Our Team

James Clarke

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

James brings more than 20 years of industry experience to his role as CEO. Prior to co-founding Aspen Midstream in 2017, James was a vice president of business development at Energy Transfer Partners. James worked at Energy Transfer for over nine years where he rose from director to vice president and cultivated strong customer relationships with producers across multiple basins spanning from the Eagle Ford, to the Permian/Delaware, Mid-continent, Barnett, Pan Handle, and other areas. During his tenure, he negotiated grassroots commercial agreements along with numerous gathering, processing, NGL, crude, treating, and residue agreements. He also evaluated several significant M&A opportunities.

Before joining Energy Transfer, James was senior manager of business development at Crosstex Energy where he worked for over four years in the business development group with a focus on the Barnett Shale and South Texas regions. James has also worked for TXU as an electric power trader and in various roles at Dynegy.

James holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.