Team

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.

Brendan Daley

Brendan Daley is a commercial and corporate finance professional with 20 years’ experience in the energy industry. Prior to starting his own advisory business, 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 experience including executive management, new business ventures, deal origination, M&A, fundraising, structuring and negotiation.

Ilhan Goknel

Ilhan is a skilled mining engineer with great expertise in non-ferrous mineral projects. He is the former Project Manager and General Manager of the single Magnesium Mining and Processing project which was built outside China in the last 20 years in Esan, Turkey. He graduated from the Technical University of Istanbul with MSc in Mining Engineering and has a post graduate advanced studies from RWTH Aachen, Germany.

Dr. Gelu Maracineanu

Gelu has 30 years of international experience in mining projects. He is the former Project Manager and General Manager of the mining and processing project for brucite in Budureasa, Romania. He is also the former President of Romania’s national minerals office: National Agency for Mineral Resources (“NAMR”), having accumulated great knowledge of Romania’s geology, legal framework, and NAMR procedures. He graduated from with a BS from the Academy of Economic Studies of Bucharest and holds a PhD from Petrosani Mining University, Romania.

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Jacques J. Tohme

JJacques has 17 years of investment and transaction experience principally focused on energy and natural resources. He is currently a co-founder and executive director of Tailwind Energy, a UK-based energy company operating assets acquired from ExxonMobil, Royal Dutch Shell and EOG Resources. He is also a founder of Amerocap LLC, a private US investment firm that holds interests in oil and gas, mining, renewable energy, and defense contracting companies in the US, South America and Europe.

Prior to that, Jacques held several buy-side and investment banking roles in New York Jacques brings energy investing expertise, as well as a strong network of energy policymakers in the US. He has a BS in Industrial Engineering from Columbia University.

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

IMPORTANT NOTE: As of July 1, 2020 Mr. McMonigle is on leave from Amercocap and The Abraham Group and is working full time as Secretary-General of the International Energy Forum in Riyadh Saudi Arabia.

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

Mr. McMonigle was also 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. 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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