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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P.A. (ANDY) WEBER

Founder


Office: (805) 965-5510
Cell: (805) 895-7280

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
Cell: (936) 635.5949

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.

DON MITCHELL

SVP, Business Development


Office: (805) 965-5510
Cell: (713) 898-6694

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.

ROB THOMAS

SVP, Business Development

rthomas@cornercapitaladvisors.com
Office: (805) 965-5510
Cell: (904) 616-6902

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.

SEAN STEWART, CFA

Associate


Office: (805) 965-5510

Sean Stewart, Associate, 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.

Barton Taylor

Associate


Office: (805) 965-5510
Cell: (832) 723-6908

Barton Taylor began his career in Amegy Bank’s Energy Lending Group, managing relationships for clients whose operations spanned the entire energy value chain in all major North American resource plays. During this time, Barton focused on originating and syndicating large credit facilities for clients comprised of private equity sponsored portfolio companies, closely-held middle market companies, and larger publicly traded firms and MLPs.

PARKER KING

Analyst


Office: (805) 965-5510

Parker King, Analyst, began his career as an investment banking analyst in Kansas City focused on M&A transactions within the Cybersecurity and Industrials industries. Parker previously worked for UVF Crossroads, providing investment recommendations for startup companies across the Midwest. He joined Corner Capital in 2021 in the company’s new Austin office. Parker received his undergraduate degree in Finance from the University of Kansas.