Our Team

MICHAEL LEBOURGEOIS

MANAGING PARTNER
Michael is the Managing Partner of Black Bay, where he serves on the firm’s Investment Committee and oversees Black Bay’s efforts in sourcing investments, executing transactions, monitoring active portfolio companies as well as firm management and strategy. Prior to co-founding Black Bay, Michael was a Managing Director at NGP Energy Technology Partners (“NGP ETP”), where he led NGP ETP’s oilfield services investment efforts. During his nine-year tenure at NGP ETP, Michael was involved with twelve oil & gas service companies. Prior to joining NGP ETP, Michael served as the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Business Development for Auto-Chlor Services and worked at Bank of America Securities in the Natural Resources Investment Banking Group in New York and Houston. Michael holds an M.B.A. from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University, and received a B.A. in Economics with honors from Southern Methodist University.

L. GUY COOK, III

PARTNER
Guy is a Partner at Black Bay, where he serves on the firm’s Investment Committee and oversees Black Bay’s efforts in sourcing investments, executing transactions, monitoring active portfolio companies and strategy. Prior to co-founding Black Bay, Guy was an Executive Vice President at Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: SPN), a diversified mid-cap global oilfield service company. Guy was responsible for the Drilling Products & Services segment which comprised of eleven subsidiaries operating under legacy brand names, each of which had complete senior management teams that reported to Guy. From 1997 through 2004, Guy held various roles at Superior, including Vice President of Corporate Development and Director of Investor Relations. Guy has over 20 years of investing and managing in the oilfield service sector and has led, or been involved in, over 30 transactions and post-closing acquisition integrations. Guy holds an M.B.A. from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University and a B.S. in Corporate Finance from the University of Alabama.

TOM AMBROSE

PARTNER
​Tom is a Partner at Black Bay, where he serves on the firm’s Investment Committee and oversees Black Bay’s efforts in sourcing investments, executing transactions, monitoring active portfolio companies and strategy. Prior to co-founding Black Bay, Tom was a Vice President at NGP ETP, where he was responsible for sourcing investments, transaction analysis and execution, and monitoring portfolio companies in the oilfield service and technology sector. Prior to joining NGP ETP in 2011, Tom served as the Senior Analyst for Halliburton Company’s in-house M&A and Corporate Development group. While at Halliburton, Tom worked on a number of strategic acquisitions and transactions across the range of Halliburton’s product and service offerings, as well as corporate strategy projects sponsored by the executive team. Tom holds a B.S.M. in Finance and Economics from Tulane University, where he graduated magna cum laude and was a Distinguished Scholar’s recipient, along with an Energy Specialization from the Tulane Energy Institute.

JULIE ISACKS

CFO/CCO
Julie is the CFO and CCO at Black Bay, where she oversees the firm’s administrative, compliance, and regulatory functions. Julie is also actively involved in executing transactions and monitoring Black Bay’s portfolio companies. Julie has nearly 20 years of experience in the oilfield service sector and has worked closely with over 25 operating subsidiaries on financial reporting and internal controls. Prior to joining Black Bay, Julie was a Director of Financial Reporting at Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: SPN), a diversified mid-cap global oilfield service company. Julie was responsible for financial reporting, SEC compliance, external audit, due diligence on acquisition targets, MD&A preparation, interfacing with subsidiary financial managers and advising on internal control procedures. Julie held various other roles at Superior, including Director of International Accounting. Prior to Superior, Julie was a Senior Auditor for Ernst & Young. Julie is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. in Finance and Business Management from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.

MATT SCHOVEE

MANAGING DIRECTOR
Matt is the Managing Director at Black Bay, where he is involved with the firm’s efforts in sourcing investments, executing transactions, and monitoring active portfolio companies. Prior to co-founding Black Bay, Matt was an Associate at NGP ETP, where he was responsible for transaction analysis and the monitoring of active oilfield service portfolio companies. Prior to joining NGP ETP, Matt served as the Senior Analyst for Halliburton Company’s in-house M&A and Corporate Development group. While at Halliburton, Matt was the lead analyst for numerous M&A transactions across the oilfield service and technology sector and was involved with executing investment analysis, corporate strategy projects, market research, and internal portfolio analysis for senior executive management and the board of directors. Matt holds a B.B.A. in Finance and a Concentration in Energy Management from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, where he was also a two-time Academic All-American and Captain of the Men’s Division I golf team.

