Mr. Brooks has spent 40-plus years in the energy and investment industries as an energy securities analyst, an oilfield service company manager, a consultant to energy company managements and a member of the board of directors of oilfield service companies. Since 2005, Mr. Brooks has been an advisor to PPHB LP, a boutique oilfield service investment banking firm. There he publishes his highly regarded energy newsletter, Musings From the Oil Patch, and provides proprietary research for the firm’s partners. He is an Economics graduate of the University of Connecticut and has an M.S. degree in Economics from Cornell University.