Our Team

James Clarke

Chief Executive Officer

James Clarke brings more than 20 years of industry experience to his role as CEO for Aspen Midstream. James passionately leads the Aspen team with a powerful set of principles. He is well respected across the industry and his commitment to a strong work ethic has provided him the opportunity to build trusted business and personal relationships with producers. James is dedicated to creating value for customers who partner with Aspen Midstream.

James is known for his ability to identify strategic midstream opportunities and has a history of developing and growing midstream assets throughout Texas and the Mid-Continent. He has commercial experience in multiple regions including the Barnett, Eagle Ford, Mid-Continent, Panhandle and the Midland/ Delaware Basins. James has experience negotiating greenfield projects coupled with optimizing and growing brownfield acquisitions. Over the years, he has negotiated high-value transportation, gathering, processing, treating, compression and NGL agreements.

Prior to the formation of Aspen Midstream, James was employed at Energy Transfer Partners as vice president of business development. James worked at Energy Transfer for over nine years where he rose from director to vice president and cultivated strong relationships with producers. During his tenure, his responsibilities included commercial, business development, and budgeting, amongst other responsibilities. Before joining Energy Transfer Partners in 2007, James was senior manager of business development at Crosstex Energy in Dallas, where he worked for over four years in the business development group with a focus on the Barnett Shale and South Texas regions. His vast understanding of the midstream sector is complemented by his previous experience at TXU as an electric power trader and by various roles at Dynegy, which included power trading, gas trading, storage and transportation and scheduling.

James earned an undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin and went on to earn a Master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University.