Board of Directors
Stephen Perkins, Chairman of the Board
Steve brings a wealth of corporate expertise to his role as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Neofirma. He was a founder of Sterling Commerce and served as President of the communications Software Group until its sale to SBC (now AT&T) in 2000. Over the past 38 years, Mr. Perkins has held a variety of management positions in the software industry. While at University Computing Company (UCC), he helped develop software products that have become critical to the infrastructure of virtually all Fortune 500 companies. In addition to software development, Mr. Perkins has founded companies, guided marketing, built customer service and led sales. He is invested in several early stage technology companies and an advisor to a number of entrepreneurs.
Steve Haglund, President
Steve has over twenty years experience in strategy, business development, marketing, operations and practice development in the information technology and oil & gas industries. Most recently at Perficient, a public, IT services consultancy, he was General Manager of one of the largest national business integration practices. Prior to that, Steve co-founded and served as President of Insolexen – a business integration services company and Michigan Fast50 Award winner – which was acquired by Perficient. Previous to that, he was a manager with Anderson Consulting (now Accenture) in the San Francisco office as well served in various capacities with webMethods, Baker-Hughes, and FMC. Steve graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and holds an MBA with Honors from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University.
Bobby J. Baggett
Since 2013, Bob has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Primexx Energy Partners, and was named by the Dallas Business Journal as a 2014 CFO of the Year finalist. Mr. Baggett has over 25 years of experience in providing professional and executive services to the oil and gas industry. Bob served as co-founding Partner and Chairman of KBA Group LLP from 2003 to 2007 (now known as BKD LLP), which grew to be one of the largest CPA firms in North Texas. He also served as Managing Partner of Valeo Capital LLC, a private equity firm specializing in acquisitions and management of professional technology service companies. Mr. Baggett is a Certified Public Accountant and is a cum-laude graduate of Texas Tech University with a BBA in Accounting.
Since March 2003, J.W. has served as the General Partner of Premier Capital, Ltd., a private Dallas, Texas based energy focused investment banking firm. Mr. Brown founded the firm in 1991, but from June 2000 until March 2003 held positions with EnCap Investments, L.C. and Friedman, Billings, Ramsey. Prior to 1991, Mr. Brown was actively involved in energy investment banking activities and was in the oil and gas business as well as in the practice of law from 1973 until 1981. Mr. Brown earned a BA degree, a JD, and a Master of Law Degree from SMU.
Mark founded NeoFirma in 2003 after a 15-year career with Intel Corporation in strategic marketing, business management and technical analysis. As business manager with the Intel Enterprise Server Group, Mark designed the Intel Electronic Mail Association interconnection project and led key technology companies including Microsoft, IBM, Novell, AT&T and MCI in working together to transparently interconnect email systems and data communications networks that provide the Email infrastructure in global use today. Mark is also the founder of Seldon Energy, a solar energy producer, and co-founder of iCopyright.com, an intelligent copyright system for digital content. Mark holds degrees in Mathematics and Languages from Southwestern University.
Danny is controller of BP Capital and in addition serves as a CPA/financial officer of various entities owned by Boone Pickens. BP Capital is a Dallas based company that manages several Energy Hedge Funds. He has been with BP Capital since September 2003. Danny began his career at Arthur Andersen in 1996. Prior to BP Capital he spent 3 years at Lennox Intl as a Corporate Tax Manager. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Stephen F Austin State University.
NeoFirma Advisory Board
Gil Marmol has served in leadership positions in the technology services industries for the past 16 years. Most recently, he was member of the executive committee that led the successful turnaround of EDS – setting the stage for its sale to HP where he was responsible for planning and operations improvement. Previously he was CEO of Luminant an Internet professional services firm which he took public in a 1999 IPO, and chaired the operating committee of Perot Systems through a period of three fold growth. Gil was also a director at McKinsey and Co. During an 18 year career he served several high performance organizations in the formulation and execution of growth strategies that resulted in far above peer group performance. His work on organization design has been recognized in a variety of publications including the Wall Street Journal. Gil is on the Board of Directors of Foot Locker and of the Center for a Free Cuba in Washington, DC. He holds a Bachelors of Arts in Engineering and Applied Physics from Harvard College and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Tom is President of Primexx Energy Partners LP, and President of Fagadau Energy Corporation, which is an active energy producer in North Central Texas, Mid-Continent, and Permian Basin areas. Tom is a 25-year industry veteran, principally in oil and gas property acquisition and corporate finance, and is a member of the Dallas Producers Club, Dallas Petroleum Club, Wildcatters, and the Independent Petroleum Association of America. Tom holds an MBA from the University of Texas and a BA from Tufts University in Boston.
Rick is Vice President for Institutional Advancement for Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas where he leads a $150 million comprehensive fundraising campaign and integrated marketing initiative. Previously, he oversaw fund-raising for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as its Vice President for Development. Rick is a founding member and president of the National Committee on Planned Giving (now Partnership in Philanthropic Planning or PPP), as well as a founding partner in a consulting firm to the performing arts and a board advisor for an energy information management firm. He holds a Bachelors and Masters degree from New Mexico State University and completed the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University.