James Havlock
    James Havlock
    VP, Business Development & Partnerships

    James Havlock

    VP, Business Development & Partnerships

    James Havlock is VP, Business Development & Partnerships at Validere. In his role, he focuses on relationships with private equity, banks, and large integrated companies. Additionally, James spends his time with customers to drive benefits in refineries, LNG, biofuels, and water processing.   

    James has meaningful experience across the entire energy supply chain, having worked in upstream, downstream, chemicals, and LNG. His contributions include Fuels Economist and Crude Process Engineer at the ExxonMobil Beaumont Refinery, as well as, Process Engineering for Golden Pass LNG (US), Upper Zakum 750 (UAE), and Sakhalin-1 Arkutun Dagi (RUS). 

    James received his Master of Business Administration at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business where he was awarded the 2021 Vijay, ’77, and Sita Vashee Promising Entrepreneur Award. 

    Prior to his time at ExxonMobil, James graduated with a Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University where we has awarded the Craig Brown Outstanding Senior Engineer Award and the Buck Weirus Spirit Award. 

    Outside of the office, James enjoys skiing, running, golfing, and can often be found in the middle of the dance floor. 


    Master of Business Administration
    University of Chicago Booth School of Business

    Former Fuels Economist
    ExxonMobil Beaumont

    Former Crude Process Engineer
    ExxonMobil Beaumont

    B.S., Chemical Engineering
    Texas A&M University


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