Meet the Team

Henry H. Berling

Managing Director


Henry was a founding member of Turning Basin in 2013. Henry is also a founding partner of Sparkstone Capital LLC, a boutique investment banking firm focused the energy sector. Henry was a Senior Managing Director with Ewing Bemiss, a middle-market investment banking firm focused on the energy and infrastructure sector until its acquisition by KPMG Corporate Finance, at which time he joined KPMG and led the firm’s energy investment banking practice. Henry joined Ewing Bemiss in 1998 and was instrumental in building the firm’s market-leading practice focused on developers of renewable and distributed energy projects, and providers of products and services to the oil and gas sector. Henry was also active in Ewing Bemiss’s principal investing activities. Prior to joining the Ewing Bemiss, he was a supervising senior tax consultant in the financial services area with KPMG Peat Marwick LLP in Richmond, Virginia.

He is a graduate of Villanova University (BS in Accountancy with Honors) and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Thomas I. Willingham

Managing Director


Tom was a founding member of Turning Basin in 2013. For 20 years prior to joining Turning Basin, Tom provided investment banking services, including M&A advisory services and public and private capital formation with a focus on middle-market industrial and infrastructure service industries. Tom was President and Senior Managing Director of Ewing Bemiss, a middle-market investment banking firm focused on energy, infrastructure and industrial sectors, where he led the practice focused on advising companies in the infrastructure and industrial services sector. Prior to joining Ewing Bemiss 2002, Tom was a Director with First Union Securities’ Investment Banking Group (now Wells Fargo Advisors), and prior to that, was a Vice President with Dain Rauscher Securities, a leading regional investment bank in the Texas / Southwest region.

He is a graduate of the University of Virginia (B.S. in Commerce) and has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University).

Mark E. Murray

Managing Director


Mark joined Turning Basin Capital in 2013. Prior to joining Turning Basin, Mark spent 11 years at Dominion Resources (NYSE:D) where most recently he managed the strategic investment activities with a focus on equity investments in the area of energy innovation. During his time with Dominion, Mark also held a variety of roles in the legal department, which included providing strategic advice and business development for Dominion’s natural gas transmission and storage business, as well as managing the assets of the former Dominion Capital. Earlier in his career, Mark, an attorney and a CPA, practiced corporate law for Troutman Sanders and accounting for Arthur Andersen.

He is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a BBA in accounting and the University of Richmond School of Law.

Kevin Johnson



Kevin joined Turning Basin in 2018 and is currently serving as Chief Financial Officer of ShalePro Energy Services, a Turning Basin portfolio company.  At ShalePro, Kevin leads the company’s financial strategy and oversees all financial functions.  Prior to ShalePro, Kevin worked for Exxon Mobil Corporation, where he held various Treasury and Controllership roles and supported business activities across the Upstream, Midstream, and Gas & Power Marketing segments.  Kevin also pulls from prior experience at Ewing Bemiss (a middle-market investment banking firm focused on energy, infrastructure, and industrial sectors) and Keiter (a public accounting and consulting firm focused primarily on middle-market businesses).  His broad financial background spans mergers and acquisitions, structured finance, financial reporting, budgeting, and tax strategy.

Kevin holds an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, a Master of Accounting degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Longwood University.  He held licenses as both a CPA and CFP® while practicing public accounting.

A. Hugh Ewing III


Hugh was a founding member of Turning Basin in 2013 and serves on its Advisory Board and its Investment Committee. Hugh has more than 30 years’ experience in advising corporate clients, primarily in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, on financing and strategy. Prior to founding Ewing Bemiss & Co. in 1992, he was a partner in Galleher & Company where he was active in private placements, leveraged buyouts, and mergers and acquisitions, and as a principal in leveraged buyouts and venture capital.