COO & General Counsel
John Matheson is the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of Rupe Helmer Group. John has more than 20 years of executive management experience in the international energy, manufacturing and construction industries serving as the CEO of several major companies from publicly traded NYSE companies, to private-equity backed ventures.
Prior to his business career, John was with The Williams Companies, an international energy company, where he was responsible for mergers, acquisitions and securities law matters. Formerly, he was a partner with a major regional law firm and was a Certified Public Accountant with Price Waterhouse.
John is a graduate of Harvard Business School and holds a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center as well as a degree with Highest Honors (summa cum laude) from the University of Oklahoma Price College of Business. In 2009, John was named an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year and served as a judge for the 2010 program year. He was also named a Hall of Fame member of Ernst & Young for his executive leadership.
John has served on a number of business Boards of Directors and has served on several non-profit Boards, including as a current board member of Oklahoma Family Legal Advocates, serving the needs of at-risk children. John also enjoys his involvement with YPO, the OU Price College of Business Alumni Association and his appointment as a Nominating Delegate to the Harvard Club of New York City.