HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Opportune LLP, a leading global energy consulting firm, is pleased to announce that Shane Bayless has joined the firm as President in its Outsourcing practice. Based in Houston, Mr. Bayless’s principle focus will be working with existing and new clients with transactional processing and reporting, land administration, production allocation and reporting, as well as system conversions and back-office implementation.
Mr. Bayless has over 25 years of executive, financial management, controllership, tax reporting and mergers and acquisitions experience with both private and public companies.
Prior to joining Opportune, Mr. Bayless served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Compass Production Partners LP, an independent E&P company. During his career, he has been a part of numerous start-up entities and has had the responsibility for the stand-up of the company by means of setup, transition or conversion of the entire accounting, finance, marketing, IT and internal control environments for a newly formed entity. He was also directly responsible for IPO readiness efforts and for hiring, developing and overseeing all departments with direct reports, including accounting, finance, IT, tax, human resources, marketing, risk management, EH&S and land administration. E&P companies that Mr. Bayless has held executive and/or management titles include Sabine Oil & Gas LLC, Petrohawk Energy Corp., 3TEC Energy Corp., Encore Acquisition Company and Hugoton Energy Corp. Mr. Bayless began his career as an auditor at Ernst & Young.
“Shane will add tremendous value to our clients directly through his knowledge of the industry and extensive experience,” said Opportune Partner Jim Boney.
“Shane’s leadership and industry subject matter expertise are a great addition to our firm as we continue to support our clients with industry best service and expand our service offerings and overall footprint with our growing practice. I could not be more pleased to have Shane join our team,” stated Opportune Partner Carl Wimberley.
Mr. Bayless holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Wichita State University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the States of Kansas and Texas.
About Opportune LLP
Opportune LLP is a leading global energy consulting firm specializing in adding value to clients across the energy industry, including upstream, midstream, downstream, power, commodities trading and oilfield services. Opportune’s service lines include: chemical engineering, complex financial reporting, dispute resolution, enterprise risk, outsourcing, process and technology, reserve engineering and geosciences, restructuring, strategy and organization, tax, transactional due diligence and valuation. For more information on Opportune LLP, please visit our website at www.opportune.com.