President – Liberty Oilfield Services
Ron Gusek has been the President of Liberty Oilfield Services since November 2016. Before assuming the role of President, Ron was the VP of Technology and Development from 2014. Over the past 20 years, Ron has garnered extensive oil and gas experience in North America and extended his knowledge of operations through travels to Asia, Russia and the Middle East. Within Liberty, Ron’s focus includes new technology and innovation, service quality, efficiency and optimization.
Ron holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta.
Ron has also held previous roles at Sanjel Corporation, Zodiac Exploration and Pinnacle Technologies, with a primary focus on hydraulic fracturing in unconventional reservoirs.
Outside of work, Ron is a husband to Jodi, father to daughters Abbie (19) and Robyn (16), runner, cyclist, hiker, skier and occasional adventure racer.
Chief Operating Officer, Diamondback
Mr. Wesson currently serves as COO. He previously served as Executive Vice President of Operations since March 2020. Prior to his current position with us, he served as our Senior Vice President of Operations from February 2019 to March 2020, Vice President of Operations from April 2017 to February 2019, our Completions Manager from January 2013 to April 2017 and as an Operations Engineer since joining us in February 2012. Before joining Diamondback, Mr. Wesson served in various operations and engineering roles for BOPCO from 2010 to 2012 and ConocoPhillips from 2007 to 2010.
Mr. Wesson received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana State University and is a member of the Permian Basin Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Asset Manager - Midland Basin South, Conoco Phillips
Chris Jackson is currently Asset Manager for ConocoPhillips’ Midland Basin South assets. Chris started his career with ConocoPhillips in 2007 and spent the next 11 years working in various engineering and leadership roles in the Permian Basin. Prior to moving into his current role, he spent two years as Director Corporate Planning & Strategy, and one year as Strategic Advisor to Tim Leach, Executive Vice President Lower 48. Both positions afforded him the opportunity to play a significant role in the Concho acquisition and integration process.
Chris earned an MBA from Rice University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Mississippi State University.
Creator of the #hottakeoftheday
David Ramsden-Wood was the Co-Founder and COO of OneEnergy Partners (2018 sale). The creator of the #hottakeoftheday, David was began his career in energy as a Reservoir Engineer for Anadarko in 2001. Throughout his career, he has held roles across the analytical spectrum, including Completion and Production Engineering and Business Development. One of David’s key skillsets is his ability to analyze the flow of funds throughout the opportunity set and to interpret market trends which has led to the founding and co-founding of multiple oil and gas teams and entities.
David is passionate about the future and face of the oil and gas industry, and the evolution of the Energy Industry as a whole. David’s Daily #hottakeoftheday is seen by approximately 30,000 professionals and can be found on LinkedIn following the # and now at hottakeoftheday.com with a podcast.
Chief Operating Officer, Crownquest
Ken Beattie is the Chief Operating Officer at CrownQuest Operating, LLC. Ken graduated from Montana Tech in 1992 with a degree in Petroleum Engineering. He began his career at Meridian Oil, which later became Burlington Resources, in 1993. While at Burlington, Ken served in various engineering roles, concluding as Gulf Coast Engineering Manager. When ConocoPhillips (COP) acquired Burlington in 2006, Ken served as the Mid-Continent Business Development Manager for COP. In 2007, Ken left COP to join CrownQuest Operating, as CrownQuest was consummating a private equity deal with Lime Rock Partners.
Partner and Lead Energy Analyst, Primary Vision Network
MARK ROSSANO is a financial industry veteran and renowned expert on global financial markets and supply-chain analysis. He has been a partner at Primary Vision Network since 2017 and also serves as the firms lead analyst and producer/talent on their YouTube shows titled EIA UPDATE, THE ECONOMY and FRAC SPREAD COUNT.
Mark’s deep-dive supply chain expertise is in high demand—he serves as a consulting executive to several international businesses, is an equity partner in several others, and is now a frequent contributor to Bloomberg TV after serving as a Bloomberg Energy Industry Analyst.
That expertise has been crafted over many years in a variety of roles, including Senior Energy Analyst and Macro-Economist positions at Elevation, Candlewood Investment Group, and South Ferry Capital Management, as well as his formative experiences as a Portfolio Manager at FNY Capital and Morgan Stanley Investment Management, where he managed an eight-person team focused on developing a global trade platform to invest in rates, foreign exchange, commodities, and equities.
Mark received his bachelor's degree in economics from Loyola College in Maryland and his MBA in Finance from Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management. During that time, he was a founding member of Syracuse's Net Impact organization—an international nonprofit that focuses on building businesses with socially and environmentally sustainable processes.