Kline appointed Annie Jarquin as director in the energy practice and Hardeep Parmar as director in the chemicals practice. Jarquin ran the global lubricants and greases benchmarking and analysis project at Malik Management, where she advised lubricant companies on operations improvement and cost reduction. She holds a BEng with honors in chemical and process engineering and a BSc in chemistry from the University of Canterbury. Parmar has worked for Nextant, Jacobs Consultancy, and Arthur D. Little. She has experience developing investment strategies for companies expanding into new markets and provided commercial advisory services for companies in the specialty chemicals and the renewable energy industry. She holds a BEng with honors in chemical engineering with management from Bradford University and an executive MBA from the Imperial College Business School.