Fred S. Zeidman
Mr. Zeidman has served on the Board of Directors since May 2021. He is Chairman of WoodRock & Co., an investment banking service business, Chairman and CEO of Good Works Acquisition Corp., and Chairman of Good Works II Acquisition Corp (both publicly held SPACs). Mr. Zeidman also served as Chairman of Gordian Group LLC, a US-based investment bank specializing in board level advice in complex, distressed, or “story” financial matters.
Mr. Zeidman, Chairman Emeritus of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, was appointed by President George W. Bush in March 2002 and served in that position during 2002–10. A prominent Houston-based business and civic leader, Mr. Zeidman is also Chairman Emeritus of the University of Texas Health Science System Houston. He is former National Chairman of the Development Corp of Israel Campaign (Israel Bonds) and served on the Board of the National World War II Museum.
Mr. Zeidman was former CEO, President, and Chairman of Seitel, Inc., a Houston-based onshore seismic data provider, and played a key role in its successful turnaround. He served as Lead Director of Straight Path Communications, Inc. until its sale to Verizon in 2018. He was Director of REMA, a division of NRG Corp.; serves on the board of Prosperity Bank; and was formerly Restructuring Officer of TransMeridian Exploration Inc. and Chief Bankruptcy Trustee of AremisSoft Corp. He was Chairman of the Board and CEO of Unibar Corporation, the largest domestic independent drilling fluid company, until its sale to Anchor Drilling Fluids in 1992. Mr. Zeidman holds a Bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master of Business Administration from New York University.