Ian H. Fay
Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Fay directs all finance, investor and accounting functions, as well as business development strategy. An integral part of the management team, Mr. Fay is responsible for sourcing and evaluating potential acquisitions, in addition to serving as the primary corporate contact for lenders, bankers and private capital providers to secure new sources of funding and ensure the company's continued growth.
Mr. Fay's expertise on investment opportunities and resource allocation has been pivotal as the company continues to sharpen its focus.
During his career, which is marked by numerous achievements, Mr. Fay has advised more than 130 companies and contributed to a variety of transactions totaling in excess of $30 Billion in value.
Prior to joining ZaZa Energy, Mr. Fay founded Odin Advisors, LLC. He also served as Managing Director and Head of the Energy & Natural Resources Group for the Americas at BNP Paribas, as well as Managing Director of Mergers and Acquisitions for RBC Capital Markets, concentrating on North American Upstream, MLP and Oil Field Services companies. Mr. Fay also advised multi-national public and private companies across multiple sectors as Director of Mergers and Acquisitions for UBS Investment Bank.
Mr. Fay is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a Morehead-Cain Scholar and is currently a member of the Board of Visitors. He currently lives in Houston, Texas with his wife and two children.