Clay M. Gaspar
Mr. Gaspar is currently President and Chief Operating Officer at WPX Energy, Inc (NYSE : WPX ). Clay has been instrumental at WPX, implementing widespread change associated with a $7 billion portfolio transformation that has made WPX an emergent, nibble leader in natural resource development and a part of the United States’ dramatic shift to energy independence.
Previously, Clay served as Vice President for Newfield Exploration Company, and prior, spent 16 years with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation holding positions as General Manager of Investor Relations, Business Advisor, and General Manager. Clay is a Registered Professional Engineer with a Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering and Master’s degree in Petroleum and Geosciences Engineering.
Through 2012, Mr. Brisimitzakis served as the CEO at Compass Minerals (NYSE: CMP), a leading minerals producer (~$1.1Bn Sales) of salt, potash, and specialty fertilizers with 2000 employees across 13 manufacturing sites in North America & UK. He helped see earnings double via accelerated/profitable organic growth, tripling market capitalization to $ 2.5 Billion (105 Million in Net Earnings). He organized a strategic/multi phased investment in expansion of advantaged Salt and Potash mining assets. Mr. Brisimitzakis has a professional background with over 35 years of results-oriented success. He serves on the board within multiple ‘materials’ industries including chemicals, plastics, minerals, mining, potash, energy, and agriculture.
ARIC J. GLASSER
Mr. Glasser is a petroleum engineer specializing in natural resource characterization and investment decision risk analysis. He currently serves as Manager, Acquisitions and Divestitures for WPX Energy. Prior, He was Business Development and Planning Manager at SM Energy. He has extensive experience in Economic evaluations and has authored a commercially‐available software program utilized widely by industry in natural resource evaluations. He has prior experience with Conoco and ConocoPhillips and has worked on assets in Nigeria, Venezuela, Canada, Qatar, Russia, Tunisia, Indonesia, and throughout the United States. B.S. Petroleum Engineering Montana Tech.
Mr. Abram is the Founder and Manager of News Street Investment Partners. Abrahm formed Forsite Capital, a real estate investment firm which also provides certain advisory services to Forsite Development and its affiliates. Abrahm was also a founding partner of Gulf Stream Asset Management. Started in March 2002, Gulf Stream was a Charlotte, NC-based manager of corporate-credit assets where Abrahm headed the trading side of the business and directed market strategy for the firm. With approximately $3.5B of assets under management, Gulf Stream was sold to Apollo Global Management in October of 2011. Abrahm previously served as the Head of Syndicated Loan Finance and led the Loan Sales & Trading business at Wachovia Securities, which he joined in 1993. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Georgetown University and an International Business degree from Nijenrode University in the Netherlands, Abrahm joined Chemical Bank (formerly, Manufacturers Hanover) in 1989 within the Leveraged Finance credit division.