Jim is co-Founder of ENTORO, based in Houston and our North American lead. He was Sr. VP responsible for business development for El Paso Corp. and Enron Corp. At Enron he held a variety of business development and finance positions including structuring bids for power, E&P, energy services and water privatization projects worldwide.
Mark is co-Founder of ENTORO, an experienced senior international oil industry executive, advisor and deal-maker, based in Rio de Janeiro, covering Latin America. He has held positions in Shell as VP Marketing Americas, VP Strategy North LATAM, GM Venezuela and GM International Strategy Consultancy.
Thomas is based in Oslo focused on EMEA and is an expert in various areas of financing and deal structuring in the oilfield services and shipping space. He has worked for Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and Pareto Securities, where he has been involved both in the corporate finance as well as equity and debt capital markets.
Andrew is based in Hong Kong with oversight in Asia Pacific. He is non-executive Chairman of Acorus Investment management, a China-Africa private equity investor. Previously, Andrew was General Manager of Banking for National Australia Bank in Hong Kong, where he oversaw the private banking, commercial banking, and retail banking businesses.
Board of Advisors
Board of AdvisorsAldo is a senior oil industry leader – he has held key roles most notably as: President of Shell Brazil, Corporate Vice President of Shell Oil Products Latin America and CEO of all Regional operations in the Caribbean and Central America.
Board of AdvisorsOtto is President of Otto Reich Associates LLC, providing international relations, trade and investment advice to US and multinational clients. Ambassador Reich served as Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, from 2001 to 2004.
Board of AdvisorsAlexander is founder and Chairman of Strategy Partners Group – the leading Russian strategy advisory firm. He is also co-founder of the Eurasia Competitiveness Institute (ECI) with focus on regional prosperity and economic integration.
Board of AdvisorsLuis is a seasoned industry leader, as Shell’s VP Alternative Energies from 2008 to 2012 he was instrumental in the creation of Raizen the world’s largest bio-fuels business. Previously, he held positions as CEO Jiffy Lube and Shell Lubricants VP.
Board of AdvisorsBruno is a world renowned marketing professional, he headed brand management and communications, for the Shell Group as CEO Shell Brands International for eight years. During his career he has also led various Shell businesses across Latin America.
Beatriz Camarena Maney
Beatriz is a qualified Mexican attorney with a Masters of Law LLM degree in International and Economic Law at the University of Houston. She is highly skilled in international law, foreign affairs and investment advisory for oil and gas transactions, notably with state-owned enterprises. She has served as international legal liaison to foreign oil and gas entities for Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), Mexico’s state-owned petroleum company. Beatriz is renowned as a leading expert on the Mexican Oil, Gas and Energy business, government bids and strategic partnerships. Email
Alex is an expert in various areas of energy and corporate finance, project finance, securities, and risk management. Since 2004, he has originated and arranged funding (debt – senior and mezzanine, and equity) on several projects in the Energy and Corporate sectors through American Breco, WoodRock & Co. and other SPVs. In addition, he has acted as CEO and COO of various private entities during transition or funding periods. Email
Scott as a partner at boutique firm Tricap Partners and Co., LLC, has focused on alternative asset investment across Latin America. Scott has over twenty years of experience in corporate finance in the region, having worked for over 15 years in investment and wholesale banking and asset management and another five years working with regional oil and gas exploration companies. Email
Ralph has a distinguished career as CEO, COO, and President of key businesses in the oil and gas industry, including: Enron Corp, Enbridge, and TransCanada; and encompassing pipeline, natural gas distribution, construction and midstream service companies in Canada, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Brazil. Email
Thomas has over twenty years of experience in developing, financing and acquiring infrastructure assets and optimizing the related commodity value stream, among others as: Managing Director of Cedars Capital, LLC; Sr. Director of McDermott International’s Ventures Group-leading their M&A team; and with SP Securities, LLC. He has a proven track record of acquisition and value maximization of highly structured commercial transactions in competitive markets throughout the world. Email
Alexandre Penna Rodrigues
Alexandre is a recognized leader in the oil, gas and energy business in Brazil having spent 37 years with Petrobras, including 20 years as Executive Manager with board positions in several Petrobras affiliates. Among other notable achievements, he was instrumental in engineering of the early development of the Campos basin; in founding TAG and TBG; created the LDCs, as well as the gas and BR power group; and as part of the team tasked with developing the company’s pre-salt strategy. Email
Jerome has been sourcing deals and capital for over 10 years in private equity, energy infrastructure and real estate in EU and Asia. After a career in Investment Banking (UBS Warburg) and in International Organizations (UN), Jerome moved to South Korea where he spent six years, working for the Samsung group, as well as for one of the largest privately owned investment managers in Asia. Email
Marc H. Helsinger, PhD
Marc is a leading independent geo-physicist and President of Dynamic GeoVentures, LLC, a global oil and gas consulting company. Marc was recently Executive Vice President of Exploration and Business Development for Focus Exploration, an offshore oil company and was responsible for oversight of all technical project evaluations, project prioritization and business development. Marc has a successful record of accomplishment in originating, managing and developing moderate risk high potential oil and gas programs both onshore and offshore. He has generated and developed over 100 prospects offshore Texas and Louisiana. Email
Cuthbert is a seasoned business developer and project manager with over 20 years’ experience in the US and emerging international markets focussed primarily on the African region. He has industry experience in Energy: renewable energy, thermal power development, modular refineries; Chemicals: carbon trading, energy efficiency, risk management, and Metals: steel making, minerals processing, market research. Email
