Quintana Team

Investment Professionals

Corbin J. Robertson, Jr. 

Corbin J. Robertson, Jr.

Corby is a Principal of the Fund and serves on the Investment Committee. Corby is also the Managing Partner of Quintana. He is the Chairman and CEO of the general partner of Natural Resource Partners L.P. (NYSE: NRP) and was the Chairman of Quintana Maritime Limited prior to its sale to Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd. on April 15, 2008. Corby has served as the CEO and Chairman of the general partner of Western Pocahontas Properties since 1986, of Great Northern Properties since 1992 and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of New Gauley Coal since 1986. He also serves or has served as Chairman of the Board of the All-American Wildcatters Association, the Baylor College of Medicine, the Cullen Trust for Higher Education and the World Health and Golf Association, and on the boards of the American Petroleum Institute, the National Petroleum Council and the Texas Medical Center. Corby was recently inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame. Corby attended The University of Texas at Austin, where he earned a B.B.A. from the Business Honors Program.

  Donald L. Evans

Secretary Evans is a Principal of the Fund and serves on the Investment Committee. Secretary Evans is also a Senior Partner of Quintana. Secretary Evans is the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Energy Future Holdings Corp., an energy holding company, and is an advisor to Energy Capital Partners I, L.P., a private investment fund. Secretary Evans served as the CEO of the Financial Services Forum between 2005 and 2007. Secretary Evans served as the 34th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce. He was a core member of President George W. Bush's economic team, advising the President on issues including pro-growth and job-creating economic policies, international trade, business concerns and energy policy. In 1975, Secretary Evans moved to Midland, Texas, and began his career as a roughneck working on oil rigs for Tom Brown, Inc., an independent oil and gas company. In 1985, he was appointed CEO of Tom Brown, continuing in that position until his appointment as U.S. Secretary of Commerce in 2001. Tom Brown was purchased by EnCana Corporation for $2.2 billion in 2004. Secretary Evans was appointed to the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System in 1995 and subsequently served two consecutive terms as Chairman of the Board. Secretary Evans attended The University of Texas at Austin, where he earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.B.A.

Investment Professionals

Paul Cornell

Paul is the Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of Quintana, where he is responsible for the accounting and financial oversight of Quintana and its portfolio companies. Mr. Cornell previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of Quintana Shipping Ltd. from October 2010 to September 2017, and served as its Principal Accounting Officer. Mr. Cornell served as the Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer at Quintana Capital Group, L.P. from April 2008 to October 2010. Mr. Cornell served as the Chief Financial Officer of Quintana Energy Partners. He served as the Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer and Treasurer at Bird Acquisition Corp. (QMAR) from January 2005 to April 2008. Mr. Cornell served as a Vice President of Finance at Quintana Minerals Corporation from 1993 to 2005, and has been employed with Quintana Minerals Corporation since 1988. He served as a Director of Quintana Shipping Ltd. He has served on boards of Talens Marine & Fuels, AmerCable Holdings, Quality Magnetite, LLC and Quintana Minerals Canada. He served as a Non-Executive Director of Excel Maritime Carriers, Ltd. Mr. Cornell received a B.B.A. in Accounting from Niagara University in 1981.
Gbolade Odeneye Gbolade Odeneye

Gbolade is Vice President - Finance & Accounting, where he is responsible for the valuations of Quintana's portfolio companies, as well as providing support for the upstream, downstream, and services investments. Gbolade is a Certified Public Accountant licensed by the State of Texas and a Chartered Accountant licensed by the United Kingdom's Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Prior to joining Quintana, Gbolade held the Controller position for Aker Solutions' Subsea North America's business unit and the Senior Controller position in Curtis Wright's Oil & Gas Systems Division, where he was responsible for the accounting, financial planning, and analysis. Gbolade attended Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK, where he earned a BBA in Accounting & Finance, and Texas A&M University, where he earned an M.B.A.
Shelley Manley Shelley Manley

Shelley is Controller of Quintana. Her responsibilities include accounting for all of Quintana's investments, working with management and outside audit and tax professionals. Shelley has over 20 years of diverse experience in accounting, onshore Texas and Louisiana, offshore Gulf of Mexico, international experience in Alberta, Canada and other energy sectors. Prior to joining Quintana she held positions of Financial Analyst and Manager of Accounting at Stone & Webster Oil Company. Shelley also served as Secretary for two of its subsidiaries Spruce Hills Production Company and San Salvador Development Company. Shelley is a member of the Petroleum Accountant Society of Houston. Shelley attended University of Houston, where she received a B.S.
Eva Clark Eva Clark

Eva is a Senior Paralegal of Quintana. Prior to joining Quintana, Eva was a part of the legal team of Halliburton's KBR division and played an integral role in KBR's separation from Halliburton. Prior to KBR, Eva was with Pioneer Companies, Inc., a chemical manufacturer with eight plants in the U.S. and Canada. At Pioneer, Eva was involved in M&A and transaction structuring involving large domestic and foreign acquisitions, asset sales, and contract negotiations, as well as related acquisition financings and capital-raising transactions and restructurings. Eva is a member of the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas. Eva attended Texas A&M University, where she received a B.A.
Debbie S. Leiss Debbie S. Leiss

Debbie serves as Insurance Manager of Quintana, Natural Resource Partners L.P., Quintana Minerals Corporation and Quintana Maritime Limited. Debbie's responsibilities include overseeing the due diligence, placement, maintenance and management of property and casualty insurance. She works closely with management, legal, insurance brokers and consultants to provide a quality risk management program. Prior to joining Quintana Minerals Corporation in 1990, Debbie served as Lease and Division Order Analyst for Kilroy Company of Texas, Inc. She is a member of the Risk and Insurance Management Society. Debbie attended Louisiana Tech University, where she received a B.A.