Corporate Profile


Gerald Haddock

Gerald Haddock founded Haddock Enterprises, LLC in 2000. He has served as the company’s president since its formation.

 

Prior to forming Haddock Enterprises, Mr. Haddock served as president and chief executive officer of Crescent Real Estate Equities, a diversified real estate investment trust.

 

He was a partner at the prestigious law firms of Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP (1972 – 1980), Kelly, Hart & Hallman, PC (1984 – 1990), and Jackson Walker, LLP (1990 – 1994), before establishing the Haddock Firm, LLP (2000 – present).

 

He is currently a director for Meritage Homes Corporation, serving as Chairperson of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. He is also a member of the Executive Compensation and Audit Committees.

 

Since 1986, Gerald Haddock has served as a founding director of ENSCO International, PLC, a leading global offshore oil and gas drilling service company. As one of the initial three directors, he was instrumental in leading the negotiation efforts of Rainwater Group to acquire the company (formerly known as Blocker Energy). For more than 25 years, Mr. Haddock has served on the Board of Directors as a director and as the Chairperson of the Audit Committee. He was also co-lead director for many years of his service. Currently Mr. Haddock serves as the Vice Chairperson of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee.

 

Gerald Haddock also serves on many philanthropic boards. He serves on the Board of Trustees for the M.D. Anderson Proton Therapy Education and Research Foundation, the Board of Trustees for the Baylor College of Medicine, the Executive Committee of the Baylor College of Medicine, the Baylor University Executive Investment Committee, and the Baylor University Real Estate Investment Committee. In recognition of his long time board service and talents, Mr. Haddock has been appointed to and chaired numerous sub-committee and projects over the years.

 

Since 2010, he has been involved with the CEELI Institute, a not-for profit, international provider of post-graduate, professional legal education headquartered in Prague. Its mission is to develop an international, professional community of reformers committed to the rule of law. The CEELI Institute provides rule of law training to prosecutors and governments seeking to become more rule of law based. Mr. Haddock is currently a member of the Friends of the CEELI Institute based out of Washington DC.

 

Gerald Haddock received his Bachelor of Business Administration and Juris Doctorate degree from Baylor University, and his Master of Laws in Taxation degree from New York University. He also received his Masters of Business Administration degree from Dallas Baptist University.

In 1989 Gerald Haddock became a part owner and the general counsel of the Texas Rangers baseball club. During the negations for the sale of the team, Mr. Haddock met former President George W. Bush. Working together on this deal, the President and Mr. Haddock formed a friendship based on trust and mutual respect that continues on today.

 

For Gerald Haddock’s 50th birthday, President Bush made a video remarking on his relationship with Mr. Haddock over the years. When asked about Mr. Haddock, President Bush says, “You can count on him as a friend.”

 

Below is the video from President Bush to Gerald on his 50th birthday.

Along with private equity investments, real estate developments, and Premier Marketing, Haddock Investments is now considering becoming involved in the film industry. At Gerald Haddock’s 50th birthday party, NFL legend Johnny Unitas and his son John discussed potential business arrangements with Mr. Haddock. Following the passing of Mr. Unitas, his other son, Joe Unitas, asked Gerald Haddock and HaddockInvestments to become involved in the development of a motion picture based on Johnny Unitas’ life and career. The film, entitled “Unitas We Stand,” is based on Tom Callahan’s best-selling book, “Johnny U: The Life and Times of Johnny Unitas,” and was adapted for the screen by Joe Unitas and Nick Slatkin. The movie is scheduled to premier in 2014.

 

Haddock Investments may team up with the group behind “Unitas We Stand” in an investor capacity because of Gerald Haddock’s appreciation and admiration of the NFL star’s life and astounding career. Investing in the film industry would mark a new chapter for Haddock Investments.

 

Check out the video below to see the legend himself, Johnny Unitas, speak at Gerald Haddock’s 50thbirthday party.

Richard Rainwater recorded the tribute below to Mr. Haddock on the occasion of his birthday to thank him for his service.