Board of Directors

Flatrock Compression’s board members bring our company more than 100 years of diverse oil and gas experience in areas that range from operations to investments.

Stephen R. Dutton

Steve Dutton is a principal, board member and works in a strategic advisory capacity at Stage 3 Separation Services, LLC (O&G & Environmental Services) and WaterFleet, LLC (Oilfield & Industrial Micro-Mobile-Utility). He also serves as a principal, board member and advisor to Flatrock Compression, LLC (Contract Gas Compression, Artificial Lift, Methane capture) and Jefferson Bank of San Antonio where he chairs the Compensation and Audit committees. Steve has participated in the formation, ownership, and oversight of over 10 companies in several fields including Energy, Environmental Services, and Real Estate. He taught a senior level entrepreneurship class at Trinity University of San Antonio for 11 years and holds a BA and MBA from Trinity. He is married to Bea Dutton with two daughters and is active in several civic and charitable organizations.

David W. Murdock

David Murdock has 37 years of experience in the natural gas compression industry. He currently serves as an adviser to equity-backed energy companies specializing in contract compression services and specialty compressor products distribution.  For 32 years, David held senior management and leadership positions at Compressor Systems, Inc. including president and chief operating officer. He has served as president of the Gas Compressor Association and has been a board member of numerous other energy industry organizations throughout his career. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas State University.

Joe R. Peacock, Jr.

Joe R. Peacock, Jr. has more than 30 years experience in the acquisition and sale of oil and gas properties as a partner at Peacock Oil & Gas Properties, Ltd., where he works with geologists, engineers, geophysicists and land personnel to develop oil and gas drilling opportunities. In addition to exploration and development opportunities, Joe has a minerals management consulting business and acquires both producing and non-producing mineral interests for his own account. He also manages investments in commercial real estate and ranching. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance.

Bo Herrin

Bo Herrin got his start in the oil and gas industry as an independent landman in 1983. In 1985, he became a land manager with Tri-C Resources, LLC, an oil and gas exploration company. Tri-C Resources was primarily engaged in exploration areas in the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast region, drilling over 850 wells since its founding in 1985. Moving up through the organization, Mr. Herrin has served as the company’s Executive Vice President since 2015, being engaged in a range of management activities involving land, legal, and marketing. 

Mr. Herrin also served on the board of Zephyr Gas Services until its sale to Regency Gas Partners in 2010 and has been on the Board of Stage 3 Separation, LLC since 2011.

Mr. Herrin graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Petroleum Land Management from The University of Texas at Austin in 1983.

Tyler Freed

Tyler Freed is a Senior Analyst at Thomist Capital, an energy-focused hedge fund. He specializes in analyzing and trading equities and commodities in the upstream oil and gas space. Prior to Thomist, Mr. Freed worked as a petroleum engineer at Apache Corporation.

Well-versed in the full range of Upstream oil and gas activities, Mr. Freed worked as a reservoir engineer, production engineer, and completions engineer in the Permian Basin while at Apache.

Mr. Freed holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Business Administration from Rice University.

Watt R. Matthews

Watt R. Matthews currently serves as Vice President of Investments at Matthews Family Office in Abilene, Texas.  From 2010 to 2020, Mr. Matthews worked at Main Street Capital Corporation, a Houston-based investment firm, where he managed a portfolio of credit-related assets across a number of industries, with a focus on the energy, industrial, and financial sectors.  His responsibilities at Main Street included sourcing and underwriting private middle-market loans and equity investments, opportunistic investments in tradable credit, and distressed workouts and restructurings.  He also managed a portfolio of LP commitments to external private equity and credit managers.

Mr. Matthews is a 2008 graduate of the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, where he received a BBA in Finance. He later graduated from the TCU Ranch Management Program in 2010.

Mr. Matthews previously served on the board of First Financial Trust, an asset management subsidiary of First Financial Bankshares Inc. Today, he is currently a member of the boards of the Kickapoo Springs Foundation, the Texas Agricultural Land Trust, and Turtle Creek Wealth Advisors. His influence extends to the academic sphere as well, as he serves on the TCU College of Science & Engineering External Advisory Board.