Since 1981, Dirk has been involved in the founding or acquisition of more than 20 companies across diverse industries, including oil-and –gas exploration, mineral acquisition, natural gas servicing, real estate development, outdoor products and many more.
Dieterich began his career as a petroleum landman with Hunt Energy in North Dakota. He worked his way up to manager of lands for West Texas and New Mexico before leaving the corporate life in 1981.
Dieterich holds a B.B.A. in Finance (1978) from Texas Tech University and has served on a number of nonprofit and professional boards and regularly lectures on leadership and entrepreneurship at the Rawls College of Business.
Dirk and his wife Didi (Masters of Architecture- Texas Tech) have two children and reside in Colorado Springs, Colorado.