Mark Slaughter

Mark Slaughter

CEO & President, RigNet, Inc.

Location
Houston, Texas (Houston, Texas Area)
Industry
Oil & Energy

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Mark Slaughter's Summary

Mark Slaughter has more than 30 years of experience in the energy, telecommunications and remote communications industries. Currently the CEO, President and a board member at RigNet (NASDAQ: RNET), he has served in executive and management roles at Halliburton Company, Reliant Energy, United Technologies and Stratos Global Corporation. Mark serves on the boards of Geoforce (international provider of remote asset tracking and utilization solutions for the oil and gas industry); Boys and Girls Country of Houston (Christian home for children from families in crisis); and the Center for Christianity in Business at Houston Baptist University. Mark was selected as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 Gulf Coast Area Award recipient. He attended United Technologies' Executive Program at the University of Virginia's Darden Graduate School of Business as well as Stanford Law School's Directors' College. Mark received an A.B. from Harvard College and an MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business.

Mark Slaughter's Experience

Member of the Board of Directors

Geoforce Inc

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

January 2014Present (9 months)

Geoforce is a multinational provider of remote asset tracking and utilization solutions to the oil and gas industry.

CEO & President

RigNet

Public Company; 501-1000 employees; RNET; Telecommunications industry

August 2007Present (7 years 2 months) Houston, Texas Area

CEO & President for this leading provider of remote communications, networking and collaborative solutions to the oil and gas industry.
- Consummated a strategic transaction with Inmarsat in January 2014 that included: acquisition of their Energy Broadband business; becoming a VAR for their high-throughput satellite offering (Global Xpress); and becoming a DP for their L-band offerings
- Acquired Nessco in Aberdeen, Scotland in July, 2012
- Successful IPO in December, 2010; stock price has since more than quadrupled
- RigNet ranked 46th in the 2013 Chron 100, a list of top-performing public companies in Houston

President & COO

RigNet

Public Company; 501-1000 employees; RNET; Telecommunications industry

January 2007July 2007 (7 months)

President and COO for this leading provider of remote communications, networking and collaborative solutions to the oil and gas industry.

VP & GM, Security Services USA

UTC Fire & Security

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; UTX; Security and Investigations industry

June 2005December 2006 (1 year 7 months)

General management of Chubb Security USA and Counterforce USA, which are electronic security firms owned by United Technologies.

Managing Director

RMS Holdings

January 2002May 2005 (3 years 5 months)

Private equity investment in oilfield services companies

President - Broadband Division

Stratos Global Corporation

Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Telecommunications industry

January 2003December 2004 (2 years)

Profit-and-loss responsibility for $100mm division providing broadband remote communications services primarily to the oil and gas industry.

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; NRG; Utilities industry

July 1999December 2001 (2 years 6 months)

Unit of merchant energy firm, Reliant Energy, providing Internet infrastructure and communications services to Texas-based business customers. Parent made strategic decision to focus exclusively on competitive U.S. energy markets; business unit sold in February 2002. Contributing member of Operating Committee. Reported to President, Reliant Energy Retail Group

Vice President - Corporate Planning

Reliant Energy

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; NRG; Utilities industry

August 1998June 1999 (11 months)

Directed strategic planning for parent company, a merchant energy and electric and gas utility. Managed direct staff of six MBAs and teams of outside consultants. Contributing member of Executive Committee. Reported to CFO

Director - Mergers & Acquisitions; Various

Halliburton Company

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; HAL; Oil & Energy industry

July 1980July 1998 (18 years 1 month)

Guided corporate development activities for oilfield services and engineering and construction firm. Managed direct staff of two employees and teams of investment bankers, outside lawyers and consultants. Reported to CFO

Mark Slaughter's Honors and Awards

  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 Gulf Coast Area Award recipient

    Ernst & Young
    • June 2014
  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2009 Gulf Coast Area Finalist

    Ernst & Young
    • May 2009

Mark Slaughter's Skills & Expertise

  1. Strategy
  2. Mergers
  3. Telecommunications
  4. Energy
  5. Executive Management
  6. Succession Planning
  7. Business Process
  8. Business Development
  9. Strategic Planning
  10. Management
  11. Business Strategy
  12. Analysis
  13. Budgets
  14. Business Planning
  15. Business Process Improvement
  16. CRM
  17. Change Management
  18. Competitive Analysis
  19. Contract Negotiation
  20. Corporate Development
  21. Cross-functional Team Leadership
  22. Due Diligence
  23. Engineering
  24. Entrepreneurship
  25. Finance
  26. Forecasting
  27. Integration
  28. International Sales
  29. Leadership
  30. Management Consulting
  31. Mergers & Acquisitions
  32. Negotiation
  33. Networking
  34. New Business Development
  35. Operations Management
  36. Outsourcing
  37. P&L Management
  38. Private Equity
  39. Process Improvement
  40. Product Development
  41. Product Management
  42. Product Marketing
  43. Program Management
  44. Project Management
  45. Project Planning
  46. Risk Management
  47. SaaS
  48. Sales Management
  49. Security
  50. Start-ups

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Mark Slaughter's Education

Stanford University Graduate School of Business

MBA, General Management

19861988

Harvard University

A.B., CLGS, Concentration in Economics

19761980

Activities and Societies: Swimming; intramural water polo; Harvard Glee Club; Harvard Krokodiloes

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Member, Board of Directors, Boys and Girls Country of Houston, Inc.; Member, Board of Directors, Center for Christianity in Business at Houston Baptist University

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