Ben is highly experienced in the oil and gas business primarily involving analysis of transactions in the upstream and midstream sectors. He has been responsible for research and development of opportunities for investment in the acquisition and development of energy projects in both China and United States. Ben has served as Chief Research Analyst for a multi-billion $US LNG Project Feasibility Study for Shandong Provincial Government and has represented several private equity groups based in Hong Kong and China with respect to multimillion energy projects in Texas. Email
Jim has over 40 years´ experience in the global oil and gas industry including senior roles with ASCo, Wood Group Offshore, SBS Logistics (Peterson), and OSA do Brasil. He is currently CEO of PlanSea, a marine optimization/efficiency software company, an external lecturer in oilfield logistics at The Robert Gordon University, a member of the Oil & Gas UK Cost Sustainability Task Group and a Board member at Montrose Port Authority. Jim also set up EntradaB2B.com to assist companies enter the Brazilian market. Email
Cuatro holds a FINRA Series 7 securities license and is an expert in capital raising and placement. He is focused on international private equity, investment banking and asset management. Cuatro earned a BA from the University of Texas at Austin, an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management. He is experienced in Latin American markets with a specific emphasis on the Southern Cone. Email
Morten has a significant track-record in company financing and planning, including business plans and capitalization. Prior experience includes work with Pareto Securities, corporate finance with boutique firm ProCorp for energy and oil service clients, as well as marketing and sales environment, through work for Shell in Norway, the UK and the US. Email
Douglas N. Tucker
Doug has over thirty years of financial, investment, and employee benefit consulting experience. He was a member of the KPMG national actuarial leadership group and served on various national committees at Mercer. Doug has assisted many companies with capital formation and structure as well as operationally. He has worked with entrepreneurs and inventors up to Fortune 500 companies. Doug has worked with high net worth individuals, not-for-profits including foundations and endowments, government entities, and private and public companies. He is a registered Investment advisor (RIA) and maintains FINRA security licenses series 7, 24, 27, 28, 66 (combination 63 & 65), 79 and 99. Email
Andrés Peña has experience as the Group Vice President of Copower Enterprise, of Hong Kong, China’s leading private oil company. He has wide experience in advising governmental and private companies on business activities that bridge between the cultures of China/Asia and Latin America. In 2009, he was Acting Consulate General of Mexico to Hong Kong and Macao, and the Deputy General Counsel for Mexico in Shanghai from 2005-2009. From 1991-2005 he held many positions for the Government of Mexico in China, the Philippines, Singapore and Hong Kong. Email
Stefan A. Wirtz
Stefan is an expert developer in petrochemicals, power projects and industrial sales. Previously Stefan was a VP and board member with Grupo Sico, a leading consumer products brand in Mexico, where he oversaw the entire creative process of consumer product brand value building. At Evonik, a leading German chemicals group, Stefan was Head of Global Sales of its Paris, France based pharmaceutical amino acid division. Email
Robert Wilson, CPA
Robert has over thirty years of financial, investment, and compliance consulting experience with several investment banking firms and broker dealers. Robert has assisted many small to middle market companies with capital formation and structure as well as operationally. Email
Xavier has a successful international career, with Shell in Brazil, UK, Netherlands and Venezuela in General Management, New Business Development, Marketing, Trading, Sales, Supply, spanning Downstream, Natural Gas and Energy Efficiency. He has gained valuable experience leading the negotiation of long-term gas contracts, price reviews, and supply and infrastructure deals, including in several new market entries. He is accustomed to both mature and emerging market environments, concluding successful negotiations including in: Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Austria, Hungary, Ukraine, Brazil and Venezuela. Email
Thom has thirty years’ experience as a financial consultant to small and medium size companies. He specializes in analysis of a company’s financial position and developing an efficient management plan. He also works with companies to facilitate debt and equity financing. His background is in commercial banking with Texas Commerce Bank, First National Bank, Commerce Bank and United Kansas Bank as President and Chief Executive Officer. Email
Greg has been operating across the energy, mining and agricultural sectors in sub-Saharan Africa since 2001 in both operational and finance roles in Africa including planning for and financing of a proposed refinery in South Africa, petroleum distillate trading, municipal energy contracts, ore processing operations, and trading in metals.
Prior to involvement in physical commodities Greg ran the commodity futures operation for a successful professional investment fund and has extensive experience in Fintech having developed the World’s first single portal platform providing direct access to 84 financial exchanges around the World.
Professional background in law, called to the Inner Temple, Bar of England & Wales 2001 and financial markets as an SFA Registered Representative in 2001. Email
Martin Dickinson is a Managing Director of Entoro and Founder and CEO of 4W Energy Advisors Ltd a boutique advisory specializing in the energy sector. Services include strategy development and implementation, deal structuring, including origination and delivery of high value opportunities notably in the midstream and downstream. He was previously Head of business development for Shell Trading based in London. Email
Entoro maintains an exceptional network of specialist industry consultants, at the top of their field in relevant areas, which can be called upon to meet specific expert needs of our clients and transactions:
Upstream technical, G&G. enhanced oil recovery, supply and logistics
Natural gas marketing, supply and Infrastructure
Oil products, trading, supply, logistics and Infrastructure
Renewables, including offshore wind, solar, bio-mass
Retail and commercial fuels marketing and distribution