NetWorth Radio’s Powerful Leadership Series: Spencer McGowan Interviews Leonard Volk
Spencer Interviews a Noted Architect and Award Winning Photographer
Leonard Volk was born in Dallas, Texas, in 1928. He graduated from Phillips Academy at Andover in 1945, from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies in 1949, and from MIT with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1959. He also served in the U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps from 1952 to 1955.
Mr. Volk traveled in Europe for fourteen months in 1949-50; became an enthusiastic photographer in Limburg, Germany, on January 3, 1950, when he bought his first good camera – a Leica IIIc; and spent two years in Germany serving in the Army. After studying architecture at MIT, he returned to Dallas, practiced architecture for thirty years, and led a volunteer career working on community goals, neighborhood improvement, and affordable housing. Since retiring from architecture and volunteering in 1995, he has focused on personal photography, working on a backlog of images accumulated since 1950 and adding more. He has benefited from a number of photographic workshops, including Fred Picker’s Zone VI in 1984 and a variety of courses at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.
Mr. Volk’s photography has received awards from Black&White magazine, Color magazine, the Texas Photographic Society, Ransom Center of the University of Texas at Austin, the Santa Fe Center for Photography, and exhibition at Brookhaven School of the Arts, Dallas, Texas. He has received architectural design awards, community service awards, and was elected to Fellowship Emeritus from the American Institute of Architects.
Photo Credit: John Derryberry
NetWorth Radio’s Dallas Business Leadership Series: Spencer McGowan Interviews Kevin M. Bob
Spencer Interviews a Research Analyst for Moyes & Co.
Dallas based Moyes & Co. is one of the leading global consulting and research firms in the petroleum and mining industries. In the interview with Kevin M. Bob, we dive deep into the current state of energy investment and infrastructure around the world in this week’s powerful interview designed to bring you valuable insights.
Kevin M. Bob is a Research Analyst for Moyes & Co. since 2015. He is a graduate of George Washington University where he majored in International Business and Finance, Magna cum Laude. In his current role, he is responsible for research support to consulting and advisory firms specializing in the international oil and gas industries. He also provides evaluation of political risk and comparative tax treatments of oil and gas projects in various countries. Additionally, Kevin has researched and evaluated potential investors for client projects and divestment.
Kevin’s particular points of expertise include:
- Tax treatment and contractual terms applicable to companies operating outside the U.S. with a particular emphasis on Sub-Saharan Africa.
- Political risk analysis focus on Sub-Saharan Africa with well-informed research of petroleum-exporting states outside of Africa.
- Company Strategic analysis to include masterful evaluation of transactions, comments and decisions by management to understand their tactical direction.
Kevin can be reached at Moyes & Co. at 214.623.6700 or at [email protected]
NetWorth Radio’s Dallas Business Leadership Series: Spencer McGowan Interviews Jay D. Hatfield
Spencer Interviews the Co-Founder, CEO and Portfolio Manager of Infrastructure Capital Advisors, LLC (ICA).
Mr. Hatfield has almost three decades of experience in the securities and investment industries. At Infrastructure Capital Advisors, LLC (ICA), he is the portfolio manager of InfraCap MLP ETF (NYSE: AMZA), InfraCap REIT Preferred ETF (NYSE: PFFR) and a series of hedge funds. He leads the investment team and directs the company’s business development.
During his career, Mr. Hatfield has gained a broad perspective on the U.S. financial markets with years as an investment banker, a research director and portfolio manager, and as a co-founder of a NYSE-listed company. A focus on companies that own real or hard assets, like energy infrastructure and real estate, runs through Mr. Hatfield’s career.
Prior to forming ICA, he partnered with senior energy industry executives to acquire several midstream MLPs. These companies were merged to form a company now known as NGL Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: NGL). NGL was an IPO in May 2011. He is a general partner of the publicly-traded company.
In the years prior to forming NGL, Mr. Hatfield was a portfolio manager at SAC Capital (now Point72 Asset Management), running a portfolio focused on income securities. He joined SAC from Zimmer Lucas Partners, a hedge fund focused on energy and utility sectors, where he was head of research. Earlier in his career, he was head of an investment banking unit at CIBC/Oppenheimer and a Principal in an investment banking unit at Morgan Stanley & Co. He began his career as a CPA at Ernst & Young. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BS from the University of California at Davis.