Jon Linker is a Senior Advisor of North Hudson and has 45 years of energy experience. Prior to joining North Hudson, he served as a Senior Advisor to the Oz Management’s private equity energy team since 2015. Mr. Linker founded ESS Funds in 2005 with the principal focus of providing growth capital and assistance to companies in the energy industry. Previously, he spent 14 years with the energy private equity firm First Reserve. Mr. Linker was a founder and Chief Financial Officer of Intercontinental Development Corporation, a leveraged buyout of certain energy assets from Phibro-Salomon. Mr. Linker’s early career included serving as Chief Financial Officer of Phibro Resources, Chief Financial Officer of Gill and Duffus Holdings, and Treasurer of Barber Oil Corporation. He began his career as a geologist at ARCO. Mr. Linker received a BA in Geology from Amherst College and both an MA in Geology and an MBA from Harvard University.