Speakers

  • Detring.Derek

    Derek Detring

    Detring Energy Advisors
    President

    Derek Detring's career has been fully devoted to energy advisory, where he has completed over $8 billion in capital raising and M&A advisory transactions. Derek spent the first four years of his career at Merrill Lynch, where he primarily focused on capital raising and M&A assignments for large, publicly-listed companies, followed by four years at Integral Advisors, a boutique A&D advisory firm he co-founded in 2009, and finally Wells Fargo where he spent one year in their A&D group. For the past three years Derek has lead his new company, Detring Energy Advisors, which focuses on the mid-cap A&D market.

    Derek graduated summa cum laude and first in his engineering class from Vanderbilt University and attended the Wharton Executive Education Program, where he passed with honors.

  • Robert “Rusty” Hutson, Jr.

    Robert “Rusty” Hutson, Jr.

    Diversified Gas & Oil PLC
    Co-Founder & CEO

    Born and raised in West Virginia, Mr. Hutson, Jr. is the fourth generation in his family to immerse himself in the oil and gas industry, with family roots dating back to the early 1900s. Rusty spent many summers of his youth working with his father and grandfather in the oil fields of West Virginia. He graduated from Fairmont State College (WV) with a degree in accounting and earned his CPA License (Ohio). After college, Rusty spent 13 years steadily progressing into multiple leadership roles at well-known banking institutions such as Bank One and Compass Bank. His final years in the banking industry were spent as CFO of Compass Financial Services.Building upon his experiences in the Oil & Gas Industry as well as the financial sector, Rusty established Diversified Gas & Oil in 2001. After years of refining his strategy, Rusty and his team quietly took DGO public in 2017. He continues to lead his team and expand the company’s footprint throughout the Appalachian Basin. With a rapidly growing portfolio, Rusty remains focused on operational excellence and creating shareholder value.

  • Bill Marko

    Bill Marko

    Jefferies LLC
    Managing Director

    William "Bill" Marko is a managing director of Jefferies LLC in the Energy Investment Banking Group. He has managed more than $70 billion of asset and corporate transactions. He specializes in applying detailed technical evaluations to M&A transactions. While his activities are focused in the U.S., Marko also works on worldwide projects with Jefferies’ London based energy team and he heads Jefferies’ Canadian upstream activities. Prior to joining Randall & Dewey, subsequently purchased by Jefferies, he worked more than 18 years in various engineering, operations and commercial roles at Mobil Oil. With more than 37 years of industry experience in worldwide acquisition, divestment and new business development, he has evaluated transactions in all major U.S. basins and more than 70 countries. Marko is a registered Professional Engineer in Louisiana and is Chair of the Tulane University President’s Council and a member of the Board of Advisors of the Tulane School of Science & Engineering.

  • Andrew Rapp

    Andrew Rapp

    Petrie Partners
    Managing Director & Co-Founder

    Bio coming soon.

  • Scott Rees

    Scott Rees III

    NSAI
    Chairman & CEO

    B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, 1981. Scott has been with NSAI since 1988 and was made Chairman and CEO in 2008. Prior to NSAI, Scott was a Supervising Reservoir Engineer with Exxon Company, U.S.A. He has been involved in hundreds of projects both domestically and around the world, including Latin America, Mexico, Australia, and West Africa. His areas of specific expertise include coalbed methane property evaluations, probabilistic analysis, and interpretation/application of industry reserves definitions and guidelines.

  • Stuart Rexrode

    Stuart Rexrode

    Blue Rock Energy Partners
    Managing Partner

    Mr. Rexrode is the President and Managing Partner of BlueRock Energy Partners where he leads the Management team in the overall execution of the firm’s business strategy, including business development, investment analysis and structuring, and capital raising. Prior to BlueRock he spent 10 years at Just Energy, a North American wide electricity and natural gas retailer, where he held executive roles in Finance and Business Development, leading all M&A activity with over $800 million in corporate acquisitions. Prior to Just Energy he served 9 years at Enron Corp where he held positions in Oil and Gas Producer Finance structuring debt and equity investments with independent producers. Prior to Enron he served 2 years as an Aerospace Engineer with McDonnell Douglas in Houston. Mr. Rexrode holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering and an MBA, both from the University of Texas at Austin.