Prior to joining Petrie Partners as Chairman in 2012, Thomas A. Petrie was Vice Chairman of Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Previously, he was a co-founder of Petrie Parkman & Co., a Denver and Houston based energy investment banking firm that merged with Merrill Lynch in December 2006. Mr. Petrie was a former Managing Director and Senior Oil Analyst of The First Boston Corporation. During his career, Mr. Petrie has been an active advisor on more than $250 billion of energy related mergers and acquisitions, including a number of the larger in the industry. Among its other assignments, Petrie Parkman advised the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on its natural gas initiative, the State of Alaska on gas pipeline options, and the U.S. Department of Energy on the sale of the Elk Hills oilfield.
An active member of several industry associations, Mr. Petrie is a past President and member of the Board of Directors of theNational Association of Petroleum Investment Analysts. He has served on the Securities and Exchange Commission Advisory Board on Oil and Gas Accounting and has delivered a number of technical papers to the Society of Petroleum Engineers on the subjects of petroleum valuation, merger and acquisition trends, and energy policy. He has been interviewed on numerous occasions by Barron’s and has appeared on “The News Hour,” CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox News, and “Consuelo Mack WealthTrack” on PBS. He has also recently authored the book, FOLLOWING OIL: Four Decades of Cycle-Testing Experiences and What They Foretell about U.S. Energy Independence.
Mr. Petrie served for six years as a Trustee of the Association of Graduates of the United States Military Academy at West Pointas well as ten years on the Board of Directors of the Gettysburg Foundation. Currently, he is a Trustee of the Denver Art Museum and serveson the Board of Directors of the C.M. Russell Museum, as well as the Colorado School of Mines Foundation Board of Governors.
Mr. Petrie has a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and received his Masters of Science in Business Administration from Boston University. In December 2005, Mr. Petrie received an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering degree from the Colorado School of Mines. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst.