In this week’s “My Career in Energy” interview, we’re featuring our very own Mike Mroz.
Based out of the Denver area, Mike has been with Enverus since our days as Drillinginfo. He joined our team in 2013 through our acquisition of Transform Software & Services Inc. as a territory sales manager. Today, Mike is our senior vice president of Energy Analytics Sales, where he helps his team, and Enverus, grow and stay at the forefront of technology and innovation.
Now without further ado, let’s take a look at Mike’s career in energy.
What was your first job in energy and how did you get it?
It all started back in 1998. My first job in the industry was in seismic acquisition at Digicon Geophysical. I was at a college career fair and interviewed with them. I really liked the idea of working six weeks on and six weeks off, right out of school. It was a fun job, the six weeks off were great but spending six weeks at a time away from family and friends was hard. It’s an amazing thing to see what goes on 24/7, 365 days a week in the energy industry.
Tell us about your current role?
I lead Enverus’ Corporate, Specialty Verticals and Trading & Risk Sales teams. It’s a great career, having the ability to interact with so many different customers in different sub industries of the energy space. Our teams are made of such a diverse set of knowledge and abilities — it’s really fun to work with a team like this.
Who is your inspiration at work?
My inspiration at work are my people and doing everything I can to make them as successful as possible.
What is the first thing you do when you start work in the morning?
Check my calendar, though, I often do that the night before to get a head start. I feel it’s important to have your day planned out and know what needs to be accomplished each day.
How do you relax?
I’m in sales — that’s funny!
What was your favorite school subject and why?
Math has always been my favorite subject. I just love numbers and putting them together and solving analytical problems.
What advice would you give someone entering the energy industry today?
Be an early adopter of every technology you can get your hands on.
What do you think the energy industry will look like in 10 years’ time?
It’s time for technology to take over. We’ve heard about the “great shift change” for a long time and it just hasn’t come. But it’s about to.
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