H. Brock Hudson

Brock Hudson  has over thirty years of oil and gas asset management and financial transaction experience including seventeen years in oil and gas asset investment management and twelve years as a reserve-base energy lender. Mr. Hudson specializes in structuring and leading complex and innovative acquisitions, divestitures and financial transactions and capital raising.

Prior to joining Carl Marks Advisors Mr. Hudson served as Manager of the Houston E&P/Midstream group and Senior Vice President- Energy Capital Markets for Amegy Bank where he managed a team of eight professionals and oversaw a loan portfolio of $2.2 billion.

Previously Mr. Hudson managed oil and gas investments for several family offices through entities including JMI Energy Inc., Entre Energy Partners, CMR Energy, Llewellin Operating Company, Llewellin Investment Company, and Red Arrow Energy.  He was a principal and co-founder of Llewellin and Red Arrow and served as President and Executive Vice President, respectively, of those entities.  He was primarily responsible for the coordination of all business development efforts, was the primary contact for joint venture partners and lead the due diligence efforts for acquisitions and projects. During this period, Mr. Hudson was involved in the raising of $170MM in investment capital, the deployment of $190MM in direct oil and gas investments, and the harvesting of $489MM in invested assets.

Mr. Hudson also served in various capacities at Torch Energy Advisors Incorporated, a large oil and gas asset management company with $1.8 billion in assets. Mr. Hudson held the position of Vice President, Special Projects; Director of Domestic M&A and also served as President of several subsidiary operating companies including Torch Royalty Company, Torch Capital Corporation and Sunset Services Inc. A significant focus of Mr. Hudson’s work at Torch was finding and creating exit strategies for the institutional limited partners in the various Torch funds. He also had primary responsibility for the creation of two publicly traded royalty trusts.

Mr. Hudson began his career as an energy lender with predecessors of Bank of America where he financed public and private oil and gas companies.

Civic activities include:  Presbyterian School of Houston- Board of Trustees & Executive Committee; Stanford University School of Earth Sciences, Petroleum Investment Committee- Board Member, Executive Committee and Chair Alternative Assets Committee; Westpark Municipal Utility District – President and Board Member, Positive Coaching Alliance, Houston- Board Member; Children’s Museum of Houston- Finance Committee.

Mr. Hudson earned a BS from Stanford University (Earth Sciences) and an MBA from the University of Texas.