Silvercliff is an independent investment and merchant bank founded in 2021 by a team of veteran energy bankers. The Firm provides unconflicted financial advisory, differentiated capital solutions, and strategic consulting across all energy verticals without corporate constraints. Silvercliff’s unique capabilities and broad capital markets reach enables clients to achieve financial and strategic goals while navigating a continually evolving energy landscape.
Career Background: Jordan Davis is a founder and Managing Partner of Silvercliff Partners. Prior to founding Silvercliff, Jordan served as a Director of Investment Banking at Height Capital Markets. He brings more than a decade of experience in the upstream oil and gas industry. Prior industry roles include Legal Counsel for North American New Ventures at Schlumberger, Business Development Negotiator at Hess Corporation and Land Negotiator at ExxonMobil Corporation.
Education: B.A. Political Science and Communications, Texas A&M University; J.D. South Texas College of Law
Career Background: Will Harrison is a founder and Managing Partner of Silvercliff Partners. Prior to founding Silvercliff, Will served as an Executive Director of Investment Banking at Moelis & Company. Prior to Moelis, Will served as an Associate in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs. He brings more than 15 years of experience advising clients across the energy sector in M&A, capital markets, and restructuring.
Education: B.A. Economics and Mathematics, Vanderbilt University; MBA, Louisiana State University
Career Background: Mike Grabenstein is a founder and Managing Partner of Silvercliff Partners. Prior to Silvercliff, Mike served as a Director of Investment Banking at Height Capital Markets. Mike brings more than a decade of capital markets and advisory experience and has managed a variety of transactions within the energy sectors. Prior to Height, Mike worked for Wunderlich Securities, Signal Hill Capital, and FBR in Institutional Equity Sales. Mike Served four years as a non-commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps.
Education: B.A. Finance, LaSalle University
David Bradshaw | Senior Partner
Career Background: Dave Bradshaw is a Senior Partner at Silvercliff Partners. He has over 30 of experience covering the energy space as an equity research analyst and as an investment banker. A Chartered Financial Analyst, Dave was top-ranked by Institutional Investor covering exploration and production companies for PaineWebber, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, and Deutsche Bank. He also held senior investment banking roles advising domestic and international companies across all energy verticals at Deutsche Bank, UBS, Tudor Pickering Holt, and most recently was a Managing Director in the Investment Banking Division of Moelis & Company.
Education: B.S. Finance and Economics, Oklahoma State University; M.S. Finance, Texas Tech University
Career Background: Max Waller is an Investment Banking Analyst at Silvercliff Partners.
Education: B.S. Energy Finance and Accounting, Oklahoma State University
Jim Halgas | Senior Technical Advisor
Career Background: Jim Halgas is a Senior Technical Advisor at Silvercliff Partners. As an experienced geologist, Jim brings over 35 years of domestic and international prospect generation, conventional and unconventional field development, reserves and resource estimation, project coordination, team leadership and business development experience. Jim served in multiple leadership and technical roles at Hess Corporation, British Gas, Coho Resources and Occidental Petroleum.
Education: A.S. Petroleum Engineering Technology, Louisiana Tech; B.S. Geology, Centenary College of Louisiana; MBA, Centenary College of Louisiana
Capital Markets Solutions
With an unparalleled capital markets reach, including both traditional and non-traditional natural resources investors, Silvercliff provides unfettered access through tailored processes to achieve desired outcomes. The Firm’s service capabilities include equity, debt or equity-linked private placements and public offerings.
Silvercliff combines the M&A transactional experience and industry specialization of a large investment bank with the especial client focus, motivation, and senior-level attention of a committed advisory partner. Services include buyside, sellside, and joint venture/partnership assignments.
With a nimble approach to assisting clients achieve financial and strategic goals, Silvercliff offers a complementary suite of consulting services ranging from financial modeling, technical analysis, investor relations assistance, presentations, and marketing work. The Firm also provides access to creative structured risk solution products with broad applicability for energy clients.
Silvercliff is able to partner with clients on a principal basis to enhance client alignment and provide additional transaction flexibility. Unlike traditional advisors, Silvercliff is not conflicted when taking fees in-kind and is focused on the long-term success of the client.
Houston, Texas Office
2 Riverway, Suite 720
Houston, TX 77056
Washington, DC Office
7625 Wisconsin Ave, 3rd Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814