Prior to joining the firm, Michael launched his own financial consulting practice, where he advised management teams in the energy sector. Before that, Michael was recruited by Goldman Sachs Investment Partners to serve as the CFO at Layline Petroleum, which he helped monetize. Earlier in his career, Michael spent over 20 years at PwC, where he was a partner and head of the U.S. Energy Transaction Services practice and a leader in the firm’s Houston energy practice. He began his career as a landman in Exxon’s Gulf Coast Division.
Michael has worked with a variety of public and privately- owned companies, financial institutions and private equity firms. Some include: Goldman Sachs Investment Partners, Riverstone, First Reserve, SCF Partners, TPG, Morgan Stanley, ArcLight, Duetsche Bank, Shell, BP, Halliburton, Baker Hughes, Schlumberger, National Oilwell Varco, Cameron, FMC Technologies, Itochu, Mitsubishi, The Shaw Group, KBR and Koch Industries.
Michael received his MBA and BBA from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Texas and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.