Executive Leadership Team
Board of Directors
J. Scott Lockhart
Chief Executive Officer
Scott Lockhart is an accomplished technology leader with a track record growing businesses that provide integrated solutions for capital-intensive industries. As CEO, he drives P2’s commitment to help upstream oil and gas companies around the globe optimize business performance.
Scott has leadership experience in both public and private companies, holding executive level positions at IHS, ESS (now part of Sphera), Rolls Royce, Data Systems & Solutions, and SAIC. In each role, he had overarching responsibility for strategy and implementation.
Before joining P2, he served as Senior Vice President of Operational Excellence and Risk Management at IHS. At IHS, Scott led the acquisition of eight competitor companies and brought them together into a single, high-performance team that became the largest provider in the space.
He is a recognized thought leader and energy sector domain expert with more than 20 years of experience in the software industry. An instinctive team player, Scott believes in building businesses where everyone deserves equal dignity and respect.
Scott holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kansas where he graduated with distinction. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family. He has an active passion for team sports which he shares with his three boys, aged 14, 16, and 19.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Shelley Pettet is a seasoned human resource executive who has led global HR teams for most of her career. As CHRO for P2, Shelley is responsible for developing and executing the human resource strategy in support of P2’s overall business priorities, as well as the implementation and execution of all people-related strategies and programs.
Prior to joining P2, Shelley was the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for IHS Markit, where she was responsible for providing HR strategic support for their many diversified business lines. She also provided HR leadership for Global Talent Acquisition, Learning and Development, and was the HR implementation leader during the IHS Markit merger. Additionally, Shelley was a Human Resource leader in several financial service firms, such as Lehman Brothers and American Express.
Outside of work, Shelley enjoys skiing, bicycling, and escaping to the mountains with her husband and three children.
Shelley graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland.
Chief Technology Officer
Dale is an accomplished technology leader with a track record for growing businesses that provide integrated solutions for exploration and production companies. As Chief Technology Officer at P2, he drives technology and solution strategy – helping upstream oil and gas companies around the globe optimize business performance.
Dale brings to P2 a wealth of knowledge around upstream oil and gas software and experience developing evolutionary technology strategies. In addition, he has broad global experience leading development and product management teams through significant organic and inorganic growth, as well as the coordination and changes required in that environment.
With over 25 years in the technology industry and 20 of them spent focused on the energy sector, Dale joins P2 from one of the largest providers of product and services in the upstream oil and gas industry where he served as the Global Head of Research & Development of the software division. Prior to that, he held executive leadership positions at a commercial planning and enterprise operations software provider, as well as within the digital software division of a leading oilfield services company. In addition to technology leadership, Dale also brings “hands on” field and engineering expertise in directional drilling, completions, and production facilities to P2.
Dale holds a PhD in Computer Science from Colorado School of Mines, a Masters in Computer Information Systems, and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family traveling, boating, and playing golf. Dale’s personal hobbies include tinkering with tech and dabbling in the visual arts.
Chief Financial Officer
Mark joined P2 in March 2017 as Senior Vice President of Operational Excellence and later moved into a Chief Operating Officer role. In April 2021, he moved into the role of Chief Financial Officer and continues to lead P2’s operations teams.
Mark has held various executive leadership roles over the past 20 years in the information, software, and analytics space. Mark’s previous experience includes serving as Vice President of Business Operations for Sphera Solutions, formerly the Operational Excellence and Risk Management division within IHS, where he helped IHS divest the division in May 2016 to Genstar Capital, creating the new entity Sphera Solutions. Mark also focused a large part of his career in accounting, finance, M&A, and post-acquisition integrations in various roles at Halliburton, Tetra Tech, and Rolls Royce.
Mark and his wife have two children. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family and playing different golf courses in the Houston area.
Mark graduated with a BA degree in Economics and Environmental Studies from Baylor University.
Senior Vice President, Americas and EMEA
Mary Lyke is an experienced sales leader, skilled in enterprise software, sales, customer relationship management, and strategic partnerships. As the Senior Vice President of the Americas and EMEA, Mary’s focus is on strategic planning, sales execution, and presales support for the Americas.
Since 2013, Mary has provided sales team leadership, industry expertise, and exceptional customer service at P2 as a Regional Sales Manager, a Director of US Strategic Large Sales, and as the Vice President of Account Management.
Prior to P2, Mary served as the Regional Account Manager for SunGard Financial Systems, providing a holistic view of the receivables, treasury, and payments functions to help corporations mitigate risk and optimize liquidity. She also held a long career with Continental Airlines where she held various positions within the organization ranging from a Business Analyst to a Regional Sales Manager for the US sales team.
Outside of work, Mary enjoys traveling, reading, spending time with her three children and granddaughter, and keeping on top of her favorite sports teams – the Dallas Cowboys and the Houston Astros.
Mary graduated from Sam Houston State University with a degree in Communication and Psychology.
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, Accounting Solutions
As P2's Senior Vice President of Accounting Solutions, Brandon Elam oversees the direction, strategy, and go-to-market planning for all of the company's accounting solutions.
Brandon began his career as a technology consultant at Accenture, serving the energy industry by developing and implementing large-scale software projects. During this time, Brandon served on a technology team to help start the Texas deregulated electrical market, its participants, and the ERCOT ISO.
From there, he moved to Ventyx, an ABB company, where he served as Director of Operational Excellence and ensured the successful delivery of Ventyx products which included energy trading and grid management software. Brandon joined P2 in November 2012.
At P2, Brandon has served as the executive responsible for Global Customer Support, P2 Cloud Services, and Global Professional Services, focusing on the people and technology aspect of the energy business. Today, he uses that experience in his role as leader of P2's accounting products to build feature-rich and easy-to-use software that addresses the challenges oil and gas customers face today.
When not at work, Brandon enjoys spending 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.
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.
Senior Vice President, Production Solutions
As P2’s Senior Vice President of Production Solutions, Clara Fuge is responsible for the strategy and direction of P2’s industry leading production product line.
Clara has years of experience providing software solutions to the energy industry including natural gas pipeline operators and upstream producers. As part of the leadership team at Merrick, she was involved in many aspects of the company’s operations including client implementations, field rollouts, support, development, sales, and marketing. She joined P2 in December 2014 with the Merrick acquisition.
Passionate about all things production, Clara is a member of several industry groups, including the American Petroleum Institute’s Committee on Production Measurement & Allocation.
In her spare time, Clara enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, escaping to the Texas Hill Country whenever possible.
Clara has a BA in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin.
Vice President, Canada
Jeff Pressling is an innovative and dedicated leader, adept in technology and the Canadian energy industry. As P2's Vice President of Canada, Jeff is responsible for P2's Canadian business strategy, operations, and providing world-class solutions to Canadian energy companies.
With over 15 years' experience in both technology and energy, he’s continued to manifest growth and direct business strategy for P2’s Canadian products. Jeff has done this throughout his career in all aspects of the company, working in support, development, services, and sales.
Jeff joined P2 in 2009 and has held several leadership roles including Sr. Director, Strategic Product Leader, and Director, Sales. Jeff continues to maintain many of the responsibilities of the Strategic Product Leader for Qbyte CS Land.
Jeff spends his time out of the office with his family and getting out to the mountains for activities such as biking, hiking, and camping.