Brian has over 25 years of oil and gas experience with expertise in upstream investments, valuations, operations, and management. Prior roles include EVP and Director of John S. Herold, Inc. (now IHS Herold), co-founder of Calgary-based private E&P Vigilant Exploration (sold to Tourmaline Exploration), and Managing Director of M1 Energy Capital. Throughout his career, Brian has advised global E&P and financial clients on capital structures, strategic and performance reviews, capital raising, valuations, acquisitions and divestitures. He holds a B.S. degree in Geology from Emory University and an M.B.A. from the Jesse H. Jones School of Administration at Rice University
Art founded Triple Double Advisors in August 2007 after he completed the sale of John S. Herold, Inc. to IHS. He serves as portfolio manager and oversees the firm’s energy research. From 1984 to 2007, Art was Chairman and CEO of John S. Herold, Inc. and grew the company into a widely recognized independent authority in oil and gas research and consulting. From 1976 to 1984, he was an energy equity analyst with Argus Research Corp., The First Boston Corporation and Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. Art currently serves on the Board of the Houston Hospice. Previously, he has served on the boards of Plains All American L.L.P., Pioneer Natural Resources, Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, Evergreen Resources, Inc., Parker & Parsley Petroleum, the New York Society of Security Analysts, and was a past appointee to the National Petroleum Council. Mr. Smith received a BA from Duke University and a MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. In addition, he holds the CFA designation.