Interim Chief Executive Officer
Mark Bouzek is an accomplished global energy IT and business leader with a track record of significantly improving business performance, implementing innovative technologies, and integrating and globalizing organizations. He is a change agent who possesses a wide range of strategic, operational, and cybersecurity experiences, including leading several $500+ million global business units at Shell and BP, starting two internet businesses, and serving on multiple for-profit Boards.
Mark’s most recent role was at BP, where he served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer. He developed and implemented a global E&P IT strategy, governance structure, and operating model across 15+ previously fragmented and diverse regions. He also transformed the BP Center for High Performance Computing into the world’s fastest commercial research computing center. Concurrently, he led one of the world’s largest IT crisis responses during the BP Macondo Oil Spill.
In addition to his enterprise-level experiences, Mark was instrumental in creating two internet-based businesses: Quaris, an Accenture-funded startup that pioneered oil and gas equipment auctioning, and OneOffshore, a private-equity backed energy information company that developed the industry’s first drilling rig sub-leasing marketplace.
Mark graduated summa cum laude from St. Louis University with a BS in Quantitative Management Science with a specialization in Computer Science. He also attended the INSEAD Advanced Executive Education Program in Fontainebleau, France. He is currently chairing the Board of Advisors for Belmont Technologies, a Houston-based internet startup, and is an Executive-in-Residence at the University of Colorado.
Chief Financial Officer
Derrick joined P2 in July 2016 as the company's Chief Financial Officer.
A Southern California native, Derrick has spent the majority of his career in the Denver area and has held a variety of senior finance and accounting roles at some of the largest public companies in Colorado. Immediately prior to joining P2, Derrick was Vice President of Global Mergers and Acquisitions at Arrow Electronics, where he spearheaded more than 20 acquisitions in his four years as the Fortune 500 company's M&A leader.
When he's not in the office, chances are you'll find Derrick spending time with his family, snowboarding, skiing, hiking, diving (he and his son are certified divers) or sampling one of Denver's many breweries.
Derrick is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton.
Chief Technology Officer
Ben Wilson is P2 Energy Solutions’ Chief Technology Officer. In his role, Ben is responsible for establishing P2’s technology strategies and ensuring that these strategies align with the company’s overall business goals. He joined P2 in May 2016.
Ben came to P2 from GE Oil & Gas, where he was the company’s CTO and Global Cloud Leader. At GE, Ben created a coding culture that leveraged Agile Design and Lean UX principles, managed technical operations across 500 locations, and defined and implemented a global cloud strategy for the Fortune 500 company.
Prior to his time at GE, Ben held various leadership and consulting positions at BG Group, Siemens, and IBM. In these roles, he worked with internal and external customers to architect global software solutions.
Ben is a self-described “serial optimist.” In his spare time, he enjoys fixing up classic cars (or at least pretending to) and helping his two sons in golf and theater.
Ben holds a BS from Arizona State University and an MBA from Lindenwood University. He lives in Houston with his wife and kids.
Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing
As P2’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Mark Hill is responsible for leading the company’s sales and marketing teams and ensuring that their efforts remain closely aligned.
Mark came to P2 in June 2015 from Allegro Development Corporation, where he was the commodity management software provider’s Vice President of Sales for North American Utilities for a year and a half before being promoted to Vice President of Sales for North America. Under Hill’s leadership, Allegro experienced impressive growth and in 2014 reported its best first half in the company’s 30-plus-year history.
Mark also spent time at Springboard Consulting, a Houston-based firm that specializes in corporate growth. He’s also held various leadership roles within the information technology, utility, and energy sectors, including President at Trendec, Vice President of Information Systems and Business Practice Management at Calpine Corporation, and Director of Trading and Analytic Technology at Dynegy.
Mark’s history of success in building highly effective sales and marketing teams stems from his unwavering focus on the human capital aspects of the team, a culture of customer service, innovative partnering, and business value.
In his spare time, Mark can be found taking on his next “impossible” project, whether that’s restoring a historic home or learning the ranching business one broken tractor at a time. He also enjoys spending time outdoors hunting, fishing, and hiking with his wife and three children. Mark resides in Houston.
Senior Vice President, Sales & Canadian General Manager
Michael Danielewicz is the Senior Vice President, Sales & Canadian General Manager for P2 Energy Solutions and is responsible for both the Canadian sales organization as well as being the business leader for P2 in Canada.
Michael has been working with P2 products in one form or another for over 26 years. His first experience was implementing Qbyte software as a customer at Omega Hydrocarbons Ltd. in the late 80’s. In the early 90’s, Michael gained experience with data conversions and implementation consulting at Qbyte Services Ltd., a predecessor company to P2. In 2001 Michael moved into Sales and today is still passionately promoting the products and services that P2 offers its customers.
Michael’s years of oil and gas accounting and information systems experience has equipped him with an in-depth knowledge of P2’s business, products and services, the competitive landscape, customer requirements, software implementations, system conversions, and project management. He takes a great amount of pride from the lasting personal relationships that he has built with our customers in Canada.
Outside of work, Michael enjoys playing hockey, skiing, and spending time at the lake with his family and friends.
Michael graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary and is a Certified Management Accountant.
Vice President, Customer Success
As P2's Vice President of Customer Success, Brandon Elam oversees the company's Professional Services, Cloud Services, and Customer Support teams, fostering the delivery of a best-in-class customer experience to all of P2's clients.
Brandon began his career as a technology consultant at Accenture, serving the energy industry by developing and implementing large scale custom software projects. During this time, Brandon served on a technology team to help start up the Texas Deregulated Electrical Market.
From there, he moved to Ventyx, an ABB company, where he started a managed services and support team to support customizations and extensions to Ventyx’s energy portfolio products. He also served as Director of Operational Excellence in order to ensure successful delivery of Ventyx products. Brandon joined P2 in November 2012.
Throughout his career, Brandon has focused on the people aspect of the energy business. If his customers received timely response, relevant information, and accurate assessments, he could help them succeed in their daily business.
When not at work, Brandon spends his time with his kids, playing music, and serving in mission work at his church.
Brandon graduated with a degree in Engineering from Texas A&M University.
Special Advisor to the CEO
In her role as Special Advisor to the CEO, Samina Farid provides counsel on P2’s overall business strategy, product direction, and various projects. Samina is a co-founder of Merrick Systems, which P2 acquired in December 2014.
A leading energy and technology entrepreneur, Samina co-founded Merrick in 1989 and served as the company’s CEO, CFO, COO, and Chairman of the Board. On what inspired her and her two nephews to found Merrick, Samina commented: “Poor and outdated production data was being used in energy companies to make key decisions and in accounting and engineering. Getting good data to the right people in a timely manner was something that we felt was extremely important. So we set out on a mission.”
In 25 short years, Merrick grew from an idea to a leading provider of production management and field operations software, landing numerous awards for innovation, growth, and diversity along the way. Samina herself is the winner of the 2012 Breakthrough Woman (presented by the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce), the 2012 Most Influential Woman (Houston Woman Magazine), and the 2013 Most Powerful and Influential Woman in Texas (National Diversity Council) awards.
An avid hiker, reader, and traveler, Samina graduated with a degree in Business Administration from the University of Houston.
Senior Vice President, APAC
Ben Farquharson is P2 Energy Solutions' Senior Vice President for the APAC region. He joined the company in November 2015.
A seasoned sales and delivery executive, Ben has spent his entire career in the technology sector. Prior to coming on board at P2, he spent nine years providing solutions to the global mining industry in various leadership roles at Dassault Systemes GEOVIA and Gemcom Australia. Early in his career, he worked for telecommunications firms Telstra and EFP-Xpedite.
After earning a Bachelor's degree from Edith Cowan University and an MBA from the University of Western Australia in Perth, Ben went to Hong Kong to play rugby and fell in love with the Asia region. He promoted technology to the financial industry in many different countries, including Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, India, Singapore, and Australia. It didn't take long for Ben to fall in love with what he was doing, and it's been his passion ever since.
In his spare time, Ben enjoys spending time with his two kids (especially on the basketball court) and taking some time to relax at the beach.
Senior Vice President, EMEA
As P2's Senior Vice President of Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Steven Ferrigno is responsible for leading the company's international expansion. Steven joined P2 in March 2015 and is based in London.
Steven is a British national senior business executive with extensive experience in growing businesses across the EMEA landscape. Steven started out in the financial services industry. He has spent the last 18 years in the software space providing solutions to many market sectors and the last six years serving the energy markets.
In his spare time Steven spends a ridiculous amount of time in the saddle (road cycle) training for various UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) events around the world. He also enjoys skiing with his wife and three boys. Steven also finds relaxation in the kitchen cooking Mediterranean cuisine.
After receiving his degree in Business and Finance from the University of Delaware, Steven landed on Wall Street working in the foreign exchange markets.
Senior Vice President, Production
As P2's Senior Vice President of Production, Chris Lenig pilots the direction, strategy, and go-to-market planning for all of the company's Production solutions, which encompass field operations, production data management, production forecasting, and operational intelligence.
Chris started his career in operations and consulting for a provider of outsourcing services. He spent nine years helping customers in a variety of industries design and build global shared services centers to create efficient back-office functions through process and technology solutions.
