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.
Bill Keener joined Silver Creek Midstream in January of 2019. Previously, Mr. Keener served as Managing Director of Pipeline Business Development for Plains All American (“Plains”) from 2008 to 2018, with responsibility for the Rockies, Mid-Continent and South Texas. During his time at Plains, Mr. Keener completed over $1 billion in organic growth projects and over $1 billion in acquisitions and integration. Prior to joining Plains, Mr. Keener was an investment banking associate with Simmons & Co., International, where he focused on midstream M&A advisory. Prior to Simmons, Mr. Keener spent five years as a facilities engineer with Exxon. Mr. Keener graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Florida and earned an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School.
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.
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.
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.