Providing Consulting Solutions to the Oil & Gas Industry Since 1991
Alan “Al” Carnrite founded The Carnrite Group in 1991 in Houston, Texas following a career at Pacific Petroleum and Petro-Canada. In its early days, Carnrite worked exclusively in the oil and gas industry, with many projects focused on benchmarking, analysis and valuation. The firm quickly evolved to a full-service management consulting company servicing all segments of the oil and gas industry. Since its beginnings, the team shared a passion for providing innovative, customized and actionable solutions to complex challenges.
Leveraging a Solid Foundation to Build for the Future
Management consulting, with deep roots and focus in the energy industry, continues to serve as the foundation of The Carnrite Group. Building on this foundation, Carnrite has selectively expanded to take on projects in a variety of industries, particularly in those where learnings from the energy industry can be applied. Geographically, Carnrite’s consultants have led and supported projects in North America, South America, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia. In 2019, The Carnrite Group opened an office in London, where it will establish a dedicated European presence.
Additionally, Carnrite has successfully established Carnrite Ventures, where it makes investments in industries including energy, real estate, technology, healthcare and telecommunications. The Carnrite Group has been passionate about giving back to the communities in which it operates since its origin and has now formalized this commitments with the creation of Carnrite Cares.
How We Work
By working collaboratively with our clients, we turn business intelligence into insights, insights into competitive strategies, and strategies into actionable plans. Carnrite’s consultants understand the industries in which they work. Most projects involve many different business units, functions and disciplines, each with their own desired results. Carnrite works collaboratively to manage change, challenge natural biases, build alignment, lead from behind and ensure sustainable results. Typical engagements span strategy, portfolio, process optimization, organization design, operation improvement, supply chain optimization, competitive benchmarking and change management.
The Carnrite Group has earned a reputation as a valued partner and trusted advisor with executive leadership throughout the energy industry, as well as with private equity, hedge fund, other industry and portfolio company partners. We build lasting relationships with leaders that trust our judgement, respect our honesty and value our expertise. A nearly 30 year history of business results support this track record.
Carnrite Ventures is a venture capital firm in Houston, TX and a subsidiary of The Carnrite Group. The creation of Carnrite Ventures provided opportunities to make an impact in other industries and disciplines. This includes real estate, intellectual property, healthcare services, blockchain, private equity, consumer products, manufacturing and technology among others.
Carnrite also gives back through the Carnrite Cares initiative, which provides support for organizations that are important to our employees, clients, and partners.