Carlos is responsible for managing all of Tatanka’s finance activities, including deal evaluation and financing, accounting and tax, and banking relationships. In addition, Carlos is a strategic partner in the development and execution of the company’s corporate and competitive strategy.
Carlos has extensive finance, M&A and business development experience in the energy industry. Prior to co-founding Tatanka Midstream, Carlos served as senior vice president, business development for Oryx Midstream Services, LLC, a crude oil gathering and transportation company focused in the Delaware Basin. At Oryx, he led commercial development activities and drove the addition of more than 150,000 dedicated acres by working with a diverse set of producers.
Prior to Oryx, Carlos was senior director, strategy & business development for Andeavor (formerly Tesoro), where he was primarily responsible for the development and execution of Andeavor’s strategy including the identification, evaluation and pursuit of transformational growth. Carlos previously held roles of increasing responsibilities at Andeavor’s supply chain management, commercial, strategy and finance organizations, where he supported M&A and organic growth activities and led process improvement projects and M&A integration efforts. During his tenure at Andeavor, he helped the midstream business grow its annual EBITDA from $50MM to more than $1 billion.
Prior to Andeavor, Carlos held business development and finance roles at Blueknight Energy Partners, LP and Koch Industries, Inc., supporting strategic growth and commercial development for crude oil gathering, transportation and terminaling assets with a focus on the Mid-Continent and Eagle Ford regions as well as refining, chemical and building products assets across the diverse portfolio of Koch companies. Prior to Koch, he was a research analyst at Fiduciary Asset Management, an MLP-dedicated investment manager in St. Louis.
Carlos received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Universidad Metropolitana in Caracas, Venezuela, and a Master of Business Administration with concentrations in finance and international business from Washington University in St. Louis. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst.