Roger P. (Pat) Herbert is the Founder and Managing Director of M7 Advisors LLC. He is currently an investor and board advisor to Fibron BX. Prior to this he was Executive Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer of JDR Cable Systems (Holdings) Ltd. from 2002-2017. He led JDR through 25-30% annual growth rates, a sale to Vision Capital in 2007, the sale of the marine cable division to Fugro in 2011, building three new state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities that established market leadership in the global oil and gas and renewable energy industries which resulted in two Queen’s Award for International Trading, and the sale of the business to Telefonika Cables in 2017. He is a veteran in the oil and gas industry having begun his career in 1976 at Smith International Inc. where he rose to senior executive positions with global profit & loss responsibility, becoming an Officer of the corporation in 1986. In 1988 he was recruited to Baker Hughes Incorporated to build a drilling division as President before moving to the corporate level as an officer responsible for market and technology development, general corporate governance, mergers and acquisition strategies and served as the senior officer over all Emerging Markets – Russia, China, Vietnam, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and corporate centers in London, Paris and The Hague.
In 1998, he was recruited as Chairman and CEO of International Energy Services Inc. a land based seismic data acquisition and processing company in Kazakhstan over the Caspian Sea region owned by private equity. He successfully re-structured and then University of St Thomas Board of Directors, Chairing the Student Affairs Committee. He was on the advisory board of Ensyn Petroleum which was acquired by Ivanhoe Energy, a director of Scorpion Offshore, until its acquisition by Seadrill, Chairman of Blast Energy Services (traded OTC) sold to Pacifica Drilling and as an Advisory Board Member and investor of Validus International.
He received his MBA from Pepperdine University, his BSE from California State University-Northridge and is a registered professional engineer in the State of Texas. He is a decorated combat veteran, private pilot and enjoys desert off-roading and golf.