Arthur L. Smith, CFA

Art founded Triple Double in August 2007 after he completed the sale of John S. Herold, Inc. to IHS.  He serves as portfolio manager and oversees the firm’s energy research.  From 1984 to 2007, Art was Chairman and CEO of John S. Herold, Inc. and grew the company into a widely recognized independent authority in oil and gas research and consulting.  From 1976 to 1984, he was an energy equity analyst with Argus Research Corp., The First Boston Corporation and Oppenheimer & Co., Inc.  Art currently serves on the Board of Directors of PAA Natural Gas Storage, L.P. and Pioneer Southwest Energy Partners, L.P.  Previously, he has served on the boards of Plains All American L.L.P., Pioneer Natural Resources, Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, Evergreen Resources, Inc., Parker & Parsley Petroleum, the New York Society of Security Analysts, and was a past appointee to the National Petroleum Council.  Mr. Smith received a BA from Duke University and a MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.  In addition, he holds the CFA designation.