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Geoff Cole, vice president of finance at Brazos Midstream, is today's featured Forty Under 40 honoree.

A third-generation energy professional, Cole knows firsthand the positive impact young energy professionals can make on the sector, as he was hired straight out of college into the TPG Fort Worth office, where he analyzed industries like biotech, healthcare and energy.

“Young industry members have the duty to continue the goals our predecessors have set but should focus on continuous improvement and refinement, so those goals are not only accomplished but exceed the expectations of our present objectives and demands from society,” he said.

This early exposure to the business side of oil and gas allowed Cole to participate in board meetings, connecting him with other midstream energy professionals and growing his network while giving him experience in making strategic business decisions.

The oil and gas industry's constant and necessary improvement through enhanced technology and education is a strong motivator for Cole, as he enjoys being part of the sector's positive changes.

"Participating in an industry that provides reliable, low-cost energy sources with the ability to improve the quality of life for millions, if not billions, of individuals around the world is inspiring and should not be discounted," he said.

"The industry is always presenting new challenges that require thoughtful ideas to overcome hurdles, whether they are controllable or not," Cole continued. "Every scenario requires a strategic plan that is executable to enhance the positioning of your company."

Click here for Geoff Cole's complete profile.

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