Managing Director, Head of Oil & Gas Group, Houlihan Lokey
Mr. Hanson is Head of Houlihan Lokey’s Oil & Gas Group and Co-Head of the Energy Group. He is based in the firm’s Houston office.
During his career, Mr. Hanson has worked on numerous financing, M&A, A&D, valuation, and financial recapitalization/restructuring engagements. In addition to domestic U.S. transactions, he has advised corporations, boards of directors, management teams, and stakeholders in multiple global and cross-border transactions regarding the structuring, negotiation, and implementation of a wide variety of corporate finance transactions in the upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors of the oil and gas industry.
Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Hanson was a Manager of Alternative Lending at Commonfund Mortgage Corp., where he structured whole loan and portfolio fundings, sales, and securitizations involving a variety of asset-backed lending transactions. Earlier in his career, he held a similar position at MoneyLine Lending. Mr. Hanson began his career in finance trading fixed income securities at NNJ, a private family wealth fund formerly based in San Francisco.
Mr. Hanson has been an author, co-author, and speaker on various topics, including trends in E&P finance and valuation, and financing markets and valuation dynamics in a distressed environment, among others. He previously served on the board of directors of Bennu Oil & Gas, LLC, an entity established for the purpose of acquiring and operating oil and gas properties in the Gulf of Mexico.
Mr. Hanson earned a dual B.A. degree, cum laude, in Italian and International Finance from Brigham Young University and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
In 2020, JP was a panelist on the Energy Council's Live Webinar Debate, U.S. Oil & Gas Companies Were Hanging On By A Thread, Is It Too Late For Restructuring? – WATCH ON DEMAND
In 2021, he will be speaking at the North America Assembly on the panel Upstream A&D & Consolidation Strategies – Picking Out the Good from the Bad (14 October, 9:15am)