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.

Thorleif Egeli


Mr. Egeli was, until May 2018, Vice President of Schlumberger Production Management – North America managing the non-operating E&P assets for Schlumberger in the US, Canada and Argentina. Prior to this, he held a number of senior positions within Schlumberger having begun his career with Schlumberger in 1990 as a field engineer. Between October 2009 and April 2013 Mr. Egeli held a number of positions within Archer including President Latin America, Corporate Marketing and Chief Operating Officer; before re-joining Schlumberger in 2013.

Mr. Egeli serves as the President on the Board of Directors at the Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce, South West Chapter in Houston, Texas and he holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from Rotterdam School of Management, Holland.

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.