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Potomac, Maryland, 20854, United States
Posted:
May 25, 2010

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***** H. *****

**** ********* ****

Potomac, MD 20854

Mobile: 240-***-****

Evening Phone: 301-***-****

Email: ******@***.***

Citizenship by Birth: United States

Availability: Permanent, Full Time

Desired Location: Washington DC metro area, travel OK

SUMMARY

A strong background as a Wall Street oil & gas investment analyst, coupled

with experience as Director of Business Development for the international

subsidiary of a large, independent oil company, provides the skills needed

for a business development or research position, especially in the oil and

gas or alternative energy industries. I bring expertise in: advanced

financial analysis; primary research and analysis; energy industry and

market sector research; review of company documents; periodic and summary

report preparation; financial modeling; development and maintenance of a

network of industry and client contacts; and, written and verbal forums for

discussions, negotiations and recommendations. I established and managed

an office for Caspian Sea oil field negotiations in Azerbaijan and

performed on-site due diligence throughout the United States and in Russia,

Ivory Coast and Canada. I have experience working as part of a team and

independently, adapting work completion timetables as necessary to

accommodate the unexpected. Additionally, I possess a strong work ethic,

integrity and loyalty.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Caspian Energy Consulting (CEC) 8 / 2006 - Present (Part-time)

Potomac, Maryland

www.caspianenergyconsulting.com

Consultant

CEC is a consulting company specializing in assisting companies (primarily

oil & gas) in the Caucasus and Middle East. I work on a job-specific,

consulting basis for CEC. Currently I am assisting a client of CEC's in

the field of electromagnetic wave propagation and data retrieval. In

addition to writing Investment Proposals I research competitive markets for

the company's future products.

Ongoing work for CEC has included: analysis of the political dynamics of

the Middle East and Caucasus, especially the impact of Iran, Qatar, Saudi

Arabia and Russia on their neighbors; project research and financial

analysis for international energy projects; and editing and substantive

review of CEC's published papers.

. Contact: Rob Sobhani, President of CEC: 240-***-**** or

********@*****.***

Caspian Energy Consulting 11 /

1996 - 8 / 2006

Vice President

While a partner of CEC I was responsible for much of the domestic activity

of CEC, including: contract preparation and negotiation; energy industry

research and report preparation; country economic and political research

and analysis (Iran, Qatar and Saudi Arabia); and strategic planning.

For about a year I acted as interim CFO for a start-up company specializing

in electromagnetic wave propagation and data retrieval. I also oversaw the

drafting of the company's Business Plan, prepared marketing proposals, and

coordinated the company's administrative functions.

Specific projects for clients in the energy sector required tracking the

development of liquefied natural gas (LNG), especially as the industry has

been impacted by Qatar. On the alternate energy side I evaluated the

economic viability of different energy sources, including solar, tar sands

and oil shale.

. Contact: Rob Sobhani (see above)

Apache Corporation 2 /

1989 - 5 / 1993

Houston, TX

Director Business Development - International, and Director - Business

Development

I was hired by the two men who created the first Master Limited

Partnership, the Chairman and Vice Chairman of Apache Corporation, to

provide creative and independent valuation and evaluation of potential new

business ventures and proposed asset sales and purchases, utilizing the

primary research, analysis and data collection skills and knowledge

acquired as an oil & gas analyst on Wall Street.

In 1990 I was asked by the President of Apache Corporation's subsidiary,

Apache International, to develop and implement a business strategy for

entering the USSR and meeting with Ministries and local oil companies to

identify and acquire prospective oil properties, particularly in the

Caspian Sea. Given the Soviet Union's lack of an institutional framework

for conducting business with foreign companies, I was part of the group

that studied the Soviet Union's emerging foreign investment laws and

accounting standards to devise a way to conduct business contractually.

Between May 1991 and October 1992 I traveled regularly to Azerbaijan,

Russia and Turkey (Istanbul), spending more than half the time living in

Baku, Azerbaijan, where I established an office and managed Apache's

Caspian Sea oil concession negotiations. Alone and with Apache

International's President and other officers, I met regularly with

Azerbaijan's most senior government and industry officials to discuss

exploration prospects, Agreements, and production and delivery logistical

considerations. We were successful in negotiating an Agreement in

Principle for the future negotiation of a production sharing agreement for

an oil field in the Caspian Sea. Ultimately, however, Apache Corporation

determined that the Soviet Union was not an area of interest.

Other work for Apache International included an on-site evaluation of Ivory

Coast's electric power generation to determine local natural gas demand as

part of Apache's consideration of a natural gas field (Foxtrot) offshore

Ivory Coast. I was also regularly asked to provide independent financial

valuations of international new venture proposals, including projects in

Russia, Canada, and Egypt..

