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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Money Management Institute and Barron’s Announce Winners of 2019 Industry Awards Recognizing Achievement in Investment Advisory Solutions

ATLANTA (PRWEB) October 16, 2019

The Money Management Institute (MMI) and Barron’s announced the winners of the 2019 MMI/Barron’s Industry Awards at MMI’s 2019 Annual Conference yesterday in Atlanta. Now in their eleventh year, the Industry Awards recognize innovation and achievement in the investment advisory solutions industry.

“Asset and wealth management are experiencing an accelerated rate of change, said Craig Pfeiffer, MMI President and CEO. “The MMI/Barron’s awards honor firms that have demonstrated outstanding leadership and innovation, raising standards by creating cutting-edge advisory solutions and programs. MMI is proud to recognize the winning firms for their efforts to drive improved investor outcomes and address critical industry issues.”

Sterling Shea,‎ Global Head of Wealth & Asset Management at Dow Jones, which is the publisher of Barron's, added, “These awards celebrate groundbreaking efforts being made across the investment advisory industry by asset managers, sponsor firms, and solutions providers to create better results for both advisors and the investors they serve. Barron’s is honored to co-present the awards again this year with MMI.”

The winners in the 11 award categories this year are:

Digital Innovation: honoring a new technological innovation (or specific enhancement to an existing platform or tool) that enhances the investor or advisor experience with advisory solutions

  • Morgan Stanley – Risk Analysis Tool for Financial Advisors – a proprietary risk tool that helps financial advisors analyze an entire investment portfolio, including assets held away, enabling them to help clients better understand their total holdings and make more informed decisions regarding market risk.

“Doing Good”: honoring programs that support a deserving cause or give back to the communities we serve

  • American Century Investments – Prosper with a Purpose – for its unique ownership model that results in funding for lifesaving medical research, which will benefit all of humankind, through the Stowers Institute for Medical Research.

Inclusion: honoring efforts to promote inclusion and enhance workplace diversity in the investment advisory solutions industry

  • Edward Jones – Inclusion & Diversity Mentoring Program – a firmwide program that fosters mentoring relationships, encourages relationship building, and helps employees maximize their potential in an inclusive business environment.

Sustainable Investing: honoring programs that support awareness and adoption of sustainable and ESG investing

  • Morgan Stanley – Morgan Stanley Impact Quotient – a powerful new analytical tool that helps investors gain insight into the impact of their investment portfolios by providing transparency and suggestions across three distinct dimensions of impact: exposure, alignment, and activation.

Distribution Excellence: honoring firms that provide exemplary and innovative advisor sales support both in the field and from the home office

  • J.P. Morgan Asset Management – Data Driven Coverage & Advisor Resource Team – an innovative data-driven approach that allows the firm’s client advisors to serve more financial advisors consistently through a mobile-ready territory management tool and by targeting underserved advisors in remote locations.

Thought Leadership/Education: honoring new programs, research, educational campaigns, or content that meaningfully advance industry knowledge and understanding of topics key to the future of advisory solutions

  • Russell Investments – 2019 Value of an Advisor Survey – a comprehensive program, with both advisor- and client-centric content, that takes a quantitative, data-driven approach to articulating the value that advisors provide to their clients.

Disruption: honoring a groundbreaking new product, technology, or process that will fundamentally alter the future delivery of advisory solutions

  • Envestnet – Envestnet MoneyGuide’s MyBlocks – an innovative client engagement tool comprised of a broad range of short digital tools, called blocks, that facilitates incremental financial education for clients through an engaging visual interface.
  • Just Invest LLC – Just Invest Direct Indexing – modern asset management technology that gives advisors the ability to create highly customized, tax-efficient direct indexes based on clients’ needs and values, including ESG, SRI, and multi-factor options for hyper-personalization.

Sponsor Platform of the Year: honoring a sponsor platform that exemplifies innovation in delivering better outcomes for investors and financial advisors

  • Morgan Stanley – Modern Advice Platform – offers a comprehensive technology platform that leverages the firm’s investment advice and solutions to enable financial advisors to deliver a repeatable, customized, dynamic wealth strategy to help clients achieve their financial goals.

Asset Manager of the Year (AUM of $25 billion of less): honoring a smaller asset manager that exemplifies innovation in delivering better outcomes for investors and financial advisors

  • Horizon Investments – Goals-Based Investment Management Solutions – offers investment strategies and interrelated financial planning technology tools that enable financial advisors to align clients’ wealth with their life goals and where they are on the "wealth curve."

Asset Manager of the Year (AUM of more than $25 billion): honoring a larger asset manager that exemplifies innovation in delivering better outcomes for investors and financial advisors

  • Eaton Vance – Investment and Wealth Management – offers advanced investment strategies and wealth management solutions, including a diversity of investment approaches through its principal investment affiliates, and exemplary sales, technology, and service.

Solutions Provider of the Year: honoring a solutions provider (technology or service provider) that exemplifies innovation in delivering better outcomes for investors and financial advisors

  • LifeYield – LifeYield Income Advantage – first-of-its-kind software offering advisors and their clients the ability to leverage sophisticated technology to create intelligent withdrawals from all their accumulated assets in order to minimize taxes and maximize after-tax income.

Proceeds from the 2019 MMI/Barron’s Industry Awards Dinner benefit MMI’s Gateway to Leadership Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that fosters career awareness and workforce readiness for aspiring minority students who may not have a natural path to a career in the financial services industry.

About Money Management Institute (MMI): Established in 1997, the Money Management Institute (MMI) is the industry association representing financial services firms that provide financial advice and investment advisory solutions to investors. Through conferences, educational resources, and thought leadership, MMI facilitates peer-to-peer connections, fosters industry knowledge and professionalism, and supports the development of the next generation of industry leadership. MMI member firms are dedicated to helping individual and institutional investors, at every level of assets, plan for and fulfill their financial goals. For more information, visit

About Barron’s: Barron’s ( is America’s premier financial magazine, known for its market-moving stories. Published by Dow Jones since 1921, it reaches an influential audience of professional fund managers, financial advisors, affluent individual investors, financial-services professionals and senior corporate executives. With new content available every business day in digital form and every week in print, Barron’s provides readers with an intelligible recap of recent market action coupled with insights on what’s likely to happen in the market in the days and weeks to come. In addition, its annual series of exclusive conferences for financial advisors and investors is dedicated to identifying, enhancing and expanding best practices in investing. As a result of these initiatives, Barron’s is the trusted financial-publishing brand that people active in the market turn to for information, ideas and insights they can use to increase their professional success and enhance their personal, financial well-being.

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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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