Andrew I. Dayton

Andrew Dayton runs Amerocap’s investment origination and execution operations. Previously, Andrew was an investment professional at Lincolnshire Management, a leading U.S. middle-market private equity firm, where he covered many sectors including oil and gas. Prior to that, he was with Deutsche Bank’s Investment Banking division.

Andrew graduated from Princeton University with a BA in Political Economy and Finance, and then received his MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.

George Goldsmith

George Goldsmith has spent most of his 30 year professional career at the intersection of energy and security. Goldsmith founded and ran an international financial crime investigations and asset recovery company which evolved into an international government relations consultancy focused on security and intelligence.

He is a longtime proponent of energy independence as a cornerstone of national security. He has also worked with top US defense contractors during his career. Goldsmith holds a BS from Syracuse University.

Matthew Ingber

Matthew is an early investor in Amerocap and its portfolio holdings. He is a serial entrepreneur and private investor based in New York who has successfully built and exited US-focused businesses in the sports and entertainment sector. Matthew’s investment portfolio includes the real estate, tech, entertainment, defense  and energy sectors. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University.

Alexandra Patron

Alexandra is a global business strategist with over 25 years experience focused on energy and infrastructure. She was recently a geopolitical strategist with EAS Advisors focusing on energy and mining. She has prior energy investment experience in Eastern Europe and Asia. Alexandra began her career with Sakura Bank (later merged into Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation) where she spent over 12 years trading and helping to build a $12bn treasury book.

Brendan Daley

Brendan Daley is a corporate development professional with 20 years’ experience in the energy industry with a focus in the oil & gas sector. He was most recently Head of Business Development for Nautical Petroleum plc and previously CEO for Mountain Energy Corporation and Head of Business Development for International Energy Group AG. He has broad commercial experience including executive management, new business ventures, deal origination, M&A, fundraising, structuring and negotiation.

Jerry W. Slusser

Jerry Slusser has over 40 years experience in the energy and investment sectors, including several ventures which were successfully exited. He is the CEO and majority shareholder of Global Trade & Energy (G-TEC), an international developer of renewable energy facilities. Slusser devotes most of his time to acquisitions, restructuring of existing companies, community affairs and politics.

Slusser graduated from Purdue University, Schools of Engineering and Management with a BS, Industrial Engineering in 1968 and a Master’s in 1969.


Jacques J. Tohme

Jacques Tohme established Amerocap in 2012 initially advising U.S. investors seeking energy interests in Romania, including with the landmark privatizations and IPOs. After building out Amerocap’s operations and first investments in Romania, he is now based in London. Tohme is also a Director of Tailwind Energy, a North Sea oil and gas company.

Prior to that he held several investment banking roles in New York, most recently leading the CEE and Energy teams for Nova Capital, an emerging markets merchant bank. Tohme graduated from Columbia University with a BS, Industrial Engineering.

Secretary Spencer Abraham

Secretary Abraham is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Abraham Group LLC, an international strategic consulting firm based in Washington, D.C.

He represented Michigan in the United States Senate prior to President George W. Bush selecting him as the tenth Secretary of Energy in U.S. history. During his tenure at the Energy Department (2001-2005), he developed policies and regulations to ensure the nation’s energy security, was responsible for the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve, oversaw domestic oil and gas development policy and developed relationships with international governments, including members of OPEC. Secretary Abraham serves as Executive Chairman of Uranium Energy Corp., and as Board Director of PBF Energy Inc., NRG Energy, Inc., and Two Harbors Investment Corp.. He was previously a Director of GenOn Energy, Inc. and ICx Technologies. He also serves on the board of C3 Energy, a private company. Secretary Abraham is a member of the Advisory Board of the Churchill Center and is the Chairman of the American Task Force for Lebanon. As a Senior Analyst for Potomac Research Group, Secretary Abraham provides predictive analysis on energy policy, energy markets and the geopolitics of energy to institutional investors in the energy space. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School and is the author of ‘Lights Out!:Ten Myths About (and Real Solutions to) America’s Energy Crisis.’

Joseph McMonigle

Mr. McMonigle is president and co-founder of The Abraham Group LLC, an international strategic consulting firm focused on the energy sector and based in Washington, D.C.

Mr. McMonigle is the former Vice Chairman of the International Energy Agency. In addition, Mr. McMonigle served as Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Energy, a cabinet department with a $23 billion budget and over 100,000 federal and contractor employees (2001-2005). Mr. McMonigle also served as the American co-chair of the U.S.-China Energy Cooperation Working Group and led DOE’s bilateral activities and engagement with China. Before joining the Bush Administration, Mr. McMonigle was the administrative assistant and general counsel to a United States Senator. He is also an attorney and member of the Energy Bar Association as well as the Pennsylvania and District of Columbia bars.

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