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Richard Aube
Richard AubeCo-President

Mr. Aube joined Pine Brook in July 2011 and is co-president of Pine Brook. He is responsible for managing the Firm’s energy investment activities. He is also a member of the Firm’s Management Committee and Investment Committee. Mr. Aube represents Pine Brook as a board director of Accelerate Resources Holdings, LLC, ATX Energy Partners Holdings, LLC, Cahill Services, LLC, GR Energy Services Holdings LP, High Ground Energy Inc., Pursuit Oil & Gas, LLC, Saguaro Resources Ltd. and Serafina Energy Ltd., LLC.

Mr. Aube has 27 years of experience in the energy sector. Prior to joining Pine Brook, Mr. Aube was with D.E. Shaw & Company, a multi-strategy global investment firm, where he was a managing director responsible for co-managing the firm’s North American private equity effort. Previously, Mr. Aube was a partner with J.P. Morgan Partners, a multibillion-dollar private equity firm affiliated with JPMorgan Chase, where he focused on growth equity and buyout investments in the energy and industrial sectors. Earlier in his career, he was a partner with the Beacon Group, an investment and advisory firm.

Mr. Aube holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College.

Co-President

Mr. Aube joined Pine Brook in July 2011 and is co-president of Pine Brook. He is responsible for managing the Firm’s energy investment activities. He is also a member of the Firm’s Management Committee and Investment Committee. Mr. Aube represents Pine Brook as a board director of Accelerate Resources Holdings, LLC, ATX Energy Partners Holdings, LLC, Cahill Services, LLC, GR Energy Services Holdings LP, High Ground Energy Inc., Pursuit Oil & Gas, LLC, Saguaro Resources Ltd. and Serafina Energy Ltd., LLC.

Mr. Aube has 27 years of experience in the energy sector. Prior to joining Pine Brook, Mr. Aube was with D.E. Shaw & Company, a multi-strategy global investment firm, where he was a managing director responsible for co-managing the firm’s North American private equity effort. Previously, Mr. Aube was a partner with J.P. Morgan Partners, a multibillion-dollar private equity firm affiliated with JPMorgan Chase, where he focused on growth equity and buyout investments in the energy and industrial sectors. Earlier in his career, he was a partner with the Beacon Group, an investment and advisory firm.

Mr. Aube holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College.

Andre Burba
Andre BurbaManaging Director, Energy Investment Team

Mr. Burba joined Pine Brook in September 2008 and is a managing director on the energy investment team. He is also a member of the Investment Committee. Mr. Burba represents Pine Brook as a board director of Ancova Midstream, LLC, High Ground Energy Inc., Red Bluff Resources, LLC, Saguaro Resources Ltd. and Serafina Energy Ltd.

Mr. Burba has more than 18 years of experience in the energy sector as a principal investor, investment banker and project finance counsel. Before joining Pine Brook, Mr. Burba was with Credit Suisse, where he was a principal investor in the Special Opportunities Group and was responsible for investments in energy, metals and mining, renewables, and oil and gas. Prior to joining the Special Opportunities Group, Mr. Burba was an investment banker in the Energy Group at Credit Suisse. He began his career as a project finance counsel at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy.

Mr. Burba holds a B.A. in Mathematics and a B.A. in Music (summa cum laude) from West Virginia University, and a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School, where he was a John S. Beasley Scholar. Mr. Burba is a member of the board of advisors of the Vanderbilt University Law School.

Managing Director, Energy Investment Team

Mr. Burba joined Pine Brook in September 2008 and is a managing director on the energy investment team. He is also a member of the Investment Committee. Mr. Burba represents Pine Brook as a board director of Ancova Midstream, LLC, High Ground Energy Inc., Red Bluff Resources, LLC, Saguaro Resources Ltd. and Serafina Energy Ltd.

Mr. Burba has more than 18 years of experience in the energy sector as a principal investor, investment banker and project finance counsel. Before joining Pine Brook, Mr. Burba was with Credit Suisse, where he was a principal investor in the Special Opportunities Group and was responsible for investments in energy, metals and mining, renewables, and oil and gas. Prior to joining the Special Opportunities Group, Mr. Burba was an investment banker in the Energy Group at Credit Suisse. He began his career as a project finance counsel at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy.

