Our expertise and strength are key to who we are at Wild Well Control. As we celebrate 45 years in the industry, we’d like to introduce you to our team and share their insights on the oil and gas industry over the years.
Next up in this series is Shanonn Wilson, Chief Financial Officer for Wild Well Control.
Keep reading to learn more about her experience, insights, and what she loves about working with the team.
Name: Shanonn Wilson
Role: CFO, Wild Well Control
Location: Houston, TX
Q: How long have you been with Wild Well Control?
A: I’ve been with Wild Well Control for over 15 years, beginning as a project accountant after hurricanes Katrina and Rita wreaked havoc on platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.
Throughout my time at the company, I’ve expanded my knowledge and experience. After serving as a project accountant I was promoted to the role of accounting manager. A few years later, as the company’s global footprint continued to increase, there was a need for more in-depth analysis and focus on the international operations, and I assumed the role of director of international financial planning and analysis. I held the director role until rising to the position of CFO in 2018.
Q: Can you describe your industry experience?
A: I worked in various fields before venturing into the oil and gas industry. After graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting, I started as a financial analyst in the manufacturing industry. When there was an open position for project accountant at Wild Well in 2005, I was excited about the opportunity to join such a well-respected company with a rich and storied history.
During my time at Wild Well, for my own personal development and for the betterment of the company, I elected to enroll in the MBA program at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas and graduated in 2015.
Q: What trends are you seeing in the industry?
A: From a financial perspective, there have been many changes to customer requirements. One example is the requirement of approved and executed contracts and purchase orders before project execution and payment. Transacting business with a handshake agreement no longer exists today.
Additionally, customers have moved away from paper-based invoicing and require electronic invoicing. Many also require the invoice to be entered into an electronic customer portal, which automates the process for both parties.
Internationally, things continue to evolve, such as the implementation of VAT in GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries, as well as the continuing evolution of local requirements all around the world.
Q: What differentiates Wild Well Control?
A: In my opinion, what differentiates Wild Well is the long-tenured employees and their expertise. The amount of experience and knowledge of Wild Well’s personnel sets them apart from the competition. Having been in business for 45 years and the retention of such talented personnel speaks volumes about the company.
Q: What excites you about working for Wild Well?
A: Mainly the people.
With many of us working together for numerous years, the interaction and support from a great group of employees with different backgrounds and experiences, make Wild Well a unique and rewarding place to work. What’s also exciting (and satisfying) is working for a company that responds to emergencies as well as aids in preventing them.
Learn more about Wild Well Control’s history and experience here.