PRESS RELEASE: PURPLE LAND MANAGEMENT PROMOTES NATHAN MCINTYRE TO VICE PRESIDENT OF LAND AND TECHNICAL OPERATIONS

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 purplelandmgmt.com.

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.

PRESS RELEASE: PURPLE LAND MANAGEMENT HIRES STEVE SMART AS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

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.

PRESS RELEASE: Purple Land Management Opens West Virginia Office

FORT WORTH, Texas – Jan. 9, 2014 – Purple Land Management (PLM), an energy services company headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, expands its footprint in the Northeast with the addition of an office in Morgantown, West Virginia. PLM’s first location in West Virginia, the new office will help further develop the company’s presence in the Marcellus Shale.

PLM has established more than 10 offices throughout the U.S. since first breaking ground in 2010. Open as of Jan. 2, 2015, the Morgantown office marks the company’s 11th location – allowing the Purple team to better serve existing clients in the Northeast, as well as continue to cultivate sustainable relationships within the community.

“Time is past due for an office in the great Mountain State,” said Jesse Hejny, president of PLM. “We’ve worked with multiple clients in the region for years, but a permanent location is new for us. We believe that a stronger presence in the area will allow us to fortify the connections we have, establish and sustain new ones, and continue to raise the industry bar on quality service.”

While a few employees have relocated to the new office, PLM is actively seeking to hire local land professionals in the Morgantown area. Adds CEO Bryan Cortney, “Our hope is to build long-term partnerships throughout the region. We don’t want to just lay the groundwork; we strive to become a valuable member of the community. We’re looking forward to further expanding our team and clientele, and to working with them for years to come.”

The Morgantown office is now open at 310 N. Dents Run Road. 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.

IN THE NEWS: Jesse Hejny and Bryan Cortney Featured in Dallas Business Journal’s “Who’s Who in Energy”

Purple Land Management (PLM) President Jesse Hejny and CEO Bryan Cortney were recently featured in Dallas Business Journal’s 2014 “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 be recognized for its work and committed to continuing to serve the North Texas community and beyond.

See the full list of “Who’s Who” here.

PRESS RELEASE: Purple Land Management Promotes Three Managers to Vice President Positions

FORT WORTH, Texas – July 2, 2014 – Purple Land Management (PLM), an energy services company headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, has promoted Ryan Barnhart, Adrian Macias and Arthur Medina to vice president roles within the company. Referenced in media as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in North Texas, PLM relies on its leadership team to sustain growth, and is pleased to recognize these three employees for their dedication and work.

Previously a land manager for PLM, Ryan Barnhart is now vice president of land operations, responsible for operational procedures. An employee since PLM’s beginnings in 2010, he has been involved in cross-departmental projects throughout the company’s history, and has helped see the company through rapid development. Barnhart earned his bachelor’s degree in communications from Texas Christian University.

Now vice president of land and corporate development for Purple, Adrian Macias is expanding his current corporate duties. A licensed attorney in the state of Texas and former operations manager for PLM, Macias has more than five years of legal experience and has cultivated various sustainable, cost-effective solutions for PLM’s clients. Macias obtained his J.D. from Texas Tech School of Law and his B.A. in government from the University of Texas at Austin.

Recently a land manager, Arthur Medina has been promoted to vice president of operational development. An employee of PLM since 2011, he has worked to expand relations across the Appalachia, Rockies, California, Texas and Mid Continent regions. Prior to PLM, he was with DMV Petroleum and Aspen Pipeline. Medina earned his BBA from Stephen F. Austin State University, and conducted his graduate work at Texas Christian University and the University of Pittsburgh.

“Our philosophy is simple: invest in success,” said Jesse Hejny, PLM’s president and co-founder. “We’ve experienced tremendous growth over the past four years, and a large part of that has involved hiring good people who share our commitment to outstanding professional standards. We congratulate Ryan, Adrian and Arthur on their success and look forward to more growth together.”

Bryan Cortney, PLM CEO and co-founder, added, “These promotions are part of our company’s 30-year vision for sustainability. Because we seek to find forward-thinking solutions to land management, we hire professionals who share in the philosophy that ‘good enough never is.’ Ryan, Adrian and Arthur certainly represent that motto and more.”

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.

PRESS RELEASE: Purple Land Management Hires Jeffrey F. Holliday as Land and Community Relations Manager

FORT WORTH, Texas – May 21, 2014 – Purple Land Management (PLM), an energy services company headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, recently appointed Jeffrey F. Holliday as land and community relations manager. Holliday has more than eight years of experience in land management, public affairs and governmental relations, at both the state and federal levels. Holliday will assist PLM with leasing projects across the country, working from the company’s corporate office.

Prior to joining PLM, Holliday worked for Chesapeake Energy in Shreveport, Louisiana, and Fort Worth, Texas, where he oversaw corporate land development and assisted with governmental relations projects involving oil & gas development and leasing. Prior to working for Chesapeake, Holliday was an account executive at Sun Coast Resources, Inc. of Houston, Texas, and also served as a representative for U.S. Senator John Cornyn.

Holliday earned his B.A. in political science and history from the University of Arkansas, and holds an additional Petroleum Land Practices certification from Texas Christian University.

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.