David Benoit as Senior Energy Consultant and Raul Gonzalez as Vice President of Business Development
(Lafayette, La.) - BlackRose Advisors, a boutique mergers and acquisitions firm, is pleased to announce the employment of David R. Benoit as senior energy consultant and Raul Gonzalez, Jr. as vice president of business development.
BlackRose Advisors specializes in private corporate transactions. BlackRose is building its reputation in the regional mergers and acquisition industry by finding the most value for companies that wish to sell. Additionally, its extensive network allows it to represent buyers looking for strategic acquisitions. The origin of BlackRose Advisors is rooted in the oil and gas industry, but it is rapidly expanding into other sectors including health care, defense, maritime, aerospace, and industrials.
Ken Miller and Stanley Blackstone, founding partners of BlackRose Advisors, say, “We are pleased with these additions as we will be able to broaden our bandwidth in these two important geographical regions.”
David R. Benoit has worked in energy for 43 years. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in International Marketing and Sales at Stamford Hills University in London, England. Benoit has a wide array of international business experience to offer the BlackRose Advisors team. Benoit has a long track record of success in dynamic sales and marketing in major corporate environments with positions in Acadiana, Texas, Colorado, Venezuela, and Saudi Arabia. His successes include identifying and capitalizing new growth opportunities, and product-development. His keen business instincts have led to cross-functional teams to collaborate as a focused unit to achieve aggressive business goals. Miller states that “David will be responsible for new engagements between Houma and Lafayette with his experience in the oil and gas sector."
Raul Gonzalez, Jr. has over 10 years of experience in a broad range of roles, particularly in professional management. His leadership across industries includes direct training and supervision, cost tracking, managing business development, field management and collaboration among departments to ensure timely completion of projects. He is even an entrepreneur as operations manager of his own Triple G Construction in Cotulla. With his extensive knowledge of Texas industry and business, Gonzales will undoubtedly prove essential in upcoming and ongoing client relations, deals, and inquiries in the region. Miller says of Gonzalez, “He is a high-energy individual with keen instincts in developing personal relationships with entrepreneurs in the South Texas oil and gas market.”