German brings to ERASCOGroup vast experience in the oil and gas, mining, and information technology sectors. Prior to this position, German worked with Occidental Petroleum for over 30 years, leading the project of restructuring all processes and systems for the entire company. He has also held positions as Chief of Supply Chain Management and Chief Information Technology for the Oil & Gas Corporation.
His experience includes the fields of Information Technology, Finance, Supply Chain Management, Business Development, and Operational Improvement with a significant focus on new business support and process improvements for large Oil & Gas and Mining International Corporations. He has participated in business support in-situ in more than 20 countries including the opening of new business offices around the world hiring, training, and developing people from multiple functions and nationalities.
German has successfully led and managed large projects for the implementation of improved processes and systems worldwide. He has worked on projects in North and South America, Europe, Middle East, Russia, China, and North Africa. Projects included scoping, benefits, implementation strategy through the selection of internal and external resources including small and large consulting firms. His past experience includes working with Dexa Systems, IBM Corporation in Peru, and Southern Copper Corporation.
German has studied Business Administration and Systems Engineering.
Anne has an extensive experience with a large number of major companies. Since 2012, she has focused on Security and Risk Assessment consulting for healthcare and oil and gas clients. During the prior 10 years, she was Director of Information Safeguards for Waste Management, responsible for company-wide information security policies and guidelines and for assessing security related compliance with requirements such as SOX, HIPAA, GLB, PCI, and Federal and State privacy laws. She also established and directed a highly cost-effective, ASCLD-certified internal computer forensics program supporting both internal investigations and legal e-Discovery requirements. Prior to joining Waste Management, Anne was a Principal Consultant with PMPTech-Pro, LLC providing technical and management consulting in information systems and networking security, solution planning and design, performance and capacity management. She currently serves on the Board of ISSA International and is a Director on Board of the Houston Infragard Chapter. Her past experience also includes being a commissioned officer in the US Air Force where she held a series of assignments including Equipment Control Officer, Chief of ADP Resources Division, Chief of programing Division and finally, Deputy Director of Data Automation for the US Air Force’s Alaskan Air Command. In 2001, Anne was honored by the Houston Chapter of the Association of Women in Computing as one of Houston’s Top Twenty Women IN Technology.
Anne’s certifications include: Certification Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Project Management Professional (PMP), INFOSEC Assessment Methodology (IAM) and, INFOSEC Evaluation Methodology (IEM).
She has a B.S. in Physics and Math, University of Texas, El Paso, Texas, USA and, a MBA (Management and Finance), University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
Gary Leibowitz is a technology executive with extensive international experience in high-tech sales, marketing, business development, P&L and general management. Formerly, he worked as General Manager at Panda Security USA, Field Marketing VP for Americas at BMC Software, EMEA Channels VP at BMC Software and Security Sales VP at BMC and New Dimension Software.
Herb Yuan is CTO for ErascoGroup. Herb retired from Shell after thirty three years in a variety of technology and upstream management positions. His last assignment was CIO for the upstream head office, which included technology and exploration organizations with priorities on high performance computing, information management and software engineering. Herb also served on leadership teams associated with technology organizations as well as initiating the Shell Gamechanger enterprise innovation process. In the last few years, Herb has worked in the area of cyber security management for large multi-national organizations especially in the area of governance, compliance and strategy and supported clients with the organizational changes required to achieve better security and increased resilience. He has served on a variety of boards. Previously, Herb was Chairman of the board of POSC (later renamed Energistics), on the board of the OpenSpirit Corporation, the advisory board of the Rice Alliance as well as on the board of the Hermann Park Conservancy. Herb enjoys cycling, golf and reading.
Herb received his PhD in Chemical Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his undergraduate degree in Chemistry and Math from the Australian National University.
Tomer joined ErascoGroup in 2013 and is responsible for all accounting, human resources, billing, payroll and operations. A natural entrepreneur, Tomer brings dedication, vitality and professionalism to his work and excels in organizational skills and relationship building. Tomer holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Sam Houston State University and is currently pursuing an MBA at the University of Houston-Downtown. He is fluent in both English and Hebrew.
