Mr. Paton is a co-founder and the Managing Partner of PPHB LP. He joined the firm in 2003 after 18 years of banking experience at Chase Securities, a predecessor bank to JPMorgan Chase, and Growth Capital Partners. At both Chase and GCP, Mr. Paton was a Managing Director heading a unit with worldwide responsibility for the firm’s relationships with oilfield service clients. Prior to joining Chase, Mr. Paton worked eleven years with FMC. For seven of those eleven years he lived in Europe and during that time managed FMC’s Wellhead Operations serving the North Sea, Middle East and African markets. His career serving the energy industry now totals 42 years. Mr. Paton serves on the Executive Board of the SMU School of Engineering and on the Executive Board of the National Ocean Industries Association. He received an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from Southern Methodist University.

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Tel: 713.580.2710

Mr. Hoepfl is a co-founder of and Partner with PPHB LP. He previously had a leadership role in CIBC World Markets’ Investment Banking Group providing financial advisory services to the oilfield service, midstream and exploration & production sectors of the energy industry. Prior to joining CIBC World Markets, Mr. Hoepfl was in the oilfield services investment banking group at Raymond James & Associates. He also spent several years in the energy industry performing various financial advisory services at Pool Energy Services Co. and Apache Corporation. Mr. Hoepfl has lead numerous mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt offerings, and other financial advisory assignments. He received his BBA in Accounting and Finance from Texas A&M University and MBA from Rice University. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.

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Tel: 713.580.2720

Mr. Brown is a co-founder of and Partner with PPHB LP.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Brown was a Senior Vice President at another investment banking firm where, for four years, he managed merger and acquisition and private equity transactions primarily focused in oilfield services and manufacturing. Prior to entering the investment banking industry, Mr. Brown spent nine years with Halliburton Company in various capacities and divisions.  Prior to his departure, Mr. Brown was a Director of Business Development for Halliburton Energy Development, a group within Halliburton that provided development capital to oil and gas companies. Mr. Brown joined Brown & Root, a Halliburton company, in 1990, entering the company in a development program designed to fast track the training of management. During this period, he worked in each of the company’s operating divisions. Afterwards, he focused his efforts in the company’s energy services businesses. Mr. Brown obtained a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Mississippi in 1986 and received an MBA at Southern Methodist University in 1990. Mr. Brown is also a registered professional engineer.

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Tel: 713.580.2730

Mr. Buchanan is a Partner and has been with the firm since 2006. Mr. Buchanan started with PPHB as an analyst and worked his way up through the ranks of Associate and Vice President and ultimately was promoted to Partner in 2014. His responsibilities include managing the operating staff, leading and supporting transactions as well as sourcing new clients. Mr. Buchanan grew up in the energy industry and has always had a keen interest in the segment. Mr. Buchanan received his BBA in finance from Texas A&M University and MBA from The University of Texas at Austin.

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Tel: 713.580.2702

Mike de Carle is based in Calgary, Alberta, and is responsible for co-coordinating PPHB’s efforts in respect of Canada. Mr. de Carle joined PPHB in 2012 after more than 17 years of investment banking and corporate finance experience. Most recently, at CIBC World Markets Inc., the investment banking division of CIBC, Mr. de Carle was a Managing Director covering large cap E&P companies and was responsible for the Canadian oilfield services sector. Mr. de Carle has worked with a broad range of public and private companies, providing advice in regard to strategy, M&A and financings. In addition to his focus on Canadian clients, his deal experience includes several international companies. In 1998, Mr. de Carle was based in London, England. Mr. de Carle is a Patron of Lester B. Pearson College, Victoria, BC, and currently serves on the Board of the Foundation. Mr. de Carle holds a BA Economics (First Class Honors) from Mt. Allison University and MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management.

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Tel: 403.264.2727

Mona Foch is a Managing Director with PPHB, leading the firm’s Debt Advisory Practice. Ms. Foch joined PPHB in 2014 and has more than 30 years of commercial banking and corporate finance experience. She began her energy services career with Texas Commerce Bank in 1989, and has provided banking services to the energy services industry for over 25 years. Ms. Foch spent 20 years of her career with JPMorgan and its predecessor institutions and five years with Comerica. Prior to beginning her career in commercial banking, Ms. Foch spent five years in New Orleans, with the majority of that time spent in the Treasury Group of Louisiana Land and Exploration. Ms. Foch received her BS in Accounting from the University of New Orleans and her Masters in Finance from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management in Chicago. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.

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Tel: 713.580.2724

Since joining PPHB, Mr. Brooks has continued to publish his Musings from the Oil Patch newsletter, which has now been published for the past 18 years. In addition, Mr. Brooks provides proprietary industry research to the partners of the firm. Prior to joining PPHB, Mr. Brooks spent eight years heading the oilfield service equity research team at CIBC World Markets. Prior to that Mr. Brooks was affiliated with the New Orleans-based energy research firm, Howard, Weil, Labouisse, Freidrichs, Inc. Mr. Brooks was also a member of the senior management team of Ensco International in the early 1990s. Mr. Brooks has been involved with the oilfield service industry, either as an analyst, a consultant or in management, since 1971. He started his investment career in 1969. An Economics graduate of the University of Connecticut, Mr. Brooks also has an M.S. degree in Economics from Cornell University. He received his Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1975.

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Tel: 713.580.2742