Barbara L. Thompson, P.E.

Ms. Thompson has 36 years of experience in the oil & gas industry including design, project management, business unit leader, business development and strategy. Her most recent experience involved the strategy and creation of a subsea engineering consultancy and then leading all business development efforts to include client identification, messaging, presentations, proposals, contract negotiations and investor relations. She is currently enrolled in the Masters of Data Analytics curriculum at Texas A&M University with a goal to lead strategy and implementation of Digital and Big Data transformations for clients. Within her roles in Business Development and Strategy Creation, Ms. Thompson was responsible for acquiring and analyzing industry trends, customer feedback, R&D planning, and new product roll-outs. Her business development experience includes account management; she had initiated the first large account for ABB Lummus Global to acquire a long-term business relationship with ExxonMobil Development Company and ABB Lummus Global for Upstream Business.  She also managed the Global Account relationship between Chevron and Acergy. She had P&L responsibility at Acergy (Stolt Offshore), Jacobs Engineering and Aker Solutions, managing both technical teams and project managers. She has a thorough knowledge of engineering design and has been an active participant in project teams.

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Brian Gibbs

Brian Gibbs is a senior Integrity Management (IM) consultant with demonstrated success improving and assuring asset condition and performance through the development and implementation of forward thinking integrity management solutions for a wide range of offshore and onshore assets. Results-driven problem-solving skills covering all the phases of asset life from concept design to extended/continued service, with a specific focus on: IM system development, ISIP development and management, corrosion management, risk based inspection incident investigation, continued service assessments / implementation, managing ageing infrastructure, and verification program management.

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Jan L. Testarmata, MBA

Jan Testarmata is a dynamic cross-functional executive with a unique global pedigree. This multilingual and culturally competent senior leader gained early global exposure through her expatriate ARAMCO childhood in Saudi Arabia. Repeatedly sought after as a change agent capable of driving high-profile transformations impacting operations in >50 countries, At Sun Microsystems, Jan spearheaded 3 organizational redesigns that strengthened performance for 12 straight quarters, averted the loss of $29B in sales, and generated $400M in revenue in 3 years.  As a systems thinker and complex problem-solver adept in creating global operational models, Jan Testarmata is a decisive, direct, and engaging leader and diversity champion. As an independent consultant, Jan has worked on a diverse set of technology company engagements that span the maturity and complexity range from 10 employee start up to public company. She has basic working fluency in French and Italian as well as limited familiarity with Arabic. Jan began her career as a Structural Engineer at Rockwell International’s Space Systems Division.

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Dennis Calhoun

Dennis has 30+ years Process Industry experience in Operations, Maintenance, EHS and Enterprise Risk as both Facility and Corporate Staff.  He has a passion for reducing risk through simplification of management systems and focusing on aligned performance at all levels of an organization.  Dennis’ experience is that management systems are important for control and compliance, yet they grow over time and may actually interfere with error free performance and operational excellence. He has a CSP with a Management Systems Specialty.

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Mary Morahan

Mary Morahan has a unique, demonstrated approach to improving performance and turning a workforce into competent, business-oriented employees. As a result, her clients have improved their bottom line through reduced training costs, a more efficient and dedicated workforce and clearly focused management. Mary has developed industry-recognized techniques for assessing performance and delivering the tools necessary to grow employees’ abilities to higher standards than that achieved through traditional training. Her methods are focused on the needs of the business, the capabilities of the workforce and exceeding management’s goals for operational excellence. Her domestic and global business experience includes developing, implementing and overseeing management systems for the world’s largest construction project (Karachaganak Petroleum Operating by,) and managing the performance improvement process for Texaco Worldwide Exploration and Production. Mary’s business clients include industry leaders in the USA and across every continent. Mary has over thirty years of experience.

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Francisco Soto

Francisco is a thought leader in the operational excellence space. He specializes in simplifying how his clients maximize the value of their strategy through a combination of their integrated management system and culture. Francisco has extensive experience across an array of industries but specializes in O&G. His career began as a highly successful engineer for PepsiCo. As a consultant, his clients include Suncor Energy, Cenovus Energy, American Bureau of Shipping, Alberta Energy Regulator, Irving Oil Limited, Devon Energy, Vanguard, Land O’Lakes and more.

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Marty Brown

Marty has extensive experience in Operations, HSSE, Quality and HR in both the Chemical Industry (DuPont, Henkel) and the Energy Sector (Champion Technologies, NalcoChampion, Sinclair Oil, TEPPCO/Enterprise, BP, Tesoro, Sunoco and others) and has excelled in advising client companies with regards to mergers, acquisitions, risk reduction/mitigation, management systems development and implementation as well as performance management and effective organizational design.

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Mark Brodeur Joins Gelb Consulting, an Endeavor Management Company

November 2017: Mark Brodeur has joined Gelb Consulting, an Endeavor Management Company, as a Healthcare Expert Advisor.  In his new role, Mark will focus on Operational Excellence for all aspects of Healthcare. Prior to joining Gelb, Mark has enjoyed a long career as a hospital senior executive, CEO and consultant.  He has over 22 years’ experience as a hospital CEO in for-profit and not-for-profit settings.  He has a track record of making significant improvements to those hospitals by strengthening their financial performance, growing services and redeveloping a mission driven culture.

Jeffrey L. Mueller

Jeffrey Mueller has 35 years of global E&P experience, including: field development engineering evaluations supporting business development and exploration opportunity assessments; offshore and arctic production research; geotechnics/geohazards; design and construction of subsea, fixed, and floating drilling and production systems; FEL and permitting major gas infrastructure investments, including transnational pipelines and LNG regasification terminals; SAGD and heavy oil extraction/mining/upgrader FEL. Executed major projects for deepwater production, EOR, platform upgrades and slot additions, and marine production and export systems remediation. Holds patents for subsea well template, TLP mooring, and low-emission LNG gasification. Construction and E&P operations in Gulf of Mexico, North Sea, Persian Gulf, Indonesia, Singapore, Korea, China, Nigeria, Brazil, Scotland and Norway. Studies in West Africa, East Africa, Asian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, New Zealand, South America, Caribbean, Porcupine Basin, East Canada, and arctic Alaska and Canada.

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Jim Christie

Jim Christie is an experienced, professionally certified, and qualified project management professional / business manager with approximately 35 years practical experience in all phases from inception through decommissioning of energy, civil engineering, construction, refining, power, transportation and shipbuilding projects. Extensive experience in offshore oil and gas decommissioning in the UK and USA, working with owners, regulators and supply chain. Significant experience in the design, development and implementation business governance processes for project management, contract management and knowledge management. Significant experience in the preparation and delivery of project management and contract management training modules to project management and business professionals. Extensive and successful energy project involvement in all phases of the project life cycle, including pre-project screenings and evaluations; preparation and presentation of investment decision support packages; investor, government, contractor and other stakeholder negotiations. Extensive exposure to large, complex projects, incorporating technical, environmental, political, financial and logistical challenges in Norway, Russia and Africa. Significant international and cultural exposure over a 30-year period in Europe, the Middle East, SE Asia, Africa, India, Russia, Japan, Scandinavia, South America, Canada and the USA. Strong planning, organizational and communication skills; innovative with proven ability to develop practical solutions. Demonstrated ability to motivate, direct, lead and mentor others in team efforts. Experienced public speaker and advocate for organizations.

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