Mr. Friedrichs has over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He began his career in the Houston headquarters of Coastal Oil & Gas. He holds a BBA in Accounting from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Master’s Degree from St. Mary’s University.
In 1997, he joined Lewis Energy Group as the Controller of their Exploration & Production subsidiary, Segundo Navarro. In 1998, he assumed the role of Corporate Controller for Lewis Energy and held that position until 2000. From 2000 until 2004, Mr. Friedrichs worked as a contract Controller for a variety of clients, including a production equipment manufacturer, a large interstate pipeline company and several exploration and production companies. During this time, he assisted in the sale of a service company to a large publicly held entity and participated in taking a pipeline company public. In 2004, he helped form BlackBrush Oil and Gas, LP and acted as its Corporate Controller until 2007 at which time he was promoted to Vice President of Business Development. In 2014, Mr. Friedrichs was named Chief Financial Officer of BlackBrush Oil & Gas.