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Jim Nowotny, President
Jim Nowotny, Wildcat Consulting Services

Jim Nowotny, a second generation oil & gas professional, is the owner of Wildcat Consulting Services LLC and has worked in the oil & gas industry for over 20 years.  He has extensive domestic and international leadership experience in multiple areas of the offshore and land drilling industry, including marketing and business development, commercial and technical contracts, operations, manufacturing, and engineering.  He is skilled at building strong relationships with clients and colleagues through responsiveness and providing innovative solutions (commercial, operational and technical).

He has worked for an international oil field equipment manufacturer.  There he was responsible for four manufacturing business units within Canada and the USA with P&L responsibilities, as well as implementing strategic plans to grow the business outside of North America by establishing service and sales offices in key areas around the globe.  He oversaw all aspects of business operations, including the manufacturing, engineering and business development groups.

Prior to that, Jim worked for over 16 years in various roles for Atwood Oceanics, an international offshore drilling contractor.  He worked in increasing roles of responsibility in the areas of engineering, operations, marketing and business development.   He began his career with Atwood managing rig upgrades, new build projects and eventually managing the engineering department.  He then moved into the operations group as an expat Operations Manager in Australia, Turkey, and Italy, where he managed all aspects of operations of deepwater semisubmersible drilling rigs.  After his time overseas in operations, he returned to Houston and joined the marketing and business development group, where he was responsible for managing and negotiating proposals, bids, and contracts with prospective and existing clients.  In addition, he maintained business relationships with several of Atwood’s key clients and developed relationships with prospective new clients.

Jim has a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University and has attended several executive education courses at Columbia Business School, Harvard Law School and Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.


Donica R Nowotny, Vice President and Company Secretary
Donica Nowotny, Wildcat ConsultingDonica Nowotny, a third-generation business owner, is co-owner of Wildcat Consulting Services LLC.  Donica began her legal career as a corporate attorney with the Houston office of Winstead Sechrest & Minick LP (now Winstead PC) specializing in corporate securities, mergers & acquisitions and contracts work.  She then joined the Houston office of Vinson & Elkins LLP as a transactional attorney in their Business & International Section.  There she gained considerable experience in mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance and oil & gas working for clients in the energy, financial and private equity sectors.  Prior to going to law school, Donica had the opportunity to work in various aspects of her family’s business gaining experience in managing the daily operations of a privately owned company.  She currently oversees the daily business and financial operations of Wildcat Consulting Services LLC. Donica holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in History from Southern Methodist University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence cum laude from the University of Houston Law Center.
John Gatlin, Executive Vice President
Donica Nowotny, Wildcat ConsultingJohn Gatlin joined Wildcat in January 2018 as Executive Vice President. His expertise is in strategy development and operational performance improvement. Prior to joining Wildcat, John was the COO and Senior Vice President at Tesco Corp., a global provider of drilling equipment and well construction services that was acquired by Nabors Industries (NYSE: NBR) in December 2017. Before joining Tesco in November 2016, John was the President and CEO of ChemEOR, Inc., a private equity sponsored provider of oilfield chemicals for use in stimulation and enhanced oil recovery. Prior to joining ChemEOR in April 2014, John spent 11 years in various domestic and international management roles at National Oilwell Varco, Inc. and its predecessor company, Varco Corp. John has an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

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8055 FM359 #97
Fulshear, TEXAS 77441 USA
+1 281 381 3838
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