Rutger Niers

Rutger Niers

Oilfield Service Executive

United States

1. What is your profession? Or if you are retired, what was your profession?

President & CEO

2. What are your areas of expertise?

Upstream: Completions, Executive, Drilling

Upstream Areas: Onshore

3. Current employer:

Edge OFS Holdings LLC

4. Previous employers:

FMC Technologies, Pure Energy Services, HSBC Bank Canada

5. How did you end up in the Energy Industry?

I spent 6 years in the Finance Industry dealing with Energy clients and was wooed over to "the Dark Side" by a client.  

6. Why do you like working with Start-Ups?

Interesting technology, nimble, enthusiastic and engaged teams

Okay, now for some fun things about Rutger

7. What are three of your interests outside of work?

  • Family

  • Friends

  • Golf

8.  What are your top 3 accomplishments (personal or professional)?  Don’t be shy!  Give ‘em to us.

  • 3 great kids and 20 years of happy marriage!

  • Successful career transition from finance to management

  • Being part of / building great teams

9.  If I were a superhero, my superpower would be               .

Flying genius

10. When I was 5, I was pretty sure I'd be a                 when I grew up.

Rock Star!

11. If I weren't so damn good at what I do now, I'd probably be                .

A musician

12.  My favorite song is               by            .

"Long Time Running" - Tragically Hip

13.  If I won the lottery tomorrow, I'd          .

ESG Consulting

14.  The best piece of advice I've ever been given is                              .

Worry about what you can control - don't stress over things out of your control. Very simple but very difficult to execute.