Founder, Executive Vice President & COO
Co-founder of Merrick, Samina Farid serves as the company's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
Samina Farid is a leading energy and technology entrepreneur in Houston and a founder of Merrick, a global provider of software to the oil and gas industry.
Saminaís extensive experience in the energy industry spans over four decades and includes managerial and executive positions with ESSO Eastern, Inc., Pakistan, HNG/Enron, Cabot Transmission and Brooklyn Interstate Natural Gas Company. In the late 1980ís, she recognized a gap in the marketplace and began to develop software to address challenges faced by energy companies; launching Merrick Systems in 1992.Samina holds a degree in business from the University of Houston. She has been involved with Houstonís technology and business community through various local organizations including the Greater Houston Partnership and Houston Technology Center, promoting job growth in Houston and helping emerging technology companies grow and prosper. She serves on the Board of the Houston Achievement Place, aiding foster children and developing social skills through Project CLASS, as well as the Advisory Board of Houston Independent School Districtís Young Womenís College Preparatory Academy. She is also an active member of the United Way of Greater Houstonís Alexis de Tocqueville Society and its Womenís Initiative. Honored by Greater Houston Womenís Chamber of Commerce as one of the ď2012 Breakthrough WomenĒ and inducted to its Board, Samina was also named among Houstonís Most Influential Women in 2012 by Houstonís Woman Magazine. In 2013, Samina was recognized by the National Diversity Council as one of the Most Powerful and Influential Women in Texas.