Daniel Pratt is Vice President and head of the Company & Transaction team in Upstream Research & Consulting at IHS Markit. Mr. Pratt has 20 years of experience in the Upstream sector, helping build relationships with clients and supporting IHS Markit consulting and sales. His primary focus is on company analysis and understanding the valuation, strategy, and performance of the world’s leading upstream oil and gas companies, while providing a quantitative assessment of a company’s ability to successfully execute its strategy, generate cash flow, and create shareholder value. Under his leadership, the Energy Transaction Research team is generating critical independent insights into the energy merger, acquisition, and divestiture marketplace, and is dedicated to analyzing deals on a daily basis, while providing proprietary deal pricing, valuation benchmarks, and M&A trend analysis. After two years as Director of Oil and Gas Research at Ticonderoga Securities, where he covered North American E&P equities, writing research to serve institutional investors, Mr. Pratt returned to IHS (now IHS Markit) in 2011. Previously, he spent the first 12 years of his career as an IHS Herold Equity Analyst covering North American and International E&Ps. Mr. Pratt is a Chartered Financial Analyst, a member of the CFA Institute, and a member of the Stamford CFA Society. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Rochester, United States.