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Executive Officers

Quinn J. Hébert
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Hébert has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since November 2005 and has been a member of our Board of Directors since May 2006.  He was appointed Chairman of our Board of Directors in February 2010.  From 1998 to 2005, Mr. Hébert worked for Acergy US Inc. (formerly Stolt Offshore), an international marine construction company, for the North Americas Region, serving as President from 1999 to 2005, and as Vice President Commercial and U.S. General Counsel from 1998 to 1999.  Mr. Hébert terminated his working relationship with Acergy on October 31, 2005.  Prior to his employment with Acergy, Mr. Hébert served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of American Oilfield Divers, Inc. (also known as Ceanic Corporation), a marine construction company.  Mr. Hébert’s professional career began with his service as an associate at the Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrère & Denègre, LLP law firm in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Mr. Hébert holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Louisiana State University and a Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School.


John R. Abadie, Jr.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Abadie has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since September 2011.  Mr. Abadie joined Cal Dive as Vice President – Project Management and Construction with Cal Dive's acquisition of Horizon in December 2007 and was promoted to Senior Vice President - Operations in August 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Abadie served in various management positions for Horizon since 1997, including as the Vice President, North America and Manager of Estimating. Mr. Abadie has worked in the international and domestic offshore construction industry since 1993. Prior to employment with Horizon, Mr. Abadie held various project management and estimating positions with J. Ray McDermott, Inc. and Offshore Pipelines International. Mr. Abadie has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Louisiana Tech University.


Brent D. Smith
Executive Vice President
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Mr. Smith has served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since August 2010. Mr. Smith has been with the Company since February 2007, previously serving as our Vice President - Finance and before that as our Director of Finance and Investor Relations.  From January 2005 to February 2007 he served as an Assistant Controller for Helix, specializing in the areas of operational finance and accounting.  Mr. Smith has a Master of Science and Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Texas A&M University. He began his career in public accounting in 1998 and is a certified public accountant licensed in the State of Texas.


Lisa Manget Buchanan
Executive Vice President
Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Secretary

Ms. Buchanan has served as our Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since June 2006, and as our Chief Administrative Officer since October 2012.  Prior to that, Ms. Buchanan was a partner of the Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrère & Denègre, LLP law firm from January 1994 until June 2006.  She served the firm as an associate from September 1987 until January 1994. Ms. Buchanan holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from the University of Virginia and a Juris Doctor from Louisiana State University Law Center.