People Moves: W Energy Software hires Andy James as new Chief Product Officer


Press Release (Business Wire) - W Energy Software, a leading provider of cloud-based accounting and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software supporting multiple energy commodities, today announced that Andy James will join as Chief Product Officer. Bringing vast product strategy experience, James will lead the product management, domain, and functional architecture, UI/UX, and release management teams in close partnership with our engineering team to continue building an industry-leading SaaS ERP platform for the future of energy.

Based in Houston and with over 30 years of experience, James joins W Energy from Bluware where he led the commercialization of energy-related Deep Learning solutions and Cloud Technologies. Prior to Bluware, James held leadership positions at IHS Markit and Haliburton, leaving him uniquely qualified to guide W Energy in accelerating its growth though continued product innovation.

W Energy's CEO, Rachel Collins, said of the announcement: "Andy has a strong reputation for leading with humility and empathy, coaching exceptional talent, and operating with a customer-centric mindset. We're committed to helping our customers simplify their operations by building a product that is flexible and easy to use. As W Energy continues to grow, I am confident that Andy's knowledge, product innovation expertise, and progressive leadership style will be invaluable to our employees, customers, and partners."

"It's a privilege to join W Energy, particularly at this moment in the company's history, and I am excited to be a key part of this inspiring executive leadership team focused on driving growth through a worldclass global Product team," said James. "Throughout my career, I have worked closely with developers and customers to build solutions that help drive sustainable growth. W Energy is strongly positioned to build the industry-leading SaaS ERP platform for energy companies, and I'm honored to be a part of the journey."

The announcement comes amidst rapid customer growth and strategic product expansion at W Energy, including the acquisition of Seven Lakes. The integration of Seven Lakes extended the company's offerings into AI-optimized field operations, data gathering, and production accounting. Seven Lakes' microservices architecture will transform W Energy's offerings into a comprehensive, fully modularized, and integrated platform that is native to the cloud.

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About W Energy Software

Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, W Energy Software offers the energy industry a unified ERP solution built for the cloud that is relied on by some of the largest and most distinguished brands in upstream and midstream companies to accelerate business performance, improve operational efficiency, and reduce costs. W Energy Software combines precision-built software in one extendable cloud-based workspace to deliver solutions that offer flexibility, affordability, and continuous delivery. With W Energy Software, energy companies stay lean and agile with the tools they need to adapt to market changes and meet evolving customer needs head-on, all while gaining the confidence that their business is future-proof with the latest technology. W Energy Software's investors include True Wind Capital and M33 Growth. For more information, please visit


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