HISTORY OF SWDINVEST.COM
SWDInvest.com acquires highly profitable saltwater disposal wells within the Permian Basin of West Texas and Southeast New Mexico
SWDInvest.com was launched in 2019, by the founder of BuySWD.com, to acquire highly profitable saltwater disposal wells (SWD) located in the Permian and other Basins. The company is raising $100MM "Founders Round" from select institutional and individual investors.
BuySWD.com, the Zillow™ of the saltwater disposal industry, is the #1 online marketplace dedicated to connecting buyers and sellers of saltwater disposal wells and has a portfolio of 250+ commercial SWD's with an estimated value in excess of $750MM.
SWD Invest leverages the BuySWD.com platform to identify commercial saltwater disposal properties that meet specific investment criteria. The company partners with institutional and qualified individual investors to acquire select SWD's and manages all investor communications and distributions.
The company also leverages its relationships with area oil and gas producers and trucking companies to increase disposal volumes, revenue and future asset value.
SWD Invest management team consists of saltwater disposal veterans who have designed, built, acquired, sold and managed $100MM+ in saltwater disposal properties across multiple basins in Texas, Oklahoma, North Dakota, Ohio and New Mexico.
CEO / FOUNDER
Kurt Knewitz, CEO is the founder and managing member of BuySWD.com, LLC. BuySWD.com, the Zillow™ of the saltwater disposal industry, is the largest online marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of saltwater disposal properties. The company currently manages an inventory of 250+ SWD properties valued at $750MM and growing. Kurt is a forty five (45) year old serial entrepreneur with twenty two (22) years of experience in the oil & gas and technology industries.
Prior to forming BuySWD.com, he was a founding partner of 5 Star SWD, LLC, which functioned as an owner & operator of commercial saltwater disposal wells in the Eagle Ford Shale of South TX. Kurt sold his interest in 5 Star SWD. LLC in May of 2015, which led to the formation of BuySWD.com, LLC.
Jason Grounds is a Managing Member and Director of Sales for BuySWD.com, LLC. Jason is a serial entrepreneurial in his own right with extensive experience in the ownership, management, marketing and monetization of developmental stage companies.
Jason Grounds spent the last fifteen (15) years selling Information Technology Security solutions for Verizon and managed accounts with several leading oilfield service companies including Key Energy Services and many more. In 1996, Jason founded, developed and subsequently sold Blankenship Aero, LLC - a lucrative business in the automotive aftermarket industry.
Steve Holmes is Lead Legal Counsel for SWD Invest. Steve represents entrepreneurial clients from inception through the lifecycle of a business enterprise, providing corporate advice to companies on multiple topics. Steve forms all types of entities and advises on the structure, differences and advantages of each type of entity. Steve guides his clients through the intricacies of the federal and state securities laws.
Steve also represents his clients in the acquisition of assets or other entities, preparing and negotiating asset and stock purchase agreements for multiple types of companies and industries.
COO / CO-FOUNDER
John Kelly is the COO and Co-founder of SWDInvest.com. John has in excess of fifteen (15) years of management and transactional experience in the Oil and Gas Industry.
Mr. Kelly is currently a Managing Director of Marine Fuels Supply International, LLC, the Founding Partner/CEO of Trend Energy Partners, LLC, former COO of a publicly traded E&P company as well as Energy Consultant and Strategic Advisor to National Securities.
CTO / SOLUTIONS CONSULTANT
Joe Hix is CTO / Solutions Consultant for SWD Invest. Hix's executive experience includes unique hybrid of senior leadership roles including SVP Solutions Consulting, SVP Business Development, SVP Business Strategy, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Marketing Officer. He has lead companies ranging in size from start-up to agencies with In the world’s largest networks in Omnicom and Publicis.
Each time delivering innovative solutions and adding tens of millions in incremental revenue. His fortune 100 client experience includes AT&T, Verizon, Microsoft, Amazon, Nike, The North Face, Vans, Lee Jeans, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and many more.