Enverus Leadership

Jeff Hughes

Chief Executive Officer

Jeff has a 20-year track record of driving market share and profit growth at SaaS businesses, ranging from startups to Fortune 500 corporations. His expertise with P&L management, leadership of global teams, and tech innovation are defined by his unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction.

Before he joined Enverus, he worked as the general manager for Digital Insight, chief technology officer for NCR Financial Services, and the general manager for Radiant Systems. Jeff’s SaaS career began in 1995, when he founded CompleteSynergy with a first-of-its-kind software application. He earned a Bachelor of Science in marketing and management from the University of Nebraska.

Manuj Nikhanj, CFA FRM

President

Before joining Enverus, Manuj was co-President and co-CEO of RS Energy Group. Over the last 17 years he has completed several hundred evaluations of public and private producers, plays and assets. Manuj has served as a trusted advisor for multiple company boards and executive teams around strategy and execution on new and existing assets. Prior to RS Energy Group, Manuj was Co-Head of Energy Research at ITG, which in 2011 acquired the Ross Smith Energy Group where Manuj was a partner. He obtained his Bachelor of Commerce degree (with distinction) from the University of Calgary and is a CFA and FRM charterholder.

Keri Brooke

Chief Marketing Officer

Keri joined Enverus in 2022 as Chief Marketing Officer, where she leads the Marketing team and supports the scale and growth of the company. Keri has more than 20 years of experience in the enterprise software and cloud technology sector. She began her career in finance, working at Unilver and Novartis. Prior to joining Enverus, she held various marketing leadership roles, most recently at Salesforce where she led marketing for their Sales Cloud Business unit. Keri holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Sussex.

Chris Dinkler

Chief Revenue Officer

Chris Dinkler joined Enverus in 2015 as the SVP of North American Sales and has also spent time leading the Capital Markets and International business units for Enverus. In 2018, Chris was named General Manger of the Business Automation division leading the integration of various acquisitions within this business unit. Chris has built a successful career managing global teams focused on driving revenue and organizational efficiency within the energy space. Prior to Enverus, Chris held senior executive sales and services positions with P2 Energy Solutions and Oildex. Chris holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance.

Jimmy Fortuna

Chief Product Officer

Jimmy’s product-focused career within technology businesses began in 1995. In roles since ranging from Product Marketing to Product Development, Jimmy has helped large and small companies grow quickly by leading the development, differentiation, and quality improvements of complex, global product portfolios. Most recently, Jimmy served as VP of Product Management at Omnitracs, LLC and prior to that was VP of Product Development at NCR Corporation. Jimmy is an inventor on ten U.S. patents in a diversity of fields including cryptography, cyber security, vehicle telematics, and point-of-sale mobility. He received a BS in management from Georgia Tech.

Meredith Gendell

Chief Human Resources Officer

Meredith has spent her entire career in Human Resources at companies with diverse cultures such as Farmers Insurance, NCR, Digital Insight and Intuit. Her expertise covers all areas with HR including leadership coaching, organization development, employee relations, benefits, and talent acquisition. Meredith has helped lead companies through times of change including mergers & acquisitions, IPO and changes in senior-level leadership. Her passion is around building high-performing and highly-engaged teams. Meredith received her BS from the University of Delaware and her MBA from St. Joseph’s University.

Mike Mroz

Chief Sales Officer

Mike joined Enverus in 2013 as a Territory Sales Manager following the acquisition of Transform Software & Services Inc. and has since held various sales leadership roles, including Senior Vice President of Energy Analytics Sales. In 2022, Mike was named Chief Sales Officer, where he leads Sales for specialty markets, such as Oilfield Services, Power & Renewables, Financial Markets and Trading & Risk. Prior to Enverus, Mike worked closely with the technology teams at Kerr-McGee to drive integrated workflows and introduce new technology and as a geologist to advance reservoir characterization for Deepwater discoveries and producing fields. Mike holds a B.S. in Marine Sciences from Texas A&M University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Houston.

