Co-founder of Goodnight Midstream. Previously co-founder of RKM Energy Partners, a small energy-focused private equity firm with interests in Texas, California, and Alberta, Canada. Patrick also serves as an executive of Eagle Exploration, a family-owned independent operator in the Texas Panhandle. Patrick holds a BA from the University of Texas and an MBA from Stanford University.
ROBERT RUBEY - Chief Commercial Development Officer
Co-founder of Goodnight Midstream and a co-founder of RKM Energy Partners. Previously, Robert provided financing to oil and gas companies as a member of Silver Point Capital's energy investment team. Robert holds a BA from the University of Texas and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.
Rich Rehm - Chief Operations Officer
Rich has 35 years of experience in the midstream sector. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President of Operations at Regency Energy Partners responsible for all aspects of operations and EHS across five basins. Prior to that, he worked for Energy Transfer Partners, Southern Union Gas Services, DCP Midstream and Phillips Petroleum. His experience includes operations, commercial supply, marketing, business development and engineering. Rich holds a BS in Chemical Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration.
ben daitch - chief financial officer
Ben is an accomplished financial professional with over 25 years of experience, 20 in the energy industry. Most recently, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Paradigm Midstream where he was responsible for all aspects of finance, treasury, accounting and human resources. Prior to that, he was CFO for Jamex, Lonestar Resources and CDX Gas. Previously, he was an investment banker at UBS, Bank of America and Deustche Bank. Ben holds an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business and a BS in Management from Binghamton University.
TOMMY THOMPSON - VICE PRESIDENT ENGINEERING
As Senior Facility Engineer for Oasis Petroleum, Tommy constructed over 330 miles of production and freshwater pipelines, started 11 SWDs, and constructed and began Oasis' first DOT-regulated gas gathering line. Prior to Oasis, Tommy worked for ConocoPhillips and ExxonMobil Development Company. Tommy has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Mississippi State University with minors in Business, Economics, Entrepreneurship, and Math.
ERIC LEUENBERGER - Vice President EAGLE FORD OPERATIONS
Founder of Wyatt Water Solutions and a Petroleum Engineer, Eric serves as Vice President of Eagle Ford Operations and remains President of Wyatt Water Solutions, LLC. Eric has over 17 years of operational experience in multiple basins both unconventional and conventional across the US, with a primary focus on South Texas. Most notably, Eric developed Eagle Ford assets in Atascosa, Live Oak and Karnes counties as Operations Manager for Cinco Resources Inc. Eric has extensive experience in Drilling, Completions, Production, Facilities and Artificial lift. In addition, Eric spent the first 6 years of his career in the Oil Field Service Sector gaining valuable skills both domestically and abroad. Eric earned his B.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.
RON LICKEY - CHIEF ACCOUNTING OFFICER
Ron has over 20 years of Oil & Gas accounting experience. After graduating from Texas Tech University with a BBA in Accounting, he began his career as a gas plant accountant for Amax Oil & Gas in Houston. He then served various accounting roles in pipeline accounting and gas balancing with Highland Energy, an energy marketing firm in Dallas. He later joined Occidental in their chemicals division. Ron then became Regional Controller for CDX Gas and later served as Vice President of Accounting for IPR USA Co. Ron's background includes both domestic and international Oil and Gas accounting, accounting systems implementations, derivatives management, and experience with domestic and international reserves-based lending. Ron is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas.
KEVIN COOPER - CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER
Prior to Goodnight Midstream, Kevin was the C.T.O for Kildare Partners, a multinational private equity firm. Kevin has over 20 years experience in IT infrastructure, operations and security management. His current role leverages his operational experience in remote site and data management to support the collection and utilization of field originated data. Kevin has been working on new product development to aid in data collection and staffing optimization.
JULIE WALTER - VICE PRESIDENT MARKETING
Julie has been with Goodnight Midstream since inception. During her tenure, she has managed a variety of the Company's business operations. Prior to joining Goodnight Midstream, she managed investor relations and analysis for RKM Energy, a privately-held energy investment fund. Her experience includes managing financial planning at Neiman Marcus stores and working on Capitol Hill. She holds a BA in economics from Tulane University and attended the MBA program at the University of Texas, with a focus in energy finance.