Our Team

Leading the way with an experienced and accomplished team.

With more than 100 years of combined leadership expertise at the helm, Kinetik is well positioned to continue to grow in the fastest growing oil and gas production basin in the world.

Every member of the Kinetik team is an employee, not a contractor. Our visionary, expansion-minded senior management team has decades of collective experience in the Permian Basin and is dedicated to providing top-tier service and reliability for our customers.

Management

Mr. Welch has served as the Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Financial Officer and as a member of the board of directors since the closing of the merger between EagleClaw Midstream and Altus Midstream. Prior to the closing of the merger between EagleClaw Midstream and Altus Midstream, he served as President, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of BCP GP, a position he held since May 2021. From April 2019, he has been President and CEO and before then was President and CFO. He has also served as director of BCP GP since June 2017. Prior to joining BCP GP, he was the Group Chief Financial Officer and Head of Business Development for the Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (“ETE”) family from June 2013 to February 2016. Mr. Welch also served on the Board of Directors of ETE, Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco Logistics., Mr. Welch joined Blackstone Energy Partners as a Senior Advisor in July 2016. Before joining ETE, Mr. Welch was Head of the EMEA Investment Banking Department and Head of the Global Energy Group at Credit Suisse. He was also a member of the Investment Banking Division Global Management Committee and the EMEA Operating Committee. Mr. Welch joined Credit Suisse First Boston in 1997 from Lehman Brothers Inc. in New York, where he was a Senior Vice President in the global utilities and project finance group. Prior to that he was an attorney in New York with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and a barrister and solicitor with Minter Ellison in Melbourne, Australia. Mr. Welch received a Bachelor of Laws and a Diploma of Legal Practice from Queensland University of Technology.

Mr. Wall has served as our Chief Operating Officer since the closing of the merger between EagleClaw Midstream and Altus Midstream. He joined BCP GP in July 2017 as Vice President, Operations and was appointed Chief Operating Officer in May 2019. His industry experience has focused on midstream gas gathering/processing design and commissioning, as well as on operational support engineering. He is responsible for the safe, reliable and efficient operation of BCP GP’s measurement, gathering and processing facilities. Prior to joining BCP GP, Mr. Wall served as Manager of Engineering at Aka Energy Group LLC from April 2014 to June 2017. Prior to Aka Energy, Mr. Wall was a Sr. Process Engineer at BCCK Engineering, responsible for process design and commissioning for company’s EPC projects. His career in midstream began as a Project Engineer at Southern Union Gas Services, where he performed design engineering and project management for expansion and operational projects. He also worked closely with commercial gas supply to provide various engineering evaluations for system expansions. Mr. Wall received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Texas Tech University.

Mr. Stellato has served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Accounting Officer since the closing of the merger between EagleClaw Midstream and Altus Midstream. Prior to the closing of the merger between EagleClaw Midstream and Altus Midstream, Mr. Stellato served as Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Accounting Officer of BCP GP, a. In this capacity, he oversees numerous functions including our Accounting, Tax and Insurance/Risk Management functions. He has significant experience leading teams in accounting, finance, treasury, tax and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining BCP GP, Mr. Stellato served as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of CST Brands and CrossAmerica Partners from June 2015 to June 2017. He also served as Vice President and Controller of Energy Transfer Partners, LP for six years. Prior to joining Energy Transfer, he was a Senior Manager with the public accounting firm KPMG LLP, where he focused on clients in the energy industry. Mr. Stellato is a Certified Public Accountant and holds the CGMA designation, as well as a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Mr. Carpenter has served as our General Counsel since the closing of the merger between EagleClaw Midstream and Altus Midstream. Prior to the closing of the merger between EagleClaw Midstream and Altus Midstream, he served as General Counsel of BCP GP, a position he has held since November 2017. He has more than 25 years’ experience in all phases of commercial and international law, with representation in the energy, manufacturing and real estate industries. Prior to joining BCP GP, Mr. Carpenter held several roles for the Energy Transfer group from April 2008 to November 2017, including Associate General Counsel for Energy Transfer Partners, General Counsel for Regency Energy Partners and PennTex Midstream, and Manager of Energy Transfer Partners’ liquefied natural gas business. He also previously served as Associate General Counsel for Southern Union Company, Senior Counsel for Cooper Industries, and General Counsel for a private real estate and finance company in Tokyo. Mr. Carpenter holds a B.B.A. in Finance and a J.D., both from the University of Texas in Austin.

Ms. Psencik has served as our Chief Strategy Officer since the closing of the merger between EagleClaw Midstream and Altus Midstream. Prior to the closing of the merger between EagleClaw Midstream and Altus Midstream, she served as the Chief Strategy Officer of BCP GP, a position she has held since July 2019. With over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, Ms. Psencik has a proven track record of management and leadership in midstream business development, trading, and engineering and construction. Prior to joining BCP GP, Ms. Psencik ran her own consulting business from May 2016 to July 2019 providing strategic development on midstream projects for Crestwood Equity Partners, Momentum Midstream and BCP GP with primary focus in the Permian Basin. Prior to her role as owner in Psencik Consulting, she started the Marketing and Midstream business at AEP-LP in Oklahoma City, where she negotiated over $3 billion in non-operated equity interest in midstream assets for AEP-LP. These midstream assets are currently known as Traverse Midstream. She also was a part of the executive team at TEJAS NGL, LLC, which negotiated the original conveyance of Shell midstream assets to Enterprise Products, LP. She has held positions as SVP Midstream Business Development for Continuum Energy, LLC, Director of Midstream and Marketing for AEP-LP, Manager of Business Development for Harvest Pipeline, VP Commercial Development for Buckeye Pipeline Partners, VP of Gulf Coast Trading for Aquila, VP of Risk Management Natural Gas for Enterprise Products, LP, and VP of Marketing and Trading for TEJAS NGL, LLC. Anne graduated from The University of Texas at Austin (1986) with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering. Early in her career, Anne served as a Field Supervisor for Schlumberger in well logging, cementing and stimulation work, as well as designing and constructing pipelines at ConocoPhillips.

Mr. Howard joined Kinetik in March 2020. He is responsible for developing and directing the Company’s analytical and financial plans. Additionally, his responsibilities include the research and underwriting, and structuring of investment opportunities at Kinetik.

Prior to joining Kinetik, Mr. Howard was an Investment Professional at Glenview Capital Management’s long/short equities group and a Senior Associate at Blackstone’s private equity group, where he was responsible for the structuring, monitoring, and exiting of investments throughout North America. Prior to joining Blackstone, he was an Analyst at Barclays in their Investment Banking Global Natural Resources group.

He holds a Masters in Professional Accounting and Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business.

Mr. Kindrick joined Kinetik in July 2018 and has served as Vice President of Commercial since 2019. He brings more than ten years of commercial, business development, origination, and M&A experience in the midstream sector to Kinetik.

Prior to joining Kinetik, he spent eight years at Energy Transfer in a variety of commercial, marketing and business development roles. Mr. Kindrick served on the marketing and business development team for Energy Transfer’s portfolio of interstate assets, primarily focusing on long-term capacity sales, supply development in the Permian and market development in the desert southwest region.

Most recently he managed the commercial and business development activities for Energy Transfer’s midstream assets in the Permian Basin. He managed the long-term growth of both the Midland and Delaware Basin gathering and processing assets, which included commercial development, organic growth, M&A, capital improvement projects, joint ventures, and day-to-day commercial operations.

Mr. Kindrick holds a BBA in Finance from Texas A&M University and a MBA from Rice University. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for The Monarch School and Institute, a non-profit school in Houston dedicated to serving children and young adults with neurological differences.

Mr. Milam serves as Vice President of Commercial of Kinetik. Mr. Milam joined the Kinetik team in August 2012, serving as Director of Engineering Services and later as Director of Commercial prior to being named Vice President of Commercial in 2019.

Prior to joining Kinetik, Mr. Milam worked at BOPCO, L.P., supervising the drilling of vertical and horizontal wells in the Southern Delaware Basin in both Texas and New Mexico. Mr. Milam successfully drilled cost-effective wells by reducing downtime and utilizing a strategic balance between industry-standard practices and newly developing technologies.

