Alerian Presents: Energy Titans

April 4, 2019

Alerian Co-Founder Kenny Feng sits down with Tudor Pickering Holt Chairman Bobby Tudor to discuss how his firm recruited for the long term from day one, maintained focus and discipline during two commodity cycle troughs, and found the ideal partner to scale its business.

March 20, 2019

Alerian Co-Founder Kenny Feng sits down with US Capital Advisors Managing Partner Dave King to talk about how he takes a different approach to meeting client needs, what his unique educational background contributed to his business career, and why two (or more) heads are better than one.

March 13, 2019

Alerian Co-Founder Kenny Feng sits down with CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust Chairman, President, and CEO Dave Schulte to discuss his innovative and pioneering work in energy infrastructure capital formation over the last 20 years.

March 6, 2019

Alerian Co-Founder Kenny Feng sits down with Brookfield Asset Management Managing Director and Portfolio Manager Dan Tutcher to talk about the silver lining of starting his career during the Arab oil embargo and launching his fund at the peak of a cycle, the value of his unique background as an owner-operator in an asset management…

March 1, 2019

Alerian Co-Founder Kenny Feng sits down with Moda Midstream Executive Vice President and CFO Jon Ackerman to discuss what the energy sector can do to improve its messaging, how to pitch and pick the right private equity sponsor, and why customers like working with an independent terminal operator.

February 21, 2019

Alerian Co-Founder Kenny Feng sits down with EnLink Midstream Executive Chairman Barry Davis to talk about the most important question he asks of any young leader seeking his advice, how to paint a picture of the future that people want to be a part of, and why his vision for EnLink predecessor Ventana Natural Gas…

February 13, 2019

Alerian Co-Founder Kenny Feng sits down with Crestwood Equity Partners Chairman, President, and CEO Bob Phillips to discuss why his company was an early mover in the midstream simplification wave, how his three years as President and CEO of industry bellwether Enterprise Products Partners shaped his vision for Crestwood, and where his time and energy…

February 8, 2019

Alerian Co-Founder Kenny Feng sits down with Tallgrass Energy President and CEO David Dehaemers to talk about how Rich Kinder and Bill Morgan teamed up 1997, why the 2012 Kinder Morgan-El Paso merger led to the formation of Tallgrass, and how to institutionalize a business without sacrificing a culture of entrepreneurship.

November 16, 2018

Alerian Co-Founder Kenny Feng sits down with Latham & Watkins Houston Office Managing Partner Tim Fenn to discuss the importance of reputation in the energy industry, the arrival of national law firms in the Houston market, and the process of making conference presentations informative and entertaining. Links of Interest: Tim Fenn’s Latham & Watkins Profile…

November 15, 2018

Alerian Co-Founder Kenny Feng sits down with Latham & Watkins Houston Office Managing Partner Tim Fenn to talk about how a year in tax accounting and two years in investment banking can raise the ceiling of a legal career. Links of Interest: Tim Fenn’s Latham & Watkins Profile Tim’s New York Home: Battery Park Tim’s…

November 8, 2018

Alerian Co-Founder Kenny Feng sits down with PwC National MLP Tax Practice Leader Rob Baldwin to discuss how focusing on client experience requires a business to continuously seek creative solutions and evolve for the better. Links of Interest: Rob’s hometown: Tyler, Texas Rob’s Alma Mater: McNeese State University Rob’s involvement with MLPA: MLPA

November 1, 2018

Alerian Co-Founder Kenny Feng sits down with Neuberger Berman Managing Director Yves Siegel to talk about how to evaluate the quality of a management team, a company, and a potential new hire. Links of Interest: Yves’ Hometown: Various cities in both the Empire and Garden States. Yves’ Alma Mater: New York University Yves’ Charity of…

October 26, 2018

Alerian Co-Founder Kenny Feng sits down with Baker Botts Partner Mike Rosenwasser to discuss who deserves credit for Section 7704(d)(1)(E) of the Internal Revenue Code, how a young attorney should go about deciding on a practice area and work environment, and whether the legal profession is destined for the type of consolidation seen in accounting…

October 18, 2018

Alerian Co-Founder Kenny Feng sits down with Next Wave Energy Partners Executive Chairman Pat Diamond to talk about the attractive space between midstream and petrochemicals, the decades of incremental steps that led to starting a business, and the intersection of skills and values outside of work. Links of Interest: Pat’s hometown: Sportsman’s Paradise Lake Charles,…

October 11, 2018

Alerian Co-Founder Kenny Feng sits down with former Citi Vice Chairman of Global Banking Andy Safran to discuss his unconventional path to Wall Street, the iconic MLP IPO of the 1980s, and whether he was lucky or good in avoiding the energy trading scandal at the turn of the century. Links of Interest: Andy’s hometown:…

October 4, 2018

Alerian Co-Founder Kenny Feng sits down with Plains All American Pipeline Non-Executive Chairman and former CEO Greg Armstrong to talk about doing the right thing, making personal and business relationships last, and planning for the future at founder-led businesses.

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