Category: THE TEAM

Neil Hartley

Prior to Buckthorn Partners, Neil was a Managing Director in the London Office of First Reserve where he led private equity investments in energy services and manufacturing companies outwith the USA. Neil has worked on a significant number of transactions in the oilfield services,  power, utilities and energy intensive industrials sectors and with a specific …

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Nadine Fletcher-Patel

Nadine joined Buckthorn Partners in 2016. Prior to Buckthorn she spent six years at the multinational oil field service company Weatherford, working in both London and Houston in various corporate departments. Nadine has a degree in Communication from Sheffield University and is currently studying for an ACCA qualification.

Lord Philip Hammond

Philip has had a distinguished career in British politics. A Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2019, he held a range of ministerial offices, most recently serving as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2016 to 2019. Prior to this, he served as Foreign Secretary (2014-2016), Defence Secretary (2011- 2014) and Transport …

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Henry Saunders

Henry is part of Buckthorn’s investment team, joining in 2019. Prior to Buckthorn he spent five years at PwC working across commercial due diligence, deal advisory and statutory audit, predominantly in the Energy, Utilities and Infrastructure sectors. Henry is a chartered accountant and holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Birmingham.

Thomas Jetter

Thomas is founding partner of Digital+ Partners, a venture capital firm focussing exclusively on B2B growth investments in software and technology based in Munich/Germany. Thomas has extensive experience in the origination and execution of principle investment strategies and in various board functions. Prior to founding Digital+ Thomas was Chairman of the Board of HQ Capital, …

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Rob Willings

Prior to joining Buckthorn Rob was a Director at Lime Rock Partners where he made growth capital investments in the oil and gas industry. During 12 years at Lime Rock he was based in the UK, Canada and the Middle East and led investments into primarily oilfield service businesses in the UK, central and eastern …

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Joe Connolly

Before joining Buckthorn, Joe was the CFO of listed mining company Sierra Rutile Limited, where he oversaw the company’s turnaround from a loss-making operation to a company with EBITDA of €79 million in 2012. Prior to this, Joe led business development at Clipper Windpower, was an equity analyst in Morgan Stanley’s industrial team, and spent …

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Rip Zinsmeister

Rip is BP PLC’s Chief Operating Officer for Mergers & Acquisitions with global coverage for Corporate, Refining and Marketing and Alternative Energy. He is also CEO of BP Midstream Partners. Rip has 30 years’ experience in the Energy sector, the last 18 of which have been in M&A. He leads BP’s London M&A team who …

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Nicholas Gee

Prior to joining Buckthorn Nick was the Executive Vice President of Strategy and Development at Weatherford International where he also held the roles of Senior Vice President leading the company’s global business units, and Vice President of Investor Relations. During his time at Weatherford, he also sat on the boards of Proserv and Borets International …

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Mark Chaichian

Prior to Buckthorn, Mark worked with One Equity Partners (OEP) focusing on investments in the supply chain to the energy and natural resources sector. Mark has worked on many transactions with international and national energy companies, utilities, OEM’s and other private and public businesses. Before joining OEP, Mark was part of the leadership team at …

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