NEAH Energy Adds UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Alumni to Advisory Board
WILMINGTON, N.C., Feb. 10, 2012 — Newco Energy Acquisition Holdings LLC (NEAH Energy), an energy-related asset and services acquisition firm, has announced the addition of two UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Alumni to its advisory board.
Mr. Patrick Markey has served as the Chief Operating Office for Global Coal Limited (globalCOAL), a London-based company promoting the commoditization of thermal coal through the use of standardized contracts, electronic trading, and the development of risk management products. Mr. Markey began his career at Global Coal Limited in London and established the company’s presence in Asia (Singapore) in 2003. He was involved with the establishment of globalCOAL’s Asian coal index as the benchmark for Asian thermal coal as well as the development of the first Asian coal futures contract, which is listed in the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE). Prior to globalCOAL, Mr. Markey worked in the commodity trading group for Enron Capital & Trade Resources both in the United States and Singapore as well as achieving the first electronic trading of refined products on Enron’s electronic trading platform (EnronOnline). Mr. Markey began his career with Conoco, Inc. and worked in a wide variety of roles including refinery engineering, strategic planning, internal consulting, and supply and trading. Mr. Markey received a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University and an MBA from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School in 1999.
Mr. Michael O’Flynn is a Managing Director and Global Head of Business Development for UFG Asset Management, responsible for fundraising and partnerships across all asset classes (private equity, real estate, agriculture, and debt and equity marketable alternatives). An expert in Russian and Japanese financial markets, Mr. O’Flynn has worked for United Financial Group in several capacities throughout his career and spent several years with Deutsche Bank following its 2005 purchase of UFG’s investment banking operations. Mr. O’Flynn was a partner at UFG’s investment bank, where he successfully built the firm’s consistently top-rated sales and trading franchise, first in Moscow and later in New York. Prior to that, he worked for Deutsche Bank in Tokyo for four years after he was redeployed from the bank’s Moscow office following the 1998 Russian financial crisis. Mr. O’Flynn began his career as a corporate and mortgage-backed bond trader for Lehman Brothers after graduating from Dartmouth College in 1991. He received an MBA from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School in 1998. A former All-Ivy linebacker, Mr. O’Flynn serves on the Dartmouth Football Alumni Advisory Board.
Messrs. Markey and O’Flynn join NEAH Chairman Karl W. Miller, a fellow UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Alumnus, on the NEAH Advisory Board.
About NEAH Energy:
NEAH Energy is an acquisition company formed to acquire energy and energy-related assets and companies. NEAH focuses its interest in deep value, asset-backed investments in distressed, non-core, and niche-based energy assets, with an emphasis on solid cash flows, capital preservation and prudent risk management.