OUR TEAM

Rivington is comprised of seasoned executives with wide ranging experience in all phases of capital raising and M&A transactions.

We have extensive experience in all areas of energy corporate finance and bring substantial industry knowledge, deal management and execution skills to bear on the transaction process.


Christopher R. Wagner

  • Co-Founded Rivington in 2002 – 25 years experience in various energy-related banking, corporate finance and advisory roles. 

  • Prior to founding Rivington was a founding member and Chief Financial Officer of Shenandoah Energy Inc., a privately held energy company focused on the Rocky Mountain region of the U.S.  Shenandoah was sold in July 2001, yielding 115% IRR / 3.4x ROI to the equity holders.

  • From 1993 to 1999, Chris was employed by ING Baring Furman Selz LLC (New York) in the Natural Resources Group.  While at ING, Chris’ team originated and executed corporate finance and investment banking transactions within the small cap upstream energy space.

  • Prior to ING, Chris worked in the Petroleum & Minerals group of First City, Texas in Houston.

  • B.A. in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin.


Scott A. Logan

  • Co-Founded Rivington in 2002 – 17 years of experience in commercial and investment banking, corporate finance and advisory roles within the oil and gas industry.

  • Prior to founding Rivington, Scott was with McDonald Investment’s Energy Investment Banking Group focusing on public equity issuances and sell-side M&A assignments.

  • Prior to joining McDonald, Scott was with BankBoston’s Energy & Utilities Group, and he began his energy lending career in the Natural Resources Group of ING Baring Furman Selz LLC in 1997. 

  • Scott graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1991 with a B.A. in History, and the University of Denver in 1997 with an M.S. in Finance.


Rick Makin

  • A 28 year veteran in the energy and debt capital markets sector.  Prior to joining Rivington in October 2011, Rick spent three years as a Managing Director at GE Capital Markets.  

  • Prior to GE, Rick co-founded the Energy Finance Group at Merrill Lynch Capital, having started that initiative in December 2006.  He was responsible for the syndication of all senior, secured and second lien transactions originated out of the Energy Finance Group.  

  • From 1998-2006, Rick was a Managing Director in the Leveraged Capital Markets Group at Banc of America Securities (and predecessor banks).  Rick and his team raised over $40 billion of debt capital for energy clients in North America.  

  • Before moving up to Boston in 1998, Rick held various positions in energy finance and syndications in New York including: ING Baring Furman Selz; BZW Capital; Barclays Bank; and Manufacturers Hanover Trust. 

  • Received a B.A. in Economics from Middlebury College.


Robert Long

  • Over 15 years of corporate and investment banking, corporate finance and advisory experience in the oil and gas industry. 

  • Prior to joining Rivington in September 2008, Bobby was a Vice President in BNP Paribas’ Energy Finance Group in Houston where he focused on energy-related oil and gas financings.

  • Prior to joining BNP Paribas in August 2000, Bobby was an Analyst at Banc One Capital Markets in Houston.

  • Received a B.B.A in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin.


David Johnson

  • Over 8 years of banking experience in the oil and gas industry.

  • Prior to joining Rivington in August 2008, David was an Associate at SMBC where he focused on general corporate and reserve based lending.

  • Received a B.B.A in Finance graduating Summa Cum Laude from Auburn University in 2006.


Mark Olivier

  • Over 8 years of corporate and investment banking experience in the oil and gas industry.

  • Prior to joining Rivington in July 2012, Mark was an Associate in J.P. Morgan’s Energy Finance practice in Houston where he was primarily focused on the execution of syndicated and leveraged loans for mid to large-cap oil and gas companies.

  • Prior to J.P. Morgan, Mark was an Associate with GE Energy Financial Services and Merrill Lynch Capital where he focused on underwriting and structuring oil and gas financings.

  • Received a B.B.A in Finance and Accounting from Texas Christian University and an M.B.A from Rice University’s Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management.


Bryce Ramey

  • Over 3 years of commercial and investment banking experience in the oil and gas industry.

  • Prior to joining Rivington in July 2015, Bryce was an Officer at Amegy Bank with a focus on general commercial and corporate financings.

  • Received a B.B.A. in Finance from Texas A&M University


Julie Bloomer

  • Over 16 years of experience in administrative support, including eight years with Rivington in both Denver and Houston.

  •  Prior to joining Rivington, Julie worked for Brown, Dean, Wiseman, Liser, Proctor and Hart, LLC, a civil law firm in Fort Worth, TX.

  • She attended the University of Texas at Arlington.


 Robert D. Wagner, Jr.

  • Over 46 years of experience in investment and commercial banking, originating and executing financial arrangements across all finance products - bank, bond, equity and M&A.
  • Focus on the oil and gas businesses, specifically, exploration and production, refining, natural gas midstream, and oilfield service and supply.
  • Managing Director with deal origination and execution responsibilities at Bankers Trust/BT Alex. Brown and First City Houston over this period and had additional responsibilities in equity research and in loan workouts during part of this time.
  • Masters Degree in Finance from the Stern School of New York University and a Ph.D in Mythological Studies from Pacifica Graduate Institute.
  • Infantry platoon leader in the USMC with service in the Republic of Vietnam, prior to beginning his career in finance in 1966.

 


 

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