Richard R. Clark
Mr. Clark has a Mechanical Engineering Degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He launched his career at Shell Offshore in 1979. More than 20 of his 36 years in the energy business have been focused in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. In 1996, he was one of the founders of Mariner Energy, Inc., serving as Executive Vice President and a board member. In 2004, he was a founder of Deep Gulf Energy and has served as President of the company since inception.
Mr. Erhard joined ArcLight in 2001 and has 17 years of energy finance and private equity experience. Mr. Erhard began his career at Schroders, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Erhard earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Princeton University and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.
Sr. VP – Operations & Projects
Mr. Huber has nearly 40 years experience, all in deepwater. In 1996, he was one of the founders of Mariner Energy, Inc. serving as Sr. VP, Deepwater, and then became one of the founders of DGE where he presently serves as Sr. VP of Operations and Projects. He began his career with Esso Exploration Inc., Exxon’s overseas subsidiary, leaving as Deepwater Drilling Engineering Supervisor in 1981. Over the course of his distinguished career, he has held various senior positions with oil companies in the North Sea, Africa, and Asia.
Jere C. Overdyke
Deep Gulf Energy
Mr. Overdyke’s experience in energy industry finance and operations dates back to 1977. His experience in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico arena is approaching 20 years. Prior to joining Deep Gulf Energy in 2005, Mr. Overdyke worked with Plains Resources serving as Executive Vice President and CFO from 2001 to 2002 and Enron Corp from 1991 to 2001. Mr. Overdyke served on the Board of Directors of Mariner Energy from 1996 to 2001.
Neil A. Wizel
First Reserve Corporation
Mr. Wizel is a Director at First Reserve where his oversight includes investment origination, structuring, execution, monitoring and exit strategy with a particular emphasis on the equipment, manufacturing and services sector as well as reserves and downstream assets. Prior to joining First Reserve in April 2007, Mr. Wizel worked for five years at Greenbriar Equity Group, a transportation-focused private equity firm. Prior to Greenbriar, he was a Financial Analyst in the Leveraged Finance/Financial Sponsor Group at Credit Suisse First Boston. Mr. Wizel serves as a director of the Deep Gulf Energy Companies, Saxon Energy Services and PBF Energy.