EVP & Chief Financial Officer
Cary Baetz has served as a member of the Board, since June 2017. He has also served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since June 2017.
Prior to joining Berry, Mr. Baetz served as Chief Financial Officer at Seventy Seven Energy Inc., a domestic oilfield services company, from June 2012 to April 2017. In 2016, Seventy Seven filed for voluntary reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and successfully completed a prepackaged restructuring and recapitalization. From November 2010 to December 2011, Mr. Baetz served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Atrium Companies, Inc., a manufacturing company of windows and doors, and from August 2008 to September 2010, served as Chief Financial Officer of Boots & Coots International Well Control, Inc. From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Baetz served as Vice President of Finance, Treasurer and Assistant Secretary of Chaparral Steel Company, producer of structural steel beams. Prior to joining Chaparral, he had been employed since 1996 with Chaparral’s parent company, Texas Industries Inc. From 2002 to 2005, he served as Director of Corporate Finance of Texas Industries Inc.
Mr. Baetz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Accounting from Oklahoma State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Arkansas.
Mr. Baetz provides public energy company business, operational and management experience to the Board, as well as financial, accounting, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning and investor relations experience. He led the sale of three public companies, has successfully completed two public spin-offs, and raised almost $5 billion in capital.