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Charlie Wohleber

Charlie Wohleber

RunTitle.com, COO

Charlie Wohleber joined RunTitle, coined “The eBay for land title reports in the oil and gas industry,” as the Head of Business Development in August 2012. Charlie is a born and raised landman from Oklahoma with roots in New Orleans, Louisiana. During his tenure at the University of Oklahoma, Charlie honed his skills and knowledge of the industry with an internship at Chesapeake Energy. After graduation, Charlie worked for a small land services company in Edmond, OK where he gained experience in title services in the states of Oklahoma, Colorado and Texas. Charlie built a track record of quality work and consistent service with stints at various other land services companies in Denver and Dallas. Charlie holds a degree in Economics from the University of Oklahoma.

When he’s not spurring business for RunTitle, Charlie enjoys snowboarding and playing golf.

We asked Charlie:

The OGM: What does sustainability mean to you?

Charlie: Sustainability is adaptability. The world is changing. Individuals, companies, and entire industries must learn to adapt to keep up. It’s important to constantly evaluate our practices to find more efficient, scalable methods.

The OGM: Have you had a mentor?

Charlie: I was blessed in life with two amazing mentors, my mother and father. My dad worked in the corporate world his entire life and I have always looked up to him for his consistent hard work. My mother taught me to never back down from what you believe is right, no matter who might think differently of you because of it.

The OGM: What does success mean to you?

CharlieI would view myself as successful if I was able to accomplish all of the goals I have set in my professional career while continuing to be a positive role model to my closest friends and family.

The OGM: If you were to describe your career in three words what would they be?

CharlieThrilling. Surprising. Gratifying.

The OGM: What advice would you give to someone looking for a career in the energy industry?

CharlieI’ve spent most of my life in Oklahoma and I have seen the positive influences that this industry has had on the Oklahoman community. My advice would be to become a part of it now so you can make a difference as well.

The OGM: Describe a milestone in your career?

CharlieThe biggest challenge I have faced in my career is trying to convince an outdated industry that technology is not something to shy away from but something that should be embraced and encouraged.

The OGM: Describe a challenge you faced in your career?

CharlieI’m attempting to build a company from the ground up.  I face challenges every day. Picking just one is impossible.

The OGM: What impact does technology have on your career?

CharlieTechnology has played a huge part in my career. With RunTitle we hope to use technology to eliminate wasted time and millions of dollars spent on inefficient, outdated processes of the past.

The OGM: What do the next five years look like in your career?

CharlieThe next 5 years are sure to be filled with surprises. RunTitle is the first start-up I’ve worked for and I see five years of success and excitement ahead of me.

The OGM: Were you always interested in a career in Energy?

CharlieLiving in Oklahoma, I always felt that I would have a career in Energy I just wasn’t sure in what capacity it might be.

The OGM: What interests you to sustain a career in the Energy industry?

CharlieThe Energy industry is in a constant state of flux.  New opportunities arise everyday making this one of the more exciting industries to be a part of.

The OGM: Do you have a role model you look up to?

CharlieI’m the youngest of 4 children.  This means I have had 3 role models to depend on since I was born.  I’m very lucky in that regard.

The OGM: What does Energy mean to you?

CharlieIt’s what gets me out of bed in the morning.

The OGM: What is your favorite APP on your phone?

CharlieAlpineReplay

The OGM: What impact will the Millennial Generation have on the Energy industry?

CharlieWhether it’s through creating new types of sustainable energy or through the use of newfound technologies, the Millennial Generation’s impact on this industry will be large and lasting.

The OGM: What’s your take on Social Media and our ever changing digital world?

CharlieDigital Social Media is something that is very real and is here to stay. I suggest that people learn how to use this outlet to their advantage while being careful about what information they decide to share with the rest of the world.

The OGM: What Social Medium do you use on a daily basis?

CharlieLinkedIn

The OGM: Do you use Social Media for work?

CharlieWe use LinkedIn to contact new clients and spread awareness about our business.

The OGM: What do you think of Social Recruiting?

CharlieOnline social recruiting has a huge role across all industries.  It provides a means to connect with a multitude of individuals that were unreachable in the past.

The OGM: Why do you love what you do?

CharlieEvery day brings a new set of challenges and obstacles that must be overcome for us to be successful. Learning how to deal with these complications gives me the chance to grow as a person and a professional.

*Charlie is wearing a Vitale Barberis Canonico suit courtesy of A.Taghi, a men’s fine apparel boutique in Houston. Photos of Reid and Charlie were taken by Barbara-Ellen Bruin at Pondicheri Restaurant in Houston.

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