Name: David T. Bateman.

Age: 31.

I am from: My family is from Jacksonville, Texas, where I graduated high school. I came to Texas Tech in 2004, fell in love with a girl from Albany and we’ve made Lubbock our home.

Occupation: Entrepreneur business owner/SitePro Automation Software Solutions by AmpliSine Labs investor and co-founder.

Website: www.sitepro.com

How I ended up in this business: My partner Aaron Phillips and I both used to sit on a bench outside the Industrial Engineering building at Texas Tech and dream about how we planned to take on the world when we graduated. At the beginning of our careers we saw a unique opportunity in energy right here in Texas; the shale boom created a massive need for water and environmental facilities that needed fluid management technology. We used technology to build a solution to fit the need — a single software platform connecting the oil producers with their service providers for safe and efficient fluid management. Now we are proud that SitePro has over 3,000 users and is deployed in several shale plays in several regions across the nation.

The one thing I enjoy most about my work: The art of the deal.

My business philosophy is: Activity breeds success. Perseverance keeps the day. Everything is a team effort. Focus on your goals and vision of how you see the future. Pray like it’s in God’s hands, work like it’s in yours. Make time for family, friends and fun along the way.

What Lubbockites may not know about SitePro: SitePro, a service owned by AmpliSine, is a real-time cloud-based platform for E&P companies, service companies and water and environmental companies connecting all three parties for safe and efficient fluid management.

The best advice I’ve ever received: “It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it.” Focus on the positives in your life, and watch it radiate through others around you.

The person I most admire is: My son, Henry. Every day is an exciting adventure watching him learn and grow.

My family: My beautiful wife, Emily, of six years, my 2-year-old son, Henry, our Labs, Chase & Flash, and our other dog, Mick.

If I could be anything, I’d be: Doing what I’m doing now — growing a business and a raising a family in West Texas.

I wish I knew how to: Turn my mind off because it’s always going a million miles an hour.

If I could change one thing about Lubbock, it would be: Getting the word out to folks across the state about how great of a place Lubbock is to live and work and to encourage our TTU students to consider Lubbock when they are deciding their next move after college. Lubbock is a great place, the only thing I’d like to change is the perception about living here from others across Texas.

When I retire, I plan to: Spend time with my family and my friends hunting, fishing, enjoying life and working on philanthropy and on the ranch.