Mark Hill Joins Waterfield Energy as CRO to Position Oil & Gas Cloud Software Innovator for Next Phase of Growth

TULSA, Okla. (PRWEB) October 16, 2019

Waterfield Energy, the emerging leader in upstream and midstream software solutions, announces the appointment of Mark Hill, a proven senior sales and marketing executive, as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). Waterfield Energy tapped Hill for his three decades of management experience building high performance teams and sales strategies. He is responsible for leading both the marketing and sales organizations and ensuring that Waterfield energy is executing on its go-to-market strategy to take advantage of significant opportunities across the oil & gas value chain. Hill, who is tasked with scaling the company for sustained growth, joins Waterfield Energy at a critical transition point during which the company has seen significant product innovation, strategic acquisitions, and rapidly increasing market share.

“The oil & gas software market has historically been dominated by a few players whose business models rely on cobbling together multiple vintages of technology rather than innovating and aligning offerings with what energy professionals are hungry for,” said Mark Hill, Waterfield Energy’s new CRO. “You shouldn’t have to pay for expensive upgrades on twenty-year-old software or pay extra to get the personal support users need to use it, which is why Waterfield is so attractive to me,” he said. Hill added, “Waterfield’s vision for a unified software suite that empowers all aspects of the energy value chain in one cohesive platform that runs in the cloud is what the industry has needed and I am thrilled to be part of the next stage of growth.”

Hill brings nearly 30 years of experience as a senior executive, sales manager, and technology thought leader to Waterfield Energy. Prior to joining the company, he was President, Western Hemisphere for Ikon Science, the award-winning provider of geoprediction and subsurface data management solutions and served as Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing for P2 Energy Solutions. Hill served as Vice President of Sales at leading energy trading, transportation, and risk management software provider Allegro Development and held software development positions for Divine (formerly Sagemaker) and energy trading firm Dynegy.

“With the fast pace of innovation and growth Waterfield has experienced we needed a proven leader who can take our marketing and sales to the next level while also interpreting customer business needs to ensure we are continuing to deliver exceptional value,” said Pete Waldroop, CEO of Waterfield Energy. “Mark is the perfect fit for our new CRO role, and I am proud to welcome him to the executive team where he is already bringing his considerable skills and experience to bear to move us in exciting new directions,” he said.

The announcement comes amidst rapid customer growth and strategic product expansion at Waterfield Energy, including acquisition of NeoFirma earlier this year that extended the company’s offerings with industry-leading cloud software solutions for upstream oil & gas field operations.

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About Waterfield Energy

Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Waterfield Energy offers the oil & gas industry’s only unified ERP solution for upstream and midstream business management. With more than 200 customers, the company’s software products are relied on by energy professionals every day across the oil & gas value chain, including accounting, scheduling, drilling, production, and field operations. Waterfield Energy combines state-of-the-art cloud technologies and commercial-grade software development best practices with an intimate understanding of the oil & gas business to create fit-for-purpose solutions that offer flexibility, affordability, and seamless upgrades. Waterfield Energy customers benefit from improved operational efficiencies, reduced G&A costs, and full-service support included with every deployment. For more information please visit

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Generation Z Unfiltered: Facing Nine Hidden Challenges of the Most Anxious Population

ATLANTA (PRWEB) October 16, 2019

Best-selling author and leadership expert, Tim Elmore, has written a seminal new book on Generation Z with long-time writing partner, Andrew McPeak. Generation Z Unfiltered: Facing Nine Hidden Challenges of the Most Anxious Population details the challenges of this age group and offers guidance on leading them with real-world applications. A renowned generational authority, Elmore is CEO of Growing Leaders which he founded in 2003 and has grown with his team into a global nonprofit organization with a mission to empower the emerging generations with skills to lead in real life.

Today’s emerging generation is Generation Z – the most social, empowered, and anxious population in history. Growing Leaders conducted a Harris Poll in late 2018 to discover the most frequent emotions adults experience as they lead teens and young adults, including excitement, frustration, hope, apprehension, anger, concern, optimism and others. The top emotion was – concern (46%). It’s staggering to think that almost half of kids today are being raised by adults who feel this way and are even fearful about their children’s futures.

To address this, adults can become more informed on the gradations of this generation and provide a new kind of leadership that will help our children flourish. In Generation Z Unfiltered, Elmore and McPeak describe why the health and resiliency of this generation doesn’t just fall on their own shoulders. Their best chance for success in school, life and career starts with the adult leaders and their commitment to equipping Generation Z to be problem solvers who possess grit and grace.

“This generation of students has grown up in the 21st century and lives a life of paradox as a result of uncertain times,” says Elmore. “Life for them is easier and quicker to navigate technically but more difficult to navigate psychologically and emotionally. There is a lot that is coming at them and it’s the adults in their lives who will help them cope and understand the world. Our charge is to believe in Gen Z kids, challenge them, and walk with them through the specific trials they will face.”