In 2006 Chris moved to a leader in business consulting services where his primary focus was in oil and gas, serving customers in the upstream and oilfield services sectors of the industry. In 2009 he joined P2 and worked in several roles spanning corporate development and management of P2’s global professional services organization. In mid-2012, at the request of P2’s private equity owners, Chris took an 18-month hiatus to work on integration and services operations of a newly acquired portfolio company outside of the oil and gas space.
In early 2014 Chris rejoined P2 to lead its talented professional services organization as P2 continues to improve and expand its offerings into new solution areas and geographies.
Chris and his wife Kate have three young children whose growing list of extracurricular activities keep them extremely busy.
Chris graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in History and a concentration in Business.
Vice President, Product Development
Liz Nguyen is P2 Energy Solutions’ Vice President of Product Development. In her role, Liz heads P2’s development group and is responsible for the development, design, quality, and delivery of all of P2’s solutions. She was P2’s Senior Director of Product Development for the Houston Center of Excellence before being promoted to her current position in November 2014.
Before coming on board at P2, Liz managed Ventyx’s Energy Portfolio Management team as a Senior Director. She got her start in the world of software as a Consultant at Deloitte, where she developed public-welfare solutions for state and federal governments.
When she’s not leading teams and developing software, Liz enjoys spending time with her Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Harry, and traveling. Hawaii is her go-to spot.
Liz graduated with a degree in Economics from the University of Chicago.
Vice President, Human Resources
In her role as P2's Vice President of Human Resources, Roxane Plant oversees all aspects of P2's HR efforts. She joined the company in March 2016.
Roxane held the same position at SharpShooter Spectrum Venture prior to coming on board at P2. While at SharpShooter, she implemented an integrated performance management, learning management, and succession management system for the $65 million retail souvenir photography services company.
Roxane has successfully developed and led HR teams at a variety of organizations, from small startups to large, established corporations. She's also worked in many different industries, including avionics, consulting, energy and gas, financial services, and manufacturing.
In her free time, Roxane enjoys cooking, baking, gardening, crafting, and riding her Harley-Davidson motorcycle with her husband.
Roxane holds a bachelor's degree in Business and a master's degree in Human Resources from Frankfurt University in Germany. She's also an active member of the Mile High Society for Human Resources Management, among other professional associations.
Senior Vice President, Industry Solutions
Jerry Rugg is P2 Energy Solutions’ Vice President of Industry Solutions. In his role, Jerry supports P2’s overall sales efforts by providing industry and product knowledge to the company's Regional Sales teams and subject matter experts.
Jerry got his start in the upstream oil and gas business in 1980. He was a Controller for 18 years before becoming the President of oil and gas outsourcing business Petroleum Financial. He joined the P2 ranks in 2003.
Jerry is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Fort Worth chapter of the Council of Petroleum Accountants Society, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.
When he’s not in the office, chances are you’ll find Jerry either on the golf course, somewhere in the outdoors, or at Jones AT&T Stadium taking in a Texas Tech football game. He and his wife Ruth have two daughters and a son.
Jerry graduated with a degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from Texas Wesleyan University.
Senior Vice President, Product Management
As P2 Energy Solutions’ Senior Vice President of Product Management, Erik Schneider is responsible for P2's land and accounting product portfolios. He joined the company in March 2014 as Vice President of Corporate Development.
Before coming to P2, Erik spent 11 years on Wall Street performing corporate advisory and equity research with a later focus in the healthcare industry. During his time on Wall Street, Erik worked for Goldman Sachs, Sanford C. Bernstein, UBS, and Perella Weinberg Partners.
While he enjoys hiking, skiing, and woodworking, “mostly I live for my two sons,” Erik said. His goal of visiting all 50 states is nearly complete…only Maine remains on his list. He's very open to options as he contemplates visiting the L.L.Bean headquarters, the state's three-dimensional scale model of the solar system, or another site.
Erik graduated with a degree in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University, where he played on the Tiger football team for a year before shifting his extracurricular focus to Tae Kwon Do and eight-ball. In 2003 he earned an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
Senior Vice President, Tobin Data Solutions
Tony Sperduti is P2's Senior Vice President of Tobin Data Solutions. In his role, Tony is responsible for the strategy and operations of P2's data product line. He joined the company in November 2015.
Tony has a distinct mix of energy industry experience. He has led commercial, operational, and growth-transformation efforts at an energy information firm (IHS), at energy software firms (Wellogix and SAT Corporation), and at energy service firms (Halliburton and Light Tower Rentals).
From early in his career as a market analyst, Tony realized the power of using high-quality data and analytics to develop and support complex business decisions and strategies.
In his spare time, Tony enjoys mentoring his children in music and athletics. He also enjoys traveling the world to explore new destinations, cultures, and cuisines. Tony lives in Houston with his wife and two kids.
Tony graduated with an MBA and BBA from Texas A&M University.