John T. McNabb, II, served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Willbros Group (“WG” – NYSE), an international energy engineering and construction firm, since October 2014 until December 1, 2015.
Mr. McNabb serves as Senior Advisor and was formerly Vice Chairman, Corporate Finance of Duff & Phelps Securities, LLC, a leading global financial advisory firm. Prior thereto, Mr. McNabb was a founder and Chairman of Growth Capital Partners, L.P. and formerly was a Managing Director of Bankers Trust New York Corporation and a board member of BT Southwest Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Bankers Trust. Previously he served with The Prudential Insurance Company of America, holding positions with Prudential-Bache Securities, The Prudential’s Corporate Finance Group and Prudential Capital Corporation. He started his career working in Mobil Oil’s exploration and production division.
Mr. McNabb holds B.A. and M.B.A. degrees from Duke University. He is a member of the board of Cypress Energy Partners, L.P. (“CELP” – NYSE), a shareholder and director of Premier Natural Resources, and serves on the board of JAG flocomponents LP. In addition, Mr. McNabb is an emeritus member of the Board of Visitors of the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and serves as Chairman of the Board of Visitors of the University of Houston where he was formerly Chairman of the Dean’s Advisory Board of the C.T. Bauer College of Business and served as an Executive Professor of Finance.
Mr. McNabb served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam conflict, rising to the rank of Captain and earning the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters and the Distinguished Flying Cross.