Patrick Barley founded Silver Creek Midstream in August of 2017 to acquire and develop midstream assets in Wyoming and Texas. Mr. Barley brings over 14 years of midstream experience in multiple basins across the United States, both acquiring and developing natural gas and crude oil gathering, processing, transmission and storage assets. Prior to Silver Creek Midstream, Mr. Barley founded JP Energy Partners LP (“JP Energy”), which grew from a small private entity to a publicly-traded master limited partnership (“JPEP”) that invested over $700 million in midstream infrastructure under Mr. Barley’s leadership. Prior to JP Energy, Mr. Barley founded Lonestar Midstream, L.P., a company focused on developing gas gathering and processing assets in the Barnett Shale that was ultimately sold to Penn Virginia Resource Partners, L.P. He is a proven leader and entrepreneur with a successful track record of identifying and developing investment opportunities in the midstream sector. Mr. Barley graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Texas Tech University and he earned an MBA in Finance from Southern Methodist University.
Chris Storey joined the Silver Creek team as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in November 2017. Previously, Mr. Storey served as Vice President of Finance for JP Energy Partners LP and its successor American Midstream Partners LP from September 2014 until November 2017. From 2008 to 2014, Mr. Storey held various roles on the investment teams of Surveyor Capital (a Citadel fund), Highbridge Capital Management and Millennium Capital Management. In those roles, he helped evaluate and manage hedged public equity portfolios invested primarily in the financial sector. From 2005 to 2008 he served as an analyst and associate in the investment banking and debt capital markets divisions of Merrill Lynch, helping structure and advise on various mergers and acquisitions and debt and equity financings. Mr. Storey earned a Bachelor of Science in Commerce with Distinctions from the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce.
Aaron Hencke joined the Silver Creek team as Director of Operations when the company was formed in September 2017. Mr. Hencke previously served as Director of Project Management for JP Energy Partners LP and its successor American Midstream Partners LP from December 2014 until September 2017. Prior to joining JP Energy, Mr. Hencke held various operations and project management positions with Devon Energy from August 2007 to December 2014. Mr. Hencke earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Petroleum Land Management from Texas Tech University.
Ashley Hobbs joined the Silver Creek team as Director of Corporate Development and Strategy when the company was formed in September 2017. Ms. Hobbs previously served as Senior Associate of Corporate Development for JP Energy Partners LP and its successor American Midstream Partners LP from September 2015 until September 2017. Prior to JP Energy, Ms. Hobbs served as an Associate in Barclays Investment Banking Division in New York. Throughout her career, she has accumulated over $2.7 billion of M&A transaction experience and has evaluated over $1.9 billion in greenfield opportunities. She earned a BS in Finance from St. John’s University and a MBA from Duke University.
Jon Hanna joined the Silver Creek team as Senior Vice President of Business Development in October 2017. Mr. Hanna previously served as Vice President and Executive Vice President of Crude Oil Pipelines, Storage, and Logistics for JP Energy Partners LP and its successor American Midstream Partners LP from January 2014 until October 2017. Prior to joining JP Energy, Mr. Hanna served as Vice President of Corporate Business Development of Enable Midstream Partners from August 2011 to December 2013. Prior to Enable, Mr. Hanna served as Vice President of Market Development for ONEOK NGL Pipeline, from July 2007 to August 2011 and as Vice President of Business Development for ONEOK Hydrocarbon L.P., an NGL, pipeline, fractionation, storage and transportation partnership, from July 2005 to July 2007. Mr. Hanna held various other positions with ONEOK NGL Marketing, L.P. and ONEOK Energy Marketing from September 2000 to July 2005. Prior to joining ONEOK, Mr. Hanna held various marketing, logistics and business development positions with Texaco Inc. relating to its NGL and natural gas businesses from November 1989 to September 2000. Mr. Hanna earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Drake University.
Jeff joined the Silver Creek team as Director of Business Development in October of 2017. Previously, Mr. Ballard served as Manager of Business Development at JP Energy Partners LP and its successor American Midstream Partners LP, where he was responsible for commercial development and contract negotiations for crude midstream assets. Before JP Energy, he held the role of Senior Commercial Representative at Pioneer Natural Resources midstream division and its successor Enterprise Products. Jeff also held various commercial positions at PVR Midstream and Energy Transfer Partners. Jeff proudly served in the United States Army and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Management from Dallas Baptist University.
Foy Wallace joined the Silver Creek team as Vice President of Shared Services in December of 2017. Previously, Mr. Wallace served as Vice President of Human Resources for JP Energy Partners LP where he led Human Resources, HSSE, and the fleet management functions from July of 2014 until March of 2017, when the company was merged with American Midstream. Prior to JP Energy, he was Director of Human Resources Operations at Dresser-Rand. Prior to Dresser-Rand, Mr. Wallace served as Director of HRO and Process Management for Energy Future Holdings. Mr. Wallace has held various other positions with Carter & Burgess and TXU. Mr. Wallace earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from University of North Texas and MBA from Amberton University. In addition, his professional designations include a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) and Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) from the Wharton School of Business.