SAM SCOFIELD

VICE PRESIDENT
Sam is a Vice President at Black Bay, where he is involved with the firm’s efforts in sourcing investments, executing transactions, and monitoring active portfolio companies. Prior to joining Black Bay, Sam spent three years working in the Energy Investment Banking Group at BMO Capital Markets in Houston, where he focused on M&A advisory work and public and private capital raises within the energy industry. Sam graduated from Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business with a B.S.M. in Finance, along with an Energy Specialization from the Tulane Energy Institute. Sam was also a two-time Academic All-American, Team Captain, and All-Conference Defensive Player on the Tulane Green Wave football team.

GRANT MCCLURE

ASSOCIATE
Grant is an Associate at Black Bay, where he is involved with the firm’s efforts in sourcing investments, executing transactions, and monitoring active portfolio companies. Prior to joining Black Bay, Grant spent three years working in Corporate Development at Gravity Oilfield Services, where he completed numerous M&A transactions and strategic growth initiatives. Grant holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University along with a Master’s in Energy Management from Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business.

JOHN EUMONT

ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE MANAGER
John is the Accounting and Finance Manager at Black Bay, where he oversees the accounting and financial reporting for Black Bay. Prior to joining Black Bay, John was an Assistant Vice President at Apex Group, where he managed the accounting and financial reporting for multiple clients. Prior to Apex Group, John was a Senior Staff Account at Advantage Capital, where he was responsible for recording activity and preparing financial statements for many of the firm’s entities. John holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of New Orleans.

KAREN PHAN

EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATOR
Karen is the Executive Administrator at Black Bay Energy Capital, where she helps oversee the firm’s day-to-day administrative functions. Prior to Black Bay, she was the Administrative Manager of a staffing company and regulated the Human Resources department for the branch, including the process and compliance of new hires. She double majored in Marketing and Management at the University of Southern Mississippi where she received her BS in Business Administration. She holds a Master of Business Administration and a certificate in Sports Security Management from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Strategic Advisory Board

RANDY ALBERT

E&P and mining executive, most recently served as Chairman of the Board of Montage Resources prior to its merger with SWN; prior to that he was Chief Operating Officer-Gas of CONSOL Energy. Board member for several operating companies and oilfield service companies; Chairman of West Virginia O&G Conservation Commission.

CHIP GOODYEAR

Global natural resource executive, most recently served in an executive role as CEO of BHP Billiton. Former executive and/or board member for Freeport-McMoRan, Anadarko Petroleum, and Temasek. Currently the President of Goodyear Investment Company, a Trustee of Yale University, Chairman of the BHP Foundation and a board member of several for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.

FLOYD HAMMOND

E&P executive; founding member and Chief Operating Officer at Ameredev, a leading Delaware Basin operator. Formerly lead midstream engineer at Cimarex. Serves on the board of Pinon Midstream and a former board member of TOPS.

BILL HARVEY

Global chemical executive, most recently served as President at DuPont. Serves on the board of several chemicals & materials companies, including Clean Chemistry, Bridgestone Americas, and Origin Materials.

DOUG HAYES

Oilfield chemical executive with 45 years in the industry, including senior leadership roles at Baker Hughes (Petrolite), Clariant, Champion Technologies, and Rockwater. Serves on the board of NexGen Chemical Technologies and Clean Chemistry.

CHARLIE ORBELL

Oilfield service and technology executive; Chief Executive Officer of ADS Services, a leading provider of managed pressure drilling solutions. Formerly CEO of Managed Pressure Operations and various management roles at Schlumberger.

BRUCE SCHULMAN

Managing Partner at NGP Energy Technology Partners, an energy technology private equity investment firm. Decades of experience investing in and lending to energy and industrial businesses in the middle market.

CHRISTINE STAPLES

Chemicals and water treatment executive; Chief Executive Officer of Cohere Beauty, a premier formulator and custom manufacturer for beauty, personal care, and fragrance brands. Formerly Chief Executive Officer at G2O Technologies, and held senior leadership positions at Buckman and Ecolab.
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