Sam has 25 years of executive experience in the energy industry where he was one of the early pioneers in understanding and advancing the role of Advanced Analytics Machine Learning and Blockchain in multiple Energy segments.
Sam has worked for national and multinational companies, such as ABB, Schneider Electric, Honeywell, Kongsberg Digital and recently Accenture LLP providing his consultative experience to major and independent E&P companies. Currently, he is a partner at Capstone Energy Consulting, specializing in strategy & digital transformation for small and medium enterprises that serve the energy market.
He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). He serves on the advisory team for Houston Exponential and MIT Enterprise Forum of Texas. He has received a B.S in Mechanical Engineering from City University of New York (CUNY), A professional Engineering Licenses (PE), State of Texas and MBA from University of Warwick (United Kingdom) with focus on information consultancy and new venture creations. Sam has multiple publications and currently holds a US/International patents.
Malek is an 18+ years Chief Financial Officer / Chief Operating Officer veteran for privately and publicly held firms. His experience spans raising capital, mergers and acquisitions across the U.S., Vietnam, Mexico and Central America in manufacturing, Oil & Gas, SaaS, electronics and healthcare industries. He assumed executive roles in Enron, Dynegy, Lucas Energy and Dynamic Health Strategies. Malek speaks French, Spanish, served on the board of the National Kidney Foundation (Southeast Texas Region), is currently an Assistant Scout Master and was Chairman of the 3,800 member Aggie Professional Forum. He is a graduate of The Kinkaid School, Texas A&M University (Bach. Engineering) and University of Houston – Bauer School (MBA).
Pete has 25+ years of experience in Oil & Gas, Downstream, Midstream, Upstream, LNG, Petrochemical & Refining related projects. He has comprehensive experience in managing, negotiation, execution of Main Automation Projects, supply chain management (SCM), including P&L responsibility for capital budgets at multiple national & international locations, restructured & created organizations in United States, Canada, Central & South America, transforming them into profit generating entities through management expertise. Managed all corporate functions; development of business plans, legal both domestic & foreign, performance management, acquisition integration, engineering, field service, operations, product development, sales, start-up & commissioning. He has a Bachelor of Science in and Master in Management from Penn State,