A focused team with a differentiated approach to execution
Andrew Ward is the Founder and a Managing Partner of Clearstream, as well as the Chairman of its investment committee. Prior to the formation of Clearstream, Mr. Ward was a senior Partner of Riverstone Holdings LLC (“Riverstone”). Mr. Ward joined Riverstone in 2002 shortly after its founding, and for 15 years he was responsible for the sourcing and management of investments across the energy industry, with a particular emphasis on the midstream sector. In addition to personally leading many of Riverstone’s significant midstream investments, Mr. Ward was also a member of Riverstone’s investment committee where he oversaw the firm’s capital allocation and strategic decision making for transactions spanning all energy subsectors and geographies. He was also a member of Riverstone’s four-person management committee. Mr. Ward is based in New York.
Alex Popp is a Managing Director of Clearstream and a member of the Firm’s investment committee. Prior to joining Clearstream, Mr. Popp spent three years with Outfitter Energy Capital, LLC/TPH Partners, LLC, a Houston-based middle market private equity platform where he focused on investments in the North American upstream energy sector. Prior to that, Mr. Popp spent over four years in natural resources investment banking in Houston covering all major energy sectors, most recently as a Vice President with Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC. Mr. Popp is based in Houston.
John Sartorius is a Managing Director of Clearstream and a member of the Firm’s investment committee. Prior to joining Clearstream, Mr. Sartorius spent five years at Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC (“Morgan Stanley”) and was an Executive Director in the Natural Resources Investment Banking Group in New York and Houston, with a focus on sourcing and executing corporate mergers, acquisitions and capital markets transactions in the midstream sector. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Sartorius worked for Barclays Capital Inc. in the Natural Resources Investment Banking Group. Mr. Sartorius is based in New York.
Dan Plate is a Principal of Clearstream and a member of the Firm’s investment committee. Prior to joining Clearstream, Mr. Plate spent five years at EIG Global Energy Partners (“EIG”) in Houston. At EIG, Mr. Plate focused on investments across the capital structure in public and private companies, primarily in the North American upstream and midstream sectors. Prior to joining EIG, Mr. Plate worked for Jefferies Group LLC in its Energy Investment Banking Group, covering companies primarily in the upstream and oilfield services sectors. Mr. Plate is based in Houston.
Josh Chacko is an Associate of Clearstream. Prior to joining Clearstream, Mr. Chacko was an Analyst and Associate at Simmons & Company (“Simmons”) in its Investment Banking group in Houston, where he focused on the execution of mergers, acquisitions, and capital market transactions in the midstream sector. Prior to joining Simmons, Mr. Chacko worked for Wells Fargo Securities in its Energy Investment Banking group. Mr. Chacko is based in New York.
Cynthia Faustino is an Office Manager of Clearstream. Prior to joining Clearstream, Mrs. Faustino managed a family office with domestic and international real estate assets. Mrs. Faustino has over 20 years’ experience with financial services firms where her responsibilities included a diverse set of administrative, operational management and bookkeeping skills particularly in emerging investment banking firms. Mrs. Faustino is based in New York.