JIM CLAUNCH - Digital Visionary

Jim Claunch is a digital visionary with a passion for innovation in the oil and gas industry. Having previously held roles including CFO, CIO, SVP, VP and other executive positions across multiple companies and industries, his most recent focus has been digital transformation of the upstream sector. In this space, he is considered a thought leader and often engages industry leaders in efforts to develop a coordinated, industry-wide approach.

Included in Jim’s 35 years of experience are 14 years of living and working outside of the US. He is known as a transformational leader within organizational change and development, leadership, people development and workforce planning.

Previous roles Jim has held include:

    • Vice President of Business Efficiency at Equinor. His responsibilities included integrating functions such as IT, Data Science, Lean, Data Management, Management Systems and Digital Projects with engineers and other competencies in order to reduce safety risk and improve the bottom line. This included new ways of working enabled by digital and Lean.
    • Managing Director of Growth Capital Partner’s Energy Group in the Merchant Bank’s Houston office.
    • CFO and CIO of Power Well Services (PWS), a global oilfield services company controlled by First Reserve. PWS was put together via six acquisitions and later sold to Expro International Group PLC.
    • Sr. Vice President of Shared Services and IT at Intercontinental Hotels Group.
    • Vice President of Global Shared Services for Halliburton Energy Group, where he had global responsibility for accounting, communications, finance, HR, procurement, quality and IT functions.