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Senior Leadership Team

David Cunningham
Managing Director
Houston

T: +1 713 343 5880

David Cunningham is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company, where he focuses on advising companies in the oil and gas sector. Mr. Cunningham has over 27 years of investment banking experience advising on and executing various merger, acquisition, restructuring, debt, equity, and asset valuation transactions for oil and gas clients. Previously, he spent eight years as a Managing Director at Tudor Pickering Holt & Co., where he was one of the initial five Managing Directors in the investment banking group. He also spent 10 years with Credit Suisse where he was a Managing Director in the Global Energy Group.

Mr. Cunningham holds a B.A. in Finance from Texas Christian University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

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Scott DeGhetto
Managing Director
Houston

T: +1 713 343 6424

Scott DeGhetto is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he specializes in advising clients in the power, utility and renewable energy sectors. Mr. DeGhetto has worked in the investment banking industry for more than 26 years. He has extensive experience advising on a broad range of transactions including M&A, capital markets, restructuring and bankruptcy transactions. Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Mr. DeGhetto was Co-Head of the Power & Renewable Energy group at Credit Suisse. He has also held Managing Director roles at JP Morgan, in the Power and Pipeline Group, and at UBS, in the Global Utilities group.

Mr. DeGhetto holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rochester and an M.B.A. from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

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Martin Houston
Advisory Partner & Chairman of the Global Energy Group
Houston

T: +1 713 343 6420

Martin Houston is an Advisory Partner and Chairman of the Global Energy Group at Moelis & Company. Mr. Houston has nearly 40 years of experience managing all forms of enterprise across the energy industry. He began his career in 1979 with Baker Hughes and in 1983 joined BG Group and remained with the company until 2014, when he retired as Chief Operating Officer and a member of the company’s board of directors. Since his retirement, he most recently co-founded Tellurian Inc., a company building a low-cost natural gas business, where he currently serves as Vice Chairman. In addition to advising Moelis & Company, Mr. Houston is a Vice Chairman of Hakluyt North America, a subsidiary of the UK-based strategic advisor to multinationals and financial institutions; a Non-Executive Director of CCC Energy, a private oil E&P company; and a Non-Executive Director at BUPA, the international healthcare group.

Mr. Houston holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geology from Newcastle University and a Master’s degree in Petroleum Geology from Imperial College London. He serves as an advisory board member of the Global Energy Policy unit at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, a council member of the National Petroleum Council of the United States of America, and a Fellow of the Geological Society of London.

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Brian Jinks
Managing Director
Houston

T: +1 713 343 4763

Brian Jinks is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he specializes in advising companies in the energy infrastructure sector. Mr. Jinks has over 21 years of investment banking experience and has advised on the origination and execution of a full spectrum of transactions in the energy infrastructure and MLP sectors, including strategic advisory, M&A and capital raises. Previously, Mr. Jinks was Managing Director at Deutsche Bank where he led the midstream and MLP coverage efforts. Prior to Deutsche Bank, he spent seven years at Lazard and Credit Suisse as a member of their respective Energy Investment Banking teams.

Mr. Jinks holds a B.A. in Economics from The University of Texas at Austin and an M.B.A. with honors from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Bryan Lastrapes
Senior Advisor
Houston

T: +1 713 343 6431

Bryan Lastrapes is a Senior Advisor at Moelis & Company where he focuses on advising clients in the oil & gas sector. Mr. Lastrapes has over 34 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and focuses on acquisitions, divestments, capital markets transactions, restructurings, and strategic advisory mandates. Before joining Moelis & Company, Mr. Lastrapes was Chief Operating Officer at Quantum Reservoir Impact, where he was responsible for the company’s strategy, operations and business development. Prior to that, Mr. Lastrapes worked at Shell E&P for over 30 years in various management and leadership roles, including Business Development Manager for North America Onshore. In this role, he was responsible for growth of the onshore North America unconventional portfolio, including all exploration, acquisitions and joint ventures.

Mr. Lastrapes holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana State University and an M.B.A. with Honors from the University of Houston.

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Bassam Latif
Managing Director
Houston

T: +1 713 343 6422

Bassam Latif is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he focuses on strategic advisory with a specialty in Restructuring transactions. Mr. Latif has over 18 years of investment banking experience advising companies, equity investors and creditors across a broad range of industries including shipping & transportation, oil & gas, infrastructure and industrials. Prior to joining Moelis & Company, he was an Executive Director at Rothschild Inc. where he focused on global restructuring and M&A transactions.

Mr. Latif holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and a B.A. in Economics from Rice University and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.

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Kevin Voelte
Managing Director
Houston

T: +1 713 343 6429

Kevin Voelte is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he specializes in advising clients in the upstream oil and gas sector and leads the Firm’s oil and gas Acquisitions & Divestitures (A&D) business. Mr. Voelte has more than 10 years of investment banking experience, primarily covering oil and gas exploration and production companies and financial sponsors. He has extensive experience executing mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and restructuring transactions across the energy space. Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Mr. Voelte was an upstream oil and gas banker in the Global Natural Resources Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in Houston. Before that, he worked in Washington, D.C. as the Director of Government Relations at The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association where he represented the ready mixed concrete industry on Capitol Hill covering energy, transportation, tax and labor issues.

Mr. Voelte holds a B.S., summa cum laude, in Finance from Wayne State College in Nebraska and an M.B.A. from Rice University. He is also a graduate of the Bryce Harlow Institute on Business and Government Affairs at Georgetown University.