LEADERSHIP TEAM

Nicholas Myerson

Chief Executive Officer

Nicholas’ previously held leadership roles include CEO of Crossbridge Energy Partners, CEO of Origin International Inc., Head of Residual Oils at Gunvor SA, and Head of Residual Oils at OW Bunker. Nicholas focuses on commercial strategy, operational excellence, and hydrocarbon recycling, allowing for key leadership in an energy transition landscape. Nicholas holds an M.A. in Law from Cambridge University.

Derek Becht

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Derek Becht previously served as President at Becht, a global energy consultancy, achieving a 20% CAGR. Recognized for orchestrating six successful international acquisitions, he brings extensive expertise from pivotal roles in operations and technical capacities at three Valero Refineries. Holding a P.E. qualification, a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, and an MBA from Indiana University, his strategic vision and multifaceted experience make him a dynamic leader in the energy industry.

Peter Terenzio

Director of Global HR and Labor Relations

Peter Terenzio, Director of Global HR & Labor Relations, is a seasoned professional with a rich background in human resources. Notably, he managed HR and labor relations for 8,500 employees at Phillips 66 as HRBP Manager, Global Refining. His expertise extends from a prior role as HRBP Manager of Global Refining at ConocoPhillips. Armed with a B.A. in International Relations from Lehigh University, Terenzio brings a strategic and global perspective to the realm of human resources and labor relations.

Dean Maniatis

Director of Global HSE

Dean Maniatis, Director of Global HSE, is a distinguished leader in health, safety, and environmental practices. Recognized for his role as the global leader of HSE at Phillips 66, he achieved an outstanding 0.1 total recordable injury rate. With a background at Conoco/ConocoPhillips, Maniatis brings extensive experience to his position. He holds a B.S. in Microbiology and Environmental Science from Colorado State University, showcasing a strong foundation in the sciences, underpinning his commitment to HSE excellence.

Eric Hutchins

Vice President Strategy

Eric Hutchins, Vice President Strategy, is a seasoned executive with a wealth of experience in the refining industry. Previously VP of Refining at Solomon and VP of Technology at Hovensa, he also contributed his expertise as a consultant at Process Consulting Services. Equipped with a Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from the University of New Mexico, Hutchins is a strategic leader shaping the industry’s future.

Matt Drake

Director of Commercial Asset Management

Matt Drake, Director of Commercial Asset Management, leads Entara’s Greenfield O&M business, and Lendor/ stakeholder relations and development for its renewables partnerships.

Matt co-founded Crossbridge’s O&M platform and has held leadership positions at ExxonMobil and KBR, including roles in Global Commercial Launch, Capital Projects, and Technology Licensing.

He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University and an MBA from Louisiana State University. His unique background and extensive network have allowed Matt to be a leader in renewables plant development.

Blake Arrington

Director of Renewables

Blake Arrington, Director of Renewables at Entara Partners, brings nearly four decades of experience in team building, cross-functional leadership, and construction management.

Prior to Entara, he was the Vice President and Manager of Renewable Operations at HF Sinclair, overseeing operations in Cheyenne, Parco, and Artesia. Blake dedicated over 35 years to HF Sinclair, including roles as Maintenance and Turn Around Manager and Refinery Operations Manager, and played a pivotal role in managing downstream oil and gas operations.

Starting a process operator, Blake has a well-rounded foundation in refinery operations, fossil and renewable fuels.

Walker Hambrick

Director of M&A

As Director of Mergers & Aquisitions, Walker’s primary responsibility is the origination, diligence, and execution of acquisition opportunities.

He has spent the past five years in the energy sector with Crossbridge, Kinder Morgan and Enviva in a variety of M&A, corporate development, and strategy roles.

Most recently Walker was Director of M&A and Corporate Development at Crossbridge Energy Partners where he focused on the acquisition of downstream refining assets in Europe and North America.  Additionally, Walker worked in leveraged finance at ING Bank for five years, where he worked primarily on middle market transactions in the upstream and midstream oil and gas sectors.