GulfStar Group Announces Promotions and New Hires

(HOUSTON, TX) September 1, 2016 – GulfStar Group (GulfStar), a leading middle market investment bank headquartered in Houston, is pleased to announce a number of key promotions and new hires.

Alex Pette was recently promoted from analyst to associate. Alex joined GulfStar in 2014 from Navigant Consulting, where he worked as a senior consultant in the Disputes & Investigations Practice. While at Navigant, he performed business interruption and property damage analyses for large clients with a focus on midstream transportation and refinery services.

Aaron Pyle was recently promoted from analyst to associate. Aaron came to GulfStar in 2014 from KPMG, where he worked as an associate in the Audit Practice and served on an engagement team for a Fortune 500 construction company that operated in all areas of the oil and gas industry.  

On July 30, 2016, GulfStar announced three new additions to the team. 

Charles Craig joined GulfStar Group as an associate from Barclays Capital, Inc., where he worked in the Natural Resources Group. While at Barclays Capital, he advised upstream and midstream oil and gas clients through business combinations and provided guidance on capital structure management. Prior to that, he worked at Summit Power Group, LLC as a commercial developer and at GridPoint, Inc. as a business development manager.

Patrick Rowland joined GulfStar as an analyst from Vanderbilt University. Previously, Patrick worked as an equity research intern at Avondale Partners, where he focused on industrials. Prior to that, he served as a finance and investor relations intern at Precision Drilling Corporation.

Blake Willerman joined GulfStar as an analyst from The University of Texas at Austin. Previously, Blake worked as a summer investment banking intern at Leerink Partners LLC in New York City. Prior to that, he completed a financial assurance internship at Ernst & Young.


About GulfStar Group 
GulfStar is a leading middle market investment bank headquartered in Houston. GulfStar specializes in providing merger and acquisition advisory services, institutional private placements of equity and debt, and general corporate finance advisory services to companies with revenues or enterprise values generally ranging from $25 million to $350 million. Since its formation in 1990, GulfStar has completed approximately 650 transactions in 32 states and 15 foreign countries across a variety of industries. 

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