Brett Baker, chief commercial officer at Stakeholder Midstream LLC, is today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree.
Based in San Antonio and founded in 2015 with backing from EnCap Flatrock Midstream, Stakeholder has operations based in the Permian Basin in West Texas and southeast New Mexico. According to Baker, his diverse background in contract structuring and negotiations, pipeline integrity, operations and customer relations in both the upstream and midstream sectors has helped him contribute to Stakeholder’s success.
Baker’s first industry role was at Chesapeake Energy Corp. doing land title work. He would later move over to Chesapeake’s midstream affiliate to learn the operations side of the business before settling down with a career arc that was more customer and business development focused
“Having the direct upstream experience, as well as coordinating directly with an upstream affiliate, has really shaped the way that I think about fair and equitable solutions that work well for all parties,” he said.
Baker also previously served as senior commercial development representative at Williams Cos. and Access Midstream before joining Stakeholder.
In his role as chief commercial officer at Stakeholder, Baker oversees all commercial, business development and marketing functions for Stakeholder. He has helped lead the origination of gas gathering, treating and processing projects, and crude oil gathering projects which have resulted in acreage dedications of more than 200,000 acres to the natural gas and crude oil systems.
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