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Joseph DeWoody


Fort Worth, TX

Member Since April 2021


Energy Industry
Natural Gas
Oil & Gas Industry


Joseph DeWoody is the CEO of Valor Mineral Management. Joseph is an experienced leader with a demonstrated history of working in oil and gas mineral rights and royalty acquisition and management. Throughout his time in the industry he has acquired and managed oil and gas interests in over 10,000 wells throughout 27 States. Joseph has experience in all aspects of oil and gas exploration, production, development and management. Joseph DeWoody is a Certified Mineral Manager and a Certified Professional Landman.

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Hiring: Elevating your recruitment process in today's digital world

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Technology is changing the game for companies and job candidates in the workplace. The talent acquisition process looks a lot different today than it did way back when. Gone are the days when candidates could simply head out for the day to pound the pavement, sit inside the human resources lobby of their desired employer to fill out a long-form application, and hope to get an interview callback in a few days.  In today's digital world, how has technology helped your company streamline its hiring process for managers and potential new hires alike? Here, eight Fast Company Executive Board members weigh in on the features of virtual recruitment they've come to rely on in efforts to build dynamic teams and enhance future company success.

Want to prevent layoffs in tough times? Follow these 14 strategies

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Layoffs aren't the only way to cut overhead costs in a challenging economy. In times of economic difficulty, companies often face tough decisions when it comes to retaining employees. Layoffs can seem like the only viable solution to cut costs and survive financially. However, these decisions can have lasting impacts on the morale and productivity of the remaining team members. Fortunately, there are alternative strategies that companies can employ to avoid layoffs and increase job security for their employees. To that end, a panel of Fast Company Executive Board members offer their top-recommended strategies for keeping your staff intact and discuss their potential benefits for both companies and employees.

10 key factors to finding a reliable product distributor 

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Consider what's at stake if you want the best bang for your buck. When you are searching for a manufacturing distributor to do business with, it's never a good idea to take everything they say at face value. You have to do your research first. In addition to creating a short list of your best options, it's key to follow up with reference checks and pay a visit to the facility location. This will shed light on core value alignment and quality standards in real-time—and not just on paper—because at the end of the day, it's all about the client and customer satisfaction rates. To help company leaders find the right partner to elevate their brand further and make a good impression on every user's experience, experts from Fast Company Executive Board address 10 top qualifications to consider for the best return on their investment.

14 ways to gauge customer satisfaction

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If you want to grow a successful business and be sure that your clients are satisfied, it's important to track their digital footprint and exposure to your brand—every step of the way. By doing so, you'll be able to quickly address any questions, concerns, or deal-breakers that may come up immediately. This will help in reassuring them that they've made the right decision engaging with your company's products and services.  Below, 14 panel experts of Fast Company Executive Board share practical ways to evaluate your customers' journey (without their direct feedback) and turn things around so you don't lose them.

12 in-demand technical hires leaders want to make in 2022

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As companies seek to win the war for tech talent, here are the positions business leaders want to fill in the new year. Tech talent is in high demand these days. Across various industries, you’ll find companies are competing with one another for the top tech talent to help them grow their business. Looking ahead to 2022, many companies have already begun planning and are hoping to recruit more employees in the new year. Below, 12 Fast Company Executive Board members share the No. 1 technical hire their company is looking to make in 2022.

10 key questions to ask before signing that 'big-name' client

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A large potential client with instant brand-name recognition could boost your company's profile, but make sure the contract is worth your while before rushing to sign. For B2B companies, nothing is more thrilling than finding out that you’ve captured the attention of a key player in your target audience. If you discover that a major prospect is interested in your services, it can be tempting to get swept up in the excitement of bringing them on board.  While it’s always exciting to see your marketing efforts pay off, there are some things you need to consider before rushing to sign that big-name client. Below, 10 Fast Company Executive Board members shared the most important questions B2B leaders should ask themselves before taking the plunge.

Company details


Company bio

Valor is an advisory firm based in Fort Worth and Midland, Texas. Led by a team of veteran energy executives, Valor provides best-in-class mineral and royalty management and consulting services on behalf of clients across the United States. Utilize a suite of proprietary software tools that provide clients with unprecedented insights and access into their holdings in order to maximize the value of their assets. Valor's clients include investment funds, banks, trusts, family offices, ranches, universities, foundations, and individuals across the United States. The team at Valor is committed to the highest ethical practices and serve their clients with the utmost integrity and honor.



Area of focus

Mineral Management
Mineral Rights
Oil and Gas Royalties

Company size

11 - 50

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