Mr. Kettler is a Partner of Chambers Energy Management and also serves on the firm's investment committee. In addition to these roles, Mr. Kettler participates in deal sourcing, due diligence, structuring, negotiations and ongoing monitoring of investments. Mr. Kettler has substantial energy finance experience and has invested in a wide range of energy companies including, exploration and production, oilfield services, midstream and pipeline, refining, power generation and electric and gas utility companies. His investment experiences have primarily been in the form of originated loans, high yield bonds, leveraged loans, distressed debt and private and public equities.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Kettler was a Senior Vice President at Lehman Brothers working for the Lehman Energy Fund as investment manager and head trader. Prior to his time with the Lehman Energy Fund, Mr. Kettler was with Kenmont Investments, focusing on energy investments for its credit opportunities fund. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Kettler was involved in the restructuring of $6.5 billion of Dynegy, Inc.’s debt, preferred stock and corporate obligations, as a Senior Director and Assistant Treasurer for Dynegy. Mr. Kettler’s other work experiences include positions as a Manager in Enron’s Principal Investments Group from 1998 to 2001, and prior thereto, experience as an investment banking analyst for Kemper Securities and as an accountant with KPMG.
Mr. Kettler holds a B.B.A. in Accounting and M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a Sord Scholar and won the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence. He holds the Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst designations.