MANAGEMENT & BOARD
Brooke B. Coburn, 47
Mr. Coburn joined The Carlyle Group in 1996 and is currently a Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer of Carlyle’s Energy and Natural Resources Platform, a position he has held since 2016, and, since 2006, has served as Co-Head of Carlyle Growth Partners and Carlyle Equity Opportunity Fund, the US Middle Market Buyout and Growth Capital activities of The Carlyle Group. Mr. Coburn is a founding member of Carlyle’s US Middle Market and Growth practice. Mr. Coburn serves on the investment committees of Carlyle’s three global Middle Market and Growth Capital investment funds, as well as the firm’s four global Energy & Natural Resource funds, including CIEP. Since June 2017, Mr. Coburn has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Capitol Investment Corp. IV, an unaffiliated special purpose acquisition company which trades on the NYSE. Other than any fees received by Mr. Coburn in connection with serving as a director, to our knowledge, none of our affiliates has received any benefits from Capitol Investment Corp. IV. As of the date of this registration statement, Capitol Investment Corp. IV. has not completed an initial business combination. From June 2007 until its merger with Two Harbors in October 2009, Mr. Coburn served as a Special Advisor to Capitol Acquisition Corp. Since he joined Carlyle in 1996, Mr. Coburn has led or co-led more than 25 Carlyle investments across a broad range of sectors including cybersecurity, communications, energy and natural resources, media, software and technology-enabled services. Investments include Apollo Global (acquired by Apollo Group), Bredbandsbolaget (acquired by Telenor), Catapult Learning, Coalfire Systems, Command Information (acquired by Salient Federal), Core Location (acquired by El Paso Global Networks), ECI Software (acquired by Apax Partners), Gemcom Software (acquired by Dassault Systemes), Genesis Cable (acquired by Benchmark Communications), Matrics Technologies (acquired by Symbol Technologies), Neptune Communications (acquired by Global Crossing), NetMotion Wireless, NorthPoint Communications (IPO), Pacific Telecom Cable (acquired by management), Prime Communications (acquired by Comcast), PrimeSport, Sonitrol Holding Corp. (acquired by Stanley Works), WCI Cable (acquired by Alaska Communications), Wall Street English (acquired by Pearson plc), Wall Street Institute (acquired by Pearson plc) and Worldstrides (acquired by Metalmark and management). Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Coburn was with Salomon Brothers, Inc. where he focused on M&A and capital raising assignments in the Media & Communications Group. Mr. Coburn received his B.A. from Princeton University with honors. Mr. Coburn serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations, including the Washington National Cathedral, where he also serves as Chairman of the Investment Committee.
Kevin R. Gasque, 39
CFO, Treasurer and Secretary
Since January 2016, Mr. Gasque has been a Principal and Energy and Natural Resources Fund CFO with Carlyle. From July 2011 to December 2015, Mr. Gasque was a vice president at Carlyle. Mr. Gasque is responsible for the operations of Carlyle’s Energy and Natural Resources funds, including funds investing globally in energy, power generation and infrastructure. Mr. Gasque oversees transaction structuring and execution, fund formation, financial reporting and investor relations for these funds. Since 2016, Mr. Gasque has been a member of the Board of Directors of Cogentrix Power Holdings LLC. Prior to joining Carlyle in July 2011, Mr. Gasque was a Senior Manager in the Financial Analysis and Compliance Team at American Capital focusing on portfolio company valuations and transaction due diligence. Prior to that, Mr. Gasque was the Vice President of Finance for the Washington Redskins. Mr. Gasque received his B.B.A. in accounting from James Madison University and was a CPA in the state of Virginia from 2005 to 2008.
