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Tom McNulty

Tom McNulty

Managing Director

Mr. McNulty brings over 25 years of working across the entire commodity and energy value chain.

Tom McNulty has 25 years of experience working across the entire energy value chain. He draws on a rare combination of industry, Wall Street, consulting, and government experience to provide his clients with transaction, commercial analytics, litigation, and valuation opinion services. Tom is a nationally recognized energy industry expert and has appeared on CNBC, Fox Business, NTD, and Bloomberg TV. As an advisor, and in his corporate career, Tom has delivered more than $56 billion in energy-related transactions, valuation, restructuring, and litigation projects. He has also advised on, or executed, $14 billion in M&A and principal investment deals, and executed or valued more than $15 billion notional in derivative instruments. His expert litigation work has included shareholder disputes, business valuation, M&A, derivatives and hedging, and damages assessments. He sits on the Advisory Board of the Center for ESG and Sustainability.

Tom studied military and diplomatic history at Yale, where he was a varsity football letterman as a walk-on. Following graduation, he went to work on Wall Street with Brown Brothers Harriman and Co. (“BBH”), the nation’s oldest private bank. He was a Federal funds and Eurodollar trader and also worked in the bank’s international treasury department. During his time with BBH he was selected for training in the elite US Foreign Service and was commissioned a Foreign Service Officer in November 1990. Volunteering for critical threat postings, he served tours of duty in Southeast Asia and in Russia. He was also a Staff Officer at headquarters in Washington DC, where he worked on energy security and trade issues. Tom left the Foreign Service to pursue his MBA at Northwestern University, where he studied Analytical Finance and Accounting.

Following business school, Tom moved to Houston and worked with three Fortune 100 energy companies: Enron International, Duke Energy, and Plains All American. At all three companies, he worked on the M&A teams and in Corporate Treasury. These roles involved transaction due diligence, strategic planning, corporate finance, risk management, and market analysis responsibilities. Tom’s career has included substantial cross-border work in Asia, Europe, and in Latin America. His corporate experience enhances his ability to advise clients with complex transactions, litigation, valuation, and business strategy challenges. More specifically, Tom is an expert in treasury operations, corporate finance, deal execution, post-merger integration, and value harvesting.

Education and Credentials

  • Yale University, Bachelor of Arts
  • Northwestern University, Master of Business Administration
  • Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF)
  • Financial Risk Manager (FRM)
  • FINRA Series 79
  • FINRA Series 63
  • SERE Course
  • SDR Course
  • IED Course

Speaking Engagements

  • Power Lunch, CNBC, “Oil and Gas Market Update”
  • “Lifting the Oil Export Ban-Market Impact,” Oil and Gas Monitor
  • The Rundown, CNBC, “Oilfield Services Company Valuations”
  • Bloomberg Markets, Bloomberg TV, “Update on Natural Gas Market”
  • Bloomberg Markets, Bloomberg TV, “M&A Activity in Energy”
  • “Sunset Funds-Valuation Issues,” Oil and Gas Monitor
  • Bloomberg Markets, Bloomberg TV, “Valuations in Oil and Gas Markets”
  • Law360, “The EFH Bankruptcy and Oncor Deal-Lessons Learned”
  • Fox Business Network, Countdown to the Closing Bell, “OPEC Update”
  • Bloomberg Radio, Bloomberg Markets, “2017 Energy M&A Preview”
  • “Seizing Opportunity in Southeast Asia’s Energy Market,” Forbes
  • “Foot on the Natural Gas,” Quoted, Breakbulk, Issue 1, 2019
  • “Crude Oil Loses Momentum,” Rigzone
  • “Family Business Valuations and Recapitalizations,” Panelist, TX CPA Society
  • “Update on M&A Market,” Panelist, TX CPA Society
  • “Energy and the Supply Chain,” Panelist, Global SCM Conference
  • “Chapter 22 and Oil Companies,” Panelist, DebtWire Conference
  • “Optimizing E&P Company Leverage with @RISK,” Speaker, @RISK Conference
  • “Public Policy and the Energy Transition,” Speaker, Hart Energy Policy Week
  • “Valuation of ESG Assets,” Speaker, Norton Rose Fulbright Webinar
  • “ESG and Cost of Capital,” Speaker, Norton Rose Fulbright Webinar
  • “Crude Oil Edges Upward,” Rigzone
  • “Oil Prices Start the Week Mixed,” Rigzone
  • “Oil Prices Fall Amid Bearish Chatter," Rigzone
  • Worldwide Exchange, CNBC, “Chevron-Anadarko Deal Valuation”
  • NTD Business Broadcast, update on oil prices
  • TMA Zurich, Panel Speaker, Update on Energy Price Shocks

Our Thoughts

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How to Deter­mine the Right Strat­e­gy When Exit­ing Your Fam­i­ly-Owned Business

Could this be a good time to sell? Managing Director Tom McNulty highlights the current economic trends, options available for owners when pursuing an exit transaction, and elements needed for success.

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Impacts of the Ener­gy Cri­sis: How Ener­gy Costs Will Affect Your Business

Co-Founder Scott Johnson and former United States Ambassador to Romania Adrian Zuckerman hosted a webinar on the energy crisis and what it means for businesses in Europe and the United States.

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Blockchain’s piv­otal role in de-risk­ing trans­ac­tions in the ener­gy sector

Managing Directors Michael Miller and Tom McNulty discuss how blockchain is enabling greater accuracy and risk deduction during transactions in the energy industry.

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Live Pan­el Dis­cus­sion: Con­flict in Ukraine and the Impact on Business

Chiron Financial hosted and led a panel discussion at TMA Switzerland's Spring event on three major topics.