Cresta Team

Cresta Fund Management has Decades of Combined Investing and Operating Experience in Commodities Infrastructure

We bring that experience to every partnership, allowing us to work for our partners to let them focus on expanding their core capabilities.

Partners

Chris D. Rozzell

Chris D. Rozzell

Managing Partner

Chris has 20 years of investment and operating experience in the infrastructure industry, and he co-founded Cresta in 2016. At Cresta, Mr. Rozzell’s primary responsibilities include transaction sourcing, transaction execution and portfolio management as well as management of the Firm. He currently serves as a Director of Easton Energy, Montrose Resources and Lynx Terminals. Prior to co-founding Cresta, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Wildcat Midstream Holdings, a middle market investment holding company focused on the energy midstream space. He joined Wildcat from Regency Energy Partners, where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, managing the company’s efforts in commercial project development, acquisitions, gas supply, marketing, scheduling and gas control. Prior to Regency, he held managerial positions in the strategic planning, development, and enterprise risk groups of TXU Corp and worked in the Investment Banking division of Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. Chris holds a B.B.A. in Finance from Southern Methodist University.

David T. Miller

David T. Miller

Partner

David has 25 Years of operating and investment experience in the infrastructure industry, co-founding Cresta in 2016. At Cresta, Mr. Miller’s primary responsibilities include transaction sourcing, diligence, and portfolio management. He currently serves as a Director of Easton Energy, Ocelot Management and LFBioenergy. Prior to co-founding Cresta, he served as Chief Operation Officer of Wildcat Midstream Holdings, a middle market investment holding company focused on the energy midstream space. He joined Wildcat from Regency Energy Partners where he served as Vice President of Operations and Engineering, responsible for staffing, budgeting, maintenance, operations, and technical support for the midstream company’s gathering, processing, and transmission assets. Prior to Regency, he held various management and senior operations and engineering positions with the XTO Energy and Aquila Gas Pipeline Corporation. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas. David holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Drew Armstrong

Drew Armstrong

Partner

Drew has over 15 years of finance and acquisitions experience in the infrastructure industry, co-founding Cresta in 2016. At Cresta, Mr. Armstrong’s primary responsibilities include transaction sourcing, transaction execution and portfolio management. He currently serves as Director of Easton Energy, Blackbuck Resources, Sentinel Midstream, and Ocelot Energy Management. Prior to co-founding Cresta, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Wildcat Midstream Holdings, a middle market investment holding company focused on the energy midstream space. Prior to joining Wildcat, Drew was responsible for overseeing all mergers and acquisitions activity for Regency Energy Partners. During his time at Regency, the company completed approximately two billion dollars of acquisitions. Prior to joining Regency Energy Partners, Drew worked in the corporate planning group at TXU, where he managed the sell-side forecasting process during the KKR led leveraged buyout of TXU in 2007. Prior to TXU, Drew begin his career in E&P commercial lending at Bank of Texas. Drew holds an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University and a B.B.A. in Finance from Oklahoma State University.

Investment Professionals

John Skrinar

John Skrinar

Director – Sustainable Investments

Mr. Skrinar joined Cresta in 2021 as a Director – Sustainable Investments. John has spent over a decade successfully running merchant energy business lines at the largest global trading firms. At Cresta, he will lead our Sustainable Investment strategy, focusing on transaction sourcing, transaction execution, and portfolio management. He currently serves as a Director of LFBioenergy. Prior to joining Cresta, John had been serving in an advisory role to a number of private equity entities and industry participants specializing in M&A/Divestments, Structuring, and Commercial Optimization around the energy transition. Prior to that, he was the North American Head of Renewables for Gunvor, responsible for all aspects of the renewable energy business across refining, trading, logistics, and operations. He joined Gunvor from Noble Group, where he was a Managing Director, overseeing the Global Renewable Fuels business. Prior to Noble, John was Head of Clean Products & Renewable Fuels for Chemoil Corporation, a Glencore subsidiary. He spent the first six years of his career in real estate finance. John currently sits on the Advisory Board for the Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy and holds a B.S. in Finance from Boston University.

Wesley Brown

Wesley Brown

Vice President

Mr. Brown joined Cresta in 2017 as a Vice President. He concentrates on transaction analysis and execution, portfolio monitoring and deal sourcing. He currently serves as a Director of Blackbuck Resources. Prior to joining Cresta, Mr. Brown worked in Business Development at CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust, a publicly-traded energy REIT, where he focused on financial analysis and due diligence for new investments. Prior to CorEnergy, Mr. Brown worked for Regency Energy Partners, where he worked in corporate development and managed commercial activity for gathering and processing assets. Prior to joining Regency, Mr. Brown worked for Orix USA, a leveraged finance firm focused on lending to private-equity sponsored middle-market companies. He holds a B.S. in Finance from Southern Methodist University.

