Q&A with Larry Busnardo

When did you join EnerCom, and what is your role?

I joined EnerCom as a Director in June 2022 and have been advising public and private clients on investor relations, corporate strategy, ESG, marketing, corporate valuation analysis, emerging company capitalization, and visual communication design.

What is your background?

I have over 25 years of experience in finance, capital markets, and investor relations, most recently serving as Vice President of Investor Relations at HighPoint Resources before its merger with Bonanza Creek in April 2021. Before joining HighPoint, I was Vice President of Investor Relations at Forest Oil. Prior to my time on the corporate side, I spent over a decade as a senior equity research analyst at several energy investment banks, including Macquarie Capital, Tristone Capital, and Petrie Parkman & Company. While an analyst, I maintained equity research coverage of the SMID-cap exploration and production sector and supported the macro research efforts of the firms.

Why EnerCom?

EnerCom is the most well known and respected consulting brand in the energy space. Given my diverse finance and investor relations background and my deep understanding of capital markets, joining EnerCom was a natural and easy choice. In my previous positions on the sell-side and investor relations roles, I’ve worked directly with the EnerCom team for over twenty years. I have attended nearly every EnerCom Denver Energy Investment Conference since its inception. In addition, while at HighPoint Resources, EnerCom was instrumental in helping me rebrand the organization, including the selection of the new name (from Bill Barrett Corp.), logo, website, and all visual graphics.

What keeps you engaged and excited about the energy industry?

I’m passionate about helping public and private organizations best message their corporate story, strategically raise their profile, and strengthen their brand to the investment community. My goal is to work collaboratively to provide the support needed for companies to develop best-in-class investor relations programs and help them deliver effective and strategic communications.

What is top-of-mind for you right now?

Following a sustained, multi-year period of low commodity prices, crude oil and natural gas prices remain at high levels, allowing E&P companies to continue to generate material amounts of free cash flow that is being utilized to improve balance sheets and increase the return of capital to shareholders. An influx of investors, including institutional, family office and generalists, are coming back to the space as they see an attractive entry point and significant upside given current valuation levels. After years of scaled-back outreach, now is an opportune time for energy companies to accelerate their investor outreach programs, broaden their reach, and communicate their stories to the investment community. EnerCom has long been a trusted advisor to the energy sector and has the capabilities to assist companies in their efforts to broaden their reach.

Want to ask Larry your questions?

Get in touch at [email protected] or by calling (303) 525-5497.