Jeff Martini is an accomplished executive, having served as a senior financial leader in several different businesses over the last 20 years.
He began his career outside oil and gas, in the pulp and paper industry in a series of cost accounting and financial reporting roles. It was here that he first developed his passion for understanding and enhancing business value through detailed analysis.
Once he made his way to Houston in 2000, Jeff joined Stewart & Stevenson, then a billion-dollar publicly held distributor, manufacturer, and servicer of large, engine-driven equipment. He held a variety of corporate accounting, financial reporting, and operational finance roles and was a member of the team responsible for a going-private transaction in 2007. During his tenure, Jeff came to appreciate the value and importance of trusted business relationships, being in a position to help implement a broad culture change at the company.
Having completed assignments at these larger organizations, Jeff took on a series of opportunities at smaller, private-equity backed companies, especially within oilfield service. His first standalone CFO role was with a technology startup in the artificial lift space, but has also served as the lead finance executive in businesses associated with directional drilling, energy delivery, field service, and gas compression equipment manufacturing.
All told, Jeff has worked alongside nearly 20 different chief executive officers and numerous private equity backers and lenders, and has raised over $100 million in debt and equity in dozens of transactions.
Jeff is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Gettysburg College, is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, and has received his Certified Public Accountancy license.
His latest project has him working with energy-focused private equity sponsors to maximize value through a compressor technology concern, based in Houston, TX.