, LLC, a natural gas contract compression and solutions provider.
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary
Kelly Battle serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary. Before joining Kodiak in 2022, Ms. Battle was the Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary at Exterran Corporation, a provider of oil and natural gas production, processing, treating, transportation, and produced water treatment solutions, where she worked for over 18 years in various roles. Prior to joining Exterran Corporation, Kelly was an attorney with Vinson & Elkins from 2000 to 2004 and with Clements, O’Neill, Pierce, Nickens, Wilson & Fulkerson from 1996 to 2000.
Ms. Battle received her Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Arts, Plan II from the University of Texas at Austin.
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer
Cory Roclawski serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer. Before joining Kodiak in 2020, Ms. Roclawski was the Vice President of Human Resources at Rubicon Oilfield International, an oilfield products manufacturing company. She brings over twenty years of human resource leadership experience and has held roles of increasing seniority in the industry’s midstream, upstream, and oil field services segments.
Ms. Roclawski received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Miami University. She earned her M.B.A. from Baldwin Wallace University, with a focus on Human Resource Management and Labor Relations.
Chief Information Officer
Pedro Buhigas serves as Chief Information Officer. Before joining Kodiak in 2021, Mr. Buhigas served as Chief Information and Technology Officer at Basic Energy Services, Vice President – Information Technology at TETRA Technologies, and Stallion Oilfield Services, where he served as CIO since January 2012. His earlier career includes software development positions with increasing responsibility, including Software Design Engineer for Microsoft Corporation.
Mr. Buhigas received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer and Information Science from The Ohio State University and brings over 15 years of IT leadership experience to Kodiak.
Chief Accounting Officer
Ewan Hamilton serves as Chief Accounting Officer. Before joining Kodiak in 2012 as Financial Controller and later as Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Hamilton worked at Pattillo, Brown & Hill, LLP providing audit and advisory services to various governmental entities.
Mr. Hamilton received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Management Information Systems from Baylor University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Executive Vice President, Sales Fleet Management & Engineering
Travis Marrs serves as Executive Vice President of Sales Fleet Management and Engineering. Before joining Kodiak in 2010 as one of its first employees, Mr. Marrs served in several roles at CDM Resource Management, LLC an oil and energy company that provides contract natural gas compression services, including the fleet and engineering department, operations, and sales, as well as sales management roles at an EVP company.
Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Treasurer
Jason Stewart serves as Executive Vice President, 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, Mr. Stewart previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of Enerven Compression, a company that specializes in the design, construction and maintenance of electrical renewable, and telecommunications infrastructure.
Mr. Stewart received a Master of Business Administration Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Colorado State University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Executive Vice President of Environment, Health & Safety
Carrie Hodgins serves as Executive Vice President, Environment, Health & Safety. Before joining Kodiak in 2021, Ms. Hodgins led Health, Safety, Security, & Environmental teams for midstream and downstream businesses at the regional and global level at Shell Oil Company. Before Shell, she provided environmental and emergency response consulting services to the oil & gas industry, including establishing a certified woman-owned business, bringing 30+ years of experience to Kodiak.
Ms. Hodgins received a Master of Science in Biology from Texas Christian University a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences from Texas A&M University.