Hermann has 40+ years; experience in Planning & Development, Project Management, Information Systems, Acquisition & Merger, Business Transformation, and Executive Management.
Prior to founding GR8 Solutions Group, Hermann served in various executive management roles for Pioneer Natural Resources and its predecessors. Pioneer is a large independent, international oil and gas exploration and production company in the United States. During his twelve years with Pioneer he held the titles of VP Corporate Development, VP & Chief Information Officer, VP Special Projects, VP Investor Relations, and he held various other titles in subsidiaries, including Managing Director of Parker & Parsley Development Partners, LP. He was intimately involved with the strategy, planning, development, and implementation of the growth of the company from a $25 million enterprise to a multi-billion dollar entity traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
Hermann served in roles requiring detailed analysis, planning, negotiation, and implementation of more than $2 billion worth of acquisitions and divestitures of oil and gas properties. From 1993 to 1996, the roles required more involvement in strategy, technology, and personnel development. During the later years was integral in the development of the company vision, mission and goals, catalyzed initiatives to transform company processes and technology, and pushed for greater teamwork and culture change. No titles or formal roles were ever held in the Human Resources area, but influenced the company through initiating team building processes and incorporating tools used today in GR8 Solutions.
Experience before Pioneer was primarily corporate development, strategic planning, and evaluation and acquisition of oil and gas properties. He raised funds for acquisitions through presentations to financial and investor institutions throughout the United States. Early in his career he was responsible for the divestiture process that required four data rooms in Australia and two in the United States that resulted in the sale of the Delhi International Oil Corporation for $620 million in 1981.
He has written and conducts relationship and marriage seminars with his wife. His relationship and leadership material has been taught in Africa, Middle East, China, and Russia. It is used primarily to help churches grow and develop. He has created comprehensive workbooks for both GR8 Leaders and GR8 Relationships, but has not yet published a book for either program. A shortened biblical version of GR8 Leaders was written for use with a couple of mission organizations titled "Servants Leading Servants: 15 Signs of a REAL Servant Leader." It has been translated into French, Portuguese, Swahili, Chichewa, and Kinyarwanda for use in Africa. A Spanish and Russian version are also being considered.
Hermann has lived in Midland, Texas since 1983. He grew up in Mesquite, Texas and graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration. He is certified as a Business Structural Consultant, an Individual Structural Consultant, a Creating What Matters® facilitator, a Kolbe Conative Index ® Interpreter, and a certified Managerial Moment of Truth facilitator.