President and Chief Executive Officer
Thomas is Monterey’s Founder and a senior energy industry executive with a background in investment banking, principal investments, and M&A with over 37 years’ experience in the business. During the course of his career, Thomas executed more than $40.0 billion in energy and energy related transactions in the U.S. and internationally. Thomas is an expert in E&P finance, mergers and acquisitions, asset sales, restructurings, strategic divestitures, capital raise advisory, project finance, valuation, monetization, private equity and principal investments. A trusted and respected former investment banker, corporate executive, board member and industry confidant, Thomas is best known for his business building acumen, strategic vision, and demonstrated industry leadership. Prior to forming Monterey Oil & Gas Corporation, Thomas was Managing Director at Deloitte in Houston were he led the firm’s U.S. oil and gas investment banking practice. Prior to Deloitte, Thomas ran the midstream consultancy division at Pace Global Energy, a Siemens Corporation business. Prior to Siemens, Thomas was Managing Partner at Superior Energy Ventures, LLC, an advisory and principal investment firm focused on international energy development and M&A where he advised U.S. clients on over $10 billion in energy investment initiatives in China. Thomas began his investment banking career with Morgan Stanley & Co., in New York and subsequently held senior investment banking positions at UBS Investment Bank and Barclays Capital. While at Barclays, Thomas ran the firm’s project finance business in Asia and in that capacity opened up the Vietnam market to foreign western investment in 1994. Under Thomas’ leadership, that led to the development with international investors a $3.2 billion oil refinery project on Vietnam’s central coast, the first indigenous oil refinery ever to be constructed in the country. In addition to Thomas’ many successes as an investment banker, he has held senior leadership positions at Enron, Texaco and Anadarko Petroleum. Thomas holds a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.