Jon Brumley, BBA ’61, has founded six different oil and gas companies, all of which listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The most recent firm was Encore Acquisition, which he founded with his son, Jonny Brumely. In 2005, Forbes magazine named Brumley and his son Entrepreneurs of the Year.
And while his knowledge of the energy industry is evident, in his keynote talk at the Alumni Business Conference Feb. 25, Brumley waxed philosophical about business plans, sharing anecdotes from his career to illustrate his varying approaches.
James Mulva, CEO and Chairman of ConocoPhillips, was the guest of former McCombs Dean George Gau at the McCombs Leadership Forum on October 8. Mulva spoke about his 36-year career in the energy industry and his passion for it. He stressed the importance of work ethic and integrity in ConocoPhillips’ corporate culture. “It’s not enough to work hard,” he said. “The thrill is having a plan and getting it done.” Mulva said he is motivated by working with his team on creating new products and processes for the future of the company and society. Creating clean sustainable energy for future generations is an absolute necessity. ConocoPhillips intends to provide energy over the next 100 years.
A few highlights –
Mulva’s CEO job is 24/7 .mp3 (1m55s, 2MB)
ConocoPhillips – An International Company Headquartered in America.mp3 (0m35s, .5MB)
Vince Lombari – Mulva’s #1 Top Ethical Leader.mp3 (1m05s, 1MB)
Challenges of Merging Corporations.mp3 (2m17s, 2MB)
ConocoPhillips’ Role in Sustainability.mp3 (2m06s, 2MB)
Moot Corp is the oldest and most prestigious student business-plan competition in the United States. In the first-ever reunion of past Texas Moot Corp winners, the founders of seven companies will share their stories and insights into the start-up process. In this clip, Ranjit Nayak, MBA ’07, from eVapt speaks on his panel.
Moot Corp is the oldest and most prestigious student business-plan competition in the United States. In the first-ever reunion of past Texas Moot Corp winners, the founders of seven companies will share their stories and insights into the start-up process. In this clip, Phil Speros, MBA ’01, from Halsa Pharmaceuticals speaks.
Alumni of the 1999 and 2004 MBA program at the McCombs School of Business look back at their most memorable school experiences and give us an update on where their careers have taken them since graduation.