H. Kirby Atwood - Bio
Mr. Atwood is a founding principal of Gulf Capital Partners, Inc. His professional background includes many years of commercial lending, plus experience as Chief Executive Officer in the cable television and oil and gas industries. He has specific expertise in oil and gas acquisitions and mergers of technology companies.
- Mr. Atwood graduated from the University of Texas in 1969, with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Finance and Statistics, and upon graduation joined the U.S. Navy. He served on active duty in the Navy for three years attaining the rank of Lieutenant, working in Naval Intelligence. He continued to serve in the Naval Intelligence Reserve, and currently holds the rank of Commander. Upon his release from active duty, he returned to the University of Texas where he received a Masters in Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance, in 1974.
- Upon receiving his MBA Degree, Mr. Atwood joined Texas Commerce Bank in Houston, where he worked as a Vice President and commercial lending officer specializing in large, Houston based companies, primarily in the oil service, distribution, fabricating and heavy manufacturing business. He left Texas Commerce Bank in 1979 to join Gulf Coast Cable Television, Ltd., which owned and built the original cable television system in Southwest Houston. When Gulf Coast was sold to Warner in 1981, he left the company and formed Atwood Oil Company, an independent oil and gas exploration and production company located in Houston.
- Mr. Atwood has been associated, as an owner and principal in several cable television companies and is currently associated with a Houston based company in the business of acquiring and operating domestic oil and gas reserves. He was also a senior executive and principal with an oil and gas exploration and production company which had properties located in Arkansas and Oklahoma. He has specialized experience in corporate finance related to direct investment, mergers and acquisitions in the telecommunications, electronics, manufacturing, banking and petroleum industries.