Krishna Shivram, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Krishna Shivram has served as our Chief Executive Officer since June 16, 2017. He was most recently interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Weatherford International plc, a provider of oil and gas services. He was previously appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Weatherford International plc in November 2013. He has over 29 years of financial and operational management experience in the oilfield service industry and previously worked for Schlumberger Ltd. in a variety of roles across the globe. Immediately prior to joining Weatherford, Mr. Shivram served as Vice President and Treasurer of Schlumberger Ltd. since January 2011. During his tenures with Weatherford and Schlumberger, Mr. Shivram either directly or as part of a team effected M&A transactions valued at over $15 billion, creating significant shareholder value in the process. We believe that Mr. Shivram’s expertise as a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in financial accounting, income taxes and treasury operations, and a strong background in operations, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions, will enable him to contribute significantly to our management team and board of directors.
Andrew F. J. Gould, Director
Andrew Gould has served as Chairman of our board of directors since June 30, 2017. Mr. Gould served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Schlumberger Limited from 2003 until his retirement in 2011. Mr. Gould started his career at Schlumberger in 1975 and held various leadership roles throughout the world before his appointment as the Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Gould currently serves as an independent director of Saudi Aramco and as a director of BJS LLC. He previously served as a non-executive director of Rio Tinto, a resources and mining corporation, from 2002 until 2012, and a non-executive director and Chairman of BG Group, an international exploration and production company, from 2011 until 2016. Mr. Gould has a Bachelor’s degree in Economic History from Cardiff University and qualified as a chartered accountant in the United Kingdom. We believe Mr. Gould’s extensive background in the oilfield services business and executive experience make him well qualified to serve on our board of directors.
Charles S. Leykum, Director
Charles S. Leykum has served as a member of our board of directors since June 16, 2017. Mr. Leykum founded CSL, an energy services-focused private equity firm in 2008. Prior to founding CSL, Mr. Leykum was a Portfolio Manager at Soros Fund Management LLC. Before his time at Soros, he worked in the Principal Investment Area and the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC. Mr. Leykum graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Columbia University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. We believe that Mr. Leykum’s extensive experience investing in the energy industry and serving as a director for several energy companies brings important and valuable skills to our board of directors.
Jon A. Marshall, Director
Jon A. Marshall has served as a member of our board of directors since January 31, 2018. Mr. Marshall served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Transocean Inc. from November 2007 to May 2008 and as Chief Executive Officer of GlobalSantaFe Corporation from May 2003 until November 2007, when Sentinel merged with Transocean Inc. Mr. Marshall currently serves as a director for Noble Corporation plc, Cobalt International Energy, Inc., Southwestern Energy Company and various other private companies and non-profit organizations. Mr. Marshall has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the United States Military Academy of West Point. We believe that Mr. Marshall’s extensive experience in executive positions and experience as a director of public offshore energy focused companies brings important and valuable skills to our board of directors.
Marc Zenner, Director
Marc Zenner has served as a member of our board of directors since June 16, 2017. Mr. Zenner recently retired as Global co-head of Corporate Finance Advisory within J.P. Morgan’s Investment Bank where he was a managing director from 2007 to 2017. Before joining J.P. Morgan in 2007, Mr. Zenner was managing director and Global Head of the Financial Strategy Group (FSG), a corporate finance advisory group within the Investment Banking Division of Citi’s Global Markets. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Zenner was a Director in the Financial Strategy Group at Citi. Prior to his career in investment banking, Mr. Zenner was the Chairman of the Finance and Economics Area and a Professor of Finance at The University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School (in Chapel Hill). We believe that Mr. Zenner’s background in corporate finance and in the energy industry, including his experience with strategic combinations and capital raises, make him well qualified to serve on our board of directors.
Gerald Cimador, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer
Gerald Cimador has served as our Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting officer since June 16, 2017. He is currently serving as the Chief Financial Officer of CSL. From 1999 to 2008 Mr. Cimador was Controller of Moore Capital Management LP, a private investment management firm. Prior to that, from 1997 to 1999, Mr. Cimador served as Audit Manager of Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Cimador started his career as Audit Senior for Goldstein Golub Kessler & Co. from 1994-1997. He has a BBA in Accounting from Hofstra University. Mr. Cimador’s extensive experience working for our sponsor and investing in the energy industry makes him a valuable addition to our management team.
Kent Jamison, General Counsel and Secretary
Kent Jamison has served as our General Counsel and Secretary since June 16, 2017. Mr. Jamison joined CSL Capital Management, LLC in May 2015 as General Counsel. His responsibilities included overseeing legal and related compliance matters for the Investment Manager and the Portfolio Companies. Before joining the Investment Manager, Mr. Jamison was a senior partner at Locke Lord LLP, focusing primarily on private equity and merger and acquisition transactions and securities compliance matters. Mr. Jamison holds a B.A. cum laude from Davidson College and a J.D. cum laude from Wake Forest University. We believe that Mr. Jamison’s extensive experience as an attorney representing public and private corporations, as well as his detailed knowledge of corporate governance matters, will enable him to provide useful insight to our management team.