SCF Partners taps RMC’s Chad Robinson to lead Calgary office

U.S. energy private equity firm SCF Partners has hired Chad Robinson as a managing director.

Robinson will lead the Houston-based investor’s Canadian office in Calgary.

Robinson joins SCF from Canadian energy private equity firm Resource Merchant Capital (RMC), which he helped found in 2013 and lead as a managing director.

Previously, he was an owner and CFO of Pacesetter Directional Drilling, sold to Schlumberger in 2015, as well as a partner and vice president, corporate finance, at Stonebridge Merchant Capital.

Earlier this year, SCF merged four portfolio companies, including SITE Energy Services and Waste Treatment Solutions, to form Centurion Group.


SCF Expands Leadership Team with Addition of Chad Robinson to Lead Calgary Office

HOUSTON — SCF Partners is pleased to announce that Chad Robinson has joined the firm as a Managing Director and will lead its Canadian office.

Prior to joining SCF, Chad was the Founder and Managing Director of Resource Merchant Capital, a boutique merchant bank focused exclusively on investments in the Canadian Oilfield sector. From 2006 to 2015, Chad was an owner in and the CFO of Pacesetter Directional Drilling, Canada’s largest private directional drilling business. Pacesetter grew from zero revenue to over $100 million of revenue in its first five years and eventually sold to Schlumberger in early 2015. Prior to 2006, Chad was a Partner and VP of Corporate Finance of Stonebridge Merchant Capital, where he began his career in 1998. Chad has chaired and has sat on a number of private oilfield service company boards. He is currently the Vice Chairman of CUPS in Calgary, a non-profit helping kids and families break the cycle of poverty.

Chad earned a B.Sc. in Science from the University of Alberta in 1995 and a dual MBA / Master in Agriculture, specializing in Resource Economics, from the University of Alberta in 1999. He also completed his ICD.D designation focused on Board of Directors work in 2016. Chad and his wife have two children and live in Calgary.

L.E. Simmons, Founder and Chairman of SCF Partners, said, “We are thrilled to add Chad to our team and have him lead our efforts in Canada. His talent and experience will allow SCF to continue our mission to build global leaders in the energy services, technology and products segments for years to come.”

Chad stated, “It is an honor to join SCF Partners as a means to build on the stellar reputation the firm has built in the Canadian Oilfield Services sector. SCF is the Global leader in energy service investing with an unparalleled track record over the last 30 years of building great companies. I am thrilled to join such a talented, progressive and thoughtful team.”


SCF Partners, headquartered in Houston, Texas, with offices also in Aberdeen, Singapore, and Calgary, is a private equity firm focused solely on building energy services, equipment, and technology companies. SCF has completed more than 400 energy services investments and helped build 17 public companies in its nearly 30-year history. SCF partners with operational management and assists with additional growth through acquisitions and geographic expansion initiatives to build leading companies across the globe. Current investments from active funds include Nine Energy Service (NYSE: NINE), Select Energy Services (NYSE: WTTR), Forum Energy Technologies (NYSE: FET), NESR (NASDAQ: NESR), Centurion Group and Variperm.


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