Mr. Denison is a 30-year veteran of the energy private equity business. He is currently the managing partner of RNS Capital Partners, a closely held, private equity firm with portfolio companies in technology, energy and service businesses. Mr. Denison serves as a non-executive chairman on two of the RNS portfolio companies and is actively involved in their operations. Prior to co-founding RNS Capital, Tom served a decade as managing director and general counsel for First Reserve Corporation, an energy-focused private equity firm with $12.5 billion under management. Tom joined First Reserve after an 11-year career with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP. Mr. Denison graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Denver, followed by a Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Mr. Cherington has more than 25 years of private equity experience in the industrial, energy and chemical industries in which he has executed over 50 transactions. Prior to co-founding Ara Partners in 2017, Charles founded Intervale Capital in 2006. Intervale has raised $1.3 billion of committed capital across three funds focused on middle-market infrastructure services and manufacturing companies. Mr. Cherington previously served as a Principal at Lochridge & Company, Vice President at the Vietnam Fund, and as an Investment Banking Associate at CS First Boston. Mr. Cherington also currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Conservation Fund. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Wesleyan University, Mr. Cherington received a Master of Business Administration degree (with honors) from the University of Chicago.
Mr. Connelly is a Partner at Intervale Capital in Houston, TX. His interest in the energy industry grew out of his nearly seven years of active duty military service as an infantry officer in the United States Army. Before joining Intervale in 2015, Patrick invested in numerous oilfield service companies in the United States and Canada through his work as a Managing Director at SCF Partners, an energy focused private equity fund. Mr. Connelly received a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, a Master of Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Linker founded Energy Special Situations (ESS) Funds in 2005 with the principal focus of providing growth capital and assistance to companies in the energy industry. Previously, he spent 14 years with the energy private equity firm First Reserve Corporation. Mr. Linker was a founder and CFO of Intercontinental Development Corporation, a leveraged buyout of energy assets from Phibro-Salomon. Jon’s early career included serving as CFO of Phibro Resources, CFO of Gill and Duffus Holdings, and Treasurer of Barber Oil Corporation. He began his career as a geologist at ARCO. Mr. Linker received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geology from Amherst College as well as Master of Arts and Master of Business Administration degrees from Harvard University.
Mr. Walker is the CEO of Cahill Services, LLC, a Houston-based provider of specialty rental services to customers in the oil and gas, refining, industrial, petrochemicals, utilities and related industries. With more than 35 years of domestic and international expertise in the industrial service sector George is practiced in dealing with all aspects of commercial business development in both mature and developing markets. Mr. Walker retired from Aggreko LLC in July 2014 after 27 years, where he served as President of the North American region and Executive Director on the Main Board of Aggreko PLC. He had been a part of or led the acquisition of more than 10 companies during his years at Aggreko. Mr. Walker received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from the University of Texas.