Sam Veselka joined Pelican in 2018 as a Senior Associate and was promoted to Vice President in 2020. Prior to joining Pelican, Sam worked at Cameron, a Schlumberger company, running the North American aftermarket business for the Valves & Measurement division. After graduating from business school, Sam joined Cameron and served in several different roles focused on M&A, strategy, and business development. Before attending business school, Sam worked at a privately held, Houston manufacturing business in the construction industry, working in numerous functions including operations, sales, marketing, and service. During this time, Sam worked closely with the owner tackling the unique challenges associated with being a small business in an industry dominated by large players.
Sam currently serves on the Board of Directors of AWC Frac Technology, Pride Energy Services, Shepherd Safety Systems, Vault Pressure Control, and WedgeRock Engineered Solutions. Sam also facilitated the sale of Epic International to Cooper Machinery Services, Air Relief to Fluid Flow Products and Performance Multi-Flow Solutions to DNOW.
Sam earned his MBA from the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University with a concentration in Finance, and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Sam spends most of his free time with his wife and two sons enjoying travel, sports and skiing.