David Mehl is a Principal Consultant with ERASCOGroup. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and ITIL Practitioner with thirty years of IT support service with Chevron. He is a highly experienced IT Security Consultant with extensive leadership experience designing and improving IT products. He also has an established record of successful team leadership and facilitation. David also has extensive experience leading initiatives around IT Incident Response, ITIL Service Management, IT Root Cause Analysis Facilitator, and Information Protection. The IT RCA project he lead resulted in over $3 million per year in reduced impacts from major IT incidents.
David is also an experienced oil field and process plant engineer with significant contributions in Manufacturing and Control Systems security and reliability. David‘s blend of oil field engineering and IT process and security experiences allowed him to be a key contributor in Chevron Refining and Chemical divisions’ efforts to improve process plant control rooms cyber-security along with many other IT/Operational Technology projects.
He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a certified ITL Practitioner in Service Support including in Incident and Change Management.
David has a BS Chemical Engineering with Highest Honors from San Jose State University.
Glen Mullen has more than 20 years of experience in software engineering design, development and management. He has over 10 years of experience in identity and access management with a focus on strong authentication using smart cards and biometrics. Prior to this role, Glen was the Director of Product Development and Marketing for Schlumberger Enterprise Security Services. He has managed globally distributed engineering teams for Schlumberger, Lockheed-Martin and Loral Space Information Systems. In 1990 Glen received a Master of Science Degree in Computer Science from Lamar University and holds patents in network security.
Donald Moore has over 40 years of experience in the Energy Industry in the areas of E&P, mining, refining, marketing and distribution, supply chain management, and midstream operations. Don was responsible for the strategic planning and application of global information technology and also oversaw geoscience and engineering systems, field and plant automation, information and record management, real estate and facility management, and global travel services for Occidental’s worldwide oil and gas, chemicals, pipeline, and energy marketing and trading operations.
From 1993-1998, Moore served as Vice President of Information Technology with Occidental’s natural gas pipeline and marketing subsidiary, MidCon Corp., which was sold to KN Energy in 1998. Moore was then named Vice President and Chief Information Officer of KN Energy/Kinder Morgan. He returned to Oxy as the enterprise CIO in fall of 1999. Previously in his career, Moore served as Director of Information Systems of Island Creek Coal Corp.; Manager of E&P and NGL Systems for OXYUSA; Internal Audit Manager; and System Manager, Refining, Marketing & Transportation for Cities Services Company.
Moore holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Tulsa. He is currently active in energy related professional organizations, Corporate Advisory Boards, Executive Advisory, business development opportunities, and charitable organizations.
Andrew Barendrecht has over 25 years’ in knowledge and information management, performance improvement, collaboration and virtual working. Andrew’s Career started at the Technical University Delft in 1993 as a web consultant moving on soon in 1995 to work for Shell deploying web based collaboration throughout 32 countries and consulting on the European Space Agency collaborative environment.
From 1999 onwards Andrew worked as Knowledge Manager facilitating business improvement workshops together with coordinating 2 large communities of practice for Wells and Surface Engineering. In this period he also facilitated a complete redesign of the Shell Exploration and Production intranet. In 2003 a move was made to the US where he became lead business analyst working on deployment of the portal technology within Shell and was active as information management advisor in the areas exploration, wells, engineering, commercial and subsurface enabling more efficient performance for each of these businesses.
After 2006 a move was made to become global lead on records management compliance for Shell International EP. In 2007 Andrew became the KM/IT manager responsible for compliance, KM, Information and data management in Shell research and advised Chevron on their global SharePoint Design and deployment.
Andrew currently works as a collaboration and innovation consultant and program manager for multiple industries providing management of enterprise solutions and knowledge and information management advice specifically focused around organizational performance and business process design.
Andrew has a bachelor degree in information management and collaboration from the Haagse Hogeschool in the Hague the Netherlands.