Altira's industry partners

The Altira Team

Our unique combination of proven expertise, long history of successful investing and collaborative style has led to lucrative partnerships with entrepreneurs, portfolio companies and investors alike.

And because we have formal relationships with our industry partners, and we've created an unparalleled global network of experts in the oil and gas industry, we're able to leverage the interdisciplinary bench strength necessary to carefully vet each new investment opportunity.

As a result, our investment team is known as a catalyst for company growth.

Dirk McDermott, Altira Group
  Dirk McDermott -- Managing Partner
  • For more than 30 years, Dirk has pioneered successful investment in energy technology and service companies. A trained geoscientist, he has an impressive array of experiences in operating, investing and board governance.

  • Industry-related directorships (past and present): Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA); Chairman Stanford Petroleum Investment Committee; Colorado Governor’s Canada Trade Ambassador & Venture Capital Advisory groups

  • MS Geophysics, MBA, Stanford University

  • Select current and former portfolio company directorships:  FlexGen Power Systems | MicroSeismic | Canyon Offshore | RigNet | Premier Oilfield Equipment |

sean ebert

  Sean Ebert -- Partner
  • Sean has over a 20 year career in oil and gas including consulting and operational leadership roles. He joined Altira from Booz Allen, where he was a Principal in the energy practice focused on advising oil and gas companies and private equity firms on portfolio strategy, new business model development, and capital investment decisions. Prior to Booz Allen, Sean was the CEO of the energy technology related start-up company, Foresight Weather.

  • MBA, BS Civil Engineering, University of Texas

  • Select current and former portfolio company directorships:
    | Infrastructure Networks | TransZap | Syntex | AGM |

Marc Gully

  Marc Gulley -- CFO
  • Marc utilizes more than 14 years of accounting and financial management experience to help Altira Group achieve its financial goals. His career has been spent working for fast-growing, entrepreneurial enterprises.

  • BS in Accounting, SUNY-Albany; CPA; CFA

  J.P. Bauman -- Principal
  • J.P. has spent his career investing and building value in growing businesses. Prior to joining Altira, J.P. was a Vice President at Perseus LLC, a private equity firm that invests in energy technology companies. Prior to Perseus, J.P. was an Associate at One Equity Partners and a banking analyst at JPMorgan. He has also served as a CEO and an advisor to numerous early-stage companies.

  • MBA, BA Economics, University of Chicago

  • Select current and former portfolio company directorships:
    FlexGen Power Systems | Premier Oilfield Equipment | DHI Services (observer)
  Abigail Sharp Mercado -- Associate
  • Abby has spent over seven years in the energy industry, with a focus on finance, business development and early-stage upstream and midstream ventures. She was a founding member of Caliber Midstream Partners, LP and was with Triangle Petroleum Corporation, an original Caliber JV investor, prior to that. Abby began her career in investment banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

  • BA History, BS Human & Organizational Development, Vanderbilt University

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