Bryan Gaston has joined Opportune LLP’s Houston office as managing director in the firm’s energy consulting practice.
Gaston specializes in restructuring and forensic accounting investigations, and has advised companies and their creditors both in and out of court. He has also managed several energy-related restructuring situations on behalf of secured lenders, debtors, and unsecured creditor committees. Gaston has experience in sizing, negotiating, and placing debtor-in-possession financing and cash collateral orders, complex financial modeling and projections, strategic advisory, leading asset sale transactions and developing plans of reorganization.
Over the last 12 years prior to joining Opportune, Gaston was a senior executive for other national and boutique restructuring firms. Before beginning his restructuring career, he held roles in commercial lending and business valuation at Merrill Lynch, as well as performed audit and litigation consulting services at KPMG. He is a certified public accountant, licensed in Texas; a FINRA Series 79 License holder; and a certified turnaround professional. Gaston is also a past board member of the local Houston chapter of the Turnaround Management Association.
Opportune is an international energy consulting firm specializing in assisting clients across the energy industry, including upstream, midstream, downstream, power and gas, commodities trading and logistics, and oilfield services. Opportune’s service lines include chemical engineering, complex financial reporting, corporate finance, dispute resolution, enterprise risk, outsourcing, process and technology, reserve engineering and geosciences, restructuring, strategy and organization, and tax.