We believe a key to our success is access to our experienced Advisory Board, populated by senior energy and finance executives with business acumen and high integrity, who provide advice and insight for our firm.
Formerly Chairman and CEO of Patriot Resources Partners LLC
Collins started his career as a Petroleum Engineer with Pan American Petroleum Corporation in West Texas and left in 1963 to become an independent oil operator. Later, Collins became Executive Vice President of American Quasar Petroleum and the President of what are now EOG Resources and its predecessors Enron Oil & Gas Company, HNG Oil Company, and HNG Internorth Exploration Co. After serving as President of Collins & Ware Inc, a private corporation active in oil and gas exploration, production, and property acquisitions, the majority of the company’s assets were sold to Apache Corporation in 2000. Collins then proceeded to serve as President of Collins & Ware Investments.
Collins is a Chairman of the Midland Wildcat Committee and has previously served as President of both the Permian Basin Landmen’s Association and the Permian Basin Petroleum Association. He is also a member of the North American Prospect Expo Advisory Board and The University of Texas Development Board. In addition, Collins serves on the Board of Directors of Energy Transfer Partners, Oasis Petroleum, and CLL Global Research Foundation. Collins’s recent honors include Lifetime Achievement Awards from both the American Association Professional Landmen in 2006 and the Houston Association of Professional Landmen in 2011. He has also been awarded the Top Hand Award in 2008 from the Perian Basin Petroleum Association and was elected to the Hall of Fame by the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum in 2009.
Currently a Managing Director for Riverstone Holdings LLC
Prior to joining Riverstone, Coneway served as United States Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein from 2006 to 2008. Prior to that, he was a Managing Director at Goldman, Sachs & Co., and Head of the Houston office, which he founded in 1975. Having started at Goldman in 1969, he was named a General Partner in 1978 and established Goldman’s Equities Sales, Trading and Research Division in Tokyo in 1987.
Coneway serves on the Board of Directors of Cobalt International Energy. He previously served on the Governor’s Business Council, as a member of The University of Texas System Board of Regents, and as Chairman of the University’s M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors. Coneway is currently a Trustee of The Museum of Fine Arts – Houston, a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Heart Institute, and a member of the M.D. Anderson Board of Visitors.
Formerly President and CEO of Murphy Oil Corporation
Deming is a member of the Board of Directors of Murphy Oil Corporation and Chairman of the Executive Committee. He served on the Board of Directors of Entergy Corporation from 2002 to 2006 and was a member of the Arkansas State Board of Education from September 1999 to June 2002.
Deming is a past President of the 25 Year Club of the Oil and Gas Industry and has served as Chairman of the National Petroleum Council. In addition, Deming is a member of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust and a member of the Jefferson Scholars Selection Committee of the University of Virginia. Deming is a Director of the American Petroleum Institute and a member of the American Bar Association, Arkansas Bar Association, and Louisiana Bar Association. Deming is a minority investor in Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co., LLC, the parent company of TPH Asset Management.
Joe B. Foster (TPH Partners)
Chairman of TPH Partners, L.P.
CIO of Texas Christian University
Prior to joining TCU, Hille served as CIO of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas where he managed a $100 billion public pension plan. Earlier in his career, Hille managed portfolios for the Employees Retirement System of Texas. Hille served six years as an Officer in the US Marine Corps upon graduation from the US Naval Academy.
Hille has also served as an adjunct finance professor for the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas and is the former President of the Austin Society of Financial Analysts. Hille is a CFA Charterholder and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst.
Frank S. Kalman (TPH Partners)
Formerly Executive VP and CFO of McDermott International
Prior to joining McDermott International, Kalman was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Vector ESP, Inc., a technology solutions provider. Additionally, he was Chief Financial Officer and a principal of Pinnacle Equity Partners, L.L.C., and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Chemical Logistics Corporation, a Houston based consolidation of chemical distribution companies. Kalman was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Keystone International, Ltd. until it was acquired in 1997, and also served as Senior Vice President And Chief Financial Officer of American Ref-Fuel Company and United Gas Pipe Line Company. In his early career, Kalman held senior financial positions at LaSalle Energy Corp. and Atlantic Richfield Company. Kalman is a Certified Public Accountant who commenced his career in public accounting with Price Waterhouse.
Kalman is a director of Ensco, plc (NYSE: ESV) and Kraton Performance Polymers (NYSE: KRA).
Richard H. Lewis (TPH Partners)
Chairman of TPH Partners II, L.P.
In 2001, Lewis was selected as a recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, and in 2004 was an inaugural inductee into the Rocky Mountain Oil & Gas Hall of Fame. He is a past president of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association.
Lewis currently serves on the boards of directors of Channel Energy, LLC, Elk Meadows Resources LLC, Principle Petroleum Partners LLC and Colorado State Bank & Trust. His philanthropic activities include serving as the Chairman of the Development Board of Colorado UpLIFT and serving on the Board of Trustees of the Alliance for Choice in Education. Lewis received a BS degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Colorado and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).
Formerly Chairman and CEO of Grant Prideco
Over a course of six years through organic growth and acquisitions, McShane successfully expanded Grant Prideco’s revenues by threefold to $1.9 billion and operating income by 11 times to $590 million. McShane left the firm in 2008 after it was acquired by National Oilwell Varco for $7.2 billion. Prior to joining Grant Prideco, McShane served as the Chief Financial Officer of BJ Services, an international pressure pumping and oilfield services company. While at BJ Services, McShane helped grow the company from $350 million in revenues to $1.9 billion. In addition to four private companies, he currently serves on the Board of Directors for three public companies: Complete Production Services, Spectra Energy, and Oasis Petroleum.
McShane also serves as an Operating Partner with Advent International, an international private equity firm. Additionally, McShane is an independent director of the Houston Golf Association, a nonprofit organization benefiting several youth organizations including the First Tee Program.
Formerly CEO and President at Hydril
Prior to joining Hydril, Seaver served as a Corporate and Securities Attorney for the law firm Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP and was in the Foreign Service with postings in Kinshasa, Republic of Congo, and Bogota, Colombia.
Seaver previously served in leadership roles at the Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association, the American Petroleum Institute, and the National Ocean Industries Association where he was Chairman. He currently serves as a Director of Oil States International, Inc, True Production Services, Inc, and as a Director and Officer of the Seaver Institute.
Steven J. Shapiro (TPH Partners)
Formerly Executive VP and CFO of Burlington Resources
Shapiro is a Trustee of the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Shapiro earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Economics from Union College and an MBA from Harvard University.
Joel V. Staff (TPH Partners)
Formerly Chairman and CEO of Reliant Energy
Staff served as National-Oilwell, Inc’s executive chairman (2001-2002), and Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer (1993-2001). Prior to that, he was employed at Baker Hughes, Inc. for 17 years, holding various financial and general management positions including senior vice president and president of the drilling and production groups.
Staff is a trustee of Texas Children’s Hospital, a member of the University Of Texas McCombs School Of Business Advisory Council and an advisory director of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Houston. Staff earned a BBA from The University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
Clark Winter Enterprises
Previously, Winter was the Director of Global Portfolio Strategy at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Prior to Goldman, Winter served as the Chief Global Investment Strategist for Global Wealth Management at Citigroup. Prior to Citi, Winter founded Winter Capital, a multi-manager advisory firm that was sold to Citigroup. Before Winter Capital, he served as President of Global Asset Management which was later sold to UBS.
Winter also serves on the boards of the Andrea Frank Foundation, the Committee on Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, and the Belfer Center at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. His recent book, The Either/Or Investor, was published by Random House.