• Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    M.B.A. (2003)
  • Rice University
    B.S. Mechanical Engineering (1998)
  • Rice University
    B.A. Managerial Studies (1998)
Areas of expertise
  • Asset Valuations
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Renewables and Regulatory
  • Independent Engineer / Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Markets & Strategy
  • Insurance Claims
  • Pipeline
  • Fertilizer
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Forensic Analysis
  • Pricing
  • Commercial Terms Review
  • Crude Oil Valuation
  • Oil & Gas Production
  • Natural Gas and NGLs
  • Power Generation
  • Petroleum Refining
  • Renewable Fuels
  • Transportation and Storage
  • LNG

Summary of Experience

Mr. Bayazitoglu offers 23 years of experience in the refining and natural gas industries, including extensive expertise in financial modeling, energy trading, and hedging activities. Kent joins us from Gelber & Associates in Houston, where he was Director of Market Analytics and a Market Advisor in natural gas and other commodities. Kent has also worked extensively with Cascade Natural Gas, a natural gas distribution company headquartered in Kennewick, Washington, along with other utility companies across the U.S. Kent started his career with ExxonMobil Corporation as a Project Manager at the Baytown refinery. Kent has served as an expert witness in legal disputes involving bankruptcies, complex trading books, and pricing disagreements. Kent's financial modeling has been used in the formation of arguments and the calculation of damages with disputes, including natural gas, NGLs, crude oil, refined products, and coal.

Previous Experience

2003-2020: Gelber & Associates,
Director of Market Analytics
Consultant to Cascade Natural Gas,
Natural Gas & Energy Market Advisor

1998-2001: ExxonMobil Baytown Refinery,
Project Manager