Pelican Energy Partners, a Houston-based private equity firm specializing in oilfield service and equipment investments, has promoted Ben Matthews and Sam Veselka to vice president and Kyle Rynd to senior associate.
Both Matthews and Veselka joined Pelican in 2018 as senior associates. Prior to that, Matthews worked at Hastings Equity Partners. Veselka previously worked at Cameron, a Schlumberger company, running the North American aftermarket business for the valves and measurement division. Prior to that, he worked in various capacities at a privately held manufacturing business that served the construction industry.
Matthews and Veselka both earned their Masters degrees from Rice University, as well as their Bachelors degrees from the University of Colorado in Boulder.
In addition, Rynd joined Pelican in 2017 as an associate. Prior to Pelican, Rynd worked at Cadence Bank in the middle-market energy lending group, primarily servicing the midstream and service