Energy Finance Partners

THE ENERGY FINANCE PARTNERS TEAM

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FOUNDER AND MANAGING PARTNER

Gregory Pletz

Greg is the Founder of Energy Finance Partners, and is responsible for the firm's vision, direction and high-level operations, focusing the majority of his time developing strategic capital and operating partner relationships, globally.  He is also the Co-Founder Lower 48 Analytics, Inc, a SaaS financial analytics platform for the upstream oil and gas industry.  He has a background in asset management, international capital markets, and investment banking.  In addition to working independently as an advisor and investment banker focused on the Oil and Gas Industry, he has worked at Merrill Lynch International (SVP), ING Barings in both debt and equity capital markets, and JP Morgan Chase in debt capital marketswith a continued geographic focus on The Caribbean, Central and South America.  He graduated from The University of Texas with a Bachelor of Arts, Dual Major in Economics and Spanish. 

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CO-FOUNDER AND MANAGING PARTNER

Simina Farcasiu

Simina is responsible for transaction analytics, management, and structure. She has extensive experience in capital markets, investment banking, quantitative analytics, systems development, risk management, trading, structuring and fund management. She is the CEO and founder of Lower48 Analytics, Inc. She has worked for Merrill Lynch (Managing Director), Bear Stearns (Senior Managing Director & Senior Portfolio Manager) and Belstar Holdings. She holds an AB from Princeton, a PhD from The University of London, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. 

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EXECUTIVE IN RESIDENCE | 20+ YEARS OF INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Tom McNutt

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER | 30+ YEARS OF INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Tom is responsible for advising on post-petition Gas Gathering and Processing, and is a solutions-focused, accomplished attorney with proven success in oil and gas law, general corporate law, and acquisitions and divestitures. He is an expert in balancing legal and corporate needs to produce focused solutions that drive business success in the Oil & Gas industry. He has served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Energy and Exploration Partners Inc., and as General Counsel for Bracewell LLP, before beginning work as an Independent Attorney at Law in Fort Worth, TX. He holds a Master of Laws (LLM) in Taxation from the New York University School of Law and a Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law, where he graduated cum laude.

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ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER | 40+ YEARS OF INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

John Crum

John has led organizations across the oil & gas sector in a variety of engineering and leadership roles.  He has served as Chairman, CEO and President of Midstates Petroleum Company, President & Co-COO of Apache Corp, and Director of Midcoast Holdings. Previously, he held executive and management roles with Aquila Energy Resources Corporation, Pacific Enterprises Oil Company, Southland Royalty Company, Keplinger & Associates, and Conoco. Currently John serves on the boards of Crestone Peak Resources, llc; Forty Acres Energy, llc; CHC Helicopter, llc as well as the American Heart Association, Houston Division.

 


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ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER | 30+ YEARS OF INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Mike Thorson

Mike Thorson is the Senior Vice President of Operations and Engineering at Juneau Energy, LLC.  Mike has a 30-year knowledge base in operations, development and reserves assessment, possessing crucial expertise in reservoir engineering and operation management.  Prior to joining Juneau, Mike was the Vice President of Operations for Mid-Continent and Gulf Coast Region at Apache Corporation. On top of managing domestic projects, Mike has fulfilled key ex-patriate management roles in Egypt, Canada, and Argentina. Over the course of his career at Apache, Mike gained solid experience overseeing international and domestic projects, working in many petroleum systems worldwide. Mike holds his Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa.

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