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Ivan Crespo

Vice President

Ivan Crespo

Ivan is a Vice President with Pathfinder, LLC and is responsible for the Upstream and Midstream Oil & Gas Industry. He over 35 years of General Management and Project Management experience in Hydrocarbon Processing and Production Facilities. He has been Project Manager for projects of diverse nature and size in the areas of natural gas processing, Liquefaction of Petro Gas (LPG), Liquefaction of Natural Gas (LNG), secondary oil recovery by water flooding, gas compression plants, production facilities and offshore contracting strategies, gas gathering and distribution systems, and information technology.

Ivan has also managed and coordinated teams of experts from different disciplines in international arbitration processes exceeding the billion dollars mark, including claim analysis, counterclaims, rebuttals, expert witness, technical cross examination, strategy development, independent analysis, determination of responsibilities, entitlement, quantification of damages, and preparation of reports and technical analysis, under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce – ICC (Paris).

Ivan's experience also includes Joint Ventures development and management, Value Improving Practices (VIP) facilitation, strategic planning, contracts negotiation and administration. Ivan has a good working knowledge of Information Technology (IT) and its application to the oil industry, specifically in Business Process Reengineering/Restructuring and SAP implementation efforts. He is a former CIO of a large vertically integrated oil company and President of an affiliate of that company for IT Services.


  • Claims
  • Contract Strategy Development
  • Constracting Planning
  • Contracts and Contract Administration
  • Project Work Process Development
  • Project Execution Planning
  • Risk Management
  • Workshop Facilitation
  • Project Management and Related Topic Training


  • BS - Chemical Engineer, Simón Bolívar University , Caracas
  • MBA - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan Fellows Program


  • English
  • Spanish