Chairman of the Board
George McCormick serves as the Managing Partner of TPH Partners. Before the founding of TPH Partners in early 2008, McCormick was head of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures for BHP Billiton's global oil and gas business, responsible for corporate and asset acquisition and divestiture activities. Prior to BHP Billiton, McCormick was Managing Director of the Enron estate's Corporate Development group and a Member of the post-bankruptcy Management Committee. McCormick led the strategic development and formation of the two most valuable surviving business platforms of the estate in preparation for individual IPOs or sales (CrossCountry Energy Corp. and Prisma Energy International Inc.). Previous responsibilities included the sourcing, evaluation and execution of acquisition and structured finance transactions in the upstream oil and gas, midstream gas and power and forest products industries. McCormick's experience also includes prior roles in energy investment and corporate banking. McCormick holds a BA in Economics from Vanderbilt University and was a Sord Scholar at the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned his MBA with a concentration in Finance and Investments.