Mr. Turbidy was retained by Avista Capital Partners in 2007. Prior to 2007, Mr. Turbidy was the CEO of Trico Marine Services (“Trico”), an international provider of marine support vessel services to the offshore oil and gas industry. He led the successful turnaround of this company from a financially distressed Gulf-oriented operator to a well-capitalized offshore services provider with operations in the North Sea, West Africa, Gulf of Mexico, Brazil, Mexico and Southeast Asia. Mr. Turbidy was recruited as CFO of Trico in 2003, functioned as the Chief Restructuring Officer during the company’s restructuring and subsequently was promoted to CEO after its successful completion. Mr. Turbidy recruited operations and financial management teams who were critical to the successful execution of the company’s new internationally-focused strategy. Prior to his service at Trico, Mr. Turbidy spent over a decade with DLJ and Credit Suisse in their investment banking divisions. During his tenure with DLJ and Credit Suisse, he focused on the energy sector, principally offshore and land drilling contractors, seismic service providers, oilfield equipment manufacturers, offshore support vessel providers and exploration and production companies, as well as regional opportunities in the Southwest.
Mr. Turbidy received a B.A. from Duke University. He currently serves as a director of Appalachian Midstream Partners, Celtique Energie, Hansa Hydrocarbons, Hi-Crush Proppants, Manti Exploration, SEA-Vista and Spartan Offshore.