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.