EnCap Flatrock Midstream announced the promotion of vice president Brett Knowles to managing director in a press release Jan. 9. 

Since joining EnCap Flatrock in 2013, Knowles has assisted with the formation of new portfolio companies and executed several of the largest transactions in EnCap Flatrock history, said Sam Pitts, EnCap Flatrock’s managing partner, in the press release.

“Brett is an outstanding example of what it looks like to lead with humility, and he is a consummate team player. He has established himself as an integral part of the EnCap Flatrock investment team, and we are excited for this next chapter of his career,” said Pitts. 

Prior to joining EnCap Flatrock, Knowles worked as an analyst in investment banking at Barclays, where he worked closely with the EnCap Flatrock team on a sale of Caiman Energy, an EnCap Flatrock Fund I portfolio company, to Williams Cos. in 2012. 

Knowles holds a Master’s degree in finance and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from Texas A&M University, where he now serves as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board of Mays Business School.

He also serves on the board of several EnCap Flatrock portfolio companies, including Aspen Midstream LLC, Clearfork Midstream LLC, Edgewater Midstream LLC, Elysian Midstream LLC.  Additionally, Knowles was honored by Hart Energy in 2022 as a Forty Under 40 honoree.

EnCap Flatrock is a North American midstream energy investment managing company founded in 2008. Based in San Antonio, the company manages nearly $9 billion of investment commitments.