Director of Corporate Strategy
Mr. DeLeon has spent the last twenty-five years in global finance, both on the buy and sell side, in New York, London, and Tokyo, and has built an enviable track record of value creation, along the way. For the past decade, his focus has been in natural resources...
Mr. DeLeon has spent the last twenty-five years in global finance, both on the buy and sell side, in New York, London, and Tokyo, and has built an enviable track record of value creation, along the way. For the past decade, his focus has been in natural resources; most recently as Senior Advisor to Victory Energy, a VPEG portfolio oil and gas exploration and production company. He has orchestrated the placement of a $75MM credit facility to acquire assets and take full advantage of the pressured commodities market. Prior to Victory, he served in the same capacity at Miller Energy; a NYSE-listed Alaska focused oil and gas exploration and production company. At Miller, Mr. Deleon was responsible for overseeing corporate strategy, with particular focus on financing the company’s drilling program and acquisitions, as well as, investor relations and corporate governance. He identified and recruited three high profile, exceptionally pedigreed independent board members for the company, including the former CEO of Lyondell Petrochemicals. During his tenure, Miller more than doubled production and revenues, raised more than $400MM in financing, and announced several transformational acquisitions.
Prior to Miller, Mr. DeLeon spent approximately six years spearheading the U.S. operations for a boutique U.K. investment bank, with a strong focus in E&P and metals & mining. He was recruited for his extensive corporate finance and capital markets experience, both in the U.S. and U.K. Early in his career; he worked for Yamaichi, one of the Big Four Japanese securities houses, where he received the Chairman’s award for his consistent revenue contributions.
Mr. DeLeon was also a founding partner of a London-based corporate finance advisory and fund management firm with particular focus on the U.K. private equity markets, called Bracken Partners. He has served as both a senior executive and non-executive director of numerous public and private U.K. and U.S. companies.
Mr. DeLeon is a 1990 graduate of Yale University, with a B.A in Economics.