Team

Talara’s Board Advisors bring a seasoned perspective to building and managing successful firms. They often have extensive operating and board governance experience and bring a vast network of industry relationships in both private and public markets. Board Advisors serve on a non-exclusive basis, and their involvement is limited to select investments and/or areas of expertise.

Thomas Glanville Managing Partner, Eschelon Advisors, LP

30+ years of experience in the oil and gas industry, specifically in financial roles within the E&P sector


Eschelon Advisors, LP, Founder and Managing Partner – Advisory firm focused on providing financial, operating and strategic guidance to energy / utility principals


Eschelon Energy Partners, Founder and Managing Partner – Private equity firm focused on small capitalization investment opportunities throughout the N. American energy value chain


Reliant Energy Inc. / Reliant Resources – President of Reliant Energy Communications, President of Reliant Energy Ventures, and Vice President of Corporate Development


Enron Capital & Trade Resources Corporation – President of Enron Capital & Trade Resources Canada, VP of Enron Finance, and VP of Enron Oil Trading & Transportation


Colorado School of Mines, M.S., Mineral Economics


University of Virginia, B.A., Economics




Bill Gutermuth Former Partner and Head of Corporate Securities Group, Bracewell

40+ years of transaction experience in numerous industries including energy as an attorney as well as independent board member


Bluegrass Capital, Founder and Chairman – Provides advisory services to private equity funds and their portfolio companies, including project origination and analysis


Bracewell, Partner – Represented private equity funds, portfolio companies of private equity funds, and management teams across a range of capital markets transactions


Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D.


Vanderbilt University, B.S., Political Science




Kathleen Kelley CEO & Founder, QAG Capital Management

25+ years of experience across global commodities with a focus on oil industry investment and advisory work


QAG Capital Management, CEO & Founder – Commodity consultant to some of the world’s largest investment firms, including M. Klein & Co. on their work with the Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia


Kingdon Capital Management, Macro Portfolio Manager


Vantis Capital, Macro Portfolio Manager and Strategist


Tudor Investment Corporation – Focused on commodity research and running a commodity focused portfolio


Federal Reserve Bank of New York – Worked as an economist in the International Research Group and Capital Markets Group


London School of Economics & Political Science, General Course Diploma


Smith College, B.A., Economics




Gary Ross CEO, Black Gold Investors

40+ years as an authority on worldwide energy markets


Led PIRA from its inception in 1976 – Built firm into the leading international consultancy in energy market intelligence and analysis, currently retained by more than 500 companies across 60 countries


Former head of PIRA’s Global Oil Group – Responsible for short- and long-term oil market forecasts, overseeing all of the group’s published research.  Advisor to many governments on energy markets and energy policy issues


Member of the Council on Foreign Relations


City University of New York, Ph.D., Economics


City College of New York, M.A., Economics


Long Island University, B.A., Economics




Gary Morris Former Chief Financial Officer, Halliburton

30+ years of oil & gas experience, in senior executive roles with responsibility for executive management, operations


Tervita Corporation, Chief Financial Officer – Responsible for all aspects of finance, accounting, financial planning and analysis, and tax


Paradigm Ltd., Chief Financial Officer – Responsible for all aspects of finance, accounting, financial planning and analysis, tax, treasure, and investor relations


Halliburton, Chief Financial Officer – Responsible for all aspects of finance, accounting, financial planning and analysis, and tax


Arthur Andersen and Company, Senior Auditor


St. Edwards University, BBA, Accounting




Karl Kurz Former Chief Operating Officer, Anadarko Petroleum

30+ years of oil & gas experience, in senior executive roles with responsibility for executive management, operations


CCMP Capital, Managing Director Member of the Investment Committee – Co-led energy investment team with specific focus on the North American oil and gas sector


Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Chief Operating Officer – Oversight over all company operations; SVP of Operations and Marketing, and GM of U.S. Onshore operations


Vastar Resources, General Manager of Midstream and Marketing


ARCO Oil & Gas Company, Manager of Crude Oil Marketing


Texas A&M University, B.S., Petroleum Engineering




Patrick Cheung Chairman, QED Global Limited

30+ years of board and management experience in the areas of petroleum and energy sectors, private equity investments, real estate development, finance, publicly listed companies, and cross-border business development and transactions in Asia and the U.S.


QED Global Limited, Founder and Chairman – Investment and advisory firm focused M&A and strategic advisory as well as real estate and energy trading


Lazard Asia Fund, Chief Executive Office – Pan-Asia private equity fund; served as Chairman or Director of the board for various public and private companies


Pacific Century Regional Development Limited, President and Chief Operating Officer – Investments in finance, infrastructure, and real estate development


Mckinsey & Company, Partner and Co-Head of Mckinsey’s Asia Energy Practice – Involved in both domestic and international energy advisory


Atlantic Richfield Company, Manager – Held various analytical and managerial positions in upstream oil and gas


Harvard University, M.B.A., Harvard Business School


Western Carolina University, B.S., Mathematics




Donald Krueger Former Investment Executive, Soros, Templeton, and Capital Research

30+ years of experience as a global investor and as a Portfolio Manager of assets in both the long-only and alternative investment industry


Perella Weinberg Partners, Managing Director – Led research efforts across global industrials and materials sectors


Soros Fund Management, Managing Director Responsible for managing the Quantum family of funds equity portfolios in the Asian emerging markets


Templeton International, Portfolio Manager Managed global portfolios including institutional accounts/mutual funds and Asian annuities


Capital Research Co., Vice President Conducted global research across variety of sectors including autos, capital goods, apparel, and textiles


Harvard University, M.B.A., Harvard Business School


University of Rochester, B.A., Economics




Phil Friedman Senior Advisor, Perella Weinberg Partners

30+ years of experience in the equity research, asset management, and investment banking industries; 11 years of experience as a portfolio manager


Perella Weinberg Partners, Senior Advisor / Managing Director, Co-Head of Aerospace and Defense Advisory – Portfolio management, business development, advisory roles


BKF Capital Management, Chief Investment Officer – Member of Management Committee and Portfolio Manager for $9.0bn long-only value fund


Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Managing Director – Head of New York Active Equity Business and Portfolio Manager of $6.0bn flagship MSIM fund


Morgan Stanley, Director, North American Equity Research – Led 200 person North American equity research team; previously a highly ranked Aerospace analyst


Northwestern University, M.B.A., Kellogg School of Management


Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey – New Brunswick, B.A.