Mr. Milam received a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Texas Tech University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas – Permian Basin. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas a current member of the Board of Directors for the Bynum School in Midland, TX, a past president of the Natural Gas Society of the Permian Basin and past vice president of the Permian Basin chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers.

Board of Directors

Mr. Foley was appointed to the Board of Directors and elected Chairman of the Board in connection with the closing of the merger between EagleClaw Midstream and Altus Midstream and has served as a director of BCP GP since June 2017. Mr. Foley is a Senior Managing Director in the Private Equity Group and Global Head of Blackstone Energy Partners. Mr. Foley is based in New York and is responsible for overseeing Blackstone’s private equity investment activities in the energy sector on a global basis. Since joining Blackstone in 1995, Mr. Foley has been responsible for building the Blackstone energy practice and has played an integral role in every energy-related private equity deal that the firm has made. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Foley worked with AEA Investors and prior to that he worked as a management consultant for Monitor Company. Mr. Foley serves as a member of the Board of Directors for several Blackstone investments, including Beacon Offshore Energy, Geosyntec, Grand Prix, Kinetik, Rover and Transmission Developers, Inc. He also serves as the Chairman of the Columbia University Medical Center Ophthalmology Board of Advisors. Mr. Foley received a B.A. and M.A. in Economics, with honors, Phi Beta Kappa, from Northwestern University and received an M.B.A. with distinction from Harvard Business School.

Mr. Welch has served as our Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Financial Officer and as a member of our board of directors since the closing of the merger between EagleClaw Midstream and Altus Midstream. Prior to the closing of the merger between EagleClaw Midstream and Altus Midstream, he served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of BCP GP, a position he held since May 2021. From April 2019, he has been President and CEO and before then was President and CFO. He has also served as director of BCP GP since June 2017. Prior to joining BCP GP, he was the Group Chief Financial Officer and Head of Business Development for the Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (“ETE”) family from June 2013 to February 2016. Mr. Welch also served on the Board of Directors of ETE, Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco Logistics., Mr. Welch joined Blackstone Energy Partners as a Senior Advisor in July 2016,. Before joining ETE, Mr. Welch was Head of the EMEA Investment Banking Department and Head of the Global Energy Group at Credit Suisse. He was also a member of the Investment Banking Division Global Management Committee and the EMEA Operating Committee. Mr. Welch joined Credit Suisse First Boston in 1997 from Lehman Brothers Inc. in New York, where he was a Senior Vice President in the global utilities and project finance group. Prior to that he was an attorney in New York with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and a barrister and solicitor with Minter Ellison in Melbourne, Australia. Mr. Welch received a Bachelors of Law and a Diploma of Legal Practice from Queensland University of Technology.

Ms. Sugg was appointed to the Board of Directors in connection with the closing of the merger between EagleClaw Midstream and Altus Midstream and has served as a director of BCP GP since December 2020. Ms. Sugg is a retired executive of ConocoPhillips, a Fortune 100 company. Prior to her retirement in 2010, she held diverse global and domestic roles leading multiple divisions including the Australasia, Midstream, and Global Gas Divisions, as well as serving as the VP Human Resources Upstream. Additionally, she has had management positions across the company in Engineering and Operations, Corporate and Strategic Planning, Mergers and Acquisitions, Treasury, and Marketing. Ms. Sugg currently serves on two public company boards, Public Service Enterprise Group since 2019, and Murphy Oil since 2015. She previously served as an independent director for The Williams Companies, Denbury Resources, and Mariner Energy. Her board committee leadership has included serving as the Chair of the Strategic Transaction Committee for the Williams/Energy Transfer merger, Chair of the Operations and Cyber Security Committee and Chair of the Compensation Committee. Additionally, she has been a committee member of the Governance, Audit, Finance, and EHS Committees for the various Boards. Ms. Sugg has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Oklahoma State University and has completed numerous advanced management and board of director education programs. She is a member of G100 Board Excellence, National Association of Corporate Directors, Tapestry Cyber Risk Director Network, and Women’s Corporate Directors.

