Mike Scott has over 24 years of private equity and energy industry experience. Mike founded Pelican Energy Partners in 2012 by bringing together a unique team of operationally-focused executives with deep experience in oilfield manufacturing and service companies. He also assembled a group of investors that consists of over thirty former CEOs and twenty former energy company business owners, providing a rich resource for deal flow, relationships and industry expertise.
Prior to founding Pelican, Mike spent four years as a principal at Sorenson Capital Partners, a private equity firm in Salt Lake City, Utah with $650MM under management. During this time, he led three platform transactions in the energy services sectors and several transactions in other industry sectors. He served as chairman of the board of NCS Energy Services and a board director of Southeast Directional Drilling and M&M Pipeline.
Prior to joining Sorenson Capital Partners, Mike worked at Cameron International Corporation, a multi-national oilfield equipment company, where he worked in corporate development and reported directly to the CFO. He also held various other management positions in global sourcing, project management and lean manufacturing, and played a key role in implementing lean manufacturing techniques in manufacturing plants throughout the U.S. and Europe. Prior to attending business school, Mike spent six years in engineering roles at Valtek International Ltd. and AlliedSignal Inc., where he worked in product development and designed several new products for gas turbine based industrial power generation. He holds five patents and has received several design and technical achievement awards.
Mike received a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University and received an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Mike and his wife, Marilyn, reside in Katy and have six children. Mike is active in his local church and enjoys mentoring youth and young adults. He also enjoys hiking and sailing.