Patti Melcher is the Managing Director of EIV Capital, LLC, a private equity firm focused on the energy industry. Ms. Melcher has over 26 years of experience as a private equity investor, consultant and investment banker. She began her energy finance career in 1986 as an investment banker with Simmons & Company International and then joined newly formed SCF Partners, a private equity fund focused on the oilfield service industry. In 1997, she founded Allegro Capital Management, Inc., to provide investment management and consulting services in the energy industry. She joined EIV upon its formation in 2009 to direct its private equity investment program. Ms. Melcher has also founded and operated companies outside of the energy industry, including The Joy School, a non-profit school for children with learning disabilities, and Go Appetít Foods, an innovative natural foods company. She serves as a director and audit chair of Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) and serves on boards of EIV Capital portfolio companies. She is also involved in the non-profit community, having served on the boards of The Children’s Museum of Houston, Family Services of Greater Houston, Harvard Business School Club of Houston and currently serves on the boards of Workshop Houston and Da Camera of Houston. She received an MBA from Harvard University and a BS in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia.