Speakers

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    John Auers

    Turner, Mason & Company
    Executive Vice President

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  • Chris Aulds

    A. Chris Aulds

    Pearl Energy Investments
    Founder & Partner

    A. Chris Aulds is a Founder and Partner of Pearl Energy Investments. Prior to Pearl, Chris was one of the Co-Founders and Co-CEOs of TEAK Midstream from 2009 until its successful $1 billion sale in May 2013. Prior to TEAK, Chris was also one of the co-founders of Crosstex Energy Services where he served in numerous executive positons from the time of its inception in 1996 until his retirement in 2007.

    Chris has more than 32 years of experience in the oil and gas industry including time as the vice president of gas supply and marketing at Comstock Natural Resources, and vice president in charge of gas supply, marketing, and business development for Victoria Gas Corporation. Chris began his career as a field operations engineer with Mobil Oil Corporation in 1985.

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    Brian Best

    Vaquero Midstream
    Executive Vice President of Commercial & Corporate Development

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    Rick Black

    Dennard Lascar Associates LLC
    Executive Vice President

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    Ben Davis

    Energy Spectrum Capital
    Partner

    Ben Davis, a partner with Energy Spectrum Capital, focuses on business development and deal execution for the firm's midstream private-equity business. Previously, he worked in the firm's investment-banking group, where his responsibilities included management of transaction-execution teams. Prior to joining Energy Spectrum, Davis was an analyst with energy investment-banking firm R. Reid Investments Inc., working with three of the founding partners of Energy Spectrum, and was a consultant in the field of organizational management. He received his B.A. from the University of Richmond.

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    Kenny Feng

    Alerian
    President & CEO

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    Greg Haas

    Stratas Advisors
    Director, Integrated Oil & Gas

    Greg Haas serves as Director of Integrated Energy for Stratas Advisors. Haas leverages 20 years of integrated global energy experience garnered in operating and fundamental research roles at Exxon, at EPRI (the Electric Power Research Institute) and pipeline and power consultancies, and at institutional sell-side investment brokerage firms including Raymond James Financial. Haas holds an MBA from Rice University and mechanical Engineering Masters and Bachelors of Science degrees from the University of Illinois.

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    Michael W. Hinton

    Allegro Development Corp.
    Chief Strategy & Customer Officer

    Michael W. Hinton is the Chief Strategy and Customer Officer at Allegro Development Corp., a Dallas-based developer of commodity trading and risk management software for companies who buy, sell, produce or consume commodities. For more than 30 years, Allegro has delivered position visibility, risk management, comprehensive controls and regulatory compliance through a forward-compatible, next-generation architecture that is built for your business. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Allegro has offices in Calgary, Houston, Jakarta, London, Singapore and Zurich, along with a global network of partners. Visit Allegro's website at www.allegrodev.com.

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    Bernadette Johnson

    DrillingInfo Inc.
    Vice President, Market Intelligence

    Bernadette Johnson serves as Vice President, Market Intelligence for DrillingInfo and is responsible for helping to grow and expand DI’s analytics offerings. She joined Drilling Info through the acquisition of products and services from Ponderosa Advisors. With over 10 years’ experience in the energy industry, Bernadette has earned the reputation of industry expert with extensive experience providing crude, natural gas, and NGL fundamentals analysis and advisory services to various players in the North American and Global energy markets. A regular commentator for and speaker to the energy industry, her specific market expertise spans: financial trading, production forecasts, demand forecasts by sector, infrastructure analysis, midstream analysis, storage value analysis, and price forecasts. Prior to joining Ponderosa, and now DI, Bernadette was Senior Research Analyst for Sasco Energy Partners in Westport, CT where she provided analytics and research support for a team of financial traders active in natural gas, power and oil futures markets. Bernadette began her career with BENTEK Energy, LLC as a Senior Energy Analyst, Natural Gas Market Fundamentals and consulting project team lead. In addition to her current role at Drilling Info, Bernadette remains a partner and shareholder in Ponderosa Advisors' remaining businesses. Bernadette holds a MS Degree in International Political Economy of Resources and a BS Degree in Economics, from the Colorado School of Mines.

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    Greg Krafka

    Winstead PC
    Shareholder

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    Josh Sherman

    Opportune LLP
    Partner

    Josh is the Partner in charge of the Complex Financial Reporting group of Opportune LLP in Houston, including oversight of the firm’s Denver and Tulsa offices. Josh has 20 years of experience in providing clients across the energy spectrum with technical research, capital markets and SEC reporting assistance. Josh and his team of over 30 professionals have led all financial statement and disclosure aspects of the IPO process for over two dozen clients within the E&P, midstream, oilfield service and power sectors. In addition, he assists over 100 clients annually with researching, concluding and reporting for the most complex transactions affecting their businesses. Prior to joining Opportune, Josh worked in the audit and global energy markets department with Deloitte & Touche where he managed the audits of regulated gas and electric utilities, independent power producers and energy trading entities.  

    Josh previously served on the board of directors as Audit Committee Chairman of JP Energy GP II LLC (MLP), Trans Energy Inc. and Voyager Oil & Gas (Emerald Oil). Specifically, as the Lead Independent Director of Trans Energy, Josh initiated and led the company’s successful restructuring and ultimate sale to EQT – a transaction recognized by The M&A Advisor as the 2017 Out-of-Court Restructuring of the Year Over $100 Million.

    Outside of Opportune, Josh has been involved in several community and school activities, including as a past Board Member and Audit Chair of the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County. Josh currently serves as Chairman Emeritus of the American Heart Association’s Paul “Bear” Bryant Award honoring college football’s Coach of the Year. Josh also currently serves on the Dean’s Energy Task Force and Executive Council of the Energy Management Program at The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business.  

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    Gerry Spedale

    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    Partner

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    Lori Ziebart

    Master Limited Partnership Association
    Executive Director

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