Scott Bender has been our President and Chief Executive Officer since 2011, when he and Mr. Joel Bender founded Cactus Wellhead, LLC. Prior to founding Cactus LLC, Mr. Bender was President of Wood Group Pressure Control from 2000 to 2011. Mr. Bender graduated from Princeton University in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science and Engineering and University of Texas in 1977 with a Master of Business Administration.
Joel Bender has been our Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since 2011, when he and Mr. Scott Bender founded Cactus Wellhead, LLC. Prior to founding Cactus Wellhead, LLC, Mr. Bender was Senior Vice President of Wood Group Pressure Control from 2000 to 2011. Mr. Bender graduated from Washington University in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science and Engineering and University of Houston in 1985 with a Master of Business Administration.
Steven Bender has been our Vice President of Operations since 2011. From 2005 to 2011, Mr. Bender served as Rental Business Manager of Wood Group Pressure Control. Mr. Bender graduated from Rice University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Hispanic Studies and University of Texas at Austin in 2010 with a Master of Business Administration.
Mr. Tadlock was appointed Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in March 2019. Mr. Tadlock previously served as the Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of the Company. He joined the Company in June 2017 as Vice President of Corporate Services. Mr. Tadlock previously worked at Cadent Energy Partners LLC from 2007 to 2017, where he most recently served as a Partner from 2014 to 2017. While at Cadent Energy Partners LLC, Mr. Tadlock managed investments across all energy sectors and worked with Cactus LLC since its founding in 2011 as a board observer. Prior to joining Cadent Energy Partners LLC, Mr. Tadlock was a consultant to Cairn Capital, a London based asset management firm. Previously he was associate to the CEO of SoundView, a publicly traded investment bank in Old Greenwich, Connecticut. Mr. Tadlock began his career as an analyst at UBS Investment Bank in New York, New York. Mr. Tadlock graduated from Princeton University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Operations Research and from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2007 with a Master of Business in Administration.
William Marsh was appointed as our General Counsel and Vice President of Administration in May 2022 when he joined the Company. Mr. Marsh was previously of counsel with the law firm of Bracewell LLP representing clients in a variety of corporate matters. From 2017 until 2020 he was the Chief Legal Officer of Baker Hughes Company. He served as the Vice President and General Counsel of Baker Hughes Incorporated from 2013 to 2017. Prior to that, he held various executive, legal and corporate roles within Baker Hughes Incorporated. Mr. Marsh was a partner with the law firm of Ballard Spahr prior to joining Baker Hughes in 1998. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Houston World Affairs Council and the Executive Committee of the University of Houston Center for US and Mexican Law. Mr. Marsh obtained a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 1985 and a Juris Doctor in 1989 from Brigham Young University.
Dawn Smith was appointed Vice President of Human Resources in August of 2023. She joined the company in 2018 as Director of Human Resources. Her leadership and dedication to excellence have been instrumental in shaping the HR function into a strategic partner that drives business success. Ms. Smith’s experience spans industries such as construction, manufacturing, and IT. Ms. Smith obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Southwest Texas State and continued her education gaining her HR certification through Rice University in 2002.