Mr. Burba holds a B.A. in Mathematics and a B.A. in Music (summa cum laude) from West Virginia University, and a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School, where he was a John S. Beasley Scholar. Mr. Burba is a member of the board of advisors of the Vanderbilt University Law School.

Ted Maa
Ted MaaManaging Director, Energy Investment Team

Mr. Maa joined Pine Brook in July 2012 and is a managing director on the energy investment team. He is also a member of the Investment Committee. Mr. Maa represents Pine Brook as a board director of Accelerate Resources Holdings, LLC, Ancova Midstream, LLC, Elevation Resources Holdings LLC, High Ground Energy Inc., Saguaro Resources Ltd. and Serafina Energy Ltd.

Before joining Pine Brook, Mr. Maa was a vice president at Denham Capital Management, LP, where he specialized in energy infrastructure and oilfield services investment opportunities. Prior to that, Mr. Maa was an analyst in the Global Investment Research Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co, where he focused on energy master limited partnerships. Earlier in his career, he spent two years with Apache Corporation as an analyst in the Strategic Planning Group.

Mr. Maa holds a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Texas and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

Managing Director, Energy Investment Team

Mr. Maa joined Pine Brook in July 2012 and is a managing director on the energy investment team. He is also a member of the Investment Committee. Mr. Maa represents Pine Brook as a board director of Accelerate Resources Holdings, LLC, Ancova Midstream, LLC, Elevation Resources Holdings LLC, High Ground Energy Inc., Saguaro Resources Ltd. and Serafina Energy Ltd.

Before joining Pine Brook, Mr. Maa was a vice president at Denham Capital Management, LP, where he specialized in energy infrastructure and oilfield services investment opportunities. Prior to that, Mr. Maa was an analyst in the Global Investment Research Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co, where he focused on energy master limited partnerships. Earlier in his career, he spent two years with Apache Corporation as an analyst in the Strategic Planning Group.

Mr. Maa holds a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Texas and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

Richard Stoneburner
Richard StoneburnerManaging Director, Energy Investment Team

Mr. Stoneburner joined Pine Brook in April 2013 and is a managing director on the energy investment team. He is also a member of the Investment Committee. Mr. Stoneburner represents Pine Brook as a board director of Accelerate Resources Holdings, LLC, Brigham Minerals, LLC, Elevation Resources Holdings, LLC, Pursuit Oil & Gas, LLC, Red Bluff Resources, LLC. and Saguaro Resources Ltd.

Mr. Stoneburner has more than 41 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He was president of the North America Shale Production Division for BHP Billiton Petroleum from 2011 to 2012. From 2009 to 2011, Mr. Stoneburner was president and chief operating officer of Petrohawk Energy Corporation. He was the company’s chief operating officer from 2007 to 2009, and led their exploration activities as vice president and then executive vice president of exploration from 2003 to 2007. Mr. Stoneburner began his career as a geologist in 1977 and held positions at Texas Oil and Gas Corp., Weber Energy Corp., Hugoton Energy Corp. and 3TEC Energy Corp.

Mr. Stoneburner serves on the boards of directors of Yuma Exploration and Tamboran Resources and is an advisor to Ayata. He also serves on the advisory council of the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin, on the visiting committee of the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas at Austin, and on the boards of Switch Energy Alliance and Memorial Assistance Ministries.

Mr. Stoneburner holds a B.S. in Geological Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.S. in Geological Sciences from Wichita State University.

Managing Director, Energy Investment Team

Mr. Stoneburner joined Pine Brook in April 2013 and is a managing director on the energy investment team. He is also a member of the Investment Committee. Mr. Stoneburner represents Pine Brook as a board director of Accelerate Resources Holdings, LLC, Brigham Minerals, LLC, Elevation Resources Holdings, LLC, Pursuit Oil & Gas, LLC, Red Bluff Resources, LLC. and Saguaro Resources Ltd.

