We are profoundly saddened at the death of Shane Bayless, President of Opportune’s outsourcing group. Shane passed away in Houston, TX on Friday, June 21st.
Opportune Partner, Carl Wimberley said: “Shane had an immediate positive impact when he joined our team in May of 2018. He was well respected and highly engaged, always ready to serve clients with integrity and professionalism. Words cannot adequately express our sadness at Shane’s death or our gratitude for the opportunity to work with him.”
Prior to joining Opportune, Shane served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Compass Production Partners LP, an independent E&P company. During his career, Shane was a part of numerous start-up entities and has had the responsibility for the stand-up of the company by means of setup, transition or conversion of the entire accounting, finance, marketing, IT and internal control environments for a newly formed entity. He was also directly responsible for IPO readiness efforts and for hiring, developing and overseeing all departments with direct reports, including accounting, finance, IT, tax, human resources, marketing, risk management, EH&S and land administration. E&P companies that Mr. Bayless has held executive and/or management titles include Sabine Oil & Gas LLC, Petrohawk Energy Corp., 3TEC Energy Corp., Encore Acquisition Company and Hugoton Energy Corp. Shane began his career as an auditor at Ernst & Young after graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Wichita State University.
Shane’s life was celebrated on Thursday, June 27th at The Woodlands Church located at One Fellowship Drive.
For client needs during this period of transition, please contact Carl Wimberley or Raza Rizvi.
Carl Wimberley, Partner
711 Louisiana Street, Suite 3100
Houston, TX 77002
Raza Rizvi, Vice President of Accounting
4424 West Sam Houston Parkway North, Suite 200
Houston, TX 77041