Sam (Yinglin) Xu, SPE, is recognized in Forbes’ 2017 list of 30 Under 30 in Energy. Xu is the head of oil and gas investment banking at CohnReznick Capital Markets Securities. She has been involved in more than USD 2 billion in debt and equity financings and merger and acquisition transactions. Xu previously worked as a petroleum engineer for BP Americas focused on unconventional resource plays. She holds a BS degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University.