Stephen Callender, vice president of finance at Cogent Midstream LLC, is today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree.
Callender began his career in 2013 as an investment banking analyst at Performance Trust Capital Partners. He transitioned to oil and gas about a year later after accepting a position as an investment banking analyst at FBR & Co.’s energy and natural resources group. In 2018, he joined Cogent Midstream and became its vice president of finance.
Callender is known within the Cogent office as an outside-the-box thinker who saves the company money through creative problem-solving. It’s all impressive for someone who joined the midstream sector just a year ago.
“If you don’t do something, there’s no one else to do it for you,” Callender said. “I think the mentality of the finance department at Cogent is no task is off limits or out of our wheelhouse. If there’s an opportunity to make a process or project better, we do our best to take that opportunity.”
In the near term, Callender said he hopes to help Cogent continue to grow aggressively in the Southern Midland Basin while driving value for investors.
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