Investment Team

The Energy Opportunities strategies began in October 2000 as a joint venture between two specialized firms, Simmons & Company International (a leading investment banking firm serving the energy industry and established in 1974) and Orleans Capital Management (a privately held investment advisor serving the pension, endowment and trust markets and established in 1991). The portfolio managers came out of these organizations, bringing a wealth of investment experience and energy knowledge to the implementation of the Energy Opportunities strategies. Moreover, EOCM remains closely linked to its Member organizations, drawing on the expertise within them.


Portfolio Managers

Farrell Crane

L. Farrell Crane, Jr. graduated from Austin College with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and holds a J.D. from the University of Texas in Austin. Mr. Crane spent 13 years as a corporate lawyer, managing financial restructurings and analysis of securities. He was formerly a partner with Kirkendall & Ingur, L.L.P. and Of Counsel with Butler & Binion, L.L.P. and Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. in Houston, Texas. He joined Orleans Capital Management in 2000 and Energy Opportunities Capital Management, LLC in 2008. Mr. Crane serves as Co-Portfolio Manager of the Core Fixed Strategy and Strategic Dividend Strategy at Orleans Capital Management and as a Co-Portfolio Manager of the Energy Opportunities strategies.


Scott Gill

Scott B. Gill graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and holds a Master of Business Administration from Tulane University in New Orleans. Mr. Gill spent 9 years as an engineer and manager at a large integrated oil company and 6 years in operational management and corporate roles at a large international oil service company, Baker Hughes International. Subsequently, Mr. Gill worked over 11 years at Simmons & Company serving as the Co-Head of Research. Mr. Gill joined Energy Opportunities Capital Management, LLC in 2008 and serves as a Co-Portfolio Manager of the Energy Opportunities strategies.


Scott Gill

John M. Crain has over eight years of energy research and equity trading experience.  John has spent a considerable portion of his time dedicated to the study and analysis of alternative, renewable and disruptive energy technologies.  He is a native of Houston, Texas and graduated from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio with a degree in Economics.