NEW YORK, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Resource Production Advisors, LLC ("RPA"), a commodity-focused investment bank, announced today that Les Halpin has joined its Board of Directors, and become a minority investor in the firm.
"We are delighted by the strong vote of confidence that Mr. Halpin's dedication of time and capital represents. His extensive executive experience in business development across various sectors of the economy, and especially in innovative financial markets products, will be instrumental in growing our business," said Christopher Messina, Chief Executive Officer of RPA.
Mr. Halpin brings over three decades of expertise to RPA. He currently sits on the boards of UK-based Lightfoot Solutions Group Ltd (a consulting and software firm focused on performance improvement), Unipower Solutions Ltd (a software provider servicing the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors), Keycom PLC (a technology provider to university and other short term accommodation) and Roil Foods Ltd (a specialist food industry manufacturer). Until 2008 he was a non-executive director for Record PLC, a UK-based foreign exchange overlay asset management company, where he had previously been Chief Executive. Additionally, Mr. Halpin was involved in the management buyout of Integrity Treasury Solutions and worked at the company until its sale to SunGard. He began his career working for Barclays Bank, British Gas and Lloyds Bank International, and holds a bachelors degree in statistics and operations research from Exeter University and an MBA in finance from Cass Business School, London.
The terms and size of Mr. Halpin's investment in RPA were not disclosed.
About Resource Production Advisors, LLC
Resource Production Advisors LLC ("RPA") is a commodity-focused investment bank that provides advisory services and a much-needed way to optimize the financial relationship between institutional investors and commodity producers. Based in the New York area, RPA is registered as a broker-dealer with FINRA and is a member of SIPC. RPA's asset management arm, RPA Capital, LLC, is registered as a commodity pool operator (CPO) with the NFA.
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