At PetroLedger, we get to know our clients pretty well. We want you to know who we are, too. There’s a lot more personality than you might expect to find at a financial firm, and while professionalism is our first order of business, creating a fun work environment is always close behind! Today we’d like to introduce Simon Cormack, one of our Division Order Analysts in Houston. We sat down with him to ask a few questions and get to know him a little better…
Now that we’ve rolled into 2023, do you have any New Year’s Resolutions?
My new year’s resolutions are pretty basic! Exercise more, be more financially responsible, cut down on weekly drinks. I hit all the classics. It’s more of an ongoing effort to be better than actual new year’s resolutions. We’ll see how well it goes this year. In any case, I feel like new year’s resolutions are just there to undo the damage you did during the holidays.
Can you tell me about your background?
I am an immigrant to the United States. My whole family was born in Argentina, and they brought me here when I was just 2 months old. I hear the 10-hour-long plane ride wasn’t very enjoyable with me there.
I always say “I’m Texan, Argentine, and American. In that order.” My sister and I are both Aggies (Gig’em!) We are first-generation college students— a fact I am very proud of, but my dad is even prouder. I started working in Oil and Gas right out of college and haven’t looked back.
If you were a character in a movie, book, or television show, what genre would you live in, and why?
It seems like lately we’ve all been characters in a historical-fiction-horror movie.
All joking aside, I think I would have excelled as a Mafia Capo, so I’ll say crime. Tony Soprano had a big influence on me growing up. I probably watched that show too young. Who wouldn’t love eating prosciutto and capicola all day, or any Italian cured meats for that matter?
What is your specific role with PetroLedger, including your day-to-day activities?
I am a Division Order Analyst, or at least I’m trying to be. I have certain tasks that need to be done, but I am generally working on new things regularly. There is always a division order to produce, an interest to transfer, an owner who’s looking for their money. I am still learning a lot though (shout-out to Ms. Stacy Tanet— the biggest and baddest Division Order Analyst this side of the Mississippi.)
If you could use a time machine, would you rather have one that only goes back in time or only goes forward? What would you do with your time powers?
Definitely one that only goes backwards. I imagine 99.99% of its usage would be going back 5 minutes to stop myself from saying something embarrassing.
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