Headquartered in the US, Gomez Family International LLC (“GFI”) is a leading energy commodities merchant and infrastructure asset developer. GFI is led by a capable management team with over 40 years of collective experience.
Has broad experience in the construction industry, commodities space and energy sector and is the founder and owner of multiple companies involved in manufacturing construction materials like plywood and particleboard, trading and marketing of natural gas, refined products and electric power. This portfolio of businesses includes three (3) retail electricity providers in Texas with more than 15 years of continuous energy commodity sales into Mexico. He has twenty (20) years of extensive experience in physical and financial commodity trading ranging from lumber, coffee, oil, propane, butane, natural gas, gold, uranium, diesel, biodiesel, fuel oil and electricity. This also includes thirteen (13) years of successful natural gas trading relations with (Petróleos Mexicanos). Mr. Gómez provided strategic leadership and planning for key logistical and national security initiatives to include integrated security solutions for the country and persistent Situational Awareness capability for Mexico’s Proyecto Frontera Sur.
Founder and executive of multiple businesses. Over 20 years of experience in the Interior Design industry, both residential and commercial spaces. Licensed real estate professional in Texas. Founder of multiple private businesses. Business experience includes multi-faceted roles in the domestic and international energy sector with Dresser Rand, NOV, and the government of Oman. Years of involvement and experience in the equine industry with focus on the hunter / jumper market.
Founder of multiple privately held businesses. Senior government relations consultant with 10 years of experience in advising energy, financial and real estate development companies to navigate regulatory frameworks and governmental relations at local, state and federal levels. Degreed architect with over 15 years of experience on large-scale real estate development projects in the US and Mexico. Served as lead architect in a non-profit effort to build innovative low-income housing for earthquake victims. Developing suite of real estate projects in southern Mexico.
Over 25 years of experience as Energy Industry professional and degreed Mechanical Engineer - Oil & Gas drilling and completions, LNG, Alternative Fuels, Fuel exports, and Electricity sectors. Served as Director of Marketing & PR for multiple Retail Electricity Providers and Non-profit organizations. Tenure with Fortune 500 companies, Baker Hughes and Schlumberger, and small privately held entities with expertise in the areas of Strategic Planning and Implementation, Business Process Optimization and Process Improvement, Global Project Management, Supply Chain, Emerging Technologies, Marketing & Communications, Technical Writing, and Design for Manufacturability. Served on multiple Non-profit Boards of Directors with focus on Marketing, Public & Media Relations, Charity Outreach, Event Management, Operations, Grant Writing, and Fundraising. Founder of Jones + Partners LLC.
Mr. Nash has over 30 years of experience in the trading, terminal, and transportation sectors of the light hydrocarbon industry. He currently serves as an industry consultant to Sinokor LNG. Managed British Gas Group's trading-related LNG transportation and freight activities, and later lead the start-up of Dynagas. Served in an advisory capacity to Sakhalin Energy and to the Angelicoussis-Kanellakis tanker and LNG tanker businesses managed the post-bankruptcy sale of Enron’s LNG and LPG. Began career with Exxon, working in the shipping and terminals division, and later in positions of commercial activity. Mr. Nash holds an MBA from Rice University, where he has also served as an adjunct professor in the energy markets. Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, where he also received his commission in the U.S.N.R. Member of S.N.A.M.E. and elected member of the U.K.’s Nautical Institute.
Over 35 years of experience across the energy sector. He started shipping and distributing LPG in the Caribbean and Central America. Mr. Peterson has worked on numerous ship building projects in LPG and LNG along with their management. He started the largest independent bunkering company in the southern cone, was president of an E&P company for 5 years, traded crude oil, refined products and natural gas. Started the first natural gas marketing company in Argentina. He later moved into LNG on a worldwide basis. In LNG he has worked many projects including Atlantic LNG, EcoElectrica, Dabhol Power, Elba Island, Lake Charles just to name a few. Extensive experience in business development working for several major energy companies including, Gulf Oil, Coastal Corporation, Enron, GDF Suez (Engie) and Itochu. This has taken him on leadership assignments all over the world as country manager, board member and/or Managing Director. While at Enron and Suez he successfully negotiated numerous Master Agreements and SPA’s with some of the largest LNG companies in the world. Before returning to the USA from Trinidad he was assigned to Mexico to start a gas marketing company, manage all natural gas supply for the LDC’s and work on the merger with Gaz de France. While in Trinidad he was Honorary Consul from Belgium.
Leads investor relations, capital raising and ongoing communications with current and potential investors. Founding Partner of Grupo Accendo. Conceived management buyout of RBS Mexico (now Accendo Banco) and worked on every aspect of the transaction, including negotiations with RBS, fundraising, securing regulatory approvals and preparations for the start of operations. Currently Deputy General Director of Accendo Banco in charge of Investment Banking. Former Managing Director Corporate Finance at RBS and ABN AMRO in New York where for seven years he led RBS’ M&A execution efforts in the Americas. Held positions with ABN AMRO in Amsterdam and in Tokyo.
Mr. Spence has over 30 years of experience in the terminal and transportation sectors of various types of liquid and dry bulk products. Managed assets for International Matex Tank Terminals and NuStar Energy before starting his own consulting firm, Hickory Hill Consulting, where he has worked closely and developed new markets for some of the largest chemical and petroleum companies. He has developed, maintained and is a certified auditor for ISO9000 and ISO14000 programs. Mr. Spence holds a B.S. in Economics from Pennsylvania State University. In his spare time, Mr. Spence serves on the Board of Directors for the Hanover Arts and Activities Center and is President of the Patrick Henry High School Booster Club.