"Building something extraordinary is not a function of circumstance, it's a function of the choices, discipline and talent of the team."- Mike Reeves, Founder & CEO
Chief Executive OfficerRead Bio
President, Western HemisphereRead Bio
Chief Technology OfficerRead Bio
Chief Production OfficerRead Bio
Chief Financial OfficerRead Bio
Vice President, Human ResourcesRead Bio
Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate SecretaryRead Bio
Vice President, Eastern HemisphereRead Bio
Chief Executive Officer
Mike Reeves co-founded Rubicon in 2015. He is focused on leading organic and acquisition-driven growth, building an extraordinary, high-integrity team and delivering superior value for customers, employees and investors.
He is a high-energy, entrepreneurial executive with over 20 years of domestic and international leadership experience within the public and private upstream oilfield product and service organization. After graduating from Imperial College London with an engineering degree in 1994, Mike started his oilfield career as a wellsite MWD/LWD/DD engineer.
The first 16 years of his career were split between Schlumberger and NOV, leading progressively larger businesses while living and working in the Middle East, Europe and North America. In the years since, Mike has led various private equity-backed businesses, including serving as the CEO of XACT Downhole Telemetry and Varel International Energy Services and is a member of the PESA Advisory Board. Mike is married, lives in Houston and is an avid runner and triathlete.
President, Western Hemisphere
Jayme Sperring co-leads the investment activities and executive management within Rubicon, as well as guiding all sales execution, product line strategy, and the delivery of strategic marketing and business development within the enterprise.
Jayme is an innovative business leader with demonstrated success in direct sales, executive management, business development, strategic planning, M&A, and global marketing communications. Jayme spent the majority of his 13-year professional career with National Oilwell Varco, serving in various commercial leadership roles across multiple business lines such as rig equipment, downhole drilling, completions, and intervention technologies. Following NOV, Jayme spent 2012-2015 as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Scientific Drilling International, before joining Rubicon in July 2015.
He holds two degrees in Business Management and Economics from Rice University and is active in the Houston oil & gas communities as well as on various boards within non-profit organizations in Texas. Jayme is married with two children and is an outdoor enthusiast with a passion for fishing and hunting.
Chief Technology Officer
Scott Watson co-leads the investment activities and executive management within Rubicon, and also guides the engineering strategy and execution of the enterprise.
Scott is a performance-driven executive with nearly 30 years of engineering and operational experience in the oil & gas service industry. Scott spent the majority of his career with Scientific Drilling, holding various engineering, sales and operational leadership roles in both the domestic and international markets. Prior to joining Rubicon, Scott was Executive Vice President of Operations for SDI, assisting in growing the company into the largest privately held directional drilling service provider in the business.
Scott is a professional and accomplished communicator with a motivational management style, and a reputation for promoting internal and external relationships-both by instilling customer confidence, and building highly effective cross-disciplinary teams in the domestic and international markets.
Scott studied mechanical engineering at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and holds a degree in Math and Science. He and his wife have two daughters. In his free time, Scott enjoys embarking on exciting hunting and fishing adventures.
Chief Production Officer
Richard Rodriguez is responsible for the development and guidance of the global manufacturing and supply chain strategies for Rubicon.
As a member of the executive management team, he also co-leads the company’s investment activities. Richard is a dynamic and driven business leader with proven success in lean manufacturing, executive management, business integration, systems implementation, strategic planning, supply chain innovation, and M&A. Richard was the director of manufacturing and supply chain for the downhole division of National Oilwell Varco where he successfully managed growth within facilities in North and South America, Dubai, Singapore and other regions.
Prior to joining Rubicon, Richard operated a successful consulting company assisting private equity companies in evaluating and improving portfolio companies as they navigated through strategic growth, acquisitive integration, and overall increases in enterprise value. Richard resides in Houston, where he enjoys various athletic and outdoor activities.
Chief Financial Officer
Tom Holloway is the Chief Financial Officer of Rubicon. As a member of the executive management team, he guides all financial and accounting functions within the company.
As a proven finance and business leader, Tom has demonstrated success at companies of various sizes and stages of their life cycle. He has provided leadership through multiple acquisition and growth initiatives while also guiding integration and capital market transactions. Tom spent a significant portion of his career in oilfield services at Forum Energy Technologies (“Forum”) and Nabors International serving in various leadership roles across the entire business. He held global responsibilities in these roles while also helping lead Forum through IPO preparations. He has led organizations in both privately and publicly held companies.
Tom holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Houston and is an active CPA with memberships in local and national CPA organizations. He is married with four children and loves spending time with his family.
Vice President, Human Resources
Cory Roclawski leads the development of Rubicon’s people strategy as well as building organizational capability and employee culture to further enable Rubicon’s growth.
Cory has 15 years’ experience in human resources and organizational development. Much of her career was spent with Precision Castparts Corporation, serving in various roles. Cory also led the human resources team for global manufacturing and worked in an executive compensation role at Exterran Corporation. She joined Rubicon in May of 2016.
Cory holds a BSBA degree from Miami University and an MBA from Baldwin Wallace University. Cory also has her Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) and Global Professional Human Resources (GPHR) certifications.
Cory is married with two children.
Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Sue Kean is the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Rubicon. As a member of the executive management team of Rubicon, she leads the Legal and Ethics & Compliance functions at Rubicon. Sue has served in legal executive roles, both as general counsel and chief compliance officer, in four public companies and has more than 30 years legal and compliance experience advising both private and public multi-national corporations in the energy service, EPC, manufacturing, and marine industries.
Over her career, she has led several significant acquisition integration projects and is a key leader at Rubicon in the corporate integration initiatives. Sue is an ardent believer in the importance of corporate culture and is highly focused on continuing to build upon the strong culture of ethics and compliance at Rubicon.
She is the current co-chair of United Way Women’s Initiative and has served on United Way Campaign Leadership teams for the last six years. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the San Jacinto Girl Scout Council.
Sue has a degree in Economics from Vanderbilt University and a law degree from the University of Houston Law Center. She is married with two daughters and one grandson. She has a passion for art and design and is an avid travel enthusiast.
Vice President, Eastern Hemisphere
Ross Hyland is the Vice President for Eastern Hemisphere
Ross leads the strategic planning, development, and operations for Rubicon’s growing business in Europe, Africa, Caspian, Middle East and Asia. His large culturally diverse client base and large geographical region presents a unique opportunity to demonstrate the strengths of the Rubicon mission and vision. Working with strategic partners who share our guiding principles, customer focus, and intense focus on expertise helps ensure that Ross’ team succeeds in meeting our customers’ key drilling and completion objectives.
Ross began his career with Andergauge in 1997. Prior to joining Rubicon, he was Applications Manager, Operations Manager and Regional Manager at NOV for the UK, Europe, Africa and Caspian Regions. Ross is married with two children and holds a BSC Eng in Engineering from Aberdeen University.