Rob Anderson is a Managing Director focused on the structuring, origination, and distribution of debt financing solutions for the oil & gas industry.
Prior to joining the Jefferies Energy Investment Banking team in January 2017, he was a Managing Director and Head of Energy Leveraged Finance Capital Markets at Barclays; during his 12-year tenure at Lehman Brothers/Barclays, Rob exclusively covered the energy industry, working first in Leveraged Finance Origination prior to joining the Leveraged Capital Markets team.
Mr. Anderson received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Richmond in 2000.
Mr. Bartlett is a managing director at HPS Investment Partners. Prior to joining HPS in 2018, Mr. Bartlett spent six years as a managing director at Apollo Global Management, where he was responsible for building and managing the illiquid energy credit investment strategy. Prior to that, Mr. Bartlett worked at Guggenheim Partners from 2006 to 2011, where he focused on the origination and execution of energy investments. Prior to Guggenheim Partners, Mr. Bartlett held various investment and financial roles at Amaranth, Enron Corporation and Merrill Lynch. Mr. Bartlett began his career at ARCO as a Petroleum Engineer. Mr. Bartlett holds a BS in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Kansas and an MBA from the University of Texas.
Geer Blalock is a Managing Director for Denham Capital, responsible for origination, analysis, structuring and execution of investments for the O&G Deal Team. He joined Denham in 2008.
Prior to joining Denham, Geer worked for Randall & Dewey, a division of Jefferies & Company, where he focused on the oil and gas exploration and production industry. Geer received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.
Jamie is a Managing Director at Riverstone and Co-head of Riverstone Credit Partners, focused on credit and capital markets activities. Since joining Riverstone, Jamie has overseen over $1.9bn in debt investments in the energy sector made by both Riverstone’s dedicated credit fund and its traditional private equity funds. Prior to joining Riverstone in 2014, Jamie was a Managing Director and head of energy leveraged finance at Nomura Securities International and prior to that, an Executive Director at UBS Investment Bank in Leveraged Finance Origination, a group in which he was a founding member. In addition, Jamie is actively involved in an advisory capacity with all of Riverstone’s portfolio companies with respect to capital structure and access to the capital markets. Jamie graduated with a BA from Duke University and an MBA from the EMBA Global Program at Columbia University and London Business School.
Ryan is a Principal at Production Lending, where he is jointly responsible for supervision of PL’s investment program and strategy, as well as overall management of the company. Prior to PL, Ryan spent eight years working in investment banking, beginning in the Financial Sponsors Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he helped raise acquisition financing for private equity client investments, as well as focusing on advisory services for their portfolio companies. In 2012, Ryan transferred to the Energy Group and moved to Houston, TX where he functioned in the role of Vice President helping to underwrite and execute transactions. In 2014, Ryan transitioned to BMO Capital Markets to focus on upstream companies, working as a Vice President until 2017. During his career in investment banking, Ryan underwrote more than $20 billion in committed financing, and closed more than 35 lead left and advisory transactions with a total value greater than $25 billion.
Ryan received his MBA in 2009 from the McCombs School of Business with specializations in Private Equity Finance and Real Estate Finance.
Mr. Cochran is a Managing Director and is a founding partner of Post Oak Energy Capital.
Previously, Mr. Cochran served as the President of Capital C Energy Holdings, LLC since its formation in May 2002. Capital C Energy and its wholly owned subsidiary, Belden & Blake, held operating interests in oil and gas properties and related gathering, transportation, and processing assets in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Kentucky, and Indiana. In 2002, he co-founded and serves as President of Signal Hill Power, the owner-operator of a combined cycle merchant power plant in North Texas. Mr. Cochran served as a Managing Director of Torch Energy from 1998 until March 2002. During this period, Torch was engaged in property acquisitions, divestitures, operations, exploitation, asset management, oil field services, back office outsourcing, and capital formation. Assets under Mr. Cochran’s management included producing oil & gas properties and related infrastructure held directly by Torch, the Torch RoyaltyTrust and in investment partnerships.
Before joining Torch, Mr. Cochran served as a Managing Director and Partner at Energy Asset Management LLC from 1996 through 1998. Prior to joining Energy Asset Management, Mr. Cochran served as Vice President of Enron Development Corporation from 1993 until 1996, as Project Finance Manager at Destec Energy Incorporated from 1991 until 1993 and with Kemper Securities Group from 1989 until 1991. Mr. Cochran has significant experience in the development, financing, construction, and operation of energy infrastructure projects in both domestic and international markets, and he has international commercial and transaction experience in India, Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand, Poland, Argentina, Brazil, and Canada. Mr. Cochran is a member of the Independent Petroleum Association of America and the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners.
Mr. Cochran received an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.B.A. from the University of Mississippi.
As Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Vortus Investments in Fort Worth, TX, Mr. Crumley has over 20 years of principal investment experience in the energy industry including equity, debt, and distressed investing across several cycles. Vortus is a private equity partnership focused on lower middle market investment opportunities in the domestic onshore E&P industry.
Prior to Vortus, he was a founding partner of LKCM Private Discipline Partners LP where he focused on private and public energy investments. Started in 2006, this was the first alternative investment partnership under the umbrella of Luther King Capital Management. Previously, Mr. Crumley had primary responsibility for energy industry investments at Sirios Capital Management in Boston, MA and started his energy investment career in 1998 at Natural Gas Partners.
Mr. Crumley graduated with a BA from Princeton University and earned his MBA from Stanford University.
Dr. Gajdica is a Managing Director and leads EIG Engineering which provides technical support across all aspects of EIG’s businesses. Prior to joining EIG in 2017, Dr. Gajdica was Global Head of Acquisitions and Divestitures (A&D) at Citi Energy Investment Bank, Senior Vice President of A&D at EV Energy Partners, and Managing Director in the Scotiabank A&D business. His domestic and international experience with large E&P companies includes 5 years at Tenneco, 10 years at ARCO including Global Director of Reservoir Studies, and 8 years at BHP-Billiton as Petroleum Engineering Manager, Americas Production Manager, Atlantis Deepwater Project Manager, and Global Head of Planning and Evaluation. He has been involved in 94 deals totaling over $45 billion.
Dr. Gajdica earned a B.S (magna cum laude) and M.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University, and a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, where he was a technical editor for 13 years, is a Registered Professional Engineer, and has published many technical papers.
Mr. Geiser is the founder and Managing Partner of Juniper Capital Advisors and the head of the Investment Committees of Juniper Capital II and Juniper Capital III. Juniper, along with its affiliates, provides private equity capital to U.S. middle-market oil & gas companies and currently owns assets located in several key basins/plays including the Permian, Powder River, DJ, Eagle Ford and Austin Chalk. Juniper has raised over $1.2Bn in private capital since 2015 and is actively deploying that capital across its existing investments while seeking new investments that align with its investment mandate. Prior to the establishment of Juniper Capital Advisors, Mr. Geiser was a Managing Director at Och-Ziff Capital Management where he oversaw Och-Ziff’s private investment activity in the upstream and midstream oil and gas industries in the U.S. for over five years. Mr. Geiser received a B.S. in Finance from Louisiana State University.
Mr. Hanson is Head of Houlihan Lokey’s Oil & Gas Exploration and Production (E&P) Group and Co-Head of the Energy Group.
During his career, Mr. Hanson has worked on numerous financing, M&A/A&D, valuation, and financial recapitalization/restructuring engagements. In addition to domestic U.S. transactions, he has been involved in transactions for several Latin American-, European-, and South African-based companies, advising companies and stakeholders regarding the structuring, negotiation, and implementation of a wide variety of corporate finance transactions in the upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors of the oil & gas industry, including financings, M&A/A&D transactions, exchange offers, and reorganizations in applicable local jurisdictions. His notable engagements include SandRidge Energy, Inc.; Berry Petroleum Corp.; Yates Petroleum; Samson Resources Corp.; ATP Oil & Gas Corp.; Endeavour International, Inc.; Chesapeake Energy Corp.; Quicksilver Resources, Inc.; BPZ Energy Corp.; Trident Resources Corp.; Magnum Hunter Energy; Swift Energy Corp.; U.S. Department of Energy Loan Program Office; U.S. Energy Corp.; GBGH Ltd.; Big West Oil, LLC; Solutia, Inc.; National Energy & Gas Transmission, Inc. (formerly PG&E NEG); and Gas Transmission Northwest Corp., among others.
Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Hanson was a Manager of Alternative Lending at Commonfund Mortgage Corp., where he structured whole loan and portfolio fundings, sales, and securitizations involving a variety of asset-backed lending transactions. Earlier in his career, he held a similar position at MoneyLine Lending. Mr. Hanson began his career in finance trading fixed income securities at NNJ, a private family wealth fund formerly based in San Francisco.
Mr. Hanson has authored, co-authored, and spoken on various topics, including trends in E&P finance and valuation, and financing markets and valuation dynamics in a distressed environment, among others. Mr. Hanson previously served on the Board of Directors of Bennu Oil & Gas, LLC, an entity established for the purpose of acquiring and operating oil & gas properties in the Gulf of Mexico.
Mr. Hanson earned a dual B.A. degree, cum laude, in Italian and International Finance from Brigham Young University and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
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Jason has over 17 years of experience in finance and accounting within the energy industry. Jason has worked on over $100 billion of announced advisory and financing transactions for energy companies including mergers and acquisitions, public and private equity, equity-linked, high yield and investment grade bonds, senior debt, and structured finance. Previously, he led Nomura Securities International’s energy team and was at Deutsche Bank for over six years. He began his career on Wall Street in 2002, at J.P. Morgan. He joined BMO Capital Markets in 2013. Jason earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BA from Rice University in Houston.
