Chief Executive Officer, Founder and Director
Mr. Sheehy has served as the Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Bridger since 2014. From 2008 until 2014, Mr. Sheehy served as a Navy SEAL officer and team leader. In 2014, Mr. Sheehy left the Navy and co-founded the Company and its affiliate, Ascent Vision Technologies LLC (“Ascent”). Mr. Sheehy is a recipient of the Bronze Star with Valor and Purple Heart and is an active pilot with Bridger’s Air Attack and Super Scooper fleets. Mr. Sheehy earned his Bachelor of Science in History from the United States Naval Academy.
Chief Investment Officer and Director
Mr. Rudisill has served as the Chief Investment Officer and Director of Bridger since 2017. From 2011 to 2016, Mr. Rudisill was the Chief Executive Officer and President of Emerald Oil, Inc. (“Emerald Oil”), a US oil and gas producer. In 2007, Mr. Rudisill founded Pelagic Capital Advisors LLC, a private investment fund focused on public and private equity investments, where he served as Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer from 2007 until 2011. Mr. Rudisill earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Middlebury College.
President of Operations
Mr. Wilkins has headed operations at Bridger since August 2019. Mr. Wilkins originally joined the Company in May 2018 as the Director of Airframe Programs. From March 2013 until his retirement in November 2016, Mr. Wilkins served as the Commanding Officer of an EA-18G squadron in Naval Aviation and Air Boss of a deployed aircraft carrier. From January 2017 until April 2018, Mr. Wilkins was the Director of Federal Services for Century Companies, Inc., a construction services company, where he managed highly sensitive construction projects and contracts with the U.S. Department of Defense. Mr. Wilkins earned his Bachelor of Science in Oceanography from the United States Naval Academy and his Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the United States Naval War College.
Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President
Mr. Muchmore has served as the Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President since 2017. From 2014 until 2016, Mr. Muchmore served as General Counsel to Emerald Oil, Inc., a U.S. oil and gas producer. From 2000 until 2014, Mr. Muchmore was in private legal practice, focusing on securities transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and the execution of public and private offerings in multiple industries. Mr. Muchmore earned a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Law and English from Lafayette College and a Juris Doctor from Syracuse University College of Law.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Gerratt has served as Bridger’s Chief Financial Officer since October 2022. Prior to joining Bridger, Mr. Gerratt served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of US Ecology, Inc., a leader in environmental services from November 2012 to September 2022, and during his time at US Ecology, Inc., Mr. Gerratt helped grow its revenue to nearly $1 billion. Prior to joining US Ecology, Inc., Mr. Gerratt served as Vice President of Accounting for SuperValu, Inc. and held various director level accounting and finance positions at Albertsons, Inc. Mr. Gerratt has also spent six (6) years with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Mr. Gerratt is a Certified Public Accountant and received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Idaho.