Chief Executive Officer/Partner
Mr. Cruzan was formerly Executive Vice President of Business Development for Rimrock Midstream, LLC. Prior to joining Rimrock Midstream, he was the Supervisor of Crude Oil Marketing for Devon Energy where he led the marketing of all upstream crude oil production in the CONUS. In addition to his key management roles with Rimrock Midstream and Devon Energy, Mr. Cruzan held marketing management positions with Williams Companies, Samson Energy and SemGroup. He holds a BS in Engineering from Oklahoma State University and a MBA from the University of Oklahoma.
Jeff Derner, CFA
Chief Financial Officer/Partner
Prior to Rimrock Energy Partners, Mr. Derner was the interim Chief Financial Officer for Beard Integrated Systems, a mechanical construction company that provides construction services to a broad portfolio of industry focus groups including health care, bio-pharmaceutical, microelectronic, aerospace and transportation. In addition to these management roles, he was a Managing Director of Millbrook Equity Partners, a boutique Private Equity Advisory business. Mr. Derner has over ten years of experience in corporate finance, financial analysis and investment strategy. He holds a BS in Finance from Texas A&M University and is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Chief Operating Officer/Partner
Mr. Bailey served in both Engineering and Commercial Development management positions at Williams Companies covering Utica Shale gas gathering and processing assets. Prior to founding Rimrock Midstream, in addition to his management roles at Williams, he also held various engineering and project management positions at Access Midstream Partners and Chesapeake Energy where he was responsible for executing capital projects across the Mid-Continent, Marcellus and Fayetteville basins. Mr. Bailey holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.
Mr. Mitchell was formerly President and Chief Operating Officer of Rimrock Midstream, LLC. He has over 23 years of experience in the crude oil and gas sector as principal of a leading environmental and hydrogeologic engineering firm. He has extensive experience with environmental permitting, remediation, compliance and due diligence services in association with the construction, rehabilitation and operation of pipelines, terminals, processing plants and refineries. He holds a BS in Environmental Science from Texas Christian University and a MBA in Finance from Southern Methodist University.
Mr. Valentine was formerly Chief Financial Officer of Rimrock Midstream, LLC. He has over 15 years of experience in corporate finance, capital markets, financial analysis and investment strategy. Prior to founding Rimrock Midstream, Matt was Managing Director of Millbrook Equity Partners, a boutique Private Equity Advisory business. He holds a BA in Economics from Washington University and has held numerous financial accreditations and licenses over his career.