Company Officers

Board of Managers

Patrick J. Bartels Jr.

Patrick J. Bartels Jr. is an investment professional with 20 years of experience in distressed companies.  Mr. Bartels has served as a director on over 20 public and private boards, including several oil and gas companies and several companies that are engaged in an active restructuring process.  Mr. Bartels has also led steering and ad hoc creditor committees in several Chapter 11 reorganizations.  Most recently, Mr. Bartels has served as Managing Member at Redan Advisors LLC since December 2018.  From April 2002 to November 2018, Mr. Bartels served as an investment professional at Monarch Alternative Capital LLP (“Monarch”), a hedge fund with $5.5 billion in assets under management, focusing on investment opportunities in bank debt, bonds, equities securities and CDS across a number of sectors.

From 2010 to 2018, Mr. Bartels was a Managing Principal at Monarch.  Prior to joining Monarch, Mr. Bartels served as an Analyst at Invesco from February 2000 to April 2002, focusing on high-yield investments, including in the distressed and oil and gas sectors.  Mr. Bartels also served as a Senior Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s Audit and Business Advisory Services Practice from September 1997 to January 2000, where he was a Certified Public Accountant.   He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.  Mr. Bartels received a B.S. in Accounting with a concentration in Finance from Bucknell University.

Dean E. Swick

Dean E. Swick has 40 years of corporate governance, strategic planning, performance improvement, financial management, and restructuring leadership experience as a member of senior management and an advisor for public and private companies in the oilfield service, upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors.  Until August 2018, Mr. Swick was a Managing Director at Alvarez & Marsal North America, LLC (“A&M”) where he served as the Co-Leader of Energy Restructuring.  Mr. Swick’s experience in oil and gas restructuring includes serving as lead restructuring advisor to Stone Energy, Key Energy Services, and Express Energy Services.  Mr. Swick has served in senior management positions at several oil and gas companies, including as Chief Restructuring Officer of Swift Energy, Vice President Finance at GSE Environmental, and Interim Chief Financial Officer at Dresser, Inc.  In addition, Mr. Swick has led operational and financial performance improvement engagements at a number of oil and gas companies. 

Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Swick was a Partner and Leader of Global Energy Investment Bank and Southwest Restructuring at Arthur Andersen from 1992 to 2002.  Mr. Swick also served as a Managing Director at the predecessor to JP Morgan Chase from 1987 to 1992 where he worked in financing companies in the oil and gas industry.  Mr. Swick received an M.B.A. from Northeastern University and a B.S. in Economics from St. Lawrence University.