Russ: This is the PKF Texas – Entrepreneur’s Playbook®. I’m Russ Capper, and I’m here once again with Brian Baumler, senior vice president of Joint Ventures Strategic Advisors. Brian, welcome back to the Playbook.

Brian: Thank you, Russ. Really appreciate being here.

Russ: So, we’ve talked about this Strategic Advisors thing a couple of times. Take us back to the beginning and tell us how this thing got built.

Brian: Obviously, back a number of years ago, we were already doing joint venture services already.

Russ: We being PKF?

Brian: Yeah, PKF. PKF happens to be one of the ventures, if you will, in the ownership structure of Joint Ventures Strategic Advisors. But we were working with a very fragmented workforce. A lot of them, in order to do the best job you can, they really need to be energy specialists in the areas of discipline, really understanding the drill bit, all the way to the burn value chain, if you will, in the operations of oil and gas and oil and gas production, operation production. But in doing so, it became very hard for us to maintain continuity resources.


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Russ: This is the PKF Texas – Entrepreneur’s Playbook®. I’m Russ Capper, and I’m here with Kirsten Strieck, president of JVSA, and Brian Baumler, senior vice president of the same organization. Kirsten and Brian, welcome to the Playbook.

Kirsten and Brian: Thank you very much.

Russ: Tell us about JVSA.

Brian: JVSA purposely formed to serve the energy industry predominantly, and we focus on joint venture services. We happened to be headquartered in Calgary, but we also have a Houston location that also has support staff.

Russ: Okay. So, Calgary. That must mean, Kirsten, that you office in Calgary?

Kirsten: Yes, we have about 15 to 20 staff in the Calgary office. And we’ve been at it for over 35 years.

Russ: Oh, my goodness. Tell us about the services.


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