Manuel Amaro


Mr. Amaro is a Director of Engineering in Houlihan Lokey’s Oil & Gas Group. He supports the firm’s investment banking activities in the sector, with responsibility for managing the execution of the group’s technical team. He is based in the firm’s Houston office.

Mr. Amaro joined Houlihan Lokey in 2019 with more than 14 years of oil and gas experience, including roles with large independents, third-party reserves auditors, a boutique A&D group, and a private-equity-backed portfolio company. 

Most recently, Mr. Amaro was Vice President of Development at Ursa Resources, a Denham Capital-backed portfolio company focused in the Rocky Mountains. 

Mr. Amaro began his A&D technical advisory career at CIBC Griffis & Small, where he was a lead technical evaluator and execution engineer for divestment processes in multiple domestic deals. 

Prior to joining CIBC Griffis & Small, Mr. Amaro was a Sr. Petroleum Engineer with Ryder Scott Petroleum Consultants, where he performed evaluation, consulting, and reservoir engineering work domestically in the lower 48 states, including offshore Gulf of Mexico, as well as in Latin America (Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia), the MENA region (Abu Dhabi and Libya), and West Africa (offshore Ghana).

Mr. Amaro began his career with Noble Energy performing roles in reservoir, drilling, and reserves engineering.

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