Mr. Leavitt began his service as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sterling Energy in 2011. Prior to joining the Sterling Energy team, he spent nearly a decade as the CFO for Quantitative Equity Strategies, LLC, an SEC-registered investment adviser that provides quantitative analysis and portfolio construction to large institutional clients. Concurrently, from 2007 through mid-2011, he served as the COO for Sovereign Private Equity Management, LLC, a firm that structures and operates private equity investment pools. Mr. Leavitt began his career as an auditor for Price Waterhouse, LLP after graduating from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1994. Mr. Leavitt holds an active CPA license in the state of Colorado and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants.