Joe Amador is Managing Director and Head of Latin America for investment bank Tudor Pickering Holt & Co. He is responsible for the origination and execution of upstream, midstream, oil field services, and power assignments in the region. Joe has participated in over 20 mergers and acquisitions mandates, representing in excess of $25 billion in value. Prior to joining TPH, he was a Director at Scotia Waterous, the oil and gas investment banking division of Canada’s Scotiabank. He was at international consultancy firm Gaffney, Cline & Associates for 11 years, where he provided board-level advice to energy companies. Joe began his career as an Operations / Analytical Engineer with ARCO Oil and Gas Company, which was subsequently acquired by BP. Joe holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University and an MBA from Houston Baptist University.