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

PRINCIPAL
Matt is a Principal 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 Senior 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, 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.

JACK WOOD

ANALYST
Jack is an Analyst at Black Bay, where he is involved with the firm’s efforts in executing transactions, monitoring active portfolio companies, and market analysis. Prior to joining Black Bay, Jack served as an intern in the Investment Banking Division at Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. in Houston. Jack holds a B.S.M. in Finance from the A.B. Freeman School of Business and a B.A. in Political Economy from the School of Liberal Arts at Tulane University.

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.
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