October 4, 2016: Luke and Bront Bird
Luke Bird, CEO, SMOB Services
Bront Bird, President, SMOB Servces
SMOB Services is a privately owned oilfield service company in West Texas and was co-founded by the brothers in February 2014. SMOB specializes in inspection and maintenance of oilfield tubular goods involved with drilling, production, and transportation of oil and gas commodities. The company is now expanding its service line beyond inspection with the goal of becoming the largest oilfield service company in West Texas. Luke and Bront credit each other and best friend, Steven Sheffield, with helping their dream come to fruition and continue forward.
Luke Bird previously held the title of Sales & Marketing coordinator for Biobridge Water Solutions. He and his brother Bront, Vice President for Biobridge, and Tony Duncan founded Biobridge in 2012. The three partners designed, built, and operated three waste treatment facilities. Two facilities located in or around Williston, North Dakota and the other close to Odessa, TX. All three plants are still in operation today.
Luke held the title of Texas Account Manager for Fastenmaster Building Products from 2010-2012. Fastenmaster manufactured and sold building materials to lumberyards and residential contractors around the world.
He is a proud graduate of the McCoy College of Business at Texas State University, receiving his Bachelors in Business Management in 2010. He was active in intramural softball, football, basketball, volleyball, and dodge ball while attending Texas State.
Bront Bird's original entrepreneurial venture was Right Cross Boxing in Lubbock, TX. The gym had members similar to a normal exercise facility where individuals were trained by a professional trainer according to their level of athleticism and personal goals. He co-founded and operated Right Cross Boxing from 2012 to September 2015.
Bront is a graduate of the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University 2010 receiving his Bachelors in Business Administration Energy Commerce. He played outside/inside linebacker for the Texas Tech football team while attending school and went on to play professional football in the NFL for the San Diego Chargers from 2011/2012 through the 2013/2014 season. He played inside linebacker and was undrafted.