Mr. Stoneburner has more than 41 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He was president of the North America Shale Production Division for BHP Billiton Petroleum from 2011 to 2012. From 2009 to 2011, Mr. Stoneburner was president and chief operating officer of Petrohawk Energy Corporation. He was the company’s chief operating officer from 2007 to 2009, and led their exploration activities as vice president and then executive vice president of exploration from 2003 to 2007. Mr. Stoneburner began his career as a geologist in 1977 and held positions at Texas Oil and Gas Corp., Weber Energy Corp., Hugoton Energy Corp. and 3TEC Energy Corp.

Mr. Stoneburner serves on the boards of directors of Yuma Exploration and Tamboran Resources and is an advisor to Ayata. He also serves on the advisory council of the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin, on the visiting committee of the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas at Austin, and on the boards of Switch Energy Alliance and Memorial Assistance Ministries.

Mr. Stoneburner holds a B.S. in Geological Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.S. in Geological Sciences from Wichita State University.

Jason Berg
Jason BergPrincipal, Energy Investment Team

Mr. Berg joined Pine Brook in August 2013 and is a principal on the energy investment team. He represents Pine Brook as a board director of Cahill Services, LLC and Pursuit Oil & Gas, LLC.

Prior to joining Pine Brook, Mr. Berg worked as an investment professional at Trident Capital (“Trident”) and as vice president of corporate development for a Trident portfolio company. Before joining Trident, he was an investment banker at Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital. Mr. Berg served six years as an intelligence officer in the United States Marine Corps.

Mr. Berg holds a B.S. (with distinction) from the United States Naval Academy, an M.S. from the London School of Economics (Marshall Scholar) and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.

Principal, Energy Investment Team

Mr. Berg joined Pine Brook in August 2013 and is a principal on the energy investment team. He represents Pine Brook as a board director of Cahill Services, LLC and Pursuit Oil & Gas, LLC.

Prior to joining Pine Brook, Mr. Berg worked as an investment professional at Trident Capital (“Trident”) and as vice president of corporate development for a Trident portfolio company. Before joining Trident, he was an investment banker at Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital. Mr. Berg served six years as an intelligence officer in the United States Marine Corps.

Mr. Berg holds a B.S. (with distinction) from the United States Naval Academy, an M.S. from the London School of Economics (Marshall Scholar) and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.

Nicholas Chew
Nicholas ChewPrincipal, Energy Investment Team

Mr. Chew joined Pine Brook in August 2012 and is a principal on the energy investment team. He represents Pine Brook as a board director of Ancova Midstream, LLC and Red Bluff Resources, LLC.

Prior to joining Pine Brook, Mr. Chew was with Oppenheimer & Co., where he was an analyst in the Industrial Growth and Services Group specializing in transactions related to oil & gas, midstream, chemicals and transportation.

Mr. Chew holds a B.S. in Business Administration (cum laude) from the Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond, with a dual concentration in Finance and Economics.

Principal, Energy Investment Team

Mr. Chew joined Pine Brook in August 2012 and is a principal on the energy investment team. He represents Pine Brook as a board director of Ancova Midstream, LLC and Red Bluff Resources, LLC.

Prior to joining Pine Brook, Mr. Chew was with Oppenheimer & Co., where he was an analyst in the Industrial Growth and Services Group specializing in transactions related to oil & gas, midstream, chemicals and transportation.

Mr. Chew holds a B.S. in Business Administration (cum laude) from the Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond, with a dual concentration in Finance and Economics.

Claire Harvey
Claire HarveyPrincipal, Energy Investment Team

Ms. Harvey joined Pine Brook in March 2014 and is a principal on the energy investment team. She represents Pine Brook as a board director of GR Energy Services Holdings LP.

Before joining Pine Brook, Ms. Harvey was with TPH Partners (an affiliate of Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.), where she was a principal specializing in investments in the upstream, midstream and oilfield services sectors. Prior to that, she was an associate in the Global Natural Resources Group at Lehman Brothers/Barclays Capital. Earlier in her career, Ms. Harvey served in corporate development positions for Constellation Energy Group, Inc. and Enron Corporation.

Ms. Harvey holds a B.B.A. in Finance from Texas A&M University, where she was a four-year letterman and co-captain of the volleyball team. Ms. Harvey was also a Jones Scholar and the M.A. Wright Award winner at the Jesse H. Jones School of Business at Rice University, where she earned an M.B.A. Ms. Harvey is a member of the board of advisors of Texas A&M University’s Department of Finance and the Petroleum Ventures Program.

