About Us

Preng & Associates, founded in 1980, is the only retainer-based, international executive search firm specializing solely in the energy industry. Our experience spans the entire energy value chain – from the well head to the wall socket. Our subsector verticals have specific expertise in Oil and Gas (Upstream, Midstream and Downstream), Oilfield Equipment and Services, Power & Utilities, Renewables, Engineering and Construction, and Industrials.

We have conducted more than 3,700 engagements for over 800 companies and placed highly qualified individuals for board, executive management, and professional positions in 80 countries. This global reach has resulted in developing contacts with numerous senior executives throughout the world who are valuable resources in conducting assignments. Our firm has earned a reputation for combining professional search disciplines with an in-depth understanding of the market in which it operates. Our meticulous analysis, research, and dissection of the global energy industry have enabled us to succeed in some of the industry’s most challenging and high profile searches. Additionally, we incorporated the proven Hogan Assessment platform into our process rigor to ensure cultural fit and aid in onboarding.

Preng & Associates is founded on the premise that our service is most effective when conducted by professionals with significant and direct experience in the energy field. Additionally, with firm-owned offices in Houston and London, we are able to effectively conduct global engagements.

As a member of the Association of Executive Search Consultants, we practice and promote its high standards of conduct and professionalism. Of note, David Preng has been recognized by Business Week among “The World’s 50 Most Influential Headhunters”.

ACHIEVEMENTS

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We have developed a unique team of specialized professionals who possess global search expertise; comprehensive industry knowledge and relationships; a strong commitment to quality performance.

This dedication keeps us attuned to the energy industry’s activities, emerging trends and evolving leadership needs. We constantly monitor the leading energy companies and the people who shape their performance.

We remain dedicated to maintaining the highest standard of service excellence and, year after year, we have earned accolades from our clients for the quality of the candidates we recruit on their behalf.

Solutions And Expertise

Solutions
  • Board Services
  • Executive Search
  • Hogan Assessment
  • Succession Planning
Industries
  • Chemicals
  • Downstream
  • Energy
  • Engineering & Construction
  • Industrial
  • Midstream
  • Natural Resources
  • Oil & Gas
  • Oilfield Services
  • Power & Utilities
  • Renewables
  • Upstream
Functions
  • All Functions
  • Board/Governance
  • Business Development
  • C-Suite
  • Communications/PR
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Engineering
  • Fabrication
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government
  • Health/Safety & Environment
  • Human Resources
  • Investor Relations
  • IT
  • Leadership Team
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Mergers/Acquisitions/Divestitures
  • Nuclear
  • Operations
  • Project Management
  • Refining/Process
  • Regulatory
  • Renewables
  • Risk Management
  • Security
  • Supply Chain
  • Technical

News Briefings

Preng & Associates Assists Independent Oil and Gas with COO Search

Houston, TX-based executive search firm Preng & Associates recently placed David Gibson as the new chief operating officer of Independent Oil and Gas (IOG), an oil and gas company focused on the U.K. North Sea. “David has extensive relevant North Sea engineering and project management experience over a near 30-year energy industry career, culminating in a number

Preng & Associates Assists ProPetro Holding Corp. in CFO Search

According to recruiters, the pressure on chief financial officers during the pandemic has been significant: Rewriting corporate budgets seemingly daily; bargaining with banks over broken loan covenants; answering constant calls from investors and board directors; and, in extreme cases, figuring out how to make payroll. All while working with no colleagues around. Houston, TX-based executive

Preng & Associates Assists SeekOps in CEO Search

Houston, TX-based executive search firm Preng & Associates has assisted SeekOps in the recruitment of Iain Cooper as its new CEO. The move strengthens the current executive team as the company’s founder and CEO of three and a half years, Andrew Aubrey, transitions to a new role as senior vice president of strategic partnerships. Mr. Copper, who

Preng & Associates Recruits CEO for Rosehill Resources

After a national search, executive recruitment firm Preng & Associates has placed David L. French as president and CEO of Rosehill Resources Inc. in Houston, TX. He will succeed Gary C. Hanna, who has served as interim president and CEO since September. Mr. Hanna will remain chairman of the company’s board of directors. “We are very pleased to have

Press Releases

Preng & Associates Aides Primoris in the Placement of Jose Rodriguez as Director, Board Member

(May 5, 2021) Primoris Services Corporation (NASDAQ GS: PRIM) (“Primoris” or “Company”) today announced the results of the Company’s Annual Meeting of Stockholders held on May 4, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. Central time at the Company’s headquarters in Dallas, Texas. At the meeting, stockholders approved the election of nine directors. The directors are: David L.

Kosmos Energy Exploration Head Moves to Apache

(April 13, 2021) Oil and gas company Apache has appointed Tracey K. Henderson as its Senior Vice President, Exploration. Henderson joins the company from Kosmos Energy, where she served as Chief Exploration Officer. Preng & Associates assisted Apache in its search. “While at Kosmos, she contributed to the discovery of the Jubilee Field offshore Ghana,

Independent Oil and Gas Names New COO

(Feb. 8, 2021) Independent Oil and Gas (IOG), and oil and gas company focused on the UK North Sea, has has appointed David Gibson as its new Chief Operating Officer. “David has extensive relevant North Sea engineering and project management experience over a near 30-year energy industry career, culminating in a number of executive management

ProPetro Appoints David Schorlemer as Chief Financial Officer

(Oct. 26, 2020) ProPetro Holding Corp. (NYSE: PUMP) today announced the appointment of David Schorlemer as Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”), as well as the planned departure of Darin Holderness, the Company’s former CFO. Mr. Schorlemer assumed all duties of CFO effective October 23, 2020. Preng & Associates assisted ProPetro in its search. Mr. Schorlemer joins

SeekOps Onboards New Chief Executive to Implement Global Growth

(Sept. 10, 2020) In order to address the expanded global market demand for its products while positioning the company for increased growth, SeekOps has strengthened its leadership team by adding a new Chief Executive Officer to guide it through this critical next step. SeekOps is pleased to announce Iain Cooper as its new CEO. Preng