Lars Crotwell joined Laredo Petroleum as the company's chief information officer in December 2011. As CIO, Lars has overall responsibility for Laredo's technology strategy, IT governance, and systems architecture. Lars brings over 20 years of IT experience to Laredo, having served in senior roles at a number of companies in industries that include consulting, telecommunications, and financial services, as well as the energy industry.
Prior to Laredo, Lars was the vice president of Information Technology at Basic Energy Services and an IT director for Key Energy Services, both large oilfield services providers.
In addition to his corporate duties, Lars is an active community member, having served on several nonprofit boards. Lars graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science as well as a Master of Computer Science, and is currently enrolled in the MBA program at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin.