Leadership Team

Dr Daryl O. Blackwell

Senior Managing Partner, President and CEO

Dr. Blackwell founded Axyon Consulting in 2003 and has more than 30 years of experience in Information Technology and Operations.

He has extensive experience and knowledge in the industries of energy, technology, defense and security and continues to act as senior adviser for several companies. During his tenure with such companies as Texas Instruments, IBM, Raytheon, and Pinkerton Investigations, Dr. Blackwell fostered his reputation for a common-sense and customer-empowerment approach.  Dr. Blackwell’s expertise focuses on the aspects of content and data successful pairing with work-force activity to expand customer capabilities and competitive advantage.

Prior to launching Axyon, Dr. Blackwell has worked in executive positions for several companies and was a partner and Chief Information Officer for Texas Commercial Energy where he was instrumental in developing the technical and operational aspects which allowed the company to become one of the fastest growing companies in the America.  Dr. Blackwell holds a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree from Lamar University, a Doctoral Degree from Missouri State University and is a graduate of the Southern Methodist University School of Applied Sciences.

Kristi Fruge

Senior Partner, VP Business Solutions

Kristi directs Axyon’s development and implementation efforts for all Business Solution initiatives. Her unique combination of extensive business solution experience and fresh, innovative thinking allows Axyon to provide our customers with successful solutions that meet their specific needs. 

Kristi’s expertise includes design and development management of enterprise business solutions, web-based business solutions, financial forecasting, business analytics, and cost reporting recognition. She holds extensive experience in the industries of telecommunications, energy, and consumer goods.

Kristi is also well-known within the Texas electric utility market for her expertise in establishing industry solutions that provide detailed financial measurements for retail electric providers. Kristi holds a BBA in Management Information Systems from the University of Texas at Austin.