Stuart Page is a Managing Director in the Energy Credit group and is focused on Oilfield Services and Equipment. He is based in Houston.
Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Page was Chief Executive Officer of Glori Energy, an oil production and technology company that he took public on NASDAQ in 2014. Prior to this, he led M&A at IHS Energy. During his 30-year career in the industry, Mr. Page has led upstream oil and gas businesses in seven countries on four continents.
Mr. Page received his MBA from the Harvard Business School and his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Engineering from the University of Oxford.
Shalin Patel joined BlackGold Capital Management LP in 2010 and is the Director of Research, overseeing the research efforts of the investment team while covering the Midstream sector. Mr. Patel also serves on the Investment and Risk Management Committees. He has over 9 years of energy high yield, distressed, and equity experience. Prior to BlackGold, he was in graduate school at Tulane University. While at Tulane, he was the Associate Director of Research at Burkenroad Reports, an equity research program at Freeman School of Business. Prior to Tulane, he worked as an equity analyst at Khandwala Integrated Financial Services, a brokerage firm in India. Mr. Patel graduated from Tulane University with an MBA specializing in Finance and Energy and holds a BSM concentrating in Information Technology from Gujarat University.
Mr. Powell is a Principal of Carnelian Energy Capital Management, L.P. Prior to joining Carnelian, Mr. Powell was a Vice President in the Oil and Gas Group at Denham Capital Partners, where he focused on sourcing investments, transaction analysis and execution, and monitoring active portfolio companies. Prior to joining Denham, Mr. Powell was an Associate in the Energy Group of KKR & Co. and an Analyst in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group of Greenhill & Co. Mr. Powell grew up in Dallas, Texas, and received a B.B.A. in Finance with honors from the Business Honors Program from The University of Texas at Austin.
Damon Putman joined Angelo Gordon in 2013 and is a Managing Director in the firm’s energy group. Damon was most recently CFO of Torch Energy Advisors, a private energy company with 40 employees and investments in the upstream, midstream and renewable energy sectors and a member of its executive committee. He oversaw financial, treasury, accounting, cash management and IT functions, and managed its private equity and bank relationships as well as its general investor relations. Damon has experience working on a variety of transactions including first and second lien debt, mezzanine debt, and minority and project equity investments. Damon holds a B.B.A. degree from the University of Texas, Austin.
Doug Reynolds, managing director and head of U.S. business for Scotia Waterous, has 30 years of energy investment-banking experience and has advised on M&A and capital-markets transactions in more than 20 countries. He advised Baytex in its C$2.8-billion acquisition of Aurora Oil and Gas; Encana Corp., regarding its US$3.1-billion acquisition of Freeport-McMoRan’s Eagle Ford operations; and Marathon, in its nearly US$5 billion of sales in Angola and Norway. He has been based in New York, London, Hong Kong and Houston during his career and holds a BA in Economics from Colgate University.
Mr. Reynolds joined VanEck in 2005. He serves as Portfolio Manager for VanEck’s Global Hard Assets Strategy, and oversees the Global Hard Assets Team. He is responsible for company research and portfolio construction.
Prior to joining VanEck, he was employed at Petrie Parkman & Co. as an energy analyst covering North American oil and gas exploration and production companies. From 1991 to 2001, Mr. Reynolds served as an investment banking associate and equity research analyst, covering North American, European, and global energy companies out of New York, London, and Australia with Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, and Credit Suisse First Boston. Prior to his career in finance, Mr. Reynolds worked at Tenneco Oil Company from 1987 to 1989 as an exploration geologist.
Mr. Reynolds serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Kuwait Energy Company and was previously a board member of several private Latin American oil and gas exploration companies. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Hackensack Meridian Hospitals Corporations and sits on the Hackensack Meridian Health Investment Committee. He is also on the Riverview Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees and is the former President of the Board of Trustees at the Rumson Country Day School.
Mr. Reynolds received a Master of Business Administration in Finance (Beta Gamma Sigma) from Columbia Business School, a Master of Arts in Petroleum Geology from the University of Texas, Austin (Phi Kappa Phi), and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Cornell University. In 2000, he was chosen as The Wall Street Journal’s “Best on the Street” for E&P stock selection. He has appeared on CNBC and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Bloomberg Businessweek, among other notable media outlets.
