About Us

Optimus was founded in 2004 by two energy industry veterans, each with a background in trading and marketing and related technology. Shelley Wright and Heather Leverett believed solutions to problems are born by the optimization of people, process and technology. They were determined to leverage their expertise and networks to help entities work through these issues and improve performance. The initial plan came together over margaritas but took hard work and perseverance to develop into the reputable organization is it today.

 

Optimus has built a strong team, primarily based in Houston, but serving a global client base. Shelley and Heather chose to grow organically and conservatively by focusing on fostering relationships and delivering value. In 2015, another industry veteran, Michelle Bruce, joined Optimus as a Partner, bringing like-minded values and the same drive to define and achieve goals. When the three sat down to collectively describe the organization, they realized that they were not good marketers of the full scope of the company’s capabilities and determined that recognizing the full Human Capital integration was key as the organization does this inherently. Essentially, they had built an industry vertical focused on the complexities of the energy trading and marketing space but also a horizontal as all solutions were driven by human capital.

 

The Human Capital in the energy industry is the capacity of individuals or teams to accomplish goals. Optimus realizes that human capital, especially when deployed in a fit for purpose method, is the most economically valuable asset an organization can leverage. Currently Optimus partners with our clients, our candidates, and our team to understand the challenges the industry is facing and we fit the Human Capital solution to achieve the necessary goal.

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About Us

Optimus was founded in 2004 by two energy industry veterans, each with a background in trading and marketing and related technology. Shelley Wright and Heather Leverett believed solutions to problems are born by the optimization of people, process and technology. They were determined to leverage their expertise and networks to help entities work through these issues and improve performance. The initial plan came together over margaritas but took hard work and perseverance to develop into the reputable organization is it today.

 

Optimus has built a strong team, primarily based in Houston, but serving a global client base. Shelley and Heather chose to grow organically and conservatively by focusing on fostering relationships and delivering value. In 2015, another industry veteran, Michelle Bruce, joined Optimus as a Partner, bringing like-minded values and the same drive to define and achieve goals. When the three sat down, again over margaritas, to collectively describe the organization, they realized that they were not good marketers of the full scope of the company’s capabilities. Essentially, they had built an industry vertical focused on the complexities of the energy trading and marketing space but also a horizontal as all solutions were driven by human capital.

 

The Human Capital in the energy industry is the capacity of individuals or teams to accomplish goals. Optimus realizes that that human capital, especially when deployed in a fit to purpose method, is the most economically valuable asset an organization can leverage. Currently Optimus partners with our clients, our candidates, and our team to understand the challenges the industry is facing and we fit the Human Capital solution to achieve the necessary goal.

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