Management & Board of Directors

Management Team

Hans Mende – Chairman

  • Co-Founded AMCI in 1986 and led growth to multi-billion dollar global enterprise
  • Former member of Board of Directors of numerous resources companies including Whitehaven Coal, ANR, Felix Coal and Foundation Coal

William Hunter – CEO, CFO & Director

  • CFO of AMCI since 2016
  • Over 25 years of experience in the natural resource and industrial sectors involved in over $20 billion of transactions
  • Bill joined AMCI from Nomura Securities and previously ran the mining and industrial groups at Jefferies and TD Securities
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and M.B.A. (with Distinction) from DePaul University

Brian Beem – EVP

  • Partner and key member of AMCI team since 2006 
  • Member of Board of Directors of numerous portfolio companies
  • Joined AMCI from First Reserve Corporation, a leading private equity firm focused on the energy industry that co-invested with AMCI in 10 successful deals
  • Started his career in Leveraged Finance/Financial Sponsors group at Merrill Lynch
  • A.B. from Princeton University

Nimesh Patel – EVP

  • Partner and key member of the AMCI team since 2008
  • Member of Board of Directors of numerous portfolio companies
  • Joined AMCI from Great Hill Partners, a middle market private equity firm based in Boston.  Previously worked at ChrysCapital, an India focused private equity firm
  • A.B. from Princeton University and M.B.A. from Wharton

Independent Board Members

Gary Uren – Independent Director

  • Global Vice President of  Business Development and Strategy at Atkore International (NYSE: ATKR, US$1.9bn(1)), previously a portfolio company of CD&R
  • 20 years of experience as a Senior Executive in the Electrical Products, Technology and Building Services sectors
  • Previously served as Director at HPM Legrand and AEEMA
  • Brings operational, management and business development experience to the Board

Larry Clark – Independent Director

  • Founder and Managing Member of BalanTrove Management, a corporate advisory to middle market companies, investors and lenders
  • Served as CEO of Accordant Energy, a licensor of intellectual property for processing municipal solid waste into low carbon engineered fuel from 2015-2018
  • Previously served as CEO of JW Resources, a thermal coal operator in CAPP
  • Prior to founding BalanTrove Management in 2011, spent eight years at Harbinger Capital Partners, two years at Satellite Asset Management, two years at Lazard, three years at Credit Suisse, after beginning his career at Salomon Brothers
  • Brings operational, management and investment experience to the Board

Jason Grant – Independent Director

  • Founder and Managing Partner of Headhaul Capital Partners LLC, a middle-market private equity investment firm specializing in acquiring and building businesses in the transportation, logistics and distribution industries
  • Previously served on the Board of Directors at Helm Financial
  • Prior to founding Headhaul Capital served as CFO of both United Maritime Group and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (NASDAQ: AAWW), which he helped take public in 2006
  • Brings operational, management and investment experience to the Board

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