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Iapetus Holdings LLC is a privately held portfolio company with a suite of energy services businesses and alternative investments. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Iapetus brings an entrepreneurial, forward-thinking approach and a deep bench of experienced individuals with diverse backgrounds in finance, energy, sales, safety, risk management and various other spectrums.

With a structure in place to support the operating companies strategically and efficiently, Iapetus provides the shared service support to Atlas Retail Energy, Atlas Field Services and Atlas Commodities in the areas of legal, human resources, marketing, accounting and operational management. Our model brings a rigorous evaluation of business performance and quantifiable accountability to appropriately determine and act on adjustments needed to ensure success. The nimble but hard-working teams bring extraordinary value to each component of the business and collaborate to provide best-in-class solutions and recommendations for their varying clients.

Meet our team of experts.

Executive Leadership Team

Craig Taylor

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Craig Taylor is the founder and CEO of Iapetus Holdings, a portfolio of energy service companies and alternative investments. Taylor founded his first company, Atlas Commodities, LLC., in 2006 after leaving a career on Wall Street with leading energy brokerage firms. Identifying the opportunity to expand and grow new business ventures, Taylor leveraged his connections from across the energy value chain with the formation of Atlas Retail Energy and Atlas Field Services, intentionally diversifying the business’ service offerings. Today, the suite of businesses is a multimillion-dollar portfolio with more than 200 employees across six U.S. offices with Taylor driving strategy and building the foundation for continued success.

Taylor has over 20 years of experience in the finance and energy space as a commodities broker for MBF Clearing Corporation and SCS Commodities Corporation. Prior to his career in commodities, he worked on the legal side of the finance sector for White & Case, LLP in New York City. His time managing contracts and creating relationships with multi-national banks, energy companies and legal experts gave Taylor the foundation he needed to build his own ventures.

Taylor’s entrepreneurial spirit and personal path to his energy and finance career inspired him to give back to the next generation of business leaders through the Atlas Scholars program. He created the program in 2012 with the goal of attracting motivated high school students and offering them a summer internship that equips them with the hard and soft skills needed for college preparedness and career readiness. The experience focuses on mentorship, scholarship and professional exposure through field trips to internationally recognized companies and visits from high-profile executives designed to give students a realistic view into what the corporate world values and how they should prepare at a young age. Completing its seventh year, the program consists of 67 active Scholars, has acceptances from more than 20 unique universities and regularly works with over 15 corporate partners in the energy and finance sectors.

Before beginning his career, Taylor spent several years as a leader in the United States Navy. He was a Petty Officer 3rd Class for the Presidential Honor Guard and USS Ticonderoga where he oversaw a platoon of over 50 men and women in duties representing the U.S. Navy at ceremonies for the President of the United States, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff, Secretary of the Navy and the Chief of Naval operations. Taylor received his B.S. in management from the University of Maryland, his J.D. from Fordham University and most recently earned an MBA through the joint Global Executive Program at Columbia University and London Business School.

Tejpal Singh

Chief Operating Officer

Raymond Shih

 Chief Financial Officer

Raymond (Ray) Shih serves as Chief Financial Officer for Iapetus Holdings LLC. He was previously the Director of Treasury at Cheniere Energy, Inc. where he was responsible for debt financings, liquidity management and compliance for the Sabine Pass Liquefaction, Corpus Christi Liquefaction and the company’s Midship Pipeline project. Prior to Cheniere, he served in various Treasury, Finance, and Accounting roles in the energy and investment management space. Shih holds an MBA from the University of Texas, McCombs School of Business, and a Master’s in Accounting from the University of Southern California. Shih is a licensed CPA in the State of Texas.

Benita Fields Land

General Counsel

Benita Fields Land serves a General Counsel for Iapetus Holdings LLC. She received her bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Eastern Kentucky University and her Juris Doctorate from Salmon P. Chase College of Law. While attending Chase College of Law, Land clerked for Magistrate Judge Gregory Wehrman in the Eastern District of Kentucky. After law school, Land worked as an associate for the Law Offices of B. Dahlenburg Bonar, P.S.C., where she focused on labor and employment litigation cases. Specifically, several of these cases stemmed from retaliation, harassment and wrongful termination of employees. She was also involved in class action litigation cases and a qui tam action while at B. Dahlenburg Bonar. In 2005, Land moved to Houston, Texas, where she worked as a legal recruiter for two years and also worked remotely for the Law Offices of Bonar, Borland & Bucher, LLC., from Houston, Texas before joining Iapetus Holdings LLC as General Counsel in February 2019.

Alexander Danielides

Business Development Manager

Operating Companies Leadership

Steve Roberson

President, Atlas Retail Energy

Iapetus Staff

Lindsey Hughey

Director of Operations

Atlas Scholars

Jenna Moon

Executive Director

Prior to be named the Executive Director, Jenna had previously served as the program director of Atlas Scholars for five summers. In addition, she was an administrator at the nation’s first energy focused school, Energy Institute High School in the Houston Independent School District. She served the campus as the Magnet Coordinator, Dean of Students and Corporate Liaison. In her role as Corporate Liaison she worked on partnerships with energy companies in Houston, helping to raise over $500,000 dollars to support innovative STEM programming. Jenna was a Teach for America Corps Member and spent six years working as an elementary teacher, during which she completed her Master’s in Business Administration and School Leadership from Saint Thomas University. Jenna earned her bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Saint Vincent College, where she was the captain of the women’s lacrosse team. She continues to stay involved with lacrosse as the Bellaire Women’s Lacrosse Club head coach. She also serves on the board of trustees for Aspirations Academies Trust in the U.K.

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