Committed Water is a mobile wastewater reclamation and remediation technology company able to transform hazardous produced “waste” water into pure freshwater at a quality greater than EPA drinking standards at or below current market disposal rates.
Our plan is to initially combat saltwater disposal volumes and costs, one of the largest environmental and economic issues energy companies face today. Converting the hazardous produced water from a well into recyclable and reusable freshwater.
Committed believes energy is only one of a multitude of major industries whose water issues we address: including industrial, municipalities, farming & agriculture, natural disasters, and superfund sites to name a few.
THE leadership TEAM
Gianni started his professional life as a Soldier, having the opportunity to serve, lead, and fight with some of the greatest men and women this country has ever been blessed with. Following his time in the U.S. Army, Gianni transitioned to upstream oil and gas, where since 2007 he has worked in and led operations in Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana for companies as large as Newfield, BHP Billiton, and Apache. Then Gianni moved to the smaller PE-backed firm Canyon Creek Energy, where he led operations in Oklahoma.
Matt is the Managing Partner and board member of Nitro-Lift Holdings. Mr. Cantrell led the recapitalization and majority stake acquisition of Nitro-Lift Holdings and negotiated exclusivity for the distribution of Nissan Chemical’s nanoActiv® hydrocarbon recovery nanoparticle. Prior to joining Nitro-Lift, Matt worked for more than ten years for ONEOK, Inc. where he focused on corporate business development.
Eric leads Corporate Business Development at Committed Water where he focuses on strategic finance, capital-raising, investment due diligence, and asset performance reporting. Previously, Eric worked as an Associate at Generation Investment Management, where he spearheaded capital-raising for a $1 billion Growth Equity fund. Prior to Generation, he spent two years as an analyst at Hall Capital Partners, a San Francisco-based investment consulting firm, where he assisted in managing over $7 billion in multi-asset class client portfolios.
Eric received a BBA in Finance and a BBA in Energy Management from the University of Oklahoma. Eric is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder.
Mr. Horton entered the oil and gas industry as a roughneck for Texaco and various other rig contractors. After gaining experience in the industry, he started a trucking company hauling cement and other items, related and unrelated to the energy industry. That company is still ongoing. In 2008, Mr. Horton began building locations and completing construction projects related to oil and gas exploration located in Southeast Oklahoma, Western Oklahoma, and North Texas. This remains a core portion of his business ventures. As a part of the construction offerings of Mr. Horton’s company, Blackhawk, began offering oil and gas rentals, roustabouts, water hauling, disposal, and pipeline construction services. Mr. Horton invented and patented his first two environmental oilfield equipment offerings under the corporate name Environmental Recovery Solutions, employing his diesel recovery systems in Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, and Pennsylvania. That system is still active in both LA and PA, generating revenues up to $33MM annually. In 2018, Mr. Horton bought rights to, re-engineered and made mobile the “AquaCat” water treatment system. This business has received the only mobile surface application of produced water permits in the State of Oklahoma and has three patents associated with its function.
Today Mr. Horton is the owner of six businesses, ranging from personal insurance to oilfield services. Mr. Horton retains five awarded patents on environmental products related to upstream oil and gas, with applications in many other industries.
THE ADVISORY TEAM
Mr. Semple is the retired chairman, president and chief executive officer of MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P. Mr. Semple joined MPLX in 2015, at the time of the MPLX and MarkWest combination ($15.6B transaction) and retired in 2016. He joined MarkWest in 2003, as president and chief executive officer and was elected chairman of the board in 2008. Prior to joining MarkWest, Mr. Semple completed a 22-year career with The Williams Companies and WilTel Communications. He served as the chief operating officer of WilTel Communications, senior vice president/general manager of Williams Natural Gas Company, vice president, operations and engineering for Northwest Pipeline Company and division manager for Williams Pipeline Company. Prior to his time at The Williams Companies, Mr. Semple served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Semple earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the United States Naval Academy. He completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School. Frank also serves on the board of directors of MPLX LP (Owner of Markwest Energy Partners LP and Marathon Pipeline LLC).
Kevin is the majority principal in the Black Gold Group of companies. A native Oklahoman, Kevin received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Oklahoma State University where he was named the Outstanding Graduate. He also received a Law Degree from the University of Tulsa and a Masters Degree in Business from Southern Methodist University in Texas. While certainly using the legal background in his various business endeavors, Kevin has spent most of his life in entrepreneurial roles in small and mid-size businesses. In addition to working for a commercial lender, an equity investment firm, and several large companies in various roles, Kevin has spent 25 years in executive management and ownership of numerous businesses that he has started, acquired, merged, or turned around and recapitalized amidst the turbulent times experienced by that business. He has consulted and/or facilitated financing and equity investments on dozens more in these same and other industries.