Coronavirus: A message from our President, David Preng

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I would first like to express the hope that you, your family, and your employees are and remain healthy. To anyone whose family has been directly impacted by the coronavirus (COVID 19), we offer our prayers for a full and swift recovery.

We at Preng & Associates are concerned about the coronavirus and are taking steps to assure that the health and security of our clients, employees and candidates is our top priority.  We are monitoring and following the recommendations of the WHO and CDC in order to protect everyone as best we can, while ensuring the continuation of business.

Effective today, Preng & Associates has implemented the infrastructure processes and safeguards for our firm to function remotely and without any loss of time or effort.  Within our three practices, client teams have implemented plans to ensure our clients the reliability and availability of the consultants who manage their engagements.  We expect minimal disruption in our service, and we look forward to helping clients navigate their business challenges in these difficult times.  Our resources are available to you and you have my assurance that we will meet or exceed our planned search commitments.

While we’re not sure of what the future holds, we want you to know that we have taken these steps to support our staff and ensure we fulfill our clients’ commitments.  These trying times have created a good deal of uncertainty, but they also remind us how interconnected we are.  Again, in that spirit, we are committed to managing through these challenging times together.

David Preng

Steve Raben joins Preng & Associates as Senior Consultant

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Preng & Associates, the world’s leading executive search firm totally dedicated to the energy industry, today announced Steve Raben joined the firm as a Senior Consultant. He will be based in the Houston office.

Mr. Raben has led over 500 domestic and international client assignments for public and private Oil & Gas, Petroleum Equipment, Service and Hydrocarbon Processing & Transportation companies, at the Board, C-Suite and business segment leadership levels. 

He joins Preng & Associates after a 30-year career in the search industry where he held leadership positions at three well-known executive search firms. Most recently, he founded and managed his own consultancy.

David Preng, President of Preng & Associates, said: “For 35 years, our practice has been built on the premise that the search process is most effective when conducted by professionals with significant industry experience. Steve’s extensive knowledge and expertise in the global energy industry is a tremendous asset to our firm and our clients. We’re excited to welcome him to the team.”

Raben said: “Preng & Associates client service, from London and Houston offices, includes conducting over 3,500 assignments with the majority completed in 90 days or less. Our consultants have previous employment with energy companies, such as:  Ladd Petroleum, BHP, Shell, KBR, McDermott, Hamilton Bros., and a successful private equity E&P company. They excel in finding leadership overlooked or unknown to many competitors.” 

Mr. Raben is a retired Military Intelligence Officer with decorated combat service in Viet Nam. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in (Economics and Business) from Southwestern University and completed courses toward a Master’s degree in Economics at The University of Texas. He is a Director of The Coronado Club (Houston) and Trustee of Southwestern University.

About Preng & Associates

Preng & Associates is the world’s leading executive search firm totally dedicated to the energy industry. For 35 years, Preng & Associates has assisted nearly 700 management teams and Boards attain exceptional talent who have delivered long-term value.