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Energy industry professional with significant experience in the field of commodities; including risk management and outside sales.  Track record of consistent, objectively quantifiable success in diverse roles for several public companies. 

Work experience

Jul 2009Present

Assistant Vice President of Peninsula Energy Services, Inc (PESCO)


Peninsula Energy Services Company, Inc (PESCO) is an energy marketing company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation.

  • Currently responsible for the operations of this business unit, including:
    • The Accounting functions of budgeting, forecasting, and Sarbanes Oxley compliance.
    • The Origination/Sales functions of lead generation, customer pipeline development, customer acquisition, contract negotiation and customer relations.
    • The Operations functions of supply procurement and daily gas logistics.
    • The Risk Management functions of fixed price hedging, exposure analysis, and risk mitigation. 
    • Recruitment and Retention
  • Key achievements in this role:
    • Manage a business unit with more than $2.7 million in annual operating income and $100 million in revenue (budget 2016).
    • Grew PESCO's marketing footprint from 2 states to 6 states. (Currently PESCO serves the natural gas needs of 3000 commercial and industrial accounts.)
    • Grew operating income 19% in full first year, and 8.4% annually thereafter. 
    • Grew budgeted operating income 55% (Budget in process 2009 v Budget 2016).
    • Achieved budget in 5 of 6 fiscal years.
    • Reduced bad debt from 1.1% of revenue to 0.06% of revenue in the same time frame.
    • Accountable for setting PESCO's business strategy and leading the PESCO business unit to execute around this strategy.
Nov 2008May 2014

Adjunct Faculty Member

Park University
  • Currently teach graduate level classes in the Distance MBA Program (Entrepreneurship emphasis). 
    • Entrepreneurship in the Global Economy
    • Project Management
    • Small Business Management
Aug 2008Jul 2009

Kansas City Independent Auto Auction

Kansas City Independent Auto Auction
  • I assisted the auction in a variety of capacities, including sales, finance, and operations analysis.
  • I was employed by the auto auction while I honored an agreement not to compete in the energy industry for one year.
Sep 2006Jul 2008

Director of Supply & Risk Marketing – East Region

Inergy, LP
  • Directed all wholesale and trading activities on the East Coast
  • Offered propane price and supply risk management services to customers in 19 states
  • Responsible for key client relationships, extensive travel and appointment schedule
  • Accountable for performance of sales and marketing team
  • Developed strategies and risk management programs to help clients hedge customer retail offerings
  • Presented on the topics of market fundamentals and risk management to audiences at regional conferences
  • Published original analyses and market essays for the client base
  • Managed an annual budget of $2.2 million in gross profit
  • Attained budgeted EBITDA targets for both fiscal years
Aug 2005Aug 2006

Risk Services Manager

Inergy LP
  • Built a book of third party clients from scratch
  • Advised Inergy’s retail division presidents on hedging strategies
  • Responsible to help optimize Inergy’s daily risk book and to look for arbitrage opportunities in the market as they occurred
  • Ended year 25% over plan
Jul 2003Aug 2005

Transaction Manager

Inergy, LP
  • Involved in all phases of the retail propane acquisitions process, including prospecting, modeling, diligence, closing, and integration
  • Closed 29 transactions, representing a collective investment of approximately $500 million
  • Negotiated purchase agreements and ancillary documents with sellers and seller’s legal advisers
  • Developed pro-forma financial models and formal underwriting materials that were used in underwriting meetings by Inergy senior management and the Inergy board of directors
Jul 2001Jun 2003

Manager of Risk Control and Analysis

Inergy, LP
  • Responsible for managing Inergy’s wholesale and trading “risk book”
  • Delta managed the proprietary options book
  • Created and researched strategies used in client advice
Jan 1998Jun 2001

Purchasing Coordinator

Farmland Meats Group

Coordinated feed ingredient procurement from approximately 50 different feed mills in 10 states. 

Traded Hogs, Corn, and Soybean Meal on the board (CBOT and CME) as well as in the cash market to lock in feeding margins associated with production of 8.0 million pigs annually.

Jun 1995Dec 1997

Purchasing Manager

Purina Mills

Responsible for purchasing raw feed inputs for feed mills in the following cities: Bloomington, IL; Montgomery City, MO; Vandalia, IL; Fort Worth, TX; Denver, CO; and Charlotte, NC


Sep 1991May 1995

Bachelor of Science - double major in Philosophy and Economics

Westminster College
  • Dean's List
  • Original Paper Presented: 
  • University of Memphis Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
    • "The Evolution of Language versus the Language of Thought"
  • Phi Sigma Tau - Philosophy Honor Society
    • President 1994
  • Delta Tau Delta - National Social Fraternity
    • Rush Chairman - 1992, 1993
    • Alumni Affairs Chairman - 1994
  • Westminster Interfraternity Council (IFC), Treasurer - 1995


Apr 2008Apr 2012

Series 3


Type Dynamics and Personal Strengths

  • Myers Briggs Personality Type
    • ENTJ (extraversion, intuition, thinking, judgment)
  • Clifton StrengthsFinder Top 5 Strengths 
    • Strategic
    • Ideation
    • Analytical
    • Self-Assurance
    • Activator