A special project Apache Corporation asked me to advise them on was a

planned $5 million investment in an energy efficiency and alternate energy

startup company. I recommended the investment not be made after

determining the company would not be economically viable based upon the

specific proposed ventures in areas including: solar energy; wind energy;

cogeneration; natural gas transmission line energy reclamation at pressure

step-down points; and energy saving equipment.

Robert Fleming 7 /

1987 - 2 / 1989

(formerly Eberstadt Fleming)

New York, NY

Securities Research Analyst

At Eberstadt Fleming I continued my work as a "Wall Street" or "sell-side"

oil and gas securities analyst. I was one of the first oil and gas

analysts to expand coverage to include regulated natural gas transmission

companies and their unregulated new production companies as deregulation of

natural gas prices caused major multi-billion dollar dislocations [and

opportunities] within the industry. Tax-driven Master Limited Partnerships

and Royalty Trusts continued to be part of my coverage as well.

As a "sell-side" analyst I conducted primary research of the energy

industry including projecting future oil and natural gas supply and demand

and price trends. The primary purpose of my job was to value large,

publicly traded oil & gas and natural gas transmission companies' stocks

and their assets, predict corporate earnings and industry trends, and

comparatively rank companies in order to make stock portfolio

recommendations.

A regular part of the job was to travel extensively throughout the US to

visit clients and management of oil & gas companies. In the pursuit of

information, I met with all levels of management, from the CEO down. I

also visited with or conducted telephone interviews with representatives of

federal, local and state regulatory agencies including the DOE and FERC.

Independent industry associations and various media also were sources of

information.

Research and recommendations were disseminated through written reports and

verbal communication, individually and in group settings.

Carl H. Pforzheimer & Co. 2 /

1985 - 7 / 1987

New York, NY

Securities Analyst

Carl H. Pforzheimer & Co. is a "sell-side" oil and gas boutique that got

its start in oil by "making a market" in the original Standard Oil Trust.

While there I was an oil & gas securities analyst covering independent oil

and gas production companies. I also translated an expertise in tax-driven

oil & gas Royalty Trusts into an expertise in the newly created oil & gas

Master Limited Partnerships that were flooding the market before Congress

changed the tax laws to abolish them and stop the "disincorporation" of

America. We hosted the first Wall Street conference demystifying Master

Limited Partnerships to institutional investors.

EDUCATION

Loyola College of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

MBA in Finance, 1981

Member of Alpha Sigma Nu - the

Jesuit Honor Society

Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA

BA in History, 1976

Selected for Junior Year

abroad program at St. Andrews University, Scotland

JOB RELATED TRAINING

Chartered Financial Analyst (awarded by the ICFA in

1983, currently inactive)

Registered Representative Level 7 (stockbroker, 1981

- 1989)

AFFILIATIONS

Association for Investment Management & Research (AIMR) - former

New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA) - former

PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS

As a "Wall Street" analyst, written work was

published and sent to the firm's clients worldwide.

REFERENCES

Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani

Chairman of the Executive Committee

& Managing Director

RAK Petroleum

Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab

Emirates

**-*@*******.***

Business and Personal

Reference

Ali Zavar

Principal, Special Operations Officer

Department of Special

Operations

International Finance

Corporation

(703) ***-****

Personal Reference

SKILLS & TALENTS

Analysis and interpretation of complex subjects based on primary research

and data collection from multiple sources including personal contacts,

published media, government filings, data bases, web surfing, etc.

Advising clients or senior officials based on a conceptualization of the

subject matter, tailored to the depth of knowledge of the specific

audience. Presentations are formal or informal, written or verbal.

Investigative financial analysis of published corporate reports and SEC

filings to identify and quantify discrepancies and assess understated

liabilities.

Experience interpreting federal regulations and determining their impact on

operations and profitability.

In-depth knowledge of the domestic and international energy industry

including: oil & natural gas exploration & production; refining &

marketing; LNG; natural gas transmission; energy supply and demand and

prices; alternate energies including solar, cogeneration, tar sands and

oil shale.

Writing: On-the-job training in professional editing. Professional writing

has included: industry overviews; company reports; business plans;

country analyses; company overviews; stock recommendations; marketing

proposals; and contract preparation.

Computer: MS Word, Excel, Power Point, data base mining and "surfing the

web" in general for research.

Languages:

. Currently learning to read, write and speak Farsi.

. Spanish - Took at least 9 Spanish courses and Labs during College.

With an intensive refresher course I would be able to read and write

at an intermediate level.



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