Management

J. Anthony Gallegos, Jr.
President and Chief Executive Officer

Anthony has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since October 2018. Prior to his current role, Anthony served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sidewinder Drilling Company. Anthony joined Sidewinder upon its founding as Senior Vice President & CFO, a position he held until November 2014 when he was promoted to President & Chief Financial Officer with overall responsibility for the profitability and operating performance of the Company. He was promoted to President and CEO in September 2017. From April 2006 through September 2010, Anthony held the position of Vice President Business Development of Scorpion Offshore. Scorpion Offshore was an international offshore drilling contractor with operations across the globe which was acquired by Seadrill in 2010. Prior to joining Scorpion Offshore, he held operational, marketing, corporate planning and management positions with Atwood Oceanics, Transocean and Ensco. Anthony started his career working as a roughneck on offshore drilling rigs in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Anthony is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the International Association of Drilling Contractors . He is a veteran of the US Army and holds a B.B.A. from Texas A&M University and an M.B.A. from Rice University.

Philip A. Choyce
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Philip has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since August 2016. Philip joined the company upon its founding as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Philip was promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2012. Prior to joining the company, Philip served as the Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer of Grant Prideco, Inc. until its sale to National Oilwell Varco. Philip was a Senior Associate at Fulbright & Jaworski LLP and began his career as a Certified Public Accountant at Ernst & Young LLP. Philip holds a B.B.A. in accounting from Texas A&M University and received his law degree from The University of Texas in Austin.

Philip A. Dalrymple
Vice President, Operations

Philip has served as our Vice President, Operations since August 2016. Philip joined the company in January of 2013 and has served in increasing roles of responsibility, including Drilling Superintendent and Operations Manager. Prior to joining the company, Philip was employed at Rowan Companies Inc., where he was a lead project engineer overseeing construction of offshore drilling rigs from 2010 until 2013. Philip served in increasing roles of responsibility in Rowan’s drilling operations, including Rig Manager and Safety Specialist. Philip earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University.

Scott A. Keller
Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Scott has served as our Vice President, Sales and Marketing since October 2018. Prior to his current role Scott served as Vice President of Marketing at Sidewinder Drilling Company. Scott joined Sidewinder in 2012 as Marketing Manager. In 2014, Scott was promoted to Director of Marketing where he was involved in marketing and contracting Sidewinder’s fleet of drilling rigs across the United States. In September 2017, he was promoted to Vice President Marketing with responsibility for the marketing, sales and contracting functions of the Company. Prior to joining Sidewinder, Scott held the position of International Business Development Manager for Allis Chalmers Energy from March 2007 to November 2011. Allis Chalmers was an oil field service conglomerate with equipment based across both domestic and international markets before its combination with Archer in 2011. Before joining Allis Chalmers, he held sales and business development roles for several oilfield service companies including Quality Rentals, and Varco. Scott holds a B.B.A. from Texas A&M University and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the International Association of Drilling Contractors.

Katherine Kokenes
Chief Accounting Officer

Katherine has served as our Chief Accounting Officer since May 2020. Prior to her current role, she served as our Director of Financial Reporting from June 2015 to May 2020 and as our Corporate Controller from August 2013 to June 2015. Prior to joining us, Katherine held various positions, the most recent of which was Assistant Controller at Nabors Industries, Ltd., a publicly traded drilling contractor, from January 2010 to August 2013, and served in similar positions as well with Nabors from January 1996 until December 2000. From 2001 until 2009, Katherine owned and operated a private mortgage company. Katherine, a certified public accountant, earned a B.B.A. in accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Independence Contract Drilling was founded in 2011 as a provider of premium integrated onshore drilling services.