Contact Information

  • Jeffrey Johnson
    (281) 433-0583

Description

Significant experience building and leading powerful global teams and directing high-impact client engagements. Inclusive business partner who architects effective organizational structures and develops competency management and learning programs that facilitate business growth, staff engagement, and increased productivity.

Aid start-up software companies with operations, marketing, and business development. Work with companies to implement sustainable organizational learning and development and competency management programs along with project management and change management services.

Industry

E&P

Location

Houston, TX

Experience

GrowthCQ
Principal 2020–Present
Aid start-up software companies with operations, marketing, and business development. Working with companies to implement sustainable organizational learning and development and competency management programs along with project management and change management services.

Noven, Inc. (formerly a technology start-up to provide Internet-of-Things optimization of oil and gas production)
Vice President of Deployment 2019–2020
Recruited by CEO to ready start-up for deployment of its Internet-of-Things (IoT) minimum viable product incorporating wireless sensing, edge computing with artificial intelligence (AI), and Amazon Web Services (AWS).
 Improved business operations, field deployment, procurement, inventory management and manufacturing with integrated systems and workflows, detailed standard operating procedures (SOP), and technology optimization.
 Authored company’s first employee handbook and devised robust human resources processes and procedures to accelerate onboarding, inform employees, and reduce risk.

PetroSkills (world leader in competency-based oil and gas training and skill development)
Director Consulting 2014–2019
Oversaw global project delivery and new business development. Consulted with clients on organizational design, talent management, and talent development strategies. Served as competency, compliance, and qualification specialist. Managed three staff and diverse global project teams. Tracked P&L and developed annual budgets. Led Competency Management Community of Practice.
 Contributed to closing large overseas projects in Oman, Argentina, and Colombia and multiple smaller international projects totaling over $4.3M despite industry downturn, and reductions in industry training spending.
 Consistently achieved increasingly aggressive annual revenue and profitability targets through new business development and expansion of subscription-based recurring LMS, CMS and e-learning revenue.
 Led development of data analytics system for competency data that provided dynamic identification of individual and organizational strengths and weaknesses, enabling clients to prioritize talent management and workforce development while maximizing training budgets.
 Performed as client-facing product manager to define competency management system (CMS) software enhancements to deliver a state-of-the-art system. Program manager for CMS/LMS systems integrations.
 Authored and presented “A Maturity Modeling Approach to Ensuring Effective Competency-Based Workforce Development” at the 2018 Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC).

Verdande Technology (Norwegian technology start-up leveraging big data to reduce non-productive time for oil and gas drilling operations)
Operations Director 2013–2014
Managed portfolio of client implementation and service delivery projects. Led 13 staff.
 Achieved zero turnover and high level of team satisfaction through design and implementation of organizational model, professional development opportunities, and performance management programs.

IHRDC (training and competency management consulting firm)
Program Manager, Competency Management 2010–2013
Developed compliance management, people development, and competency programs for global clients. Served as management consultant for organizational design and development strategy. Led 23-member teams.
 Devised robust resource planning process and tool and communication protocol to raise productivity and effectiveness of global teams of subject matter experts, implementation consultants, and project managers.
 Sustained high client satisfaction and earned add-on work.

MCA International (boutique consultancy specializing in project management and digital transformation)
Senior Vice President, Technology Adoption 2008–2010
Managed complex client engagements and led business development efforts.
 Implemented Project Management Office (PMO) and introduced competency development practices for two major service companies to improve product development efficiency and commercialization.
 Readied new international company for initial public offering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange by defining business process improvements and organizational framework and mapping and assessing staff competencies.

Earth Decision (technology start-up providing 3-D modeling software for the oil and gas industry, acquired by Paradigm Geophysical)
Global Services Director 2004–2008
Created and led global services strategy for high-growth technology company. Managed and developed 66-member multinational team in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Russia.
 Boosted profitability to 30% and achieved revenue targets as overall business grew 58% year-over-year.
 Fortified service delivery by coaching and developing new managers, defining and refining global processes, establishing organizational framework, and introducing effective utilization models.
 Built competency framework and training programs to attract and retain high-caliber staff, slash timeline to full productivity in half (from six months to three) and maintain 8% turnover rate in highly competitive market.
 Instituted culture of collaboration and communication to unify diverse, geographically dispersed teams.

Landmark Graphics - Halliburton (software and consulting for the full exploration and production lifecycle for the oil and gas industry)
Program Manager, Global Services | Regional Services Manager, Middle East 1996–2004
Directed profitability and workforce development initiatives. Led 32-member team.
 Earned five promotions with increasing business responsibility over eight-year tenure.
 Consistently met and exceeded revenue targets and sustained profitability >28% for services and consulting for the Middle Eastern North Africa (MENA) division.
 Spearheaded design and implementation of competency development program reaching 800+ consultants, improving talent acquisition, retention, and profitability and slashing onboarding time 50%+.
 Earned two awards for professional services business development and value delivery, including for managing installation and launch of Saudi Aramco’s 3-D Visualization Center (an industry-first, high-tech facility).

Awards and Certifications

Earned two awards for professional services business development and value delivery, including for managing installation and launch of Saudi Aramco’s 3-D Visualization Center (an industry-first, high-tech facility).

Certified in Landmark StratWorks, OpenWorks, SeisWorks

Wrote and presented SPE paper “A Maturity Modeling Approach to Ensuring Effective Competency-Based Workforce Development”

Skills

Upstream, Midstream, Program Management, Project Management, Strategy, Business Development, Consulting, Business Process, Management Consulting, Performance Management, Entrepreneurship, Organizational Design, P&L Management, Leadership, Training, Performance Improvement, Competency Management, Workforce Development

Education

Bachelor of Science (BS), Geology | Kent State University—Kent, OH