Meet Our Team

Corner Capital is a leading national advisory firm providing transactional, financial, and industry-related services to the domestic Downstream Energy industry and its related infrastructure. With over 150 years of direct industry experience, we serve clients across the United States with offices in Santa Barbara, Texas and New York City. We provide our clients with exceptional service and unmatched insight, covering all products and distribution channels in Downstream Energy. Our team below consists of entrepreneurs, lenders, major oil executives, and operators dedicated to delivering meaningful and successful results to our clients.

P.A. (ANDY) WEBER

Founder

Office: (805) 965-5510

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Andy Weber began his career at Shell Oil Company, serving in various sales and marketing management capacities, responsible for Shell’s investments in dealer and company-operated retail markets including New Orleans, Birmingham, and Chicago. Subsequent to Shell Oil, Andy served as an international consultant in Arthur D. Little’s Global Energy Practice, with a principal responsibility for the downstream strategy practice.

Carl Ray Polk

Managing Director

Office: (805) 965-5510

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Carl Ray began his career with his family business Polk Oil Co., Inc., located in Lufkin, Texas and founded in 1937. Through his early career, Carl Ray ran a number of business units including lubricants distribution, convenience retailing, QSR management, and wholesale fuels distribution for Exxon, Mobil, and Texaco.

JERRY RICHARDS

SVP, Business Development

Office: (805) 965-5510

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Jerry Richards, Senior Vice President of Business Development, has enjoyed a long and successful career in the petroleum industry, and brings to Corner Capital a lifetime of relationships and expertise in all aspects of our business.

Don Mitchell

SVP, Business Development

Office: (805) 965-5510

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Don Mitchell, Senior Vice President of Business Development, began his career with Exxon in 1971. After managing several different retail markets in North Carolina, Georgia, and Texas, Don was instrumental in Exxon’s national entry into convenience retailing in the 1980’s. In the early 1990s, Don managed Exxon’s state and federal public, legislative, and regulatory affairs activities (including API) and also served as their Western Area Public Affairs Manager.

ONKAAR PATTAR

Analyst

Office: (805) 965-5510

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Onkaar Pattar, Senior Analyst, began his career at renewable energy firm Cypress Creek Renewables in Santa Monica, California, where he spent two years working as an Analyst in the Corporate Finance Division. Prior to Cypress Creek, Onkaar worked with RBC Capital Markets in Oil & Gas investment banking. Onkaar received his undergraduate degree in Economics and Accounting from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Kevin Henrick

Principal

Office: (805) 965-5510

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Kevin Henrick, Principal, began his career as a commodity derivatives trader for Chicago-based family offices (Ronin Capital and Nico Trading), where he became a trading member of exchanges in Chicago and New York City. During this time, Kevin primarily focused on sell-side transactions, macro-economic research, and financial modeling for crude oil and natural gas products.

Michael Chong

Analyst

Office: (805) 965-5510

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Michael Chong, Analyst, began his career as an investment banking analyst intern at Corner Capital Partners, LLC. Michael also served in the Investment Banking Division of Armory Securities in their Investment Banking Division in Los Angeles, California with a specialty focus on e-commerce, gaming, and entertainment. Michael joined Corner Capital full time in the summer of 2020 in the Company’s new Austin office. Michael earned Bachelors of Mathematics and Philosophy from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

“Corner Capital led us through a strategic analysis of our branded dealer business, interfacing with our Board throughout. When the Board determined to exit that segment, Corner Capital expeditiously executed our structured sale process and outperformed our value expectations.”
-Ken McPherson, The McPherson Companies, Alabama
“Corner Capital successfully negotiated and facilitated my refi project and helped me find additional capital to support my ongoing growth plans. They managed all aspects of the project very well and I would not hesitate to use them again or to recommend them to other marketers.”
-Carlos Garza, La Lomita
“Andy Weber and his team at Corner Capital have done exceptional work supporting transactional, valuation, and various proprietary initiatives at our companies. Andy’s extensive industry experience, technical competence, and practical "real world" approach is a valued resource to our organization. The Corner Capital team consistently delivers-----and always in a most timely and impactful manner.”
-M.J. Castelo, Managing Member & President – Andretti Petroleum LLC / Peninsula Petroleum LLC / Humboldt Petroleum Inc.
“The folks at Corner Capital demonstrated great leadership and industry knowledge managing our financing requests. I was able to consolidate my debt structure, reduce costs, and create capacity to meet our growth needs. I’ve recommended them to my peers and my customers.”
-Jeffrey Magness, Magness Oil Company
“Lard Oil recently engaged Corner Capital Advisors on two projects, first to assist in an acquisition opportunity and the other to manage the process to refinance our Sr. term and revolver facilities. The CCA team brought a wealth of knowledge and expertise and did so under our strict timelines and expectations. I have no reservations of recommending their firm and intend to engage with them as other opportunities present themselves.”
-Johnny Milazzo, President and CEO – Lard Oil Co., Denham Springs, LA
“Corner Capital demonstrated patience and persistence in our negotiations over a year’s time, solving a complex structuring project. The end result was a tremendous amount of value and a great long-term relationship.”
-Rene Anabi, Anabi Holdings North Master, LLC
“On several occasions, we were approached with different opportunities to exit the industry. Before giving any real consideration to any of those options, my family engaged Corner Capital to provide a Fair Market Valuation for our business. As a result, we furthered our engagement to allow Corner Capital to manage the structured process for our exit strategy. Their knowledge, industry experience, and personal touch provided Lois and me the comfort needed to successfully close our transaction with Sunoco. Without a doubt, a wise decision on our part to bring the Corner Capital team into our process.”
-Jim Kolkhorst, Kolkhorst Petroleum & Rattlers Convenience Stores, Texas
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