Pacific Drilling SA (NYSE: PACD) reports that Paul T. Reese, currently vice president controller, will assume the role of CFO, effective Feb. 28. He will succeed the company's current CFO, William Restrepo, who is leaving the company to pursue another opportunity.
Reese, a founding member of Pacific Drilling’s management team, joined the company in 2008 from BHP Billiton, where he was controller for exploration and development. His experience also includes international postings with Transocean in the Far East and Latin America, along with being finance director for the North and South America business unit, and assistant vice president of audit and advisory services. Prior to joining Transocean, he worked at Arthur Andersen LLP. He completed his CPA in 2000. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and managerial studies, along with a master’s degree in accounting from Rice University.