Press Release: Purple Land Management Hires Christina Sherwood as Associate Director of Acquisitions

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FORT WORTH, Texas (September 26, 2017)Purple Land Management (PLM), a full-service land management firm, announced that the company has hired Christina Sherwood as the Associate Director of Acquisitions. Sherwood will oversee mergers and acquisitions on behalf of oil and gas operators.

“As an experienced Texas attorney with an extensive background in the oil and gas industry, Christina is a huge asset to our company,” said Adrian Macias, Vice President of Land and Corporate Development for PLM. “With Christina’s added legal knowledge and expertise in building and maintaining client relationships, we can only grow stronger as a business and as a team.”

Sherwood holds a bachelor’s degree from Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas A&M Health Science Center and a doctorate from Texas Wesleyan School of Law. She is active in the land and legal community in both Tarrant County and Midland, Texas. She also serves on the board of directors of the Permian Basin Landmen’s Association and was named a “Top Attorney” by Fort Worth Business Press and Fort Worth, Texas Magazine.

Prior to joining PLM, Sherwood served as a partner at a local oil and gas law firm — Guerra, Sherwood & Ylanan — and previously served as a landman in the Barnett Shale for several years.

About Purple Land Management

Founded in 2010, Purple Land Management set out to do work with the bar set high. They wanted to hire only the most naturally ambitious people, to provide ongoing education outreach, to execute projects with the highest quality of excellence and to establish working relationships that give more than they take. With nine office locations across the country and their industry-leading oil and gas asset management tool — called Overdrive — PLM is active in every major oil and gas basin in the United States. They offer comprehensive, tech-enabled land services, including lease negotiation, right-of-way acquisition, title and curative review, GIS mapping, contract review, verification and guidance on acquisitions of oil and gas assets. To learn more, visit


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nats-quoteNathan McIntyre, our Vice President of Land and Technical Operations, was interviewed for an article in the Permian Basin Oil and Gas Magazine. He was one of three people interviewed for the magazine’s article about the world of GIS. In it he provides a deeper understanding as to what GIS is and how that is used to make Overdrive so powerful.


Read the full article to discover the power of Overdrive and GIS!

In The News: PLM Makes Inc. 5000 list of Fastest Growing Private Companies in America

PLM made the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest Growing Private Companies in America for the 2nd year! We were featured in the Houston Business Journal list of the Texas based companies featured on Inc. 5000. We came in at 14th in Texas! There were only 17 energy companies in Texas on this list and a handful of Oil and Gas companies on the list. Congratulations to Drillinginfo for making the list as well!


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Adrian MaciasVice President of Land & Corporate Development

Purple Land Management (PLM) Vice President of Land and Corporate Development Adrian Macias was recently featured in Dallas Business Journal’s 2015 “Who’s Who in Energy” list. List makers consist of key players throughout the North Texas energy industry- from land management to finance and alternative energy. PLM is pleased to have him be recognized for his work!



See the full list of Who’s Who here.


FORT WORTH, Texas (Dec. 9) – Purple Land Management has partnered with Esri®, Overdrive Logo Vertical Colorthe worldwide leader in geographical information systems, to create a groundbreaking data management platform for the oil and gas industry. The new platform by Purple Land Management, called Overdrive®, is a vertically integrated, map-based tool that enables clients to manage data more efficiently and access their land data at any time on any device.

Overdrive was initially created to help eliminate redundancies and bring efficiency to land management, but since partnering with Esri, Purple Land Management has created a robust data and communication management platform that is seamless, secure and user-friendly. The platform represents land data in real time for complete transparency throughout the land leasing process.

“Overdrive is built from the ground up from a landman’s perspective, with the operator’s end result as the goal line,” said Jesse Hejny, president of Purple Land Management. “We wanted to create a new process to improve how data is managed, analyzed and interpreted. So we partnered with Esri to use advancements in technology offered by Esri’s ArcGIS® platform to build a safer and more adaptable software for employees and clients. Overdrive is the missing link to making better decisions at every level, in any discipline.”

Overdrive will let people do everything from managing and monitoring to integrating their data at any time from anywhere. Functions include customer relationship management applications, invoice management, and employee time and labor tracking.

Future add-ons will include:

 Integration of accounting, engineering and geology functions

 iOS/Android mobile application

“Purple Land Management has created an innovative product that will meet critical needs in the energy market,” said Bryan Long, account executive at Esri. “Purple Land Management’s strategically designed land management platform provides multiple versions of the most up-to-date land data, from leasing maps to midstream product data, to ensure the most accurate information for any client or employee.” Overdrive not only increases security but also improves vendor relations and management between the client and employee.


nathanFORT WORTH, Texas – March 23, 2015 – Purple Land Management (PLM), an energy services company headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, has promoted Nathan McIntyre to vice president of land and technical operations. In his new role, McIntyre will manage company-wide information systems that maximize efficiencies for clients and sustain long-term growth for PLM. An Ohio native, McIntyre will continue to serve at PLM’s Canton, Ohio location—one of the company’s 11 offices located throughout the country. His promotion is one move in the company’s goal to further invest in the Canton community and surrounding areas.

Since joining the Purple team as GIS manager in 2011, McIntyre has led geographic information systems procedures that deliver strategic solutions for clients. His efforts were instrumental in advancing the GIS Overdrive® system into a powerful tool and growth opportunity for the company, and he currently plays a crucial role in streamlining PLM’s day-to-day client interactions. As vice president of land and technical operations, McIntyre will help fulfill PLM’s sustainable vision for success by leading GIS strategy and development, title plant and operations applications, and software systems analysis and programming, while also strengthening Canton-area leadership to better serve the community.

“Current market conditions mean industry players need to be efficient to survive,” said Jesse Hejny, president of PLM, “but at Purple we’re committed to far more than just survival. We’re focused on efficiency paired with precision and implementation of our advanced GIS Overdrive technology to deliver excellence to our clients every time. It’s people like Nathan who share in this mindset that help make our vision a reality.” Adds CEO Bryan Cortney, “Our hiring motto has always been to invest in success—that means recruiting locals who in turn will invest in the communities we serve. A born-and-raised Ohioan, Nathan plays a key role in our long-term commitment to the Canton region, as well as our clients around the country. His promotion is a testament to PLM’s focus on cultivating strong leaders and teams in all our offices nationwide.”

To find out more about PLM, its offices, clients and opportunities with the company, visit

About Purple Land Management

Purple Land Management, powered by GIS Overdrive®, is a full service land management firm skilled at handling everything from title and leasing, due diligence and opinion certification to right-of-way acquisition, surveying and surface operations. Purple Land Management believes that the bar can always be raised, and the status quo is never enough. That’s why they work hard to give their clients—energy producers, mid-stream operators, mobile service providers, engineering firms and municipal and state agencies—more than they expect.

Purple Land Management’s mission is threefold: to hire the naturally ambitious and provide ongoing education outreach, to execute projects with the highest quality of excellence and detail, and to establish working relationships that give more than they take.