Hillwood Development Company

Russell Freeman

Chief Executive Officer, Hillwood Energy

Russell Freeman is the Chief Executive Officer of Hillwood International Energy, a Perot company, and its subsidiary, HKN Energy, Ltd for which he serves as a board member.   Mr. Freeman serves as the Vice Chairman of the board, Vice President for Petrus Trust Company, which is the trustee for all major Perot family trusts.  

Mr. Freeman is a co-founder and board member of GuideIT which is an IT services company.  He also serves on the advisory board for Bowie Capital, an investment management firm for institutions and high net worth individuals.  Mr. Freeman serves as a board member for Cricut Inc which is a NASDAQ listed creative technology company. 

Russell Freeman has more than thirty years of operational, financial management, and business development experience, twenty of which were with Perot Systems Corporation. He served as Chief Operating Officer of Perot Systems from 2007 to 2009.  Prior to this role, he served as Chief Financial Officer for seven years and was the main interface to the investment community, overseeing  merger and acquisitions activities, and was responsible for the corporation's planning, accounting, and treasury functions.  He previously served as Corporate Controller and was a member of the leadership teams for several of the company’s operating units.   Prior to joining Perot Systems in 1989, he worked for Arthur Young & Company.  

Mr. Freeman is an active member of Cottonwood Creek Church, serving on the Pastoral Advisory Council, Personnel Committee and as an adult Bible teacher – he has taught the Bible over a span of thirty years.

Mr. Freeman previously received his certificate as a certified public accountant.  He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration in accounting from Texas Tech University.   He has been happily married to his wife, Carolyn, for more than thirty-five years and they have four sons.