Pine Brook announces promotions

Pine Brook has promoted Annie Sloyer to chief financial officer and Claire Harvey to principal on the energy investment team. Sloyer joined the firm in 2010 while Harvey came on board in 2014. In addition to these promotions, Pine Brook has named Julie Hart and Thomas Nielsen as vice presidents to its investor relations team. Prior to joining the firm, Hart worked at HarbourVest Partners and Nielsen was at UBP Asset Management.


NEW YORK – January 26, 2016 – Pine Brook, an investment firm focused on building businesses in the financial services and energy sectors, today announced the promotions of Annie Sloyer to chief financial officer, and Claire Harvey to principal on the energy investment team.

Sloyer, who joined Pine Brook as controller in April 2010, has more than 15 years of financial and private equity investment management experience. Prior to joining Pine Brook, she spent three years as a fund controller with Olympus Capital Holdings Asia, and more than five years as a manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Sloyer holds a B.S. in Accounting from Washington University’s John M. Olin School of Business and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Harvey, who is based in Pine Brook’s Houston office, joined the firm in March 2014 as a member of the energy investment team. She represents Pine Brook as a director of Red Bluff Resources, LLC. Prior to Pine Brook, Harvey served as a principal at TPH Partners (an affiliate of Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.), where she focused on investments in the upstream, midstream and oilfield services sectors. Harvey holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Rice University’s Jones School of Business.

“Annie has proven herself as an invaluable member of Pine Brook and we are pleased to recognize her continued dedication by making her a member of the senior executive team,” said Howard Newman, Pine Brook’s president and CEO. “Claire’s promotion is also well deserved, following her strong contributions on a number of our energy investments and the important role she has played in establishing and growing our Houston office.”

Additionally, Pine Brook named two vice presidents to the investor relations team, Julie Hart and Thomas Nielsen.

Hart joined the firm in 2011 after spending more than seven years at HarbourVest Partners in Boston, where she was a marketing coordinator in the investor relations group. Nielsen, who joined Pine Brook in August 2012, was previously a senior marketing associate at UBP Asset Management with responsibilities in investor relations, client services and reporting.

About Pine Brook
Pine Brook is an investment firm that manages more than $6.0 billion of limited partner commitments that makes “business building” and other equity investments, primarily in energy and financial services businesses. Pine Brook’s team of investment professionals collectively has over 300 years of experience financing the growth of businesses with equity, working alongside talented entrepreneurs and experienced management teams to build businesses of scale without relying on acquisition leverage. For more information about Pine Brook, please visit the company’s web site at