Mr. Grider has more than 20 years of extensive professional Finance and Accounting experience, including over 15 years in the Oil and Gas industry working with several international service, manufacturing and ESP companies.
Prior to joining Summit, Mr. Grider was a Divisional Controller with Circor Energy, a publicly-traded global provider of integrated flow control solutions based in Oklahoma City. Prior to Circor Energy, Jon lived and worked in Istanbul, Turkey, as Chief Accounting Officer for Transatlantic Petroleum, a publicly-traded company listed on the New York and Toronto Stock Exchanges (NYSE & TSX). Earlier in his career Jon spent 9 years at Wood Group / GE Oil & Gas Artificial Lift, holding management and controller roles with increasing scope and responsibility. These positions included residing in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman as Country Controller, and culminated as Senior Controller for North America, Sub-Saharan Africa and Surface Pumping Systems based in Oklahoma City. Jon has also spent significant periods of time in China integrating and reorganizing Finance operations in manufacturing companies for Great White Energy Services LLC as International Controller and Serva Group LLC as Corporate Controller, both private equity investees of Wexford Capital LP. Jon began his professional career with KPMG Peat Marwick LLP, the predecessor of KPMG LLP, after serving in the US Army as a Military Intelligence linguist.
Mr. Grider received Bachelor’s Degrees in Accountancy and Business Administration in Finance, both from the University of Oklahoma. Jon holds Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant designations and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs.