Never stopping Featured

8:00pm EDT June 25, 2010
Finalist
Financial Services

Throughout his career, Curtis Huff had focused on building businesses and cultivating new ideas within those organizations.

He started his career as a lawyer at Fulbright & Jaworski, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions and securities. While there, he was also active in bar activities, including serving as chairman of the Texas Business Law Section and the Texas Business Law Foundation. He was also active in drafting Texas corporate laws and regularly testified before the Texas Legislature on business matters.

After 15 years, Huff joined Weatherford International as executive vice president, where he worked as both general counsel and chief financial officer. In this role, he was responsible for acquisitions and financial matters and was instrumental in the company’s growth strategy during this volatile time period. Just three years later, in 2001, he was appointed CEO of Grant Prideco, where he was charged with restructuring the company’s business during a market downturn and positioning it for growth.

In 2002, Huff formed Freebird Partners to invest in new technologies and differentiated businesses in the oilfield. He funded the company with his own capital and was responsible for identifying and analyzing technologies and prospective acquisitions.

Then, in 2007, Huff joined Charles Cherington in creating Intervale Capital, a private equity fund focused on technology and buyout investments in the oilfield services industry. Intervale was named “Best new firm” in 2008 by Buyouts magazine. Over the past year and a half, the fund has faced challenges, but throughout the hardships, it has performed well. Huff seeks to build a culture of ethics, excellence and success, and endeavors to grow his companies through provisions of strategic advice on new and developing technologies, markets and growth opportunities. He believes that providing customers with solutions to their challenges allows smaller companies to effectively compete.

How to reach: Intervale Capital, (713) 961-0118 or www.intervalecapital.com