NEW YORK – May 5, 2016 – Carl Marks Advisors, a leading consulting and investment banking advisory firm to middle market companies, today announced that Brian A. Williams has joined the firm as managing director, supporting their investment banking and advisory teams in the oil and gas sector. Brian brings 20 years of oil and gas investment banking, strategic advisory, and operating experience focused on mergers and acquisitions, public and private capital raises, restructurings, principal investing and executive management.
“Brian is a tremendous asset to our energy team, and his reputation and expertise in the oil and gas industry — particularly in oilfield services — is a valuable complement to Carl Marks Advisors’ qualifications and capabilities,” said Duff Meyercord, Managing Partner at the firm. “Carl Marks Advisors has been extremely busy in the energy sector over the last several years and the addition of Brian will help further expand our footprint. We are delighted to have him on our team,” added Meyercord.
Prior to joining Carl Marks Advisors, Brian served as Chief Financial Officer, Co-founder and Director of Cretic Energy Services, a provider of leading-edge completion services to oil and gas producers where he led Cretic through its business plan development, fund raising, start-up, growth and execution phases. Previously, Brian led the oilfield services investment banking practices at Macquarie Capital and Tristone Capital.
Brian earned a BS in Industrial Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Harvard Business School.