Rawls Alumnus Mark Autry a Finalist for D CEO Financial Executive Awards
By: Trevor Bell
Rawls 2007 Accounting (Audit) alumnus and current member of the Fort Worth Chapter of the Rawls Raiders, Mark Autry was selected as a finalist for 2015 D CEO Financial Executive Awards. Autry, who serves as Controller at Double Eagle Energy Holdings LLC, was nominated in the Outstanding Chief Accounting Officer, Controller or Treasurer of a Private Company category. Since joining Double Eagle in 2013, Autry has been influential in overseeing all accounting, financial reporting and treasury functions; consulting with business partners; managing relationships with private equity firms; and acquiring and selling assets in the energy market throughout North America.
In the first 18 months of his arrival at Double Eagle, the company was able to build a successful non-operated oil and gas business in Oklahoma, which was then sold in September 2014 at an approximate five times value on the initial investment. During this process, Autry faced many challenges along the way as the company had no systems or processes in place to handle the rapid growth. Despite this, Double Eagle passed its year-end audit with very few complications.
"The last few years of my career have been fast paced with many challenges. Overcoming those challenges propelled me to where I am today and supported the success of Double Eagle in 2014. This nomination was humbling, and it was nice to have the opportunity to be recognized for the hard work behind the scenes," Autry said. "Since graduating from the Rawls College, it's been a busy career, and I didn't necessarily realize how much I've accomplished. I'm thankful to have been nominated for this award."
Upon graduating with his bachelor's and master's degree in 2007, Autry obtained his Texas CPA license and began his career as an auditor with KPMG, LLP in Fort Worth. While at KPMG, he worked in the financial services group, performing audits of hedge funds and private equity firms. In 2012, Autry left KPMG to work in SEC reporting at Crestwood Midstream Partners, which owned and operated assets in Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Arkansas and Pennsylvania during his tenure. In that position, he worked with executive management to ensure accurate and timely filings with the SEC.
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