Lindsey Mersman, the chief revenue officer at EAG Services and EAG 1Source, is today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree.
According to Mersman, the first time she and the oil and gas industry truly intersected was when she took part in the first round of Chesapeake Energy hospitality interns through her hospitality program at Oklahoma State University, where she graduated with a double Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus on Marketing, and Hotel and Restaurant Administration.
“Natural gas was over $8 per MMBtu, oil was at $100+ a barrel and nothing was off the table,” she said. “As a hospitality student, where everyday food cost and profitability is driven into your studies, and at CHK you were told to make a zero profit, your brain explodes. Everything I learned there 100% went against what I was taught in school, but I loved it!”
Mersman started her career at EAG in 2013 as an analyst on the consulting delivery team and, in her time at EAG, has gone from being the sole business development team member, assisting, identifying and closing individual sales opportunities to making EAG one of the best-known service providers within the upstream and midstream industries.
In particular, Mersman described launching EAG 1Source—EAG Services’ sister company that provides full-scale IT and back-office outsourcing solutions—as “the most challenging and rewarding achievement” of her career.
“Since its founding in 2017, we have dealt with unlimited challenges, unstable oil prices, evolving corporate structures, government regulations and more. ... Through that time I have been responsible for doubling our organization each year and have continuously expanded both sides of EAG,” she said.
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