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Evan GenaudCEOGravity Resources
Evan is a highly-respected oil and gas executive with deep knowledge of corporate structure, finance, legal, reservoir characterization, and production optimization. He currently serves as chairman of privately held Greenwood Energy.
During Genaud’s successful career, he turned around the public TSXV listed PetroShale as former CEO, increasing the share price by over 3X. He is also a former global oil & gas advisor with HSBC in London where he was directly involved with and managed $50 billion in transactions, and held increasing roles of responsibility with Anadarko/Kerr-McGee.
He holds a degree in Geophysical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, and an MBA from The University of Colorado, and is an active member of SPE, SEG and AAPG.
Mitch HoltHead of Marketing - Developer ToolsIdera, Inc.
Mitch Holt is a tech and B2B marketing leader with a decade of experience generating revenue for great companies while partnering with and empowering sales and channel organizations.
Mitch has led marketing teams spanning various industries; his core competencies are in SaaS, tech, IT, finance and oil & gas. He joined the Lower48 advisory board because of the world-changing problem the software solves—turning antiquated, disparate and chaotic business processes in the oil & gas space into visual, automated and comprehensive tools for growth.
Ramil ReyesSales DirectorDatical
With a focus on Energy customers based out of Houston, Ramil Reyes has led high performance, enterprise software teams for Oracle Corporation, serving in sales, marketing, and consulting leadership roles.
Since Oracle, Ramil has been with startups and growth companies in Austin, serving in consulting, product marketing, and sales leadership capacities often as an advisor to customer, CxOs. Notably, as a part of Troux’s executive staff, he helped Troux execute its packaged application strategy for IT Portfolio Management and established its global pre-sales organization to move Troux from market entrant to market leader in under 2 years.
With a specialty in sales strategy and improving the customer experience, Ramil is currently responsible for building and leading Datical's customer acquisition team in the evolving and fast growing DevOps space.
Ramil holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems from Texas Tech University and served as a VP for the Data Processing Management Association in the College of Business.
David SimsCFOOneMap Mineral Services
Having spent the majority of his career at Constellation Energy (later Exelon Corporation), David Sims has extensive experience making principal investments and executing structured transactions. At the time of his departure in 2014, he was Vice President – Head of Upstream for Exelon, contributing ~$300M in operating cash flow and over $230M in pre-tax earnings over 4 years on an average asset base of ~$325M.
In addition, David led a special project team to form a new LNG business for the company. Constellation’s upstream team focused on making direct working interest investments on a non-operated basis across the U.S. In his role leading the group, he was responsible for all aspects of the business including deal sourcing, evaluation and execution; asset management and harvesting/realization; financial forecasting and price risk management; and internal and external reporting.
Prior to his role in E&P, David was the regional lead in ERCOT for Constellation’s power origination business. Immediately before joining OneMap, David was a Managing Director at the Can-China Global Resource Fund. During his short tenure there, he successfully placed over $200 million in a series of three transactions in the U.S. and Canada in both the upstream and midstream sectors.
David earned his B.B.A in Finance from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Rice University.
Mark SharpeFounder, ChairmanTexas Family Office Association—Partner & Managing DirectorLCR Capital PartnersMarc J. Sharpe is the founder and chairman of The Texas Family Office Association, an organization formed in 2007 to provide a forum for education and networking and to serve as a resource for family office professionals to share ideas and best practices. Marc is also a Partner & Managing Director at LCR Capital Partners and is responsible for establishing and building strategic partnerships and investment opportunities in Texas and throughout the world. Mr. Sharpe’s career in the investment and asset management industry spans more than 20 years. He has held positions in investment banking for Wasserstein Perella & Co. Inc., LJH Global Investments Inc. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc., in addition to founding a venture capital incubator in the UK and working for Dell Inc. He subsequently took a position as portfolio manager and research director for Galapagos Partners LP, a full-service multi-family office serving a select group of ultra-high net worth families. After successfully growing the firm and surviving the 2008 market crash with a positive net return, Mr. Sharpe joined SigmaBleyzer Investment Group, an international private equity firm specializing in control investments with assets valued at $1 billion. He was also a managing director for a boutique investment advisory firm providing alternative asset strategies to ultra-high net worth families and registered investment advisors. Marc holds an M.A. from Cambridge University, a M.Sc. from Oxford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Mr. Sharpe is active in the Houston community and serves on the Board of the Holocaust Museum Houston, the HBS Houston Angels, and sits on the Investment Committee for two Houston based foundations.
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