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Driven, self-assured and results-focused professional with expertise as it relates to upstream and midstream energy solutions. Deliver a sound record of converting raw data into actionable intelligence via financial analysis, as well as the building of multi-basin financial forecasts. Excel under pressure in dynamic, fast-paced environments. Skilled in accounting for business driver cycle times and commodity price sensitivities to raise capital from public markets. Adept in noting and acting on acquisition opportunities, as well as directing divestiture processes. Thrive as a team member or independently. Comfortable in presenting to Boards of Directors and public markets alike.
Developed and delivered financial forecasts and strategic plans to the Board of Directors of a publicly-traded GMX Resources during the Haynesville Shale dry gas boom, the pivot to Bakken oil drilling, as well as during a Chapter 11 reorganization process
Led revenue accounting, purchasing and warehousing functions; routinely worked in the field expanding acumen in drilling, completion and production
Evaluated the operational and contractual profitability of Enable s Xxxxxx gathering system; suggested value-added solutions, sold $93M in underperforming gathering assets, along with $177M in transmission assets
Launched $525M in joint ventures geared towards developing natural gas storage and power assets
Tenaciously negotiated and secured a $110M settlement of disputed transportation charges between the UK shipping community and BG; garnered consensus from 60 shippers in the process of finalizing the settlement
HCS Advisors LLC
Managing Director, 2014-Present
Primarily worked with colleagues to lease industrial water rights and develop a greenfield supply pipeline for the Powder River Basin in WY
Provided due diligence, contractual/financial analysis, competitive assessment, acquisition valuation, long-term forecasting, and cost shedding services in the upstream and midstream sectors of the U.S. oil and gas industry as oil prices descended
Assessed contracts and clients market positioning to make negotiation recommendations used by clients to extend contract length and slash annual gas processing costs by as much as $12M
Calculated a range of option values within each client s gas processing contracts; suggested protocol changes the client used to improve natural gas margins by more than $1M each year
Evaluated gathering and processing contracts for due diligence purposes to create commodity price-sensitized financial forecasts that a TX client used to submit a $125M bid for a LA gas-gathering and processing system
The aforementioned was also used by a global client to submit a $900M+ bid for an Appalachian gas pipeline
Thunderbird Resources, LP
Executive Vice President, Finance, 2009-2014
Devised and presented strategic plans, financial forecasts and annual budgets to the Board of Directors
Worked across basins to craft long-term cash flow forecasts based on drilling and completion cycle times, along with working capital trends and available capital sources
Led all purchasing and warehousing field functions with exactness and attention to detail
Raised over $750M in new capital, $214M in new equity and $286M in new debt capital from the public markets between October 2009 and February 2011, used to drill oil and gas shale wells
Transformed $200M in unsecured debt into $300M worth of first-lien debt in late 2011
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Executive Vice President, Finance, Continued
Sold a minority interest in a gas gathering system to Kinder Morgan for $36M; managed the joint venture relationship within the process
Also sold a depth limited royalty interest in certain Haynesville Shale gas wells to EDFT for $50M
Vended a shallow Cotton Valley production and undeveloped acreage to a private party for $69M
Managed the Chapter 11 reorganization of the company s finance activities
o Sold assets, prepared schedules for court and evaluated both benefits and costs per contract
o Proposed a list of contracts to be assumed, rejected or re-negotiated
Director of Finance/Business Development, 2003-2008
Joined a six-person leadership team in launching contractual and operational changes
Managed a 20-person revenue accounting group in creating intricate financial dashboard analysis for individual gathering systems; focused on key business drivers and allocation of indirect benefits
Noted the impact of financial hedges, and overheads
Took underperforming systems and developed profit improvement plans per contract terms, operational limits and competitive landscape
Optimized profits by strategically defining and selling underperforming assets and reallocating financial resources to high margin projects
Revamped a $32M loss from Continuing Operations in 2002 into $45M in income three years later
Sold the Ozark Pipeline to Atlas Pipeline Partners in 2005 for $177M and eastern Xxxxxx gathering assets to Hiland Partners in 2006 for $93M
Founded and pursued new midstream opportunities in the Rocky Mountain basins to increase the supply of natural gas into OK, so as to support a growing gas demand for utility gas-fired power plants within the pipeline system.
Director of Treasury, 1999-2003
Directed and executed joint ventures and project finance efforts to maximize ROI equity capital
Executed a joint venture with Calpine to develop a 600 MW combined-cycle merchant power plant in MO, a venture supported by a series of long-term offtake agreements
Headed a joint venture with Arclight Capital to purchase and develop a $225M natural gas storage facility in CA
Finance Director, Aquila, Inc., 1996-1999
Manager of Audit Services, Aquila, Inc., 1991-1996
Senior Auditor, Arthur Andersen & Company, 1986-1991
Bachelor of Science, Finance and Accounting, Washington & Lee University (Cum Laude)
Certified Public Accountant (CPA), State of Louisiana
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March 16, 2018
Hiring Agent Name
Dear [Hiring Agent Name],
I am pleased to submit my application materials for the (INSERT TITLE OF TARGET POSITION) vacancy and am submitting my documents for your review. As illustrated in the accompanying resume, my professional qualifications include the following accomplishments:
- As a management-level professional, I bring to any position years of progressive fuel industry management experience. I am skilled in various expert areas including financial operations, team building and accounting, among others.
- Over the course of my career, I ve proven myself adept in guiding peers to achieve success. I lead by example and develop and sustain lasting relationships with stakeholders at all levels, individually or within a team setting.
- I boast a track record of delivering comprehensive direction in deadline-driven, fast-paced environments that call for flexibility, time management and the ability to work well under pressure. I am often regarded by others as a trusted mentor.
- Other core competencies include Strategic Planning, Critical Thinking, Communications, Presentations, and many others. My diversity of experience includes actively contributing to processes that fuel positive change.
- Besides my impressive work history, I also completed a Bachelor of Science with a focus on Finance and Accounting, where I graduated Cum Laude. I also have my CPA credentials through the State of Louisiana.
I am a focused, capable and highly experienced applicant committed to supporting the long-term goals of an innovative, reputable firm. I am confident that I could be a valuable asset to your organization, and look forward to interviewing with you in the near future.
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