Vortus Investments Advisors have hired Frank Lamsens as chief financial officer and chief compliance officer and Porter Pursley as a senior associate on the investment team. Lamsens joins Vortus from TPG, where he worked most recently as controller of new business platforms. Pursley, prior to Vortus, worked as a senior research associate at Raymond James & Associates.
Vortus Investments Advisors (“Vortus” or the “Firm”) announced today that Frank Lamsens and Porter Pursley have joined the Firm. Mr. Lamsens is the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, and Mr. Pursley is a Senior Associate on the investment team.
Mr. Lamsens has over nine years of corporate finance, accounting and operations experience. Prior to joining Vortus, he worked for TPG (formally known as Texas Pacific Group), a leading global private investment firm with over $59 billion of assets under management. In his most recent role as Controller of New Business Platforms, Mr. Lamsens partnered with TPG’s emerging alternative asset teams in coordinating their integration and ongoing financial and operational support. Prior to joining TPG in 2010, he was a Manager at KPMG in the audit group in Chicago.
Prior to joining Vortus, Mr. Pursley was a senior research associate at Raymond James & Associates. As a member of the Exploration and Production (“E&P”) team he was responsible for covering mid-cap to large-cap independent E&P companies. Additionally, he has an extensive knowledge of the macro commodity environment. Mr. Pursley began his career as an analyst with Houlihan Lokey in Dallas, Texas.
Jeffrey Miller, Managing Partner at Vortus commented, “Vortus is delighted to welcome Frank and Porter to the team. Frank’s proven track record in the accounting and finance fields was a rare combination to find. Porter adds value to our investment team with his broad range of experience in the E&P sector.”
Vortus Investments (www.vortus.com) was founded by Jeffrey W. Miller and Brian C. Crumley in late 2012 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. Vortus is an energy private equity firm focused on partnering with successful owner/operators to provide development capital in the lower middle market onshore U.S. upstream sector.
For more information, visit www.vortus.com