Carl Marks Advisors, a consulting and investment banking advisory firm to middle market companies, has hired H. Brock Hudson as managing director, supporting the firm’s investment banking and advisory teams, in the oil and gas sector.
Hudson brings more than 30 years of experience as an energy lender and as a manager of oil and gas producing assets. He has also structured and closed a number of financing transactions for middle-market exploration and production (E&P) companies.
Prior to joining Carl Marks Advisors, Hudson served as manager of the Houston E&P/Midstream group and as senior vice president of energy capital markets for Amegy Bank. He was also a principal and manager of a series of private-equity-backed companies and served in management roles at Torch Energy Advisors Inc., an oil and gas asset management company, where he focused on finding and creating exit strategies for the institutional limited partners in the various Torch funds.
As an operator, Hudson held management responsibility for the drilling, acquisition, operation, and divestment of thousands of wells, involving the deployment and return of several hundred million dollars of investment capital. He has management experience in land, drilling, and production operations; working interest partner management; trade term negotiations; acquisitions and divestitures; and driving results within complex organizations.
Hudson received a Bachelor of Science degree in earth sciences from Stanford University, along with a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas.