The Credit Department at Tauber Oil Company manages the financial aspects of all transactions. Our team is knowledgeable and energetic, with the resources and experience to respond quickly to your needs.
We maintain long-standing relationships with several major banks, and actively interface with your financial contacts for optimal speed and efficiency. When necessary, our banks can provide Letters of Credit within a few hours. This rapid responsiveness can often be the deciding factor in whether or not transactions can be completed in today’s fast-paced market.
The Legal Department manages the legal matters for Tauber Oil Company, its subsidiaries, and Tauber Exploration & Production Co. These activities include contract negotiation and review, as well as supporting the legal needs of all business units and departments, to better serve our customers and business partners on a timely basis.
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Mr. Sassin is a 1976 graduate of Southwest Texas State University (now known as Texas State), with a BBA in Accounting. He obtained his Certified Public Accountant Certificate in 1984. Mr. Sassin has worked for The Tauber Companies since 1979. He is currently the Controller for Tauber Oil Company and Tauber Exploration & Production Co.
Matt Crotts joined Tauber Oil Company in October, 2016 as Vice President – Finance & Corporate Development.
Prior to joining Tauber Oil Company, Matt spent 12 years in various M&A, restructuring, investor relations and treasury roles . Matt most recently held positions at Opportune LLP, assisting energy companies and creditors through various restructurings and held the position of Finance Director at Cardtronics, Inc. Over his career, Matt has closed over 50 transactions totaling over $30 billion in consideration.
Matt holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration from Texas A&M University.
Derek Halverson joined Tauber Oil Company in October, 2018 as Vice President – Credit.
Prior to joining Tauber Oil Company, Derek held the position of Director of Credit and Finance at CenterPoint Energy. His industry experience includes various roles at Energy Transfer Partners, EDF Trading, Atmos Energy Marketing, Chevron, and BP.
Derek holds a BBA in Finance from the University of Texas and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas.
Jim Goolsby joined The Tauber Companies in February 2012 as General Counsel. He has over 33 years of experience in the Houston business community, with an emphasis in energy, financial services, real estate, and health care.
In his role as Legal Counsel for The Tauber Companies, Jim is also responsible for legal engagements involving Tauber Oil Company, Tauber Petrochemical Co., Tauber Exploration & Production Co., TransOil Marketing, LLC and Interconn Resources.
Prior to his tenure at the Tauber Companies, Jim held positions with Price Waterhouse, Hines Interests, Jackson Walker, and Sterling Bank.
Jim holds a BBA in Accounting from the University of Texas and a JD from the South Texas College of Law. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.