Mr. McShane was appointed as a Forum director in September 2010 and currently serves as a member of the Compensation and Human Capital Committee and as our Lead Independent Director. He is currently Chairman of the Board of NCS Multistage, a public provider of various downhole completion tools and technologies, a position he has held since 2012. Mr. McShane formerly served as an Operating Partner to Advent International, an international private equity fund, a role he held from September 2009 through 2018. Mr. McShane was a director of Spectra Energy Corp, a natural gas infrastructure company, from April 2008 until February 2017; and served as a director of Enbridge, Inc., an energy infrastructure company, following the completion of Enbridge’s acquisition of Spectra Energy Corp in February 2017 until October 2018. He was also a director of Complete Production Services, Inc., a provider of specialized oil and gas completion and production services, from March 2007 until February 2012 and served as a director of Superior Energy Services, Inc., a provider of specialized oilfield services and equipment, from the completion of Superior Energy Services’ acquisition of Complete Production Services in February 2012 until February 2021. Mr. McShane also previously served as a director of Oasis Petroleum Inc., a public exploration and production company, from May 2010 until November 2020.
Mr. McShane served as a director, and President and Chief Executive Officer, of Grant Prideco, Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of oilfield drill pipe and other drill stem products, from June 2002 until April 2008, having also served as Chairman of the Board from May 2003 through April 2008. Prior to joining Grant Prideco, Mr. McShane was Senior Vice President — Finance and Chief Financial Officer and director of BJ Services Company, a provider of pressure pumping, cementing, stimulation and coiled tubing services for oil and gas operators, from 1990 to June 2002, and Vice President — Finance from 1987 to 1990 while BJ Services was a division of Baker Hughes Incorporated. Mr. McShane joined BJ Services in 1987 from Reed Tool Company, where he was employed for seven years in various financial management positions.
The board of directors selected Mr. McShane because of his expansive knowledge of the oil and gas industry, as well as his relationships with chief executives and other senior management at oil and natural gas companies, and oilfield service companies throughout the world. Mr. McShane is financially literate and qualifies as an audit committee financial expert. He brings to the board of directors his experience as a senior leader and chief financial officer within the oilfield services industry, as well as his leadership as chairman and chief executive officer of a leading North American drill bit technology and drill pipe manufacturer. In addition, Mr. McShane’s service on the board of directors of other listed companies informs his ability to act as our Lead Independent Director. Mr. McShane also provides the board of directors with a producer perspective that is valuable in strategic discussions.