Sam Anderson became a partner in The Dillard Anderson Group in 1997. Prior to that time, he was President and owner of Sharewell, Inc., a directional drilling service company. Mr. Anderson managed the successful sale of this company in 1995. Prior to joining Sharewell, he spent 17 years in the oil and gas drilling industry as Senior Vice President, sales, and marketing, of Noble Drilling International, Inc., Executive Vice President of Bawden Drilling, Inc., and Chief Financial Officer of Progress Drilling & Marine, Inc. Prior to his entry into the oilfield, he spent five years with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers), an international CPA firm. Since 1997, Mr. Anderson has served as managing director of The Dillard Anderson Group. He is a Certified Public Accountant, and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from The University of Texas.