Ms. Byers was appointed to the Board of Directors in July 2022. She recently retired from Ernst and Young following a distinguished 36-year career in public accounting while holding multiple leadership roles. From July 2018 until her retirement in July 2022, she served as EY’s Americas Industry Leader overseeing the markets and growth strategy across its primary industry. Ms. Byers served as EY’s Houston Office Managing Partner and US Energy Leader from July 2013 to July 2018 and Managing Partner of the Southwest Region Strategy & Transactions business unit from July 2008 to July 2013. In these roles, she was a leader in the global energy markets and worked with corporations and investment funds in all phases of energy investment. Currently, Ms. Byers also serves on the Board of Excelerate Energy, Inc. Ms. Byers holds a BBA from Baylor University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Ms. Cordia was appointed to the Board of Directors in connection with the closing of the merger between EagleClaw Midstream and Altus Midstream and has served as a director of BCP GP since March 2020. Ms. Cordia is a Senior Associate in the Private Equity group at Blackstone. Since joining Blackstone in 2016, Ms. Cordia has been involved in Blackstone’s investments in Custom Truck One Source, EagleClaw Midstream, Falcon Minerals, Grand Prix and Permian Highway Pipeline. Before joining Blackstone, Ms. Cordia worked as an Investment Banking Analyst at Barclays in the Global Natural Resources group. Ms. Cordia received an A.B. in Economics from Princeton University, where she graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

Mr. Leland has served as a director since March 2017. He has served on the board of directors of PotlatchDeltic Corporation since 2016 and served as Deltic Timber Corporation’s interim President and CEO from October 2016 to March 2017. Mr. Leland has served on the board of directors of Equitrans Midstream Corporation (NYSE: ETRN), a publicly-traded natural gas gathering, transmission, and storage company, since January 2020. He served on the board of directors for the general partner of Rice Midstream Partners LP from 2014 until its merger with EQM Midstream Partners, LP in July 2018, including serving as Chairman of the audit committee and a member of the conflicts committee. Previously, Mr. Leland served as Executive Vice President and CFO of El Paso Corporation, a natural gas-focused pipeline and production company, from 2005 to 2009 and President of El Paso’s midstream business unit from 2009 to 2012, and as director of El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. from its formation in 2007 to 2012. He served as Senior Vice President and CFO of El Paso Exploration & Production Company from 2004 to 2005. Mr. Leland served as Vice President and COO of the general partner of GulfTerra Energy Partners, L.P. in 2003, and as Vice President and Controller from 1997 to 2003. Mr. Leland served on the board of directors of the general partner of Oiltanking Partners, L.P., a crude oil and petroleum products storage provider, from 2012 until 2015 and on the board of directors of KiOR, Inc., a renewable fuels company, from 2013 until 2015.

Mr. McCarthy has served as a director since June 2017. He previously served as the Company’s Chairman from March 2017 until November 2018 and as its Chief Executive Officer from December 2016 (inception) until February 2017. Mr. McCarthy has served as Vice Chairman at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P. since 2019 and previously served as Chairman of the Board for Kayne Anderson’s closed-end funds from 2004 through July 2020 and Chief Executive Officer for Kayne Anderson’s closed end funds from 2004 to 2019. Prior to joining Kayne Anderson in 2004, Mr. McCarthy was global head of energy at UBS Securities LLC. In this role, he had senior responsibility for all of UBS’ energy investment banking activities, including direct responsibilities for securities underwriting and mergers and acquisitions in the MLP industry. From 1995 to 2000, Mr. McCarthy led the energy investment banking activities of Dean Witter Reynolds and then PaineWebber Incorporated. He began his investment banking career in 1984. In addition to his directorships at Kayne’s closed-end funds, he currently serves on the board of Chord Energy Inc. and Plains All American Pipeline LP and previously served on the board of directors of several publicly traded energy companies, including Range Resources Corporation, ONEOK, Inc., Emerge Energy Services LP and K-Sea Transportation Partners L.P. Mr. McCarthy earned a B.A. in Economics and Geology from Amherst College in 1981 and an M.B.A. in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1984.

