Jerry Edrington is an experienced business development specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the oil and gas industry. Jerry focuses on deal origination, marketing, and transaction negotiation at PetroDivest, where he serves as a Director.
Prior to joining PetroDivest, Jerry spent 30 years in the banking and real estate industry and the last 10 years as the head of Business Development for Craton Oil & Gas in Houston. Jerry is active in many industry organizations and is a co-founder of ADAM-Houston.
Melinda joined the Detring Energy Advisors team as a Director in May 2016, where she assists with business development efforts across both the Detring and PetroDivest platforms. Formerly, Ms. Faust was a Director at Lantana Energy Advisors where she was actively involved in sourcing and executing transactions across the small and mid-cap A&D space. Melinda is the Founder and President of ADAM-Houston, ADAM-Permian and ADAM-Rockies A&D networking organizations (Acquisitions, Divestitures And Mergers), which host a combined membership of over 700 senior-level professionals.
Ms. Faust began her career in the oil and gas industry in 1998 at a small offshore independent and has since spent time at then start-up DrillingInfo, Noble Royalties, Lantana Energy Advisors and finally her advisory role at Detring & PetroDivest.
Ms. Faust holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of New Orleans and is actively involved in multiple industry organizations, including the ADAM groups, Independent Petroleum Association of America, Houston Producers Forum and Small Steps Energy Classic.
Derek’s career has been fully devoted to energy advisory, where he has completed over $7.5 billion in capital raising and M&A advisory transactions. Derek spent the first four years of his career at Merrill Lynch, where he primarily focused on capital raising and M&A assignments for large, publicly-listed companies, followed by four years at Integral Advisors, a boutique A&D advisory firm he co-founded in 2009. Most recently, Derek served within Wells Fargo’s A&D group, where he helped package, market and close several transactions.
Derek graduated summa cum laude and first in his engineering class from Vanderbilt University and attended the Wharton Executive Education Program, where he passed with honors.