Hermann Eben

Hermann Eben

Hermann has 40+ years of experience in Planning & Development, Project Management, Information Systems, Acquisition & Merger, Business Transformation, and Executive Management.

In 1998 he co-founded TrimTab Solutions (now GR8 Solutions Group). The company is dedicated to building superior cultures with great leaders. He developed the GR8 Leaders material to help create cultures that are engaged, serving, and self-governing. It helps develop high performance leaders with excellent values, focused execution, structured innovation, maximized strengths, and clear communication. All of the material and coaching utilizes simple principles that work.

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 company in the United States. During his twelve years with Pioneer, he had the titles of VP Corporate Development, VP & Chief Information Officer, VP Special Projects, VP Investor Relations, and various other titles in subsidiaries, including Managing Director of Parker & Parsley Development Partners, LP. He was intimately involved with the strategy, planning, development, and execution 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 analysis, planning, negotiation, and implementation of more than $2 billion of acquisitions of oil and gas properties. From 1993 to 1996, the roles focused more on strategy, technology, and personnel development. In the later years he helped develop the company vision, mission and goals, catalyzed transformation of processes and technology, and enhanced teamwork and culture change. He also influenced the company through initiating team building processes and incorporating tools used today in GR8 Solutions Group and GR8 Leaders.

Before Pioneer he was focused on corporate development, strategic planning, and evaluation and acquisition of oil and gas properties. He raised funds for acquisitions with presentations to financial and investor institutions. Early in his career he was responsible for the divestiture process that required four data rooms in Australia and two in the United States resulting in the sale of the Delhi International Oil Corporation for $620 million in 1981.

He has developed comprehensive leadership and relationship courses, written books, and created numerous workshops. His books are used by international missionary organizations. He has served on organization boards and chaired charitable events. He still coaches, teaches, and preaches.

Early credits achieved were Salutatorian of Mesquite High School in 1967, All Big Eight football 1968, 1969, and 1970, and All-America (Honorable Mention) in football in 1970. He is characterized by others as motivational with excellent facilitation skills, creative in determining and implementing solutions, persevering, and effective in handling new and difficult situations.

Hermann has lived in Midland, Texas since 1983 and has three grown children and seven grandchildren. He grew up in Mesquite, Texas and graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master 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.

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