Coloradoans are Playing an Important Role in the Global Energy Evolution
Move over Edison and Rockefeller, Colorado has its own thought leaders shaping the world’s largest market.
Energy powers the world, plain and simple. It’s what keeps our lights on, our homes warm, and provides us with so many daily necessities whether we realize it or not.
When you think of the individuals who have played an important role in energy’s evolution historical figures probably come to mind: Thomas Edison, Ben Franklin, or John Rockefeller. Yet, the story of energy is far from over, leaving room for modern titans like Elon Musk and Bill Gates. But there are countless individuals whose accomplishments within the industry go unnoticed every day. Some of them are even in our own backyard.
Enter Enverus — the leading energy data analytics company headquartered in Austin, Texas, specializing in Software as a Service (SaaS) to support the entire industry. What began as a small idea in one of the founder’s garages back in 1999, is now a global trailblazer in data analytics with offices all over the world, including right here in Colorado with an outpost in Centennial.
Enverus is committed to relentless innovation, growing both in size and worth. In 2020, the company was acquired by private equity firm Hellman & Friedman in a transaction that valued the company at $4.25 billion. It has 1,400 employees worldwide and serves more than 6,000 customers across 50 countries.
But it isn’t Enverus’ products that matter the most, says Enverus CEO Jeff Hughes — it’s the people.
Recently, Hughes made several strategic moves within the leadership team, placing six more individuals at the helm of their respective areas of expertise. Two of those leaders reside in Colorado: Matt Wilcoxson, and Michael Mroz.
Wilcoxson has taken on the role of chief growth officer at Enverus, where he will lead and oversee strategic initiatives designed to help customers with their own transformations, according to Enverus’ announcement. Wilcoxson joined Enverus (then known as Drillinginfo) in 2005 and has served in various sales and leadership roles during his 16-year tenure. He has led Enverus’ global sales efforts, account management and membership development, and has extensive experience in growing new markets and various verticals.
Mroz was named Chief Sales Officer. Mroz previously served as senior vice president of Energy Analytics Sales at Enverus, and joined the company in 2013 as a territory sales manager following Enverus’ acquisition of Transform Software & Services Inc. Prior to Enverus, he worked closely with the Technology teams at Kerr-McGee to drive integrated workflows and introduce new technology to the organization, and as a geologist to advance reservoir characterization for Deepwater discoveries and producing fields.
Mroz will also lead sales for specialty markets like Oil Field Services, Power & Renewables, Financial Markets and Trading & Risk, alongside Co-Chief Sales Officer David Ranucci who leads sales for Oil & Gas Operators. Ranucci has led enterprise software sales teams spanning across all areas of the Energy value chain.
“These incredible individuals will help lead Enverus into the next chapter of success as we help shape the future of energy—the largest market in the world,” Hughes said.
As the energy evolution continues, and companies here in Colorado strive to deliver reliable, cost-effective energy, Enverus will serve as the underlying source of truth for energy. So perhaps it isn’t Edison, Franklin, Rockefeller, or even Musk or Gates we should be thanking. It’s individuals like Wilcoxson and Mroz, and the thousands of others who are helping to ensure energy is delivered to where it’s needed, when its needed.
Jon Haubert is the publisher of ColoradoBiz magazine. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.