David M. Heikkinen, Freeman School of Business Alum has been selected to receive The Rising Tide award. The Rising Tide is awarded annually to top Freeman Alumni who excel in the investment community. Recipients have achieved professional prominence, and the manner in which they conduct their careers has brought pride to the Freeman School. The award will be given at the Burkenroad Reports Investment Conference, a student invest analysis conference, in New Orleans on Friday, April 25, 2014.

Mr. Heikkinen is a Founding Partner and CEO of Heikkinen Energy Advisors (“HEA”), an energy equity research boutique and merchant bank, focused on research of public and private exploration and production companies and assets. Mr. Heikkinen is also Founder and CEO of CDH Securities, LLC, an institutional energy research firm and Broker / Dealer.

Prior to forming HEA in 2012, Mr. Heikkinen was head of E&P equity research for Tudor, Pickering, Holt, & Co. (“TPH”) (formerly Pickering Energy Partners). He joined TPH in 2005 and participated in growing the firm from 19 employees to over 150 employees and revenues from $5.0 million to $100+ million. From 2000 until joining TPH, Mr. Heikkinen was an E&P equity research analyst at CapitalOne Southcoast Capital in New Orleans, LA.

Heikkinen Energy Advisors acted as Co-Manager to Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc.
(Houston, TX – November 6, 2013) Heikkinen Energy Advisors acted as Co-Manager on Carrizo Oil & Gas’s (NASDAQ: CRZO) upsized 4,500,000 share common equity offering.

Heikkinen Energy Advisors acted as Co-Manager to Gulfport Energy Corporation
(Houston, TX – November 6, 2013) Heikkinen Energy Advisors acted as a Co-Manager on Gulfport Energy Corporation’s (NASDAQ: GPOR) 6,500,000 common equity offering. – New Orleans, LA