Chairman and CEO
Nixon Energy Investments
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2010 Southwest US
EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016-17 Judge
Jim Nixon is the Chairman and CEO of Nixon Energy Investments, a company set up to invest in and advise energy equipment and service businesses with high-growth potential. Prior to establishing Nixon Energy Investments, Jim was the President of Sandvik Venture and a member of Sandvik AB’s Group Executive Management.
Jim entered Sandvik AB when, as President and CEO of Texas-based Varel International Energy Services, he led the sale of the business to Sandvik AB. Prior to the sale to 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, Tendeka 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.