Mr. Munfa was appointed to the Board of Directors in connection with the closing of the the merger between EagleClaw Midstream and Altus Midstream and has served as a director of BCP GP since June 2017. Mr. Munfa is a Senior Managing Director in the Private Equity group at Blackstone. Since re-joining Blackstone in 2011, Mr. Munfa has focused on investments in the midstream and transmission sectors. Mr. Munfa has played an integral role in the execution of Blackstone’s investments in Cheniere, Cliff Swallow, Custom Truck One Source, EagleClaw Midstream, Grand Prix, Global Offshore Wind, GridLiance, Permian Highway Pipeline, Rover and Sabre. Mr. Munfa serves as a Director of Sabre and Custom Truck One Source. From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Munfa was an Analyst with Blackstone’s Private Equity group, where he was involved in the analysis and execution of private equity investments in energy and other industries. He began his career in 2004 as an Analyst in Blackstone’s Restructuring & Reorganization group. Mr. Munfa received an A.B. in Economics from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he graduated as an Arjay Miller Scholar.

Mr. Payne was appointed to the Board of Directors in connection with the closing of the merger between EagleClaw Midstream and Altus Midstream and has served as a director of BCP GP since November 2018. Mr. Payne is a partner and co-founder of SnowHawk Partners and also acts as an Operating Advisor for I Squared Capital. Mr. Payne brings more than 17 years of investing and advisory experience across the midstream, power, transportation and utilities sectors. Since joining I Squared Capital in 2014, Mr. Payne held investing and operating roles in the firm’s New York, Houston and Miami offices, ultimately acting as Managing Director and the Chief Operating Officer of the Americas Portfolio until April 2022. As COO, Mr. Payne was principally responsible for operating strategy and asset management for the firm’s portfolio companies in North America. Prior to assuming the COO role, Mr. Payne focused on I Squared Capital’s midstream and transportation investment strategies. From 2004 to 2014, Mr. Payne was with KPMG LLP, one of the Big Four accounting firms. As a Managing Director in KPMG’s Deal Advisory Practice, Mr. Payne originated and executed financial advisory engagements for infrastructure-focused private equity clients. Mr. Payne holds an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School at Columbia University (high distinction), an M.S. in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame (summa cum laude) and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder (high distinction).

Mr. Rodgers was appointed to the Board of Directors in connection with the closing of the the merger between EagleClaw Midstream and Altus Midstream. Prior to that, he served as our Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors since November 9, 2018, immediately following consummation of our initial business combination. Mr. Rodgers also has served as Senior Vice President and Treasurer of APA Corporation since January 2020, overseeing treasury, midstream and marketing, and market strategies, having previously served as Vice President and Treasurer since May 2018. Prior to joining APA Corporation, Mr. Rodgers served as Senior Vice President of EIG Global Energy Partners and led an investment team focusing on originating and managing oil and gas debt and equity investments in North America from 2016 until 2018. Before that, he was with Concho Resources serving in a variety of leadership roles including Vice President of Commodities and Midstream and Vice President and Treasurer from 2012 until 2016. From 2008 until 2012, he also held the role of Vice President, Syndicated and Leveraged Finance, in the Investment Banking Division of J.P. Morgan Securities. Before that, he was senior consultant in the Advisory Services group at Ernst & Young from 2002 until 2007.

Mr. Schweizer has served as a director since July 2022. Mr. Schweizer is the Chief Operating Officer of Americas portfolio at I Squared Capital, where his responsibilities encompass the operations and asset management of the America’s portfolio. Prior to assuming his current role, Mr. Schweizer served as the global Chief Financial Officer of the firm for nine years, which included the oversight of the company’s administration, financial and risk management operations around the world. Before joining I Squared in 2013, Mr. Schweizer served as Senior Vice President and Head of Alternative Investments Finance at PineBridge Investments. At PineBridge, Mr. Schweizer was responsible for the accounting and operations functions, due diligence on all new private equity fund-of-fund investments, and the review and oversight of all investment valuations. Before PineBridge, Mr. Schweizer was Controller at Strategic Value Partners. Earlier in his career, Mr. Schweizer worked at J.P. Morgan Partners as a Vice President in its Funds Management and Tax Group and at Morgan Stanley as a Manager in its Venture Capital Group. Mr. Schweizer began his career at Ernst & Young. Mr. Schweizer holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Cum Laude, from University of Scranton.