Dave Piazza

Chief Financial Officer

Dave joined Enverus in 2012 as Chief Financial Officer, following eight years in the healthcare software industry, where he worked as the CFO for a public company selling software and services to hospitals and other healthcare providers. He also served as that company’s head of services and implementation as they successfully transitioned from a public to a private company in a take private transaction. Prior to that, Dave worked as a CFO and senior executive at both public and private telecommunications companies, building fiber optic networks and rolling out competitive local and long distance services to an emerging deregulated telecom industry. Dave started his career at Arthur Andersen in Chicago, graduated from the University of Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in accountancy, and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs.

David Ranucci

Chief Sales Officer

David joined Enverus with the acquisition of RS Energy Group where he served as the Head of Global Corporate and Private Equity Sales. Over the last 25 years, David has lead enterprise software sales teams spanning across all areas of the Energy value chain. Past experiences include leading global sales teams in value based selling approaches for Operational Excellence and HSE solutions, Enterprise Trading and Risk solutions, and Commercial & Industrial Power solutions. David received his BBA from the University of Houston.

Mark Szygenda

Chief Technology Officer

Mark is an accomplished senior executive with over 20 years experience building and managing global technical and operational organizations with a focus on total corporate growth and innovation. He has brought his technical leadership, global experience, acquisition integration, innovation and operational skills to organizations of all levels, including early stage startups, governments and Fortune 1000 companies. He has led the technology for several successful acquisitions and public offering.

Most recently, Mark was the COO for PureWRX, leading the technical effort of the business from solely services to SaaS based. Before PureWRX, Mark was the senior VP of engineering and operations for SolarWinds, where he was instrumental in leading infrastructure, engineering, global expansion and operational excellence. He earned a BS in mathematics with computer science from Trinity University.

Colin Westmoreland

Chief Innovation Officer

Colin joined Enverus in 2004, successfully leading global sales efforts for six years before taking over as the General Manager of Oilfield Services. More recently, Colin served as head of Market Research, where over a four year period he lead the integration efforts of two acquisitions and led product go-to-market (GTM) strategy for high growth initiatives. In 2022, Colin was promoted to Chief Innovation Officer, where he is responsible for GTM success of new ventures and leads innovation activities across all business units. Prior to joining Enverus, Colin cut his teeth in sales at the Southwestern Company for two summers while he earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin.

Matt Wilcoxson

Chief Growth Officer

Matt joined Enverus in 2005, serving in various sales and leadership capacities over his 16 plus year tenure, including the most recent position of Chief Revenue Officer. Currently, Matt serves as Chief Growth Officer, where he focuses on strategic priorities for growth across the business. Matt has extensive experience in growing new markets and various verticals, having led start-up efforts for Enverus’ Western U.S. and Canadian sales operations, Strategic Account team and International division. Matt currently serves on the board of key industry organizations and is actively involved with IPAA, Western Energy Alliance, TIPRO, YPE, SPE amongst others. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from the University of Texas at Austin.

Simon Crisp

General Manager, Trading & Risk

Simon joined Enverus in 2020 as GM of Trading & Risk. He has over 30 years of experience of the deregulated power industry as a user, a consultant to and eventually a software provider in trading and risk. Prior to joining Enverus Simon held several positions in Ventyx and, subsequently on their acquisition by, ABB from General Manager, SVP R&D and SVP Product Management relating to the delivery of software products to support trading operations. A native of London, UK and now a resident of Texas, Simon received his BA and MA in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge.

Bernadette Johnson

General Manager, Power & Renewables

Bernadette joined Enverus in 2016 through the acquisition of products and services from Ponderosa Advisors, where she was a founding partner. Throughout her career in energy, Bernadette has earned the reputation of industry expert with extensive experience providing crude, natural gas, and NGL fundamentals analysis and advisory services to various players in the North American and global energy markets. After starting as VP of Strategic Analytics at Enverus, Bernadette served as SVP and Head of Power & Renewables. In 2022, Bernadette was promoted to GM of Power & Renewables, where she continues to lead our Power & Renewables division. Bernadette holds an M.S. in International Political Economy of Resources and a B.S. in Economics, from the Colorado School of Mines.

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