Brian Ettinger Joins Meridian Circle Advisors’ Board of Advisors

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Meridian Circle Advisors announces the appointment of Brian Ettinger to its Board of Advisors

Meridian Circle Advisors, LLC (“MCA”) today announced that Brian Ettinger has been confirmed for appointment to the firm’s board of advisors.

An attorney, Mr. Ettinger’s law practice focuses on transactional and commercial representation for international and domestic multi-industry businesses, oil, gas, LNG, production and exploration, rig equipment, and oil services businesses with respect to contract negotiations, government affairs and business development.

“Brian is an expert in government affairs and global policy when it comes to the international energy markets and we are excited to welcome him to MCA’s board of advisors,” said John Nghiem, MCA’s Managing Director. “We believe his considerable experience in government and energy policy, especially in light of President Elect Trump’s victory and the new Congress, will be extremely valuable to MCA and our clients.”

“MCA has always brought its clients innovative solutions and unique market access, and I’m very pleased to be joining their board of advisors,” said Mr. Ettinger. “I have tremendous respect for the dynamic and highly experienced members of MCA’s board of advisors, and I look forward to working with them.”

A former registered lobbyist, Mr. Ettinger has advised foreign governments, sovereign owned energy companies, and international businesses. During his career in government, Mr. Ettinger has served on the staff of U.S. Senator Joseph Biden, Jr. and has advised the office of Vice President and President George W. Bush on various matters.

Currently, Mr. Ettinger serves as Chairman of the Board and CEO of a publicly traded, generic pharmaceutical company and as a partner and general counsel of Worldwide Strategic Partners Inc., an energy development and advisory firm involved in domestic and international energy projects. He is a graduate of LaSalle College and holds a J.D. Degree from South Texas College of Law.

Mr. Ettinger joins Mr. Kenneth Hern, former President of Texaco Saudi, Inc., former Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Texaco Nigeria Limited, and former President of Texaco Brazil, Mr. Terry Helms former Senior Vice President of SAIC’s construction and engineering division, and Dr. Guan Qin, Society of Petroleum Engineers Endowed Professor of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Houston as a member of the MCA board of advisors.

Meridian Circle Advisors, LLC is a privately held, independent, merchant banking and strategic advisory firm headquartered in Houston, Texas. MCA provides corporate finance and M&A advisory services, principal investor services, and commercial consultancy to global institutional clients including private and public corporations, institutional investors, family offices, public-private partnerships, international commercial banks, and sovereign investment vehicles. For further information on MCA, please log-on to

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