Judge and Master Coach
Chairman and CEO
Nixon Energy Investments
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2010 Southwest US
EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Judge
Jim Nixon is the Chairman and CEO of Nixon Energy Investments, a new company set up to invest in and advise energy equipment and service businesses with high-growth potential. Jim previously was the President of Sandvik Venture and a member of Sandvik’s Group Executive Management.
Jim formerly was President and CEO of Texas-based Varel International Energy Services. Prior to its acquisition by Sandvik AB, the Varel group had become a market leader in the oil and gas service sector, having seen tenfold revenue growth and enterprise value growth in excess of 25 times over. Jim’s combination of engineering, technology and entrepreneurial skill, along with extensive international business experience, helped him drive the company to become a global leader in drilling and completion technology.
Jim serves on several boards, including Resman NO, EcoServ, Inc., Enventure Global Technologies and Extreme Plastic Products, Inc. He is an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year alumnus and has served as a regional, national and world judge and master coach.