Our Board of Directors
Roger A. Farrell – Chairman
Roger A. Farrell is a veteran strategic and operational leader with extensive midstream experience and a highly successful record in business turnarounds, operations, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, integrations and asset development. Prior to joining Intensity through the combination of Intensity and Xplorer Midstream LLC in November 2016, Mr. Farrell was Chief Executive Officer of Xplorer Midstream LLC, the manager of Woodford Express, LLC. Prior to Xplorer Midstream LLC, Mr. Farrell was president and chief operating officer of Southern Union Gas Services (SUGS), a subsidiary of Southern Union Company. Previously, Mr. Farrell was president and chief executive officer of Enogex Inc., which owned and operated both interstate and intrastate natural gas pipelines, as well as significant midstream assets.
Joseph L. Griffin - Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Intensity Midstream
Prior to co-founding Intensity Midstream LLC in June 2015, Joseph L. Griffin was Chief Executive Officer, President and a director of Hiland Partners, LP from June 2007 until Hiland’s acquisition by Kinder Morgan, Inc. in February 2015. Mr. Griffin has more than 25 years of experience in the midstream natural gas industry. From 2004 to June 2007, Mr. Griffin served as executive vice president over multiple facets of the business of Lumen Midstream Company, a subsidiary of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, in Tulsa, OK. In 1989, Mr. Griffin co-founded Lumen Midstream, held various senior level management positions and served as a director until Lumen was sold in 2004 to the Southern Ute Indian Tribe. Mr. Griffin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University. In addition, Mr. Griffin is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Derek G. Gipson - Co-Founder, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President – Corporate Development, Intensity Midstream
Prior to co-founding Intensity Midstream LLC in June 2015, Derek G. Gipson was Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Finance, Secretary and a director of the general partner of Hiland Partners, LP from September 2011 until Hiland’s acquisition by Kinder Morgan, Inc. in February 2015. Mr. Gipson was appointed Vice President - Business Development and Corporate Planning for Hiland Partners, LP in January 2010. Mr. Gipson joined Hiland as Director- Business Development and Investor Relations in July 2008 from Wachovia Securities where he was a member of its Energy & Power Investment Banking Group. Mr. Gipson joined Wachovia in October 2007 through its acquisition of A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc., where Mr. Gipson was a member of the A.G. Edwards Energy Investment Banking Group. Prior to joining A.G. Edwards in December 2003, Mr. Gipson was an Audit Associate with Deloitte & Touche LLP in its St. Louis, Missouri office where he earned a CPA certificate. In 2002, Mr. Gipson graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.B.A. degree in Finance.
Bill Montgomery, Quantum
Bill is a member of Quantum’s Executive and Investment Committees. He is actively involved in the setting of the firm’s strategy and is responsible for originating and overseeing investments in the oil and gas upstream and oil field service sectors. Prior to joining Quantum, Bill was a Partner in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. where, during his tenure, he headed the firm’s Natural Resources Group as well as its Houston office. He was also a member of Goldman’s Investment Banking Services Leadership Group. Bill’s career as a banker spanned 22 years and was focused on large cap energy companies primarily in the upstream and oil field service sectors. He currently serves on the boards of Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA) and Enterprise Products Holdings, LLC (NYSE:EPD). He has also been an active civic leader, chairing the boards of the Houston Museum of Natural Science and the St. Francis Episcopal Day School. He is also a member of the board of trustees of the Episcopal Health Foundation, The Kinkaid School and the Board of Visitors of the MD Anderson Cancer Center. Bill earned his B.B.A. from the University of Texas and his M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Blake Webster, Quantum
Blake participates in Quantum’s investment activities, including investment sourcing, transaction structuring and execution, and working closely with portfolio companies in developing and executing their business plans. Blake is a board member of several Quantum portfolio companies and serves on the Board of Directors of Jagged Peak Energy, Inc. (NYSE:JAG). Prior to joining Quantum, Blake was an Associate with Morgan Stanley in its Global Energy and Utilities Equity Research group with coverage across the upstream, midstream, and power sectors. Prior to Morgan Stanley, he was an Associate with Southwest Bank of Texas. Blake holds a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.B.A. from Rice University and is a C.F.A. Charterholder.