Prior to joining Petrie Partners in 2014, Mr. Carmain was a founder and Managing Member of Catalyst Energy Advisors, an upstream energy sector-focused M&A firm, and also served as President of a private exploration and production company. He was previously a Managing Director of Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the Global Energy & Power Investment Banking Group. Mr. Carmain joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch as part of Merrill Lynch’s acquisition of Petrie Parkman & Co. at year-end 2006. After joining Petrie Parkman in 1996, Mr. Carmain served in lead roles in over $60 billion of merger, acquisition, and divestiture transactions and numerous strategic advisory and financing assignments.
Mr. Carmain earned his M.B.A. from Rice University and his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Colorado.