Kim Bourgeois, 39
Managing Director, Energy Investment Banking, Capital One Securities Inc., Dallas
Considered a trusted advisor to CEOs and CFOs. Often a first call by the C-level office seeking advice or looking for creative financing solutions. Has grown book-run transactions significantly since joining Capital One through traditional syndicated RBLs, debt and equity transactions.
Despite a tough commodity-price cycle in 2015, the energy team continues to add new clients and has gained significantly more book-runner roles on capital markets transactions and syndicated loans. “I was excited to join a legacy banking team in further building out the Capital One energy-banking platform.”
Entrée to energy investment banking: JPMorgan hired her into its corporate-client banking platform, exposing her to “many great investment bankers, a lot of whom are now clients, such as Sergei Krylov, CFO of Approach Resources.”
On industry discipline: “Right now, a lot of our industry is going through a balance-sheet correction and getting rid of some of their leverage. Unfortunately, many E&P companies find themselves unhedged or lightly hedged in 2016 and beyond, which is tough on cash flow in this cycle.
“The number of plays that are truly economic are a lot fewer today. It takes more discipline to make money in this environment.”
Admires: “My father, Charles Coil. He passed away recently. He taught me the value of hard work and that quitting is never an option.”
Lesson learned: “When things look too good to be true, they probably are.”