Meet Our Team

We provide our clients with exceptional service and unmatched insight.

Corner Capital is a leading national advisory firm providing transactional, financial, and industry-related services to constituents in Retail, Business Services, Distribution/Logistics industries, and offers expanded expertise in Downstream Energy businesses across the United States. With over 150 years of direct industry experience, we serve clients across the country with offices in Santa Barbara, Texas, and Florida. 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, Fortune 50 executives, and former operators dedicated to delivering meaningful and successful results to our clients.

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Office: (805) 965-5510

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.


Managing Director

Office: (805) 965-5510

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.

Juan Kemp

Managing Director

Office: (281) 235-3882

Since starting with Shell in 1995 learning the fuel retailing business, Juan has managed many fascinating global opportunities for Shell in addition to stewardship of Shell's Retail & Lubricants businesses in the U.S. Throughout this progression, Juan has held more than a dozen roles and responsiblities.


SVP, Business Development

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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.


SVP, Business Development

Office: (805) 965-5510

After 34 years of service with both Shell Oil Company and Motiva LLC, Rob recently retired from his position as Sales Manager in the Southeast U.S. Early in his career Rob served in numerous capacities in the field for Shell, responsible for petroleum product sales and managing retail districts from Louisiana to Florida to the Carolinas, as well as Delaware to Maine in the Northeast. Rob also held management positions in Shell’s Houston corporate office, including Manager, Credit Card Products and Services and Manager, Retail Supply and Logistics

Kevin Henrick

In Memoriam
1985 - 2022

Kevin Henrick 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.



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Sean Stewart, Director, began his career in Hall Capital's New York City portfolio management group, managing investment portfolios for high net-worth families and institutions across various strategies including fixed income, equities, hedge funds, private equity, and real assets.

Ben Achilles

Senior Analyst

Office: (805) 965-5510

Ben Achilles, Analyst, assists Corner Capital clients in all aspects of project management, from diligence analysis, market research, financial modeling, and project outreach. Ben began his career as a financial analyst for Public Consulting Group, managing client relationships, developing financing models for client projects, producing financial statement forecasts, and strategy scenario modeling. He was also responsible for developing internal financial systems utilized by clients to assist in projecting strategy options.

Nick Stricker, CPA


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Prior to joining Corner Capital, Nick Stricker, Analyst, worked in the audit practice at KPMG in Dallas. Nick assisted in the completion of financial statement audits across multiple industries, primarily for asset management clients. Nick led several audit engagements from inception to completion. He performed analytical procedures of various business processes including cash, debt, PP&E, acquisitions, dispositions, derivatives, taxes, and revenue recognition. Additionally, Nick worked with the KPMG Valuation Services group on matters related to real estate valuation and tax effects.