|By Business Wire||
|January 21, 2014 10:32 AM EST||
NecesSea, LLC, a rapidly growing software company specializing in the oil and gas and maritime industries announced today that it has appointed Stephen A. (Steve) Landry to the Board of Directors of the Company. Mr. Landry currently serves as Managing Director of Rice, Voelker, LLC, a boutique investment banking firm headquartered in the New Orleans area, where he focuses his efforts on helping private and small public companies in the oil and gas, oilfield service, maritime, and alternative fuels sectors raise capital. Mr. Landry has over 30 years of experience as an investment banker, attorney, and commercial banker to the oil and gas industry, and he has been involved in over $20 billion of public and private financings and advisory assignments. Prior to joining Rice Voelker, Mr. Landry was Head of Investment Banking for Pritchard Capital Partners, LLC, an energy-boutique investment banking firm also headquartered in the New Orleans area. He previously was Chief Financial Officer of W&T Offshore, Inc., and prior to that was Senior Vice President of Jefferies & Company, Inc. Prior to Jefferies, he practiced oil and gas and commercial law and he was an oil and gas commercial banker. Mr. Landry earned a B.S. in Finance from Louisiana State University and a J.D. from Loyola School of Law, where he was a member of the Loyola Law Review. He is a member of the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) and the Houston Producers’ Forum. Mr. Landry resides in Covington, Louisiana, with his wife, Begoña.
“We are privileged to have Steve Landry join NecesSea’s Board,” said Jennifer Comeaux, NecesSea CEO. “As we continue to grow NecesSea during a period of step-change growth and value creation for our shareholders, we are confident that Steve’s knowledge of the oil and gas industry as well as his financial and legal expertise will contribute to our ability to navigate change. We value Steve’s integrity, business acumen, and commitment, and we appreciate his support at this important time in our Company’s history.”
“I am delighted to become a director of NecesSea and am honored to have been asked to serve,” said Mr. Landry. I am a strong believer in the NecesSea vision that information and logistics technologies can have a profound impact on production economics and operational efficiencies and safety in the oil and gas and maritime industries. I look forward to working with the NecesSea Board and management in promoting this important message.”
NecesSea serves oil and gas clients in the Gulf of Mexico as well as the maritime industry. NecesSea’s proprietary software provides operations and management teams with business intelligence and real-time data. By identifying inefficiencies and addressing them, clients realize increased profitability, cost savings, revenue enhancement, better compliance, positive audit results, and more effective risk mitigation.