NEW YORK & HOUSTON – August 24, 2017 – Carl Marks Advisors, a leading corporate restructuring and investment banking firm serving middle market companies, today announced the promotion of Brian Williams to Partner.

With a primary focus in the energy industry, Mr. Williams has 20 years of strategic advisory, operating and investment banking experience, including executive management, mergers and acquisitions, private capital raises, restructuring and principal investing.

“Brian has brought critical insight, significant transaction experience and senior level expertise to each of our engagements in the energy sector,” said Duff Meyercord, a Managing Partner at Carl Marks Advisors. “By developing innovative solutions that help solve complex challenges, he has made a meaningful impact for our clients. We appreciate Brian’s unique strengths and contributions and look forward to his continued success at Carl Marks Advisors.”

Prior to joining Carl Marks Advisors, Williams served as Chief Financial Officer, Co-Founder and Director of Cretic Energy Services, a provider of completion services to oil and gas producers, where he led the company from business plan development and fund raising through its growth and execution phases.  Before that, Mr. Williams led the oilfield services investment banking practices at Macquarie Capital and Tristone Capital.

Mr. Williams earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Harvard Business School.