FORT WORTH, Texas – Jan. 28, 2015 – Purple Land Management (PLM), an energy services company headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, recently added Steve Smart as the company’s first chief financial officer (CFO). Smart brings more than 37 years of accounting experience in the oil and gas industry to the PLM team.
Prior to PLM, Smart served as executive vice president and CFO at Approach Resources, a small-cap public company with operations in the Permian Basin. He previously held senior executive financial positions with several oil and gas companies, including Prize Energy Corporation and Magnum Hunter Resources, and worked with both public and private organizations.
“We love people like Steve,” said Jesse Hejny, president of PLM. “Not only does he bring an expansive set of skills and experiences to PLM, he’s resilient, detail-oriented and passionate about his work. He’s a natural fit for the Purple team.”
Adds Bryan Cortney, CEO, “Steve has an impressive track record that’s earned him much respect within the financial community. As business continues growing, we feel confident that welcoming him into the role of CFO will make PLM a better company, as well as prepare us for future expansion.”
Smart earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Angelo State University. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Texas Society of CPAs.
To find out more about PLM, its clients, and opportunities with the company, visit purplelandmgmt.com.
About Purple Land Management
Founded in 2010 by Bryan Cortney and Jesse Hejny, 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.