Allan Simonds is an Assistant Vice President at DNB Bank ASA’s Houston office. He covers Oil and Gas Reserve Based Lending for the bank as well as Midstream Lending. In this capacity he advises on loans independent exploration and production firms of all sizes as well as loans to large pipeline companies. Prior to his employment with DNB, Allan worked in corporate finance at United Airlines and Sabre Airline Solutions.
Allan is a native Houstonian though he has lived in Tokyo, Washington DC, Chicago, and Dallas. He holds a BBA in Finance and a BA in Foreign Languages from Southern Methodist University as well as an MBA from The George Washington University. During his time at George Washington, Allan served as Treasurer of his MBA Association. Allan enjoys traveling with his wife Akino, playing golf with friends, and hunting with his father.
Amanda Cooper Benbow has spent the last 10 plus years working with businesses. A native Houstonian, she has helped more than 2,500 businesses increase productivity and profitability with a servant leadership approach. Amanda successfully partners with business leaders across the nation to identify areas in which their businesses can maximize their organizational success through time-tested employment strategies and business services – all of which are designed to shift management focus away from administrative headaches and towards achieving and exceeding company goals.
With Insperity, Amanda has a multi-disciplinary team of experts at her disposal to empower business leaders to be more systematic and strategic regarding employees and the role they play in the success of their companies. Insperity, a trusted advisor to America’s best businesses for over 30 years, provides an array of human resources and business solutions designed to help improve business performance. Serving more than 100,000 businesses with over 2 million employees in all 50 states, Insperity’s mission is to help businesses succeed so that communities prosper.
Additionally Amanda is working with numerous private equity firms handling mergers and acquisitions with relative ease, whether it’s providing the human resources infrastructure necessary to bring on a new business successfully or doing the due diligence required to ensure that the human capital side of the business is sound enough to facilitate a sale.
While not at the office, Amanda is mother to one adorable little girl, a wife to an oil & gas entrepreneur and dedicated philanthropist. She enjoys traveling with her family, is an enthusiastic about competitive BBQ contest. Amanda always has the best interest of her peers and clients at heart!
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