Leadership

Stephen L. Arata, Chief Executive Officer
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Mr. Arata became Chief Executive Officer of Blue Racer Midstream and Caiman Energy II effective April 1, 2015. Mr. Arata joined Caiman II's predecessor, Caiman Energy, as Chief Financial Officer in October 2010. In early 2012, Mr. Arata was a key part of the team that sold Caiman Eastern to Williams Partners (NYSE: WPZ) for $2.5 billion.

Mr. Arata co-founded Caiman Energy II in mid-2012 and was a lead negotiator in the formation of Blue Racer Midstream in late 2012. Mr. Arata is also a board member of both Blue Racer Midstream and Caiman Energy II.

Prior to joining Caiman Energy, Mr. Arata was Chief Financial Officer of Regency Energy Partners (NYSE: RGP) and its privately-held predecessor, Regency Gas Services. During his five years at Regency, Mr. Arata led the effort to take Regency public. As Chief Financial Officer of Regency, Mr. Arata completed eleven mergers, acquisitions and divestitures worth more than $3.6 billion as well as over $4 billion of financing transactions in both the private and public markets.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Arata worked for UBS Investment Bank for nine years in both Dallas, Texas, and in London, England, covering the power and pipeline sectors. At UBS, Mr. Arata advised on more than $40 billion of completed mergers and acquisitions as well as on numerous financings.

Prior to UBS, Mr. Arata spent four years as a consultant at Deloitte Consulting, performing strategic consulting assignments for energy clients.

Mr. Arata received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in General Business from Southern Methodist University. He also holds a Master of Management degree from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Kyle T. Irons, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
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Mr. Irons is an Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Caiman Energy II and Blue Racer Midstream.

Mr. Irons joined Caiman Energy in October 2010 as Director of Finance and was appointed Vice President of Finance of Caiman Energy II in July 2012.

Prior to joining Caiman Energy, Mr. Irons served as the Senior Manager of Corporate Strategy for Regency Energy Partners (NYSE: RGP) and Manager in the Advisory Services division for Ernst and Young.

Mr. Irons holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Southwestern University and a Masters of Science in Engineering from The University of Texas.

Daniel M. Wentworth, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
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Mr. Wentworth is an Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Caiman Energy II and Blue Racer Midstream.

Mr. Wentworth started his midstream career in 2005 and has experience focused on business development, project engineering, construction, and operations.

Mr. Wentworth joined Caiman Energy in 2010 as Director of Engineering and later served as Vice President of Engineering and Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations. He and his engineering team were responsible for the design and construction of Blue Racer Midstream’s processing and fractionation facilities. Mr. Wentworth has more recently served as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Interim Chief Commercial Officer.

Prior to joining Caiman Energy and Blue Racer Midstream, Mr. Wentworth worked for Regency Energy Partners (NYSE: RGP). At Regency, he held several roles including Engineering Director, NLA Operations; Director, Business Development; and Project Engineer. In the various positions, Mr. Wentworth handled and managed activities including processing plants, amine treating, acid gas injection, compressor stations, and pipeline assets in West Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, South Texas, and North Louisiana.

Mr. Wentworth received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Mississippi State University. Mr. Wentworth and his wife, Sarah, have two sons and a daughter.

R. Austin Anderson, Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer
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Mr. Anderson was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Caiman Energy II and Blue Racer Midstream in February 2019.

Mr. Anderson previously served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Salt Fork Resources, LLC, a privately held exploration and production company focused in the Utica Shale. Salt Fork Resources was sold in August 2018.

Before founding Salt Fork Resources, Mr. Anderson worked for both Caiman Energy II and Caiman Energy, where he served in various commercial and finance roles, including Vice President of Business Development. Mr. Anderson was an associate at Macquarie Capital Advisors from 2009 to 2010.

Mr. Anderson received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Baylor University and holds a joint Juris Doctorate and Masters of Business Administration degree from The Ohio State University.

Tony L. Strehlow, Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer
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Mr. Strehlow is Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of Caiman Energy II and Blue Racer Midstream.

Mr. Strehlow joined Caiman Energy in 2009 as Vice President of Accounting and Administration.

Mr. Strehlow started his career in the energy industry in 1981 and developed significant expertise and knowledge in all facets of accounting, finance, budget performance and analysis, risk management and administration for both the upstream and midstream energy segments.

He has served a number of privately and publicly held entities prior to Caiman Energy and Blue Racer Midstream, most recently Hallwood Energy and Crosstex Energy, and spent the first half of his career with Atlantic Richfield Company and affiliates. Mr. Strehlow has developed and implemented accounting systems, business processes and reporting infrastructure and managed substantial back- and mid-office functions responsible for settlements of more than $2 billion annually. In addition, he has formulated risk management and insurance programs for several high growth companies.

Mr. Strehlow received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the University of North Texas.

Christopher C. Juban, Senior Vice President, General Counsel
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Mr. Juban is Senior Vice President, General Counsel for Caiman Energy II and Blue Racer Midstream.

Mr. Juban joined Caiman Energy II in May 2014 as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. He was appointed as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Blue Racer in August 2014.

Prior to joining Caiman Energy, Mr. Juban served as Managing Director in the Midstream division at Evercore Partners, an independent investment banking firm, where he provided strategic advisory and other investment banking services to midstream companies and MLPs. In his role as Executive Director in the Midstream and MLP division at UBS Investment Bank, a full-service investment banking firm, Mr. Juban provided investment banking services to midstream companies and MLPs. Mr. Juban also previously served as an Associate Attorney in the Corporate Finance and Securities Practice division at Vinson and Elkins LLP.

Mr. Juban holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Government from The University of Texas at Austin and a Juris Doctor degree from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.