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.