ROBERT E. BOYD, Founder and President
Bob Boyd is the Founder and President of Boston Street Advisors. Mr. Boyd has over twenty-five years experience in the fields of capital formation, international finance, and investment banking. Prior to forming his own firm, he held positions as Chief Financial Officer - Treasurer and Manager of Treasury in the manufacturing sector and senior financial analyst for a major international energy company. Mr. Boyd's international experience includes engagements in Europe, Asia, Canada, South America, and the Middle East. He is also the founder of Boston Street Capital, a private equity investment firm, and a co-founder and Managing Member of Boston Street Capital Partners, LLC, a capital management company.
Mr. Boyd has been involved in over 20 start-up ventures and has successfully negotiated several business transactions including the planning and restructuring of over $500 million of corporate debt for a major multi-national energy concern, and has served as exclusive financial advisor for the financing and sale of several mid market companies across a variety of industries. He has also played key roles in establishing a sales and distribution office in Germany and has advised major energy and service companies in the areas of shareholder value and performance measurement. Since founding his own firm, Mr. Boyd has advised management and shareholders on capital acquisition, business development, transaction structuring, valuation services and strategic business planning for mid market companies.
He currently serves on the National Advisory Council of the U. S. Small Business Administration and is a member of the board of directors of CapRock Oil Tools, Commonwealth Chartered Trust and Logistics Master. Mr. Boyd founded the Wharton Investment Resource Exchange of the Wharton Club of New York and is a member of Wharton Private Equity Partners. He is Chairman of the Jimmie L. Dean Scholarship Foundation, and serves as a member of the University of Tulsa Graduate Business Programs Alumni Council and the board of directors of Inverness Village and the John Starks Foundation. Mr. Boyd has served on several community and civic boards including the Tulsa Economic Development Commission, Tulsa University Friends of Finance, and the University of Tulsa Student Investment Fund. He is past president of the Graduate Business Association of the University of Tulsa. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Mr. Boyd holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Phillips University with majors in Finance and Accounting and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Tulsa, graduating with honors. He graduated from the Wharton Advanced Management Program of the Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania and is a Fellow of the Wharton School. Mr. Boyd is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the honor society for collegiate business schools and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Oklahoma.
Mark Farris is the Director of Technology Investments and a co-founder of Farris Technology Solutions, LLC. He has over 18 years of experience in systems development and business process solutions. Prior to joining the firm he was Manager of Business Systems Development for Thales Navigation, a division of the multi-national French company Thales, where he managed their worldwide development team. The development team provided solutions for Thales Navigation locations in the United States, France, United Kingdom, China and Moscow. He also managed offshore development resources with software partners in India. Prior to his work at Thales he was Senior software developer and Manager of Software Services for Lowrance Electronics in Tulsa Oklahoma. While at Lowrance, Mark implemented ERP and Financial based systems worldwide including locations in Mexico, Germany, Australia and Canada. He also worked for the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology as Systems Manager, Network Manager, Senior Developer while serving as an academic instructor in their college of business administration.
Mark holds a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science with minors in Finance and Accounting from the University of Central Oklahoma where he graduated with honors. He also maintains certificates in System Management, Network design, Network implementation and Database design from Hewlett Packard and is a certified developer with Cognos products.
Tony O'Connor is a senior associate at Boston Street Advisors. Tony's responsibilities include financial modeling and analysis and identifying and analyzing industry trends. Prior to joining the firm he was a senior accountant for Williams Energy in Tulsa where he provided crude oil and refined products accounting services for Energy Marketing and Trading (EM&T). Before joining Williams Tony was a business analyst for PriceWaterHouseCoopers/BP Amoco in the Amoco Supply and Trading Group. At PWC he was responsible for preparing monthly, quarterly and year-end financial reports, developing cash forecasts, and analysis of financial data. Tony is an instructor of Accounting and Economics at Tulsa Community College in Tulsa.
Tony received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Arkansas where he graduated Magna cum Laude and holds a Master of Business Administration from The University of Tulsa. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Oklahoma.