Lucas Kuipers, Senior Vice President, joined the company in 2014. At Platform, Lucas is responsible for identifying and evaluating investment opportunities, deal execution and portfolio company monitoring. Lucas serves on the Board of Directors of Expedition Water Solutions, South Coast Terminals and Vortex Companies and is involved with Beacon Funeral Partners, Dynamic Glass, Encino Energy and Twin Eagle. In addition, Lucas was involved with the company’s investments in Alliance Human Capital Management, ALM First, Beneplace and Evergreen North America Industrial Services. Prior to joining Platform, Lucas worked in the investment banking group at Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. (TPH). While at TPH, Lucas focused primarily on merger and acquisition advisory and financing within the energy industry. Lucas received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Rice University, where he was the captain of the basketball team. Outside of work, Lucas is an active member of a number of local organizations and enjoys spending time with his wife and four young children.