Mr. Sears is a Senior Advisor to PetroCap and a member of the Board of Managers for Fund I. He is a founding principal of PetroCap and has 39 years of industry experience. From 1986 until founding PetroCap, he was Vice President/CFO of R. Reid Investments, Inc. (now Energy Spectrum Advisors), a private investment banking firm concentrated exclusively in oil and gas M&A and financing/restructuring transactions. Prior to that, Mr. Sears served for eleven years in various financial capacities at American Petrofina, Incorporated, a Fortune 500 listed integrated energy company, reporting directly to the CFO. He participated in negotiations of a broad variety of financings and other transactions, and he served as a member of the corporate acquisitions team. He received a BA from the University of North Carolina and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.