Julie Gremillion is the General Counsel of GoExpedi. She has 14 years of experience providing legal and commercial guidance on a variety of corporate and transactional matters primarily in the energy space. Prior to joining GoExpedi, she served in a business role in Corporate Development at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. Earlier in her career, she served as outside counsel at Sidley Austin and Jones Day and advised clients on M&A, private equity and project development transactions. Julie has a JD from The University of Texas at Austin and a BS in Economics from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania.
Jusleen Karve joined EIV Capital in 2018 and currently serves as a vice president. Her responsibilities include operational and commercial due diligence on prospective investments and working with portfolio companies to maximize value from operations.
Prior to EIV Capital, Jusleen worked for General Electric, where she ultimately joined XLP, GE’s executive talent development program. While with GE, Jusleen held roles in a variety of operating functions, including project management of power plants across Asia and Australia, global commercial sales and business development and project finance. Prior to GE, Jusleen worked with Parsons Corporation as a member of the design team for the World Trade Center Transportation Hub and reconstruction efforts in New York City.
Jusleen earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She currently serves on the board of the Texas Hearing Institute, and is also involved with the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council.
Deviyani is a Vice President at SCF, where she has been for four years. Her role focuses on assessing and executing new investment opportunities across North America and internationally, as well as providing strategic support to existing portfolio companies. She serves as a board director on TD Williamson, BCCK, Variperm Energy Services, and Capital Sand Permian.
Deviyani has grown up and lived all over the world, including Cambodia, Kenya, India, Pakistan, France, England, and now the USA. She received a First Class Masters in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge, during which time she was selected to spend a year at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Deviyani started her career at ExxonMobil in a range of operational and strategic roles in the largest refining and petrochemical complex in the UK. She subsequently joined the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in their Energy practice, working on projects across the energy industry. She has an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
In her free time Deviyani is a board member of Literacy Now, a non-profit focused on early childhood literacy and Co-Chair of the Houston Reads Day initiative. She is Vice-Chair of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Investment and Finance committee. She is also an EMERGE mentor, empowering college access to high-performing students from underserved communities. Deviyani and her husband have one child so far, and they love to go camping and to travel.
Angela Olivarez has a diverse corporate practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, and other corporate and securities matters. She regularly advises private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, and represents other public and private acquirors, in a broad range of transactions, including mergers, asset acquisitions, stock purchase transactions, recapitalizations, and other business combination transactions. In the securities and capital markets areas, she has represented issuers, underwriters, and investors in public and private offerings of both equity and debt securities, including in connection with SPAC and de-SPAC transactions, and also counsels on disclosure and corporate governance matters.
Angela has been recognized by The Legal 500 US in the area of Capital Markets: High Yield Debt Offerings. She has practiced in New York, London, and Houston. Her experience includes numerous cross-border transactions and encompasses transactions in software and tech-enabled services, industrials, and a wide range of other industries.
MODERATOR: Cassandra Mott
Cassandra Mott represents commercial banks and non-bank lenders, as well as private and public company borrowers and private equity portfolio companies, in a variety of commercial finance transactions, with a particular focus on leveraged buyout financings related to acquisitions and recapitalizations. According to Chambers USA, she is an “exceptional practitioner with great business sense.”
Cassandra has structured, negotiated, and documented senior, subordinated, mezzanine, and unitranche financing facilities of many types, including single, "club", syndicated, general working capital, investment-grade credit, asset-based, cash flow, first lien and second lien, and multijurisdictional facilities. She also advises clients on intercreditor matters, helping them structure and negotiate transactions with multiple debt tranches and lien priorities. Her practice also includes advising clients on in-court and out-of-court debt restructurings.
She has worked on many transactions both domestically and internationally across a vast range of industries, such as oil and gas, chemicals, consumer products, healthcare, technology, retail, transportation, and manufacturing.
Cassandra is a frequent author and speaker on a variety of industry and diversity, equity and inclusion matters.