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Energy Trust Partners Investment Team
Alan Hsia
Leland B. White
Patrick H. Swearingen, CFA
Damian S. Wells, P.E.
John A. Clark
Christopher W. Sears, CFA
Stephanie S. Sullivan


Alan Hsia
Managing Director of the General Partner
alan.hsia@energytrustpartners.com
212-557-0868

Mr. Hsia is a founder of the ETP Funds. He is responsible for originating and structuring new transactions, participating in the ongoing management and oversight of portfolio investments, and directing the strategy as well as the overall management for the ETP Funds.

Mr. Hsia has approximately 35 years of energy investment and finance experience, having been responsible for originating and managing direct oil and gas investments since 1983. In addition to co-founding ETP, Mr. Hsia is a founding member of Energy Trust LLC, an institutional investment management firm founded in 2001 focusing on oil and gas investments. Previously, Mr. Hsia performed similar investment functions for the Oil & Gas Investment Group at UBS Asset Management (New York) Inc. and at its predecessor, Chase Investors Management Corporation. Mr. Hsia began his career in oil and gas finance at Chemical Bank in 1978.

Mr. Hsia has a Bachelor of Science degree from National Chung Hsing University in Taiwan, a Master of Science degree from the University of Iowa, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.



Leland B. White
Managing Director of the General Partner
leland.white@energytrustpartners.com
214-987-6104

Mr. White is a founder of the ETP Funds. He is responsible for originating and structuring new transactions, participating in the ongoing management and oversight of portfolio investments, and directing the strategy as well as the overall management for the ETP Funds.

Mr. White has over 35 years of investment and finance experience, primarily in the oil and gas industry. This experience includes private equity, debt and project financing, mergers and acquisitions, financial recapitalizations and strategic divestitures. In addition to co-founding ETP, Mr. White is a founding partner of the Energy Spectrum Group, an investment management advisory firm focusing on the energy industry. Previously, Mr. White served for 10 years as a Managing Director at R. Reid Investments Inc. and 13 years as a Senior Vice President with InterFirst Bank Dallas.

Mr. White has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern Methodist University and a Master of Management degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.



Patrick H. Swearingen, CFA
Senior Vice President and Principal of the General Partner
patrick.swearingen@energytrustpartners.com
214-987-6123

Mr. Swearingen is a founder of the ETP Funds. Mr. Swearingen is responsible for originating, evaluating, and executing new transactions as well as participating in the ongoing oversight of portfolio investments of the ETP Funds.

Mr. Swearingen has been actively managing direct oil and gas investments since 1995. Mr. Swearingen is also a founding member of Energy Trust LLC. Previously, Mr. Swearingen performed similar investment functions for the Oil & Gas Investment Group at UBS Asset Management (New York) Inc. Mr. Swearingen, a Chartered Financial Analyst, began his industry career in 1984 at a Norwegian seismic company, and worked for several years in the private placement group of MetLife.

Mr. Swearingen has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Princeton University and a Master of Business Administration degree from The University of Texas at Austin.



Damian S. Wells, P.E.
Senior Vice President and Principal of the General Partner
damian.wells@energytrustpartners.com
214-987-6127

Mr. Wells joined the ETP team in 2007. Mr. Wells, a petroleum engineer, provides technical expertise in evaluating new investment opportunities, monitoring existing investments, and developing exit and monetization strategies for ETP Funds' portfolio companies.

Mr. Wells joined Energy Spectrum in 2006. Previously, Mr. Wells was a consultant with Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc., a petroleum engineering consulting firm in Dallas, for 16 years. His work included project coordination, oil and gas property evaluations, reserves estimates, reservoir analyses, property sales packages, acquisition evaluations, fair market value determinations, geological studies, and secondary and tertiary recovery studies. He also worked for five years as a reservoir engineer for Exxon Company U.S.A.

Mr. Wells has a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Gas Engineering from Texas A&I University. He is a registered Professional Petroleum Engineer, State of Texas, and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.



John A. Clark
Senior Vice President and Principal of the General Partner
john.clark@energytrustpartners.com
214-987-6125

Mr. Clark joined the ETP team in 2011. Mr. Clark assumes responsibilities for the business development efforts, including origination and execution of new investments, and participates in the ongoing oversight of portfolio companies for the ETP Funds.

Mr. Clark has substantial experience in energy financing and a wide exposure in the oil and gas industry, especially in the middle market area where the ETP Funds have been targeted. Prior to joining ETP, Mr. Clark was a Managing Director in Energy Banking at BNP Paribas in Houston, Texas. Previously, Mr. Clark served in growing capacities at several banks in Texas, providing a wide range of financial services to primarily independent oil and gas companies, both private and public.

Mr. Clark has a bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from Texas Christian University, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University.



Christopher W. Sears, CFA
Vice President and Principal of the General Partner
chris.sears@energytrustpartners.com
214-987-6144

Mr. Sears joined the ETP team in 2011. Mr. Sears assists with business development efforts, evaluation of potential investments, and the oversight of portfolio companies of the ETP Funds.

Previously, Mr. Sears served in the Turnaround and Restructuring Advisory Group at Alvarez & Marsal, working with underperforming companies primarily in the energy industry. Mr. Sears began his career at Comerica Bank and subsequently as an Assistant Vice President in the Energy Banking Group at Texas Capital Bank, working with small to medium size independent oil and gas companies.

Mr. Sears has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin.



Stephanie S. Sullivan
Reservoir Engineer
stephanie.sullivan@energytrustpartners.com
214-987-6143

Ms. Sullivan joined the ETP team in 2014. She provides technical expertise in evaluating new investment opportunities and monitoring existing investments with the ETP Funds' portfolio companies.

Previously, Ms. Sullivan was a petroleum engineer with Oil Search Limited, an oil and gas exploration and development company in Sydney, Australia, for 8 years. Her work included the development and implementation of probabilistic production forecasting practices. She began her career as an engineering analyst at Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc., in Dallas.

Ms. Sullivan has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Texas State University at San Marcos and a Master of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from University of New South Wales at Sydney. She is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.


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