Meet Our Leaders
Our team is developing and deploying record-setting technology to deliver more oil, faster, and with less resources.
David ChristmasChief Executive Officer
Mr. Christmas is the Chief Executive Officer of Stage Completions. He has 38 years of varied oil and gas service company experience, including decades at Schlumberger and more recently as CEO of a private equity backed water management company. During his career, David has held a variety of Field, Operations, M&A, Sales and Regional Leadership positions within Schlumberger, and worked within the Wireline, Testing, Seismic and Artificial Lift business lines. He has lived in a dozen countries during this time across the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Russia and most recently moved from Canada to lead Schlumberger’s business in the Permian. Entering the Private Equity sponsored environment in 2019 confirmed his ability to build teams around a focused technology business.
Sean CampbellPresident, and Director
Mr. Campbell is the President, and Director of Stage Completions With more than 16 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, Mr. Campbell is driving the company forward to be the leading innovator in single-point entry fracturing technology. Mr. Campbell is an expert in the engineering and design of completion tools, including downhole liner packer systems used in essentially all horizontal well multi-stage fracturing completions. Mr. Campbell has previously served as VP and Founder of Suretech Completions Ltd., a subsidiary of a major international oil and gas service company. Prior to that, he was President and founder of Suretech Tool Services Inc., a private company specializing in innovative and leading edge downhole tool design.
Mr. Braun is the Founding Investor and a Director of Stage Completions. He is a seasoned oil and gas executive with more than 10 years of oil and gas experience combined with 30 years of diversified business experience in finance and real estate. In addition to providing his leadership expertise to Stage Completions, Mr. Braun is the active CEO of Blackbird Energy Inc. Mr. Braun has led Blackbird Energy Inc. through the successful acquisitions of two E&P companies and instrumentally raised over $50 million of capital for Blackbird Energy Inc. Mr. Braun was previously the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of an international oil and gas company, a private equity manager and a principal of a private real estate development company that completed over $1 billion in real estate development.
Daniel Rojas, Mec. Eng., P. Eng.Director Sales
Mr. Rojas has more than 28 years of experience in the oil and gas industry including offshore and land operations with a focus on the completion side of business, including Multi-Stage Completions and Stimulation, Sand Control, TCP, HPHT, Multi-Laterals. Mr. Rojas has been involved in establishing multi-stage completion companies in the US and internationally. Additionally, Mr. Rojas has been involved in completion equipment design, operations, management, and sales in the tight gas and shale plays of the Gulf of Mexico, Latin America, US, and China. Prior to joining Stage Completions, Mr. Rojas has held positions with Suretech Completions, Tam Completions, Peak Completions, Packers Plus, WFT/Johnson Screens, Halliburton, and Guiberson.
Ken SchneiderDirector Operations
Mr. Schneider has more than 26 years of experience in the oil and gas industry with an expertise in cemented and open hole multi-zone completions used in horizontal well bores. With an extensive portfolio of clients and operational personnel, Mr. Schneider is an expert in the operations and sales of startup for medium and large downhole tool companies. Mr. Schneider was the co-owner of Summit Tool Services which sold to Innicor Completion Systems in 2003. Prior to joining Stage Comptions, Mr. Schneider has held positions with international and domestic oil and gas service companies including Suretech Completions, World Oil Tools, Baker Hughes, BJ Completions, Innicor Completions, Logan Oil Tools, Guiberson Oil Tools, Halliburton, Schlumberger, Cummings Oil Tools, and Secure Oil Tools.
David Nordheimer, M.Sc.Co-Founder, Director Business Development
Mr. Nordheimer co-founded Stage Completions and leads the company as Director of Business Development. As a professional Geoscientist with eight years exploration, operational and development experience in unconventional tight oil and gas plays, Mr. Nordheimer brings considerable operational expertise to the Stage Completions team. Mr. Nordheimer was directly involved with the planning and execution of numerous horizontal, vertical and extended reach horizontal wells. In addition, he has designed and completed numerous completion programs for horizontal multi-stage fractures. Prior to co-founding Stage Completions, Mr. Nordheimer held positions with Apache Corporation, Apache Canada Ltd., BP Canada Energy Company, and The Ichnology Research Group.