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Bryan Sansbury named Most Admired CEO by the Houston Business Journal

The Houston Business Journal unveils Bryan Sansbury as a 2023 Most Admired CEO Award Honoree.

Out of hundreds of nominations across the Greater Houston area, 49 Influential CEOs were selected. These 49 CEOs were chosen by members of the Houston Business Journal staff for their career achievements and leadership skills. The honorees represent a range of industries and nonprofits, including law offices, an amusement park, fine arts, education, and health care.

The CEOs are pillars of the Houston business community and demonstrate a dedication not only to their field but also to the community through serving on various nonprofit boards and volunteering.

Congratulations to all of the honorees. 

Bryan surrounded by AEGIS colleagues at the award ceremony in Houston, TX


A fun Q&A with AEGIS Chairman and CEO, Bryan Sansbury.

Company Employees: 66

What is a book or podcast that has influenced your leadership style? "Talking to Strangers" by Malcolm Gladwell

How has your office, or your employees, evolved in the past five years? AEGIS was founded as a hedging adviser to oil and gas companies with the specific aim of protecting revenue and profits from volatile commodity prices. Today, AEGIS remains a leading hedge advisor to oil and gas companies and has expanded its reach into multiple industries including manufacturing, transportation, and renewables. AEGIS has evolved into a leading capital markets technology provider and operates the industry's only electronic hedging marketplace for commodity derivatives. AEGIS colleagues once made up primarily of commodity traders, now include market and quantitative analysts, software engineers, emissions experts, and customer-success colleagues all focused on building the only end-to-end hedge-management platform. We ditched suits, dresses, and ties in favor of shorts, flip flops, and a lot of AEGIS swag because we couldn't find a correlation between a person's clothes and their work output. We allow people to work wherever they are comfortable - though most come to the office each day - because we trust them to make good decisions, serve their customers well, and get their work done. We laugh a lot, are fine with disagreements, and know teams are the only way to get things done. 

What has surprised you the most since becoming a top executive? I have had the privilege to lead inside a Fortune 500 company and a startup. Leading in a large organization showed me how little I actually knew about what was going on day to day. Of course, I understood the numbers, competitors, risks, and critical projects... But leading at a startup made me much more aware of the culture and how leadership decisions have a direct impact. 

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