Start-Up Q&A: Former NASCAR Driver’s Road to Energy Software Success

Once he was aimed to win races on the track. Today, Ricky Ehrgott is winning over energy producers and helping to digitalize the energy sector.

(Source: Oil and Gas Investor / Rev1 Energy)

Ricky Ehrgott dreamed of being a race car driver. Unlike many young boys with the same dream, he had the talent to make it to the track before a nasty accident derailed his career. But that wasn’t the end of his dreams.

Fueled by a desire to succeed and an experience from his father’s start-up, Rev1 Energy, Erghott moved from the track to the c-suite where he now serves as CEO of the project management software company that began in his boyhood home.

Rev1 is a 20-year-old company that sped up its success over the last five years through new software. Like any good race car driver, Erghott and team have pushed forward through a crowded field and around sharp curves in the energy business.

Ehrgott recently talked to Hart Energy’s editorial director Len Vermillion about the journey from budding NASCAR driver to up-and-coming CEO.

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Len Vermillion

Len Vermillion is Hart Energy's editorial director. Based in Houston, Texas, he manages an editorial department consisting of, Oil and Gas Investor, E&P and Midstream Business, as well as nine digital newsletters and several special projects.