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Steve Vanderwater

Steve Vanderwater is the Chief Executive Officer and a managing partner for the Buffwater group of companies. 

Before partnering with Clark Buffam to build Buffwater, an on-demand offshore project support and logistics management company, Steve acted in several managing and executive roles in the Supply and Procurement industry and was awarded the opportunity to join a company as a minority shareholder on two separate occasions. 

With experience leading in both the public and private sectors, Steve has gained knowledge of all aspects of the industry and strives to lead Buffwater by showing value to what he considers the most important aspects of business - his team, the clients, and the vendors. 

Clark Buffam

Clark Buffam is the Chief Operating Officer and a managing partner for the Buffwater group of companies. His day-to-day involves managing daily operations, driving new business, and encouraging innovation in the industry.

Before partnering with Steve Vanderwater to build Buffwater, Clark, a third-generation customs broker, held several leading positions in the offshore energy industry, including Vice President of a global shipping company.

His experience in several roles and companies throughout the country gives him a well-rounded understanding of the offshore energy industry as a whole, and ultimately a passion for assisting and simplifying the process for his clients.

Kevin Shockley

Kevin is the Chief Financial Officer at BuffWater LLC. He manages the financial and legal records for all of the company’s investments.

 

Kevin has over seven years of experience as a financial controller, overseeing financial functions including accounting, auditing, treasury, and managing board relations. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in finance and became a licensed Certified Public Accountant in 2014.

 

When he isn't working, you can find Kevin hunting or fishing, watching Texas Aggie Football, cooking on his Big Green Egg, and spending time with his wife and his two kids.

Vision

We are a US-based holding company that manages a portfolio of diversified businesses operating in Energy, Logistics, Transportation, and Technology.

 

Our goal is to contribute to the sustainable development of Global economies by building complementary, market-leading businesses through our focused approach, educated risk, and continuous enhancement of efficiencies.

Mission

We provide corporate support and services to our operating entities pertaining to strategic initiatives, financial planning, networking and business development, risk assessment and mitigation, legal and compliance, employee development, information technology and media relations.

 

We thrive on our strong relationships with co-investors and lenders, and continuously endeavor to create business opportunities that result in sustainable growth for our holding company and its subsidiaries.

 

We provide a professional work environment and career development opportunities to our diversified and highly talented employees.

Values

Integrity - We uphold professional conduct, corporate governance, transparency, and the highest ethical standards.

 

Humility and Perseverance - We will always live up to the core values of humility and perseverance. Success will not lead to arrogance or overconfidence and setbacks will be met with perseverance and determination.

 

Originality - We are a team of people fueled by curiosity. We respect and capitalize on each other's differences. We know that one person's crazy idea, when backed by data & research, can become our best bet.

 

Passion - What we do isn't a job. We enjoy exploring what is possible by pursuing endeavors with balanced entrepreneurial risk-taking and professional diligence.

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BuffWater LLC

Managing and supporting businesses in Energy, Logistics, Transportation, and Technology.

Accounting

Tax Reporting

Treasury

Payroll

Insurance Policy Management

License and Registration

Asset Management

Real Estate Management

Our Function

Serving Businesses Around the World

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