Kevin McGlensey


Mr. McGlensey holds over thirty years of experience in the oil & gas and automation industries. Retired from FMC Technologies; served as President/GM of Automation and Control and Direct Drive Systems. Previously President and CEO of Direct Drive Systems, Invensys Process Automation Products, and Triconex Corporation.

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University; member of the Board of Directors for Crittenton Services for Children and Families in Orange County, California.

Espen Strøm

Investment Director – EV Private Equity

Espen Strøm has 11 years of industry experience. Mr. Strøm has extensive experience from investing and being a director in growth companies within the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining EV Private Equity in 2008, he worked as a financial analyst with ExxonMobil Norway. He received his MSc in Finance from Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH), and is a Certified European Financial Analyst (CEFA/AFA) from NHH.

Pedro Santos

Founder – Hicor Technologies

Mr. Santos conceived and invented Hicor’s near-isothermal multiphase compression technology while finishing his graduate studies in 2009 and has pioneered additional technological and engineering developments focused on reducing the cost of transporting gas including delivered CNG on trucks and ships. Since that time, he has founded additional companies in such varied industries as transportation and electricity generation.

Paul Deutch

CEO – Foro Energy

Mr. Deutch has over twenty years in the oilfield service industry in a variety of operational and technical roles, both domestic and internationally. Formerly, he was Managing Director of Diamant Drilling Services, Executive Vice President of Logan International, President of Flotek Industries, along with 13 years in management at Schlumberger.


Abhijeet Inamdar

Investment Manager – Statoil Technology Invest

Mr. Inamdar has fifteen years of hands on experience in evaluating and developing US onshore assets with Statoil, was a Reservoir Manager for Statoil’s US Onshore operations, a key engineer in evaluating A&D/BD projects, and was involved with SEC reporting, project economics, short term and long term business plans. He is a technology champion for US onshore assets and serves as an advisory board member for REVEAL.

Richard Williams

Venture Executive – Chevron Technology Ventures

Mr. Williams has more than twenty years of experience in the energy and technology industries in a variety of positions in corporate development, corporate venture capital, and new technology development and commercialization. Mr. Williams also served as a finance manager in several corporate and operational assignments, receiving multiple awards for his achievements. He joined Chevron Technology Ventures in 2015.

Mr. Williams earned a B.A. in Economics and Finance from the University of Illinois, and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

James Mertz

Partner – Mertz Holdings

Mr. Mertz has over ten years in variety of oil and gas roles including partner at Mertz Holdings and within business development at Amphenol. He is President of Mertz Energy, an independent E&P company. Mr. Mertz holds his MBA and a BS in Electrical Engineering.