Principals

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Sean Levine

Director of Research and Product Development

Sean Levine is Director of Research and Product Development at ECRG. He is an energy, securities and policy analyst with eight years of experience tracking the oil and gas industry. Prior to cofounding ECRG, Levine spent four years as a senior analyst at PLS, Inc., a middle-market land brokerage and oil and gas data and analytics firm. While at PLS, Levine’s coverage areas included oil and gas prices, capital markets and oilfield services, and he authored all content and oversaw production of the firm’s three newsletters on those topics. Before PLS, he spent four years conducting policy and equity research at DeMatteo Monness, a boutique primary research firm and broker-dealer servicing the institutional investment community, culminating as Senior Research Director and co-lead of the company’s Washington, DC office. While at DeMatteo, Levine focused on the energy sector, with emphasis on oil and gas, services, and alternative energy companies, legislation and regulation. Levine holds Series 7, 63, 86 and 87 securities licenses; he also holds a J.D. and is licensed to practice law in West Virginia. Additionally, Levine is the Chairman and co-founder of a privately held oilfield services and industrials-focused trucking concern.

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Matthew Warder

Director of Research and Product Development

Matthew Warder, the Director of ECRG’s Research and Product Development, is an energy, metals and mining analyst with a decade of experience covering the coal, iron ore and steel industries.  Mr. Warder cofounded ECRG after nine years at Wood Mackenzie, the final two of which were spent on the ground-up development of the company’s asset-by-asset cost research in the ferrous sector, while serving as Principal Analyst for Iron Ore and Steel Costs.  In that remit, he authored over 150 reports annually covering individual assets, regional supply studies, and emerging trends in the steel raw materials markets, in addition to providing bespoke research and consulting services for industry clients and institutional investors.  Prior to that, he led various teams at WoodMac covering supply side analysis of the United States, Canada and Latin American coal industries, with an emphasis on metallurgical and thermal coal production from the Appalachian region.  Mr. Warder holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the College of William & Mary.

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Dr. Kent Moors

Executive Chairman

Dr. Kent Moors is an internationally recognized expert in oil and natural gas policy, risk management, emerging market economic development, and market risk assessment.

He serves as an advisor to the highest levels of 27 countries, including the U.S., Russian, Kazakh, Chinese, Iraqi, and Kurdish governments, to the governors of several U.S. states, and to the premiers of two Canadian provinces. He’s served as a consultant to private companies, financial institutions and law firms in 29 countries, and has appeared more than 2,300 times as a featured radio-and-television commentator. He appears regularly on ABC, BBC, Bloomberg TV, CBS, CNBC, CNN, NBC, Russian RTV, and the Fox Business Network.

A prolific writer and lecturer, his six books, more than 2,700 professional and market publications, and over 650 private/public sector presentations and workshops have appeared in 47 countries.