John O'Brien co-founded Baker & O'Brien, Inc., in partnership with Kenneth Baker, in 1993. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors. He earned two degrees from MIT in Chemical Engineering before joining Caltex Petroleum Corporation after graduation. John has over 30 years of consulting experience in the energy industry, with particular emphasis on petroleum refining and marketing. He has had extensive involvement on international projects in Australia and Asia-Pacific. John has worked closely with the financial community in providing transactional due diligence services. He has often been called upon to offer expert opinion and testimony in energy-related disputes, arbitrations, and litigation. John has testified in Federal, State, and international judicial settings, as well as hearings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
John has been an independent consultant and a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas since 1976. He is a Senior Member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and a former Fellow of the Australian Institute of Petroleum. John previously served as a board member of several energy-related publicly-traded companies.