Greg Montgomery
CFO / Finance Executive and Managing Director at Semarus Energy


Greg Montgomery has been Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Directors for Oiltanking North America (“OTNA”) since 2017.   He is an award winning, recognized Senior Finance Executive in the Energy-Oil-Gas industry with deep experience of rapidly scaling petroleum companies, creating high quality value chain scope through keen business and financial acumen and accomplishing top-tier profit growth, generating $1.2 billion of EBITDA growth and $5.1 billion of ROE Growth through the development of $8.1 billion assets and strong positioning of $3.5 billion capital structures, with a Career and Private Equity return on equity of 28% and 128%, respectively.  In leading the Finance organization for OTNA, his primary responsibility has been focused on transformation and growth, including the following priorities; performance management, growth strategy, process optimization, cash management, risk management and organization and human capital.

Prior to OTNA, Greg served as Chief Financial Officer for Semarus Energy Consulting from 2013 to 2017.  In this role, he advised CEOs in the Public MLP, Private Equity, and Privately Held petroleum value chain; creating business strategies, driving transformations, supporting business development, securing capital funding increases and developing high performance finance teams and controls.  These engagements included upstream, midstream and downstream petroleum companies, and in one of Greg’s engagements, he successfully steered, for a Public MLP, the development, valuation, diligence, negotiation and integration of a large offshore crude oil midstream acquisition at a 6.0X purchase price.

Previously, Greg was Chief Financial Officer for a portfolio of successful Private Equity petroleum companies from 2004 to 2013.  Through his customer-centric strategic plans, core values and process driven approach, Greg played a key role in identifying opportunities that improved the value propositions for these companies, providing high-return projects and capabilities and positioning these companies for accelerated short and long-term growth from start-up through growth and finally liquidations, based on the five-year Private Equity investment fund horizons. Through his innovation, dedication and motivation, these companies provided $499 million of ROE growth at an IRR of 128% and 4.2x multiple.

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