Matthew Melton, a vice president of EnCap Flatrock Midstream, is today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree.
If he’d been asked 20 years ago what he’d be doing when he was 37, Melton would have probably said he’d be working in sports, not in the oil and gas industry. Although his path seemed destined to center on football, an interest in working in a critical, vibrant field led him to the energy industry.
“I always thought I would have a career in sports having grown up in a family of coaches and athletes,” he said. “Through the process of trying to figure out life after collegiate football, I realized how much I enjoy working on dynamic and challenging projects on a regular basis.”
“It seemed to me the energy industry, with its cyclicality and geopolitical components, would offer me the best opportunity to experience that dynamism, and it has not disappointed,” he added.
EnCap Flatrock Midstream provides value-added growth capital to proven management teams focused on midstream infrastructure opportunities across North America. Based in San Antonio with offices in Oklahoma City and Houston, the firm manages investment commitments of nearly $9 billion from a broad group of prestigious institutional investors.
As a vice president of EnCap Flatrock Midstream, Melton supports all finance, administrative and accounting functions of the firm’s funds and portfolio companies. Though he noted the importance of an experience on his career during his first year as an associate at the firm in 2017 when he had the opportunity to visit a natural gas processing plant in Oklahoma.
“The experience made me realize how important our industry is to people’s everyday lives and that the decisions we make and how we operate have real implications,” he said.
Prior to EnCap Flatrock Midstream, Melton was an investment banking associate in the global energy group at Citigroup in Houston and also previously worked as a senior analyst working in the Goldman Sachs Asset Management group. He holds a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology from the University of Texas and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
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