Wade Webber

Wade Webber

Vice President

Mr. Webber joined Cresta in 2017 as a Vice President. He concentrates on transaction analysis and execution, portfolio monitoring and deal sourcing. He currently serves as a Director of Sentinel Midstream and Montrose Resources. Prior to joining Cresta, Mr. Webber worked on the investment team at NGP Energy Capital making midstream and upstream investments in the oil and gas industry. Prior to NGP, Mr. Webber was an investment banking analyst with Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Energy Group in Houston. Mr. Webber graduated cum laude from Brigham Young University with a B.S. in Accounting.

Andrew Neuberger

Andrew Neuberger

Senior Associate

Mr. Neuberger joined Cresta in 2018 as an Associate. He concentrates on transaction analysis, deal execution and portfolio monitoring. Prior to joining Cresta, Mr. Neuberger was an investment banking analyst with Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Energy Group in Houston, TX. Mr. Neuberger graduated magna cum laude from Texas Christian University with a B.B.A. in Finance.

Will Murphy

Will Murphy

Associate

Mr. Murphy joined Cresta in 2019 as an Associate. He concentrates on transaction analysis, deal execution and portfolio monitoring. Prior to joining Cresta, Mr. Murphy was an investment banking analyst with Citi’s Global Energy Group in Houston, TX. Mr. Murphy holds a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Notre Dame.

Mitchell Sparks

Mitchell Sparks

Associate

Mr. Sparks joined Cresta in 2020 as an Associate. He concentrates on transaction analysis, deal execution and portfolio monitoring. Prior to joining Cresta, Mr. Sparks was an investment banking analyst with Macquarie’s Infrastructure & Energy Group in Houston, TX. Prior to investment banking, Mr. Sparks worked in various engineering roles at Devon Energy. He holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University.

Fund Administration / Compliance

Benjamin Nelson

Benjamin Nelson

General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

Mr. Nelson joined Cresta in 2019 as the Firm’s General Counsel. Mr. Nelson has over 23 years of experience, including ~10 years with the Ray L. Hunt family, first as General Counsel to the Hunt family private equity arm, and then with InfraREIT, an electric transmission REIT that completed a $500mm+ IPO with Mr. Nelson as General Counsel. He worked as a corporate transactional attorney with Fulbright & Jaworski, Wilson Sonsini and a predecessor to KL Gates from 1996 to 2007. From 2017 to 2019, Mr. Nelson was President of Energent, L.P., a start-up private equity fund focused on renewable energy investing, and he also served as General Counsel to Motive Drilling Technologies, a downhole drilling intelligence company, through its 2017 sale to Helmerich & Payne. He holds a B.A. from Stanford University and J.D. from Duke Law School.

Jordan A. Maxwell, CPA

Jordan A. Maxwell, CPA

Controller

Mr. Maxwell joined Cresta in 2017 as the Firm’s Controller. He has over 12 years of accounting and finance experience and is responsible for accounting oversight, investor reporting, cash management and compliance. Mr. Maxwell currently serves as a Director of Blackbuck Resources and Ocelot Energy Management. Prior to joining Cresta, Mr. Maxwell held various positions in accounting and finance at Wildcat Midstream Holdings. Prior to Wildcat, Mr. Maxwell worked for Embark, a finance and accounting consulting firm focused on public and private companies where he was a Director. Prior to joining Embark, Mr. Maxwell began his career at BDO USA LLP, as a Senior Associate in the audit group. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas and holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from Hardin Simmons University.

Dena Peterson

Dena Peterson

Executive Assistant

Ms. Peterson has been an executive assistant to the partners since 2012. She holds a B.S. in Journalism, Minor in Political Science from Oklahoma State University.

Erin Portilla

Erin Portilla

Accounts and Legal Specialist

Ms. Portilla joined Cresta in 2020 but has held a continued working relationship of over 8 years with the current managing partners at Cresta. She concentrates on accounts payable, portfolio allocations, document organization and electronic storage database. Prior to joining Cresta, Mrs. Portilla worked for Ocelot Energy Management and Wildcat Midstream Partners.

Jessica Stratton

Jessica Stratton

Receptionist

Ms. Stratton joined Cresta in February 2020 as the receptionist. She provides administrative and office support to the members of the Cresta team.