About Us

At PetroCapRE


Because we understand current market conditions and have in-depth experience within the petroleum and convenience store industry, we can provide strategic assessments and valuations to aid clients in their consideration of strategic options. In addition, we can provide extensive modeling/financial analysis services to business owners, sponsors, private equity and investment banks on an as needed basis.  

John Flippen, Jr.


Email: jflippen@petrocapre.com

Phone: 703-927-5541

 John has over three decades of experience as an entrepreneur and investor with successes in leveraged buyouts, turnarounds, and startups. Before providing advisory services, John worked for a small  mezzanine/equity fund. His initial business experience was as an  entrepreneur where he developed a niche retail business in the music  industry that captured considerable market share and grew to become one  of the top five companies of its kind in the US. John has also had  experience in successfully managing a turnaround situation.  John is a  speaker and expert witness on the valuation of  convenience stores and  petroleum marketers. He earned his MBA from the  Darden School of  Business Administration at the University of Virginia where he also  completed a China residency program at the Cheung Kong Graduate School  of Business and graduated with honors (Beta Gamma Sigma) from the  McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.  John has been a speaker at several associations and conferences  including Outlook, NACS, SIGMA, TPCA, OPIS, Valero and AREE. He has also   written articles for CSP, OPIS, BTL and CSN.  

John Sartory


Email: jsartory@petrocapre.com

Phone:  410-935-1419 


John  has been involved in the retail petroleum and convenience store  industry since 1979 and has close to 30 years of experience in all  facets of the industry. John's unique and diverse background in the industry also includes more  than 13 years as co-owner of a small network of Texaco branded service  stations and conveniences stores and over 8 years as an employee of  Shell Oil Company. John graduated with honors (Magna Cum Laude) from the  State University of New York College at Geneseo, with a degree in  Management Science. He also attended New York University, Graduate  School of Business Administration, Stern School of Business with a  concentration in finance.