Linda Cook is a Managing Director of EIG and Chief Executive Officer and board member of Harbour Energy. Linda retired from Royal Dutch Shell plc in 2010, at which time she was a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. During her 29 years with Shell, she held positions including CEO of Shell Gas & Power (London and The Hague); CEO of Shell Canada Ltd. (Calgary); EVP Strategy & Finance for Global Exploration & Production (The Hague) and various U.S. Exploration & Production management, operational and engineering roles. She received a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Kansas and is currently a Trustee for the University's Endowment Association, a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and a Director on the Board of Bank of New York Mellon.
Before his retirement from Chevron Corporation, Jim Blackwell served as Executive Vice President, Technology and Services. Earlier in his career, Jim was President of Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration and Production Company; Managing Director for Chevron’s Southern Africa strategic business unit and President of Chevron Pipe Line Company. Jim is a Director for Harbour Energy and KBR, Inc. Jim also serves as a Trustee at Saint Mary’s College of California and is a member of the CSIS U.S.-China Policy Roundtable and the CSIS U.S.-ASEAN Strategy Commission. He earned bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Environmental Technology from the University of Southern Mississippi and a master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from Tulane University.
Chris Heinson was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Maverick Natural Resources in August 2018. Prior to joining Maverick, Chris served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Sanchez Energy and Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Sanchez Oil and Gas Corporation. Chris began his career at Occidental Petroleum Corporation, where he held various roles of increasing responsibility in planning and reservoir engineering. He holds a B.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.
Jeffrey Serota serves as Vice Chairman and Chief Investment Officer to Corbel Capital Partners. Previously, Jeff served as a Senior Partner with, and as a Senior Advisor to, Ares Management. While at Ares, Jeff was a member of the Investment Committee for all private equity-related transactions, led investments in an array of security types and industries and participated in numerous private and public companies as a member of the boards of directors. Jeff also has worked at Bear Stearns, Dabney/Resnick, Inc. and Salomon Brothers, Inc. He earned his B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, going on to earn his M.B.A. from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California at Los Angeles.
Clayton Taylor is a Managing Director and a senior member of the Houston-based oil and gas investment team at EIG. Prior to joining the firm in 2007, Clayton was a Vice President with Wells Fargo Energy Capital, where he was responsible for originating and structuring mezzanine and equity financings for oil and gas, midstream and service companies. Earlier, he spent two years with Bank of America's Energy Finance Group. Clayton received his B.B.A. in Finance from Texas A&M University and M.B.A. from the University of Southern California.
Randall Wade is the President of EIG and a member of its Investment and Executive Committees. He has broad involvement in the firm’s various activities including investments, investor relations, operations and strategic initiatives. Since joining EIG in 1996, Randall has filled various roles including Chief Operating Officer, head of the direct lending strategy, investment principal with coverage responsibility for Australia and an analyst for the oil and gas team. Prior to joining EIG, Randall was a Commercial Lending Officer for First Interstate Bank of Texas, where he was responsible for developing a middle-market loan portfolio. Randall received his B.A. in Economics and his B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin.