Dan K. Eberhart
Chief Executive Officer
Dan K. Eberhart is Chief Executive Officer of Canary – a position he assumed in January 2009.
A native of Georgia, Mr. Eberhart graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN with two degrees in Economics and Political Science. He is also a graduate of Tulane Law School with a juris doctorate and a certificate in European Legal Studies.
His primary responsibilities include managing operations, corporate finance, customer, employee, & public relations, oversight of the budgeting and CAPEX process, and supervising integration efforts. As CEO, Eberhart has built Canary into one of the largest privately held oilfield services companies in the US. By overseeing the successful acquisition & integration of eight companies, Mr. Eberhart has fostered Canary’s strong reputation with its customer base & local community.
Before being named Chief Executive Officer of Canary, Eberhart was Vice President of Acquisitions for Greene’s Energy, LLC at their headquarters in Houston, TX. As part of his responsibilities, Mr. Eberhart was accountable for the leadership, direction, and performance of the company’s business development efforts. As a member of the senior management team, Mr. Eberhart was involved in budgeting & corporate planning, including developing financial models and market analyses. In his Business Development role Mr. Eberhart would identify, analyze, and negotiate high-level transactions prior to leading the integration efforts of oilfield companies.
In addition to his professional accomplishments, Mr. Eberhart serves as a member of the North Dakota Petroleum Council & the Colorado Oil & Gas Association. Under Mr. Eberhart’s leadership, Canary has donated over $500,000 to the communities in which they operate.
Donald H. Pfister
Chief Operations Officer
As Canary’s chief operating officer, Donald H. Pfister is responsible for the strategic & operational leadership of Canary’s operations throughout the United States. Pfister leads an organization of over 400 employees, including shop & field professionals who delivered over $80 million in revenue during fiscal 2012.
Along with other senior Canary executives, Mr. Pfister serves on a senior leadership team that set the overall strategy and direction for Canary.
Prior to Canary, Mr. Pfister worked nearly 30 years at Midwest STIHL Inc. based in Hayward, WI, where he started as a part-time employee before graduating high school in 1985. Once he became full-time, he held various leadership positions within Midwest STIHL including Chief Operations Officer, where he led an unprecedented 35% growth in sales. In addition to his operational responsibilities, Mr. Pfister managed sales and marketing, including product and customer support services, branding, advertising, public relations, marketing research and relationship marketing.
He has received various selected honors including Top 10 in Sales for STIHL Inc., and STIHL Distributor of the Year. Additionally, Pfister’s experience managing operations comes from years working with, and holding ownership positions in other companies such as Midwest STIHL, Back Canyon Excavation & Landscape, Reality Northwest, Blackhawk Aviation, and Back 40 Logging & Tree Removal.
Curtis P. Leonard
Chief Financial Officer
Curtis P. Leonard is Canary’s Chief Financial Officer. He has over a decade of experience in financial operations and management in fast-moving sectors, including closing over $500 million in transactions as CFO of a prominent Phoenix-based developer and investment holding company.
Mr. Leonard has extensive experience overseeing business performance and strategic growth. As CFO, he is responsible for overall financial management of the company, its financial reporting and transparency, and for multiple corporate functions including controller, administrative personnel, and long-range planning and strategic development. Mr. Leonard also serves as the company’s principal interface with financial institutions.
In addition to his CFO duties, Mr. Leonard has helped guide the company through a period of growth that saw its holdings develop from one company to eight. He is a lead executive responsible for identifying key businesses expected to drive future growth as well as negotiates and manages the company’s due diligence efforts. Mr. Leonard is the point person in coordinating Canary’s acquisition strategy.
Mr. Leonard previously worked as Controller where he was the lead architect in the acquisition, operations and sale of assets, including a retail and service company with a growth rate of 80% year over year for three consecutive years. In a prior CFO position, Mr. Leonard had ongoing responsibilities for oversight of reviewing, analyzing and documenting each investment opportunity, completing pro-formas, projections, contract maintenance, cash flow, general ledger entries, maintenance and financial analysis for the parent company and numerous other subsidiaries.
A native of San Diego, CA, Mr. Leonard moved to Phoenix to continue his education while beginning a professional career and family. Mr. Leonard has earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and an MBA in finance and is also an active member with the Institute of Management Accountants and the Phoenix Zoo Society. Outside of the office, Mr. Leonard enjoys spending time with his family, whether in the mountains of Colorado or the beaches of Monterey.
Mark L. Tassin
Sr. Vice President of Operations
Mark L. Tassin is Sr. Vice President of Operations of Canary’s oilfield operations business. Mr. Tassin oversees all of Canary’s divisions and product service lines including providing direction and guidance through operations and product engineering & design.
Mr. Tassin serves on a senior leadership team that set the overall strategy and direction for Canary, and reports directly to Canary’s CEO. Under his leadership, Mr. Tassin has improved processes that have generated high ROI and workflow optimization. Through a business plan for growth and profit, he is responsible directly responsible for Canary’s Operation Managers, HSE, & Sales.
Prior to his most recent position, Mr. Tassin was Vice President of Business Development for Canary. While working in Business Development Mr. Tassin targeted businesses to add to Canary’s existing portfolio, managed cross-divisional issues, and evaluated business models.
Mr. Tassin has over 35 years of oilfield experience. Prior to assuming his responsibilities at Canary, Mark served as Group Manager & President of Wellhead Valve Services at Greene’s Energy Group since 2007. During his career at T3, he served as Gulf Coast Operations Manager of the Wellhead and Pressure Control Division.
Mr. Tassin began his career in as a field technician with Spirit Chemical Company. He earned a degree in Petroleum Technology from University of Southwest Louisiana.