Board of Directors
Marcel Q. H. van Poecke, 57
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mr. van Poecke has more than 25 years of experience in the Energy sector, primarily as an entrepreneur, investor and executive manager. He is the Chairman of AtlasInvest group, a private holding and investment group and he served in that capacity since he founded it in 2007. AtlasInvest is engaged in investments across the broad energy spectrum. Since 2013, Mr. van Poecke has been the Head of the CIEP International Energy Investment Team. CIEP focuses on the energy sector outside North America with a particular focus on oil and gas: upstream, midstream, downstream and oil field. Since 2009, Mr. van Poecke has been the Chairman of the non-executive Board of Oranje-Nassau Energie (ONE), an AtlasInvest portfolio company with oil and gas assets in the North Sea and West Africa, with a long track-record of running a diversified upstream portfolio. Furthermore, Mr. van Poecke is Director or non-executive Director of the following CIEP portfolio companies: Assala Energy (since 2016), BSOG Activity Holding SRL (since 2016), Discover Exploration (since 2012), HES International B.V. (since 2014), Mazarine Energy B.V. (since 2016), Neptune Energy Group Limited (since 2016) and Varo Energy B.V. (since 2013). Prior to the forming of AtlasInvest, Mr. van Poecke founded Petroplus from a management buyout in 1993 and successfully led its growth into the largest independent oil refiner in Europe through several major acquisitions and divestments as Chief Executive Officer. Petroplus was taken private in 2005 in a transaction led by Carlyle/Riverstone and management. In 2006, Mr. van Poecke exited Petroplus following the company’s successful IPO on the Zurich stock exchange. Mr. van Poecke has a degree in Agricultural Business Administration from the University of Wageningen and a Masters in Business Administration from the William E. Simon School of Management of the University of Rochester.
Robert Maguire, 62
Mr. Maguire has been a Managing Director for CIEP since February 2014 focusing on further developing and growing Carlyle’s international energy platform. From May 2009 to February 2014, Mr. Maguire was a Partner at Perella Weinberg Partners, but prior to that worked as an investment banker for over 21 years at Morgan Stanley and was involved in many of the largest transactions within the energy sector. Mr. Maguire holds an AB from Princeton University (1977), an MA from Oxford University (1980) and a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law (1983). Mr. Maguire is also a Director or non-executive of the following CIEP portfolio companies: Assala Energy (since 2016), BSOG Activity Holding SRL (since 2016), Neptune Energy Group Limited (since 2016) and Mazarine Energy B.V. (since 2016).
Peter L. O’Brien, 48
Mr. O’Brien invests in energy and financial services sector start-ups, with a focus on Russian companies, and also serves as a consultant for energy companies. Mr. O’Brien is a member of the board of directors of several publicly traded companies. Since 2012, Mr. O’Brien has been a director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of PAO TMK. Mr. O’Brien has also been the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Transfin-M since 2013. Since 2015, Mr. O’Brien has served as a director of Transcontainer (USA), Inc. and as a director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of T Plus Group. In 2017, Mr. O’Brien became a member of the Board of Directors of Sberbank CIB USA. From 2006 to 2011, Mr. O’Brien served as Chief Financial Officer of Rosneft, an integrated oil company in Russia, during which time, Rosneft completed an initial public offering. From 2002 to 2006, Mr. O’Brien was the head of Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking practice in Moscow, with a focus on the oil & gas sector. Mr. O’Brien has a degree in Russian Studies from Duke University and a Masters in Business Administration from Columbia Business School, and graduated from the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Jacob Shields Ulrich, 64
Since 2013, Mr. Ulrich has been the non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sterling Resources Ltd., an exploration and production company that had assets in the UK, North Sea, Romania, Netherlands and France. From 2013 to 2016, Mr. Ulrich served as Chief Executive Officer of Sterling Resources Ltd. Prior to joining Sterling, Mr. Ulrich advised various natural resources companies and has been the non-executive Chairman of the Board of Astrakhan Oil Co. since 2011. Mr. Ulrich also served on the board of Mediterranean Oil & Gas (2012-2014) and Mitra (2012-2015). From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Ulrich was a Senior Energy Advisor in Och-Ziff Capital Management Group in London, where he was responsible for developing Och-Ziff’s portfolio of upstream, renewable and infrastructure investments in the EU, Africa and Middle East. Mr. Ulrich has a degree in Engineering from the University of Maryland and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Chicago.
Philippe Boisseau (Newly Appointed)
Bloomberg: Mr. Philippe Boisseau served as the President of Marketing & Services and New Energies at Total S.A. until April 15, 2016. Mr. Boisseau served as the President of Supply & Marketing at Total SA. Mr. Boisseau served as President of Refining & Marketing at Total SA since January 1, 2012. Mr. Boisseau served as the President of Gas & Power business of Total SA from February 1, 2006 to January 1, 2012. Mr. Boisseau served as the President of Middle East Exploration & Production