S.M., MIT’s Sloan School of Management (Charles Stark Draper Fellow)
B.A., Gordon College (mathematics)
Gordon Hall ’81 serves as chairman of the board of Archrock, Inc. (NYSE:AROC), the leading natural gas compression services company in the U.S., and as the lead independent director of Noble Corporation plc (NYSE:NE), a leading global provider of offshore drilling services headquartered in the United Kingdom.
At predecessor companies to Archrock, Inc., Mr. Hall served as vice chairman of the board and lead independent director (2013–15) and as chairman of the board (2007–13) of Exterran Holdings, Inc., and as chairman of the board (2005–07) of Hanover Compressor Company. Mr. Hall also represented shareholders on the public company boards of Hydril Company, an oil and gas service company specializing in pressure control equipment and premium connections for tubing and casing, until its merger with Tenaris S.A. in May 2007 and on Grant Prideco, Inc., a drilling technology and manufacturing company, until its acquisition by National Oilwell Varco, Inc. in April 2008. He was on the private company board of directors of Select Energy Services from 2012 through 2015 and was chairman of Theatrics.com from 2010 through 2014.
Mr. Hall retired as managing director–senior advisor of Credit Suisse in February 2002 after 15 years with the investment bank. Prior to his retirement Mr. Hall was the senior oil field Services analyst, co-head of global energy group, and Houston Equity branch office manager. He was recognized as an "All Star" by the Institutional Investor Poll for 12 years and as the "First Team All-American" for the eight years prior to his retirement. In a 1999 Reuters report covering U.S. mid-size to smaller companies, he was ranked by fund managers as the #1 Wall Street analyst across all industry segments. In addition, Mr. Hall has significant transactional experience with leadership in more than 95 deals, having assisted numerous mid-sized companies in raising $18 billion in capital, including 13 IPOs, and advising on mergers and acquisitions totaling $37 billion.
He has been involved in numerous nonprofit endeavors including economic, education and community development programs in the Dominican Republic, South Africa and Mexico. He has served on the boards of Gordon College and Logos Preparatory Academy. He has been a frequent speaker for Cru’s business outreach ministry in Texas, Germany and Mexico. Mr. Hall led a weekly Bible study for businessmen from 2010 through 2016 in Houston and disciples and coaches executives.