Prior to founding OAG Analytics, Luther held executive and technical leadership roles in both software product and services organizations. Most recently, Luther executed top line initiatives for iTKO that were instrumental in positioning their acquisition by CA Technologies (NYSE:CA) in 2011 for $330MM. In 2007 Birdzell delivered the initial strategic vision that became the company’s critical pivot to develop Service Virtualization, the driving technology for iTKO’s acquisition. At iTKO, Luther made distinguished contributions to technology, sales, and strategic delivery. He also lead the growth of the global delivery team, while substantially increasing services revenue.
Luther holds two electrical engineering degrees from Dartmouth College.
Vic has extensive oil industry, financial markets, and new technology development board level management experience. His 20 plus years of oil industry experience, primarily with British Petroleum, include successful technical, operating, commercial, strategic planning, and financial assignments in North America and internationally. He also has six years of experience in the financial services industry, most recently as an Executive Director in the research department of CIBC World Markets, evaluating, advising, and raising funds for public and private small capitalization oil industry companies. Prior to joining OAG Analytics, Vic was was the founding CFO of Ignite Energy Resources, an Australian high tech green-energy oil company. Prior to that he was a co-founder and initial CFO of Gastar Exploration Ltd., a US publicly listed company. After obtaining a BS and MS in Engineering from the University of Illinois, he obtained a MBA in Finance and Economics from the University of Chicago. Vic also attended the Petroleum Engineering graduate program at the University of Houston. Mr. Hughes was an author of the 1992 National Petroleum Council natural gas study, a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and is a Registered Professional Engineer.
John has held leadership roles in finance, energy and national defense. Formerly an investment banker with Lazard Frères and Tudor Pickering Holt & Co., he also served as a Naval Intelligence Officer. He holds degrees from Columbia University, the National Defense Intelligence College and an MBA from Chicago Booth.