Our steadfast commitment to safety and environmental stewardship can be seen in every project we undertake.


+Jeff Hastings
Executive Chairman

Jeff HastingsJeff Hastings has been the Executive Chairman of SAExploration since March 2011. Previously, he was President and owner of Fairweather Geophysical, which primarily performed seismic operations in Alaska. Fairweather was acquired by Veritas DGC Inc. in 2000. From 2000 until becoming the majority stockholder of SAE in 2008, Mr. Hastings was with Veritas in multiple positions, including Operations Manager for Alaska. Mr. Hastings has over 35 years of experience in the geophysical industry.

+Brian Beatty
Chief Executive Officer & President

Brian BeattyBrian Beatty founded SAE in 2006 and has been Chief Executive Officer and President since its inception. Prior to founding SAE, Mr. Beatty held many positions in Veritas DGC Inc., beginning as seismic field manager and eventually managing all of the company’s South America operations. He established the Veritas business in Peru, Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Bolivia. Mr. Beatty has over 30 years of experience in the geophysical industry and has worked in management positions in numerous countries.

+Brent Whiteley
Chief Financial Officer & General Counsel

Brent WhiteleyBrent Whiteley is SAE’s Chief Financial Officer, General Counsel and Secretary. Previously, Mr. Whiteley served as General Counsel, Western Hemisphere and in January 2008 became Senior Vice President of CGGVeritas operating its North and South American land acquisition business. Mr. Whiteley holds a BBA finance/real estate from Baylor University, a JD from South Texas College of Law, and an MBA from Rice University’s Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management.

+Gary Dalton
Independent Director

Gary DaltonGary Dalton has been the president of Latash Investments LLC, an investment advisory firm based in Alaska, since 2001. He previously served as chief financial officer and executive vice president at National Bank of Alaska for more than 20 years. Prior to joining National Bank of Alaska, he worked for the Comptroller of the Currency as a Bank Examiner. Mr. Dalton is a Trustee of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation and a board member of the Alaska Museum Foundation. He graduated from the University of Puget Sound.

+Eric S. Rosenfeld
Independent Director

Eric S. RosenfeldEric Rosenfeld has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Crescendo Partners, L.P., a New York based investment firm, since its formation in November 1998. Prior to forming Crescendo Partners, he held the position of Managing Director at CIBC Oppenheimer and its predecessor company Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. for 14 years. Mr. Rosenfeld currently serves as a director for Primoris Services Corporation and Absolute Software, as lead independent director for Cott Corporation and as the Chairman of CPI Aerostructures Inc. Mr. Rosenfeld has also served as the CEO and chairman of three blank check companies, Trio Merger Corp., Arpeggio Acquisition Corp. and Rhapsody Acquisition Corp. He has also been a board member of Computer Horizons Corp., Sierra Systems Group Inc., Emergis Inc., Hill International, Matrikon Inc., DALSA Corp., and GEAC Computer. Mr. Rosenfeld received an A.B. in economics from Brown University and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.

+David D. Sgro
Independent Director

David D. SgroDavid D. Sgro, CFA has been the chief financial officer and a Managing Director of Crescendo Partners, L.P., a New York-based investment firm, since 2009 and has held various positions at Crescendo Partners since 2005. Mr. Sgro is also currently a director of COM DEV International Ltd., a TSX listed aerospace company. Mr. Sgro was the chief financial officer and a director of Trio Merger Corporation, the blank check company that merged with SAE in June of 2013. In addition, Mr. Sgro served as the chief financial officer of Rhapsody Acquisition Corp. from 2006 through 2008. Mr. Sgro also served as a director and audit committee member of Bridgewater Systems Inc. (TSX:BWC) and Primoris Services Corp. (NASDAQ:PRIM). From 1998 to 2003, he worked as a valuation analyst t at Management Planning, Inc. Mr. Sgro received a B.S. in Finance from The College of New Jersey and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder.

+Gregory Monahan
Independent Director

Gregory MonahanGregory Monahan has been a Managing Director of Crescendo Partners, L.P., a New York-based investment firm, since December 2008 and has held various positions at Crescendo Partners since May 2005. Prior to Mr. Monahan’s time with Crescendo Partners, he was the founder of Bind Network Solutions, a consulting firm focused on network infrastructure and security. Mr. Monahan also serves on the board of directors of Absolute Software Corp, a TSX listed software company, COM DEV International, a TSX listed aerospace company, and Cott Corporation, a NYSE listed private label beverages company. He previously was on the board of directors of Bridgewater Systems (TSX:BWV), a telecommunications software provider, and O’Charley’s Inc (NAS:CHUX)., a multi-concept restaurant company. Mr. Monahan received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Union College and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.