Bob Delaney joined Crestview as a partner in 2007 and is a member of the Investment Committee. Bob is also the head of Crestview’s energy strategy. He retired from Goldman Sachs in 2003 where he served in a variety of leadership positions, including head of the private equity business in Asia and head of the global leveraged finance group. Bob helped expand Goldman Sachs’ private equity business in Asia by establishing and heading the private equity business in Japan and then leading the private equity business for all of Asia. During Bob’s leadership of the leveraged finance group, Goldman Sachs became one of the market leaders in high-yield debt and leveraged loans. During this time, Bob also led the firm’s workout advisory and restructuring business. Bob also co-headed the structured finance group, which provided project financing for the energy, power and infrastructure sectors. Bob is currently a director of CP Energy, H2Oil Energy, Select Energy Services, Silver Creek Oil & Gas, Synergy Energy and W Energy Partners. He also serves as a trustee of Hamilton College. Bob received an M.B.A. with high distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar. He received an M.S. in accounting with distinction from NYU Stern School of Business, where he was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma and received The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants Award. He received an A.B., summa cum laude, from Hamilton College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Adam Klein joined Crestview in 2007 and is a partner of the firm and a member of the Investment Committee. He is a leader on the energy team and specializes in oilfield services and unconventional energy investments. Prior to Crestview, Adam worked as an analyst at Centennial Ventures, where he evaluated, executed and monitored investments in early to mid-stage companies across multiple industries. Prior to Centennial, Adam worked as an analyst at Compass Partners, advising corporations and private equity firms on merger and acquisition transactions, joint ventures and leveraged buyouts and at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette as a financial analyst in the media and telecommunications group. Adam is currently a director of CP Energy, H2Oil Energy, Select Energy Services, Silver Creek Oil & Gas, Synergy Energy and W Energy Partners. He also serves as treasurer and a member of the board of directors for the Books for Kids Foundation. Adam received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and an A.B., cum laude, from Harvard College, where he was a member of the men’s varsity lacrosse team.
Cindy Cheung joined Crestview in 2006 as an associate where she evaluated, executed and monitored investments across a variety of industries. After receiving an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 2010, Cindy returned to Crestview and currently focuses on investments in the media and industrial sectors. During the summer of 2009, Cindy worked at Schooner Capital, a Boston-based private investment firm focused on growth equity and alternative asset investments. Prior to Crestview, Cindy was an analyst at Morgan Stanley in its Global Energy Group, where she helped execute over $45 billion of M&A transactions. Cindy is currently a director of Accuride Corporation and H2Oil Energy, and was previously a director of Stackpole International. She received an A.B., cum laude, from Dartmouth College, where she also studied abroad in Beijing, China.
Richard Fraley is a senior advisor at Crestview. Richard has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and currently sits on the boards of Crestview portfolio companies W Energy Partners and H2Oil. He was previously the chief operating officer and interim CEO of Samson Resources. He also worked as a managing director for The Carlyle Group’s Energy Mezzanine Opportunities Fund, focusing on upstream and midstream oil and gas opportunities. Richard spent the majority of his career at Burlington Resources where he held officer level positions, including the company's chief engineer and vice president of international operations. He subsequently ran the company's largest operating division in the San Juan Basin for both Burlington and then ConocoPhillips after the merger of the companies. Prior to Burlington, Richard worked at Superior Oil and Mobil for six years. Richard received his B.S. in Geological Engineering from Colorado School of Mines.
Mark Chess is a managing director of Infinity Equity who helped establish the FBR Infinity II Fund in 2001 and the world's first foreign currency fund in China in 2005 (Infinity-CSVC). Mr. Chess helped lead the strategy and development of the Infinity I-China fund in 2007. Mark manages Infinity’s strategic relationships with institutions in the United States including the Infinity-NSF portfolio. Mr. Chess co-led investments and exits in Native Networks (Alcatel – NYSE: ALU), Identify Software (BMC Software) and Cosmocom (Enghouse Systems - TSX: ESL). Since 2010, Mark has focused on investments in the energy and agriculture sectors. He led Infinity's investments and board representation in Futuaragene (AIM: FGN –acquired by Suzano for $90m), Kaiima Bio-Agritech and managed Infinity Cross Border Acquisition Corporation (Nasdaq: INXB). He orchestrated the successful $185m merger with Glori Energy and is an investor and director with Shocker Energy. Mark is currently the Executive Chairman of Kaiima. Prior to Infinity, Mark was a director with Partners500, leading the company’s international business development. Mark graduated with a degree in Business Honors from the University of Texas at Austin.
Kevin P. Guilbeau is the Chief Executive Officer of H2Oil Energy Company, LLC (H2Oil). Mr. Guilbeau has over 34 years of oil and gas experience. Prior to founding H2Oil, Mr. Guilbeau was Executive Chairman of Glori Energy from October 2015 until December 2017. Prior to joining Glori, Mr. Guilbeau was President and CEO of Gulf Coast Energy Resources which he founded in 2010 and led from private equity start-up through growth via acquisitions and exploration until its sale in 2015. Prior to founding Gulf Coast Energy Resources, Mr. Guilbeau was Chief Operating Officer for LLOG Exploration Company form 2006 until 2009, with responsibility for leading all E&P operations in the Gulf of Mexico and onshore Gulf Coast. Earlier in his career, Mr. Guilbeau was Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Gulf of Mexico Business Unit for Dominion E&P, which during his 10-year tenure grew into a $4.7 billion business that was sold in 2007. Mr. Guilbeau began his career as a geologist with Shell Oil Company in 1983, where he held a variety of technical and leadership positions over a 15-year period. Mr. Guilbeau earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Earth Sciences from the University of New Orleans and a Master of Science degree in Geology from the University of New Mexico.