Celebrating 20 Years with Elite
Brent Beers is the Chief Operating Officer and a shareholder and is celebrating 20 years at Elite Discovery. His title may have changed over the years, but he has served a similar purpose for all 20+ years with various duties changing as Elite has grown and new things have come.
Brent oversees all operations, technology management, and implementation, while he is also responsible for training, performing forensic collection and analysis, developing practices and processes for our operations staff AND saying funny things on team huddles.
Brent is an integral part of the Elite team, and we think everyone should know how amazing he is, so we asked him some questions so you can all get to know him better. Check out his answers below.
What have been your biggest accomplishments at Elite?
I really don’t talk about personal achievements, but I am extremely proud of what Terry and I and Kyle, along with the help of so many great people (too many to name), have accomplished in the past 20 years. We started very small and grew organically to what we are today. That is what I am most proud of, it’s not only my accomplishment but our team’s accomplishment.
Who are some of your biggest inspirations within the company?
That is a tough one… I like to think that I draw inspiration from everyone around me. We have been extremely fortunate to have had great people enter our paths at Elite in these past 20 years. Each person within our company today brings different attributes to the job and their personal drive to succeed as humans are inspiring, regardless of their position within our organization. This is one of my favorite things about our being a small company, the personal relationships I get to have with almost everyone.
If I had to single one person out over the years, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention our friend that we lost in 2020, the one and only Chris Petrucci. He was a person that you could count on for anything and most always did things without being asked. He was a great human being; someone I miss dearly. I am glad I had the opportunity to know him, work with him, and be inspired by him.
What skill do you think everyone should learn?
What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve done?
I was in a rock band, does that count?
(We answered, “Yes it does!”)
What was the best concert you ever attended?
I have had the opportunity to bear witness to many great musicians and bands firsthand. Nothing holds a candle to the local DFW rock scene circa 2000. Too many great shows and great friends to name. It was an awesome time in my life.
What are three things on your bucket list?
- Seeing my kids happy in life.
- Traveling the nation seeing games in every major league baseball park with my wife and kids.
- Riding around my land teaching my grandkids how to fish and shoot.
What’s your favorite sports team?
The BCC Cougars (my daughter’s collegiate softball team), The North Texas Smoke (my son’s baseball team), and of course… THE TEXAS RANGERS!!
Any advice you would give to yourself back when you were 21?
What, I don’t look 21?
When everyone was telling you that “time flies by,” they were not joking! Stop and smell the roses every once in a while!