Steve S. Habachy

Being the son of parents who migrated to the United States and exemplify the American dream through their sacrifice, hard work and perseverance sets the tone for Habachy’s life. His parents migrated to the United States leaving an established and comfortable life in Egypt pursuing a more promising future for their children.

They led by example and instilled the value of education, work ethic, and sense of community in Habachy. 

Habachy, whose father was an attorney with an MBA and whose mother was an accountant, found he had an affinity to math and science finding his way on the path to becoming an engineer. Habachy studied at the University of Texas at Austin where he received his BS in petroleum engineering in 2000. Post-graduation, Habachy began his career in industry quickly realizing the need for further education. Habachy enrolled in the remote graduate program in the fall of 2003 earning his MS in petroleum engineering in the spring of 2006 while working fulltime for Hilcorp Energy Company

Habachy has been chief operating officer and executive vice president of Wildhorse Resource Development Corporation and WildHorse Resources Management Company since September 2016. Habachy joined WildHorse Resources, LLC in 2010 as a partner and served as vice president of operations from May 2010 to December 2012. From January 2013 through September 2016, he served as vice president of operations for WildHorse Resources Management Company.  From March 2007 to April 2010, Habachy was a Partner of Winter Ridge Energy LLC where he served as vice president of engineering and operations. Prior to 2007, Habachy served in a wide variety of technical engineering and management roles in Louisiana, East Texas and the Gulf Coast with Anadarko Petroleum and Hilcorp Energy Company.

Further, Habachy serves on the External Advisory Committee for the Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering and the UT Systems Chancellor’s Council Executive Committee. 

Habachy and his wife Vanessa believe in giving back through the Steve and Vanessa Habachy Chancellor’s Excellence Endowment as well as the Steve and Vanessa Habachy Endowed Scholarship.

Habachy and his wife reside in Houston, Texas and are the proud parents of daughter Lilly and son Luke.