Former CEO of Rice Energy and current Board Director at EQT Corporation, Danny oversaw Rice Energy's growth from start-up through its $1 billion IPO in 2014 and eventual $8.2 billion sale to EQT in 2017. Danny established Rice Energy's strategic framework for value creation, which yielded unmatched success for its shareholders and employees. Before Rice Energy, Danny worked at Tudor Pickering & Holt, Transocean Inc and Tyco International. Danny sources, structures and executes RIG investment opportunities.
Marc Rowland is the Founder & Senior Managing Director of IOG Capital, LP and is CEO of IOG Resources, LLC. Mr. Rowland leads the companies' investment team through his 40+ years of experience in the oil & gas upstream and midstream industry.
Mr. Rowland is a seasoned oil and gas corporate executive, director, and investment manager with over 40 years of experience in all aspects of upstream and midstream business segments. Mr. Rowland is considered a leading industry expert in energy mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, public securities transactions, and derivatives facilities. He has won numerous awards for transactions and has received recognition by Institutional Investor as Energy CFO of the Year.
Mr. Rowland is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Chesapeake Energy Corporation, where he led the Company from its IPO in 1993 to a $40+ billion market cap oil and gas producer for 18 years. Notable financial achievements included numerous billions of volumetric production payments, internationally financed shale joint ventures, all varieties of securities issuances including the first Euro-denominated bond financing for a US only oil and gas company, and the successful IPO of Chesapeake Midstream Partners, LP in August of 2010.
Mr. Rowland served as the Chief Executive Officer at FTS International, Inc. (formerly Frac Tech International, LLC) from May 2011- November 2012, and as the President and Chief Financial Officer of Frac Tech Services, LLC and Frac Tech International, LLC from November 2010 to May 2011. Mr. Rowland served as the Chief Financial Officer or equivalent positions of Chesapeake Energy Corporation from 1993, when the company became publicly traded, until October 2010. Mr. Rowland served as Chief Operating Officer of Anglo-Suisse, LP from 1990 to 1992 where he was assigned to the White Nights Russian Enterprise, a joint venture of Anglo-Suisse, LP and Phibro Energy Corporation, a major foreign operation which was granted the right to engage in oil and gas operations in Russia.
Mr. Rowland serves on a number of private and public boards, including as Chairman of the Board for SilverBow Resources (NYSE: SBOW). He is a 1975 alumnus of Wichita State University where he currently serves as a member of the Investment Committee.
Mr. Sears joined the ETP team in 2011. Mr. Sears assists with business development efforts, evaluation, and execution of new investments, and the oversight of portfolio companies of the ETP Funds.
Previously, Mr. Sears served in the Turnaround and Restructuring Advisory Group at Alvarez & Marsal, working with distressed companies primarily in the energy industry, providing interim management and strategic evaluation services. Mr. Sears began his career at Comerica Bank and subsequently in the Energy Banking Group at Texas Capital Bank, providing debt financing to small to medium size independent oil and gas companies.
Mr. Sears has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a CFA charterholder.
Mark Stoner is a Partner at Bayou City Energy where he oversees investment origination and execution. Prior to joining Bayou City in January of 2015, he spent seven years as the Vice President of Finance of Alta Mesa Holdings, LP, a Houston, Texas based independent exploration and production company. Prior to joining Alta Mesa, Mark worked as a Financial Analyst at Leor Energy. Mark earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business from Southwestern University.
Larry Tharp is a Managing Director and Chief Engineer with GSO Capital Partners. Prior to joining GSO in early 2013, he worked for five years at EIG Global Energy Partners, most recently as Senior Vice President, where he worked on a wide variety of transactions in the energy space totaling over $5B. For three years prior to EIG, he was a Director of NGP Capital Resources Company where he concentrated on origination, evaluation, and structuring of upstream mezzanine investments. Before NGPC, Mr. Tharp worked for nine years as a Senior Vice President with Compass Bank in the Energy Group where he was responsible for all technical evaluations of the energy credits. Prior to Compass, he spent 12 years in the upstream energy industry working as a Reservoir and Production engineer for Texas Eastern, Howell Petroleum and Coastal Oil and Gas. Mr. Tharp received a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and is a registered professional engineer in the State of Texas.
Wil founded Quantum in 1998 and serves as CEO of the firm and as Chairman of Quantum’s Executive and Investment Committees. In these capacities he leads the firm’s investment strategy and capital allocation process, working closely with the investment team to ensure its successful implementation and execution.
Prior to co-founding Quantum, Wil co-founded Windrock Capital, Ltd., an energy investment banking firm specializing in raising private equity for and providing merger, acquisition and divestiture advice to private energy companies. Prior to Windrock, Wil worked in the energy investment banking groups of Kidder, Peabody & Co. and NationsBank. Wil has served as a board member and Treasurer of the Houston Producer’s Forum and currently serves on the Finance Committee of the Independent Petroleum Association of America (“IPAA”). He holds a B.B.A. in Finance from Texas Christian University.