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Avery Plank is the VP, Corporate Development of Tauber Oil – a privately held commodity trading and energy company. Mr. Plank is responsible for all investment activity for the company both in and out of the energy business.

Prior to working at Tauber, Mr. Plank was the founder and owner of Petrobull LLC, a consulting firm focused on project origination, acquisition, and financing for small to medium sized midstream companies. Before Petrobull, Mr. Plank held senior business development roles for Rangeland Energy and American Energy Midstream where he was responsible for acquisitions and the origination of greenfield opportunities.

Before American Midstream, Mr. Plank’s career focused on the physical and financial trading of natural gas, NGLs, and crude oil in roles with NextEra Energy Resources, Cima Energy, and Cheniere Energy. He began his career in the energy industry as an equity analyst with John S. Herold, Inc.

Mr. Plank is an adjunct professor at Houston Community College where he started a course in Business Ethics in 2006. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Political Science from Concordia University, a Master of Arts degree in Philosophy and a Master of Business Administration both from the University of Houston.

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