Letter From the CEO
Positioning black gold for the future
We believe our partners are some of the most creative people around at finding resourceful and out-of-the-box solutions for meeting business opportunities and challenges. This is what makes Black Gold uniquely situated to understand the business of business‚ from an owner’s perspective.
One of our most exciting endeavors involves inviting our friends to join us in helping to launch the next generation. Our mission is to share with others the experiences, leadership principles, and “skinned knees” that we and our friends have gathered from the hundreds of years of collective business ownership, management experience, and deals.
In short, we are developing a means to relay our human capital‚ in addition to financial capital, to assist businesses in a strategic and targeted manner. We call it “giving away our friends.”
We have involved over 50 of Oklahoma’s top businessmen, women, and elected officials in leadership series and seminars with younger businessmen, women, and college students both in Tulsa and Oklahoma City over the past eight years in businesses, homes, and on college campuses, including some of our state’s top elected officials. We have a leadership series in OKC and Tulsa each summer and have mentored over 500 college students in the Oklahoma Collegiate Summer Series.
In 2020, we helped co-found a coffee shop and “networking spot” to do this on a continuous basis (www.collaborativeok.com). The goal is to use these spaces to share our friends and our experiences to help bring about a positive Oklahoma and successful Oklahomans for decades to come.
CAN WE BE OF ANY HELP TO YOU?
The new normal is no longer “business as usual.” Economic instability, government uncertainty, technological advances, and rapidly changing business models bring both challenging times and unparalleled opportunities.
The perspective of out-of-box-thinking from those who have faced a lot of different challenges and had the privilege of pursuing “once in a lifetime opportunities” might be helpful to you as you evaluate your next move. We respectfully believe Black Gold is uniquely situated in today’s business climate to provide the resources that are needed in these various circumstances.
We look forward to visiting with you. We enjoy making new friends.
President & Chief Executive Officer