Generation Z is not merely a continuation of the Millennial generation. While there are definite similarities, Generation Z will continue the work of changing adult norms. Elmore and McPeak reveal in this book the nine most pressing challenges Generation Z faces and the research-based answers you can use in your home, classroom, athletic field, youth group and workplace.

Those nine challenges are the following, each receiving their own chapter and in-depth context in Generation Z Unfiltered:

1. Empowerment Without Wisdom

2. Stimulation Without Ownership

3. Privilege Without Responsibility

4. Involvement Without Boundaries

5. Individualism Without Perspective

6. Accessibility Without Accountability

7. Fluidity Without Integrity

8. Opportunity Without Resilience

9. Consumption Without Reflection

“I believe the way our culture has conditioned all of us to parent, teach, coach and lead is not working, but thankfully there is a better way,” continues Elmore. “It is time to equip and release students to take responsibility for their own lives. In doing this, we express the belief that they are capable of leading themselves.”

For anyone figuring out how to connect with today’s youth, whether an educator, parent, employer or coach, Generation Z Unfiltered presents the latest research for a read that offers these audiences tools, discussion points, and important insight that will help them lead members of this generation. Specifically, it addresses topics that seek to:

  • Understand the differences between Generation Z and the previous generation – Millennials or Gen Y
  • Dive into the nine unique challenges Generation Z is facing and how each audience can guide them
  • Develop coping skills in students to help overcome stress and anxiety
  • Cultivate grit/resilience in students to help them bounce back from future setbacks
  • Apply proven, research-based strategies to equip this generation to reach their potential

In addition to the book, the Growing Leaders team has created supplemental materials, including a digital discussion guide, ebook, audio book, and table topics cards to use with students. To learn more about Generation Z Unfiltered: Facing Nine Hidden Challenges of the Most Anxious Population and its accompanying resources, visit

About Growing Leaders:

Growing Leaders is a global non-profit organization with a mission to empower the emerging generations with skills to lead in real life. Founder and CEO, Tim Elmore, and his team have provided more than 10,000 school, universities, organizations and companies with the tools they need to help develop young leaders who can impact and transform society. Elmore has written more than 30 books, including the best-selling Habitudes™: Images that Form Leadership Habits and Attitudes, Marching Off the Map: Inspire Students to Navigate a Brand New World, and Generation iY: Secrets to Connecting with Today’s Teens and Young Adults in the Digital Age. His latest release is Generation Z Unfiltered: Facing Nine Hidden Challenges of the Most Anxious Population. Elmore writes a widely-read blog on next generation issues and has appeared on national media programs such as Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends” and CNN’s Headline News to discuss young leader development. Follow Growing Leaders on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and at

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Accelerated Innovations announces today a new partnership with Snohomish County Public Utility District 1

ST. PAUL, Minn. (PRWEB) October 16, 2019

MyMeter will serve as the full My Account platform for Snohomish Co. PUD’s approximately 350,000 electric and 21,000 water customers across a 2,200 square mile service territory, including all of Snohomish County and Camano Island.

In addition to the full suite of offerings–data presentment, usage analysis, bill pay and customized messaging–customers will eventually be able to receive conservation tips or pay their Snohomish Co. PUD bill by voice, using platforms like Amazon’s Alexa.

“We expect customer engagement to continue climbing as we get ready to roll out another wave of improvements to the customer experience,” says Cathy Patterson, PUD Senior Customer and Energy Services Program Manager. “As we launch our new customer portal, we are also adding new payment options, redesigning our website, and that’s just the start. The next few years will see a lot of positive changes for our customers and for the utility.”

MyMeter will enable Snohomish Co. PUD customers to:

  • Track important events and monitor associated energy changes with customizable markers and alerts.
  • Receive notification via text or email when their usage hits a specified amount.
  • Add detail to their personal property profile and set energy savings goals.
  • View their billing history and pay their current bills.

“We are excited to work with Snohomish Co. PUD,” says Josh Headlee, Founder and CEO of AI. “Our teams’ goals are well aligned. Together we are expanding and improving customer capabilities and finding new, innovative ways for customers to engage with and manage their utility bills.”

“We are committed to providing our customers with best in class service, and our partnership with AI will help us deliver on that promise.” says Pam Baley, PUD Assistant General Manager of Customer and Energy Services. “Meeting our customers where they are by opening new channels, accessibility and functionality is a key goal. Leveraging AI’s technical expertise with our dedicated and knowledgeable staff has produced a path for exciting new tools for our employees and new options for our customers.”

AI has been connecting communities through technology-driven energy data across the United States for more than a decade. By including Snohomish Co. PUD in its portfolio of utility partners, Accelerated Innovations continues to strengthen its position as a secure, one-stop shop for customer care, customer account access, customer experience, and billing and payments.

About Accelerated Innovations

AI is the team behind MyMeter, the energy engagement platform that powers the digital experience for millions of customers worldwide. MyMeter does everything: electric, water, and gas–all without expensive, lengthy implementations. Utilities partnering with AI realize verified savings and improved customer care through increased engagement opportunities and tools for utility use data, feedback, alerts, analytics, and prepaid billing.

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