Principal, Energy Investment Team

Ms. Harvey joined Pine Brook in March 2014 and is a principal on the energy investment team. She represents Pine Brook as a board director of GR Energy Services Holdings LP.

Before joining Pine Brook, Ms. Harvey was with TPH Partners (an affiliate of Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.), where she was a principal specializing in investments in the upstream, midstream and oilfield services sectors. Prior to that, she was an associate in the Global Natural Resources Group at Lehman Brothers/Barclays Capital. Earlier in her career, Ms. Harvey served in corporate development positions for Constellation Energy Group, Inc. and Enron Corporation.

Ms. Harvey holds a B.B.A. in Finance from Texas A&M University, where she was a four-year letterman and co-captain of the volleyball team. Ms. Harvey was also a Jones Scholar and the M.A. Wright Award winner at the Jesse H. Jones School of Business at Rice University, where she earned an M.B.A. Ms. Harvey is a member of the board of advisors of Texas A&M University’s Department of Finance and the Petroleum Ventures Program.

Andrew Clark
Andrew ClarkAssociate, Energy Investment Team

Mr. Clark joined Pine Brook in March 2017 and is an associate on the energy investment team.

Mr. Clark came to Pine Brook from Jefferies LLC where he spent two years as an analyst in the firm’s Energy Group.

Mr. Clark holds a B.A. in Economics, Managerial Studies and History (summa cum laude) from Rice University.

Associate, Energy Investment Team

Mr. Clark joined Pine Brook in March 2017 and is an associate on the energy investment team.

Mr. Clark came to Pine Brook from Jefferies LLC where he spent two years as an analyst in the firm’s Energy Group.

Mr. Clark holds a B.A. in Economics, Managerial Studies and History (summa cum laude) from Rice University.

Alex Goheen
Alex GoheenAssociate, Energy Investment Team

Mr. Goheen joined Pine Brook in August 2017 and is an associate on the energy investment team.

Mr. Goheen came to Pine Brook from Evercore Partners where he spent three years as an analyst in the firm’s Energy Group.

Mr. Goheen holds a B.A. in Finance from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University.

 

Associate, Energy Investment Team

Mr. Goheen joined Pine Brook in August 2017 and is an associate on the energy investment team.

Mr. Goheen came to Pine Brook from Evercore Partners where he spent three years as an analyst in the firm’s Energy Group.

Mr. Goheen holds a B.A. in Finance from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University.

 

Shakil Patel
Shakil PatelAssociate, Energy Investment Team

Mr. Patel joined Pine Brook in August 2018 and is an associate on the energy investment team.

Mr. Patel came to Pine Brook from Jefferies LLC where he spent two and a half years as an analyst in the firm’s energy group focused on oil and gas mergers and acquisitions and private capital market transactions.

Mr. Patel holds a B.B.A. in Business Honors and Finance from The University of Texas at Austin.

Associate, Energy Investment Team

Mr. Patel joined Pine Brook in August 2018 and is an associate on the energy investment team.

Mr. Patel came to Pine Brook from Jefferies LLC where he spent two and a half years as an analyst in the firm’s energy group focused on oil and gas mergers and acquisitions and private capital market transactions.

Mr. Patel holds a B.B.A. in Business Honors and Finance from The University of Texas at Austin.

Michael Tilghman
Michael TilghmanAssociate, Energy Investment Team

Mr. Tilghman joined Pine Brook in August 2016 and is an associate on the energy investment team.

Mr. Tilghman came to Pine Brook from Citigroup where he spent two and a half years as an analyst in the firm’s energy group focused on oil and gas mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions.

Mr. Tilghman holds a B.A. in Economics (cum laude) from Rice University.

Associate, Energy Investment Team

Mr. Tilghman joined Pine Brook in August 2016 and is an associate on the energy investment team.

Mr. Tilghman came to Pine Brook from Citigroup where he spent two and a half years as an analyst in the firm’s energy group focused on oil and gas mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions.

Mr. Tilghman holds a B.A. in Economics (cum laude) from Rice University.

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