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About

Meet the Team

At EMCO Partners, we have a culture of working hard, having fun and working smart. We make technology companies more valuable, and enjoy the process. We like building companies and working with smart, motivated people to achieve superior results. We enjoy what we do, and appreciate the people we work with.
Lars Olrik

Lars Olrik

  • Corporate Strategy and Vision
  • Capital Raising
  • Investor Relationship Management
  • Leadership and Talent Development

Lars Olrik is a visionary on developing growth strategy for technology companies. He has been instrumental in leading the commercialization efforts of several oil and gas technology platforms and continues to provide the go-to-market strategy and investment strategy for new technology companies.

Lars is the former Group CEO of Verdande Technology. He has more than 15 years of professional experience in management consulting and has held a number of executive management roles across multiple industries. Lars was the UK Vice President of CAP Gemini, where he provided consulting services in oil and gas, automotive and health care industries. He became Chief Operating Officer of Smart Cell International Ltd, and later took on the challenge of Chief Executive Officer at Keronite PLC, providing advanced surface technology solutions in materials management.

Lars received degrees in Economics and Agriculture Management in Denmark and England.

Originally from Denmark, Lars lived in the UK for 28 years. He now lives in the US full time and is happily married to a Texas Rose. He has two children in the UK and enjoys sports, Premier League soccer (Chelsea) and American football, too.

Kevin Brady

Kevin Brady

 

  • Marketing Strategy
  • Sales Process
  • Product Commercialization

Kevin Brady’s specialty is working with small to mid-size companies to increase their sales performance through smart marketing initiatives and formalized sales processes to drive sales opportunities to close.

Kevin was formerly the President of Multi Products Company which manufactures and markets artificial lift products and wellhead equipment. Kevin has also held leadership positions in energy software companies Verdande Technology and Knowledge Systems as their VP of Sales and Marketing and with Precision Drilling as Corporate Marketing Manager. Previously, he spent over 12 years with Sperry-Sun Drilling Services first as a field engineer and then worked his way through Research and Development and Program Management positions to Marketing Communications Manager.

Kevin has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Professional Geology from Louisiana State University and a MBA in Marketing from the University of Houston.

Born in New Orleans, Kevin grew up in Mississippi and moved to Houston after graduating from college. Kevin is married with three children – Olivia, Jack and Ben. He loves baseball, watching his daughter perform on the high school drill team, and hunting and fishing with his boys.

Tom Mundeim

Tom Mundeim

  • Financial Management
  • Financial Planning
  • Budget and Forecast Modeling
  • Corporate Governance and Compliance

Tom Mundheim is an experienced Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer. His specialty is developing robust financial plans and investment models for mid-market technology firms that are seeking investment or planning significant expansions.

Prior to EMCO, Tom served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer at Verdande Technology AS, a venture-backed petroleum software company providing advanced drilling analytics with offices in Norway and the US. Tom has 14 years of experience in the petroleum Industry. He served as Chief Financial Officer for Altinex ASA, AGR Petroleum Services and AGR Drilling Services, divisions within the AGR Group ASA.

Tom holds a BBA in Business Administration from the University of Hawaii.

Tom has been married for 26 years and loves spending time with the family and supporting his daughter in pursuing a career in computer animation. He is a native of Norway, and has lived 14 years in the US, currently residing in Katy, Texas. Tom has an active life style that includes a passion for skiing and basketball in particular.

Tim Howard

Tim Howard

  • Commercialization Strategy
  • Building Effective Teams
  • Resourcing Strategy and Team Growth
  • Application Development and Strategy

Tim Howard is the founder of three energy technology firms. He provides executive leadership derived from over 25 years of experience leading technology projects and companies within the energy sector. Tim co-founded Energy Sourcing in 2008 to help bridge the gap between the Oil & Gas companies and technology companies. Through his innovative technology accelerator program, new O&G technology companies have been able to avoid many of the barriers encountered when entering the U.S. petroleum market.

Prior to Energy Sourcing, Tim served as a director and senior management leading software and consulting engagements within Fortune 100 energy and financial companies. He has degrees from Texas A&M University in Industrial Distribution and Marketing.

Tim Howard is a high-energy fitness freak who has been blessed with the same wife for 25 years and 3 children. For 8 years, he has helped lead the Rummel Creek Men’s Boot Camp, a free fitness boot camp near CityCentre in Houston where 50-70 men gather several times a week. In addition, he has completed many triathlons including two Ironman Texas events. Each year, Tim also completes in the 200 mile Texas Independence Relay on a team which has won the Masters Men’s division for the past 4 years.

Jeff Brown

Jeff Brown

  • Corporate Strategy and Vision
  • Enterprise Value Growth
  • Board and Investor Relations
  • Mergers, Acquisitions, Recapitalizations and Exits

Jeff Brown’s specialty is structuring private technology companies for growth and acquisition. Jeff is an experienced executive having led several start-ups and turnarounds and multiple M&A transactions, mostly in the energy sector. For over 25 years, he has helped build technology companies and advised their executives, investors and boards.

Jeff serves as VP of Corum Group, a leading investment bank focused exclusively on technology mergers and acquisitions in the mid-market. Previously he was President of Worksuite, a FTSE 100 subsidiary which he restructured and led to market leader and divesture. He co-founded IntelliGIS, a pioneer in wireless computing. He launched Western Hemisphere operations for SPT and was on the management team at GeoQuest Systems, a venture backed leader in petroleum software acquired by Raytheon and then Schlumberger. Jeff began his career on the research faculty at Columbia University and is a published author on climate change. He holds a degree in Geology from the State University of NY.

Born and raised on the East coast, Jeff left academia and moved to Texas in 1982. He is married and resides in Houston with his wife and four children. Jeff enjoys golf, sailing, fitness and being involved in his kids many activities.