Executive Leadership

EnLink Midstream's Executive Leadership Team brings considerable drive and expertise to the company, as well as an unwavering commitment to EnLink's core values, mission, and vision. With the invaluable support of the Board of Directors, our executive leaders are working to ensure EnLink thrives and achieves lasting success.

  • Barry E. Davis

    Barry E. Davis

    Executive Chairman

    Barry E. Davis is Executive Chairman for EnLink Midstream.

    Davis became Executive Chairman in January 2018, after serving as Chief Executive Officer of EnLink since the company was created in 2014. He led EnLink Midstream’s predecessor, Crosstex Energy, from its founding in 1996 through the 2014 merger of Crosstex with midstream assets from Devon Energy Corp., which created EnLink. Under his leadership, EnLink has evolved into a leading, integrated midstream company with a strong financial foundation and a diverse geographic footprint in several top U.S. basins.

    In addition to serving on the Board of Directors for EnLink, Davis is a Trustee of Texas Christian University (TCU) and a board member of the Kirby Corp. and several other civic and nonprofit organizations. He is a former President and current member of the Dallas Petroleum Club and the Dallas Wildcat Committee and a member of the World Presidents’ Organization.

    Davis earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from TCU in 1984.

  • Michael J. Garberding

    Michael J. Garberding

    President and Chief Executive Officer

    Michael J. Garberding is President and Chief Executive Officer of EnLink Midstream. He also is a member of the Board of Directors.

    Garberding has more than 25 years of leadership experience in the energy industry. Prior to taking the role of CEO, Garberding served as EnLink’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He held several positions with EnLink’s predecessor, Crosstex Energy, including Senior Vice President of Business Development and Finance.

    Before joining Crosstex in 2008, Garberding was Assistant Treasurer at TXU Corp., where he focused on structured transactions, such as project financing for coal plant development and the sale of TXU Gas Co. He was also involved in the $45 billion sale of TXU Corp. to a group of private buyers led by KKR, Goldman Sachs, and TPG Capital. Previous to that, Garberding worked for Enron North America as a Finance Manager and was a member of several structured commodity, derivative, and project finance teams. He has also worked as an Audit Manager at Arthur Andersen LLP.

    Garberding holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Texas A&M University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan. He is a board member of the Master Limited Partnerships Association, the GPA Midstream Association, the Dallas Petroleum Club, and the American Heart Association.

  • Eric D. Batchelder

    Eric D. Batchelder

    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

    Eric D. Batchelder is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for EnLink Midstream.

    Prior to joining EnLink, Batchelder spent five years as Managing Director, Energy Investment Banking at RBC Capital Markets. At RBC, he was responsible for maintaining key client relationships, strategic planning, and business development efforts for the bank’s midstream energy advisory business in the United States.

    Previously, Batchelder enjoyed a 10-year tenure at Goldman Sachs & Co., where he advised companies in the energy sector on mergers and acquisitions as well as capital-raising activities. Prior to that, he spent seven years at Arthur Andersen LLP. He has over 15 years of strategic M&A and capital markets experience in the energy sector.

    Batchelder is a Certified Public Accountant. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Middlebury College, a Master of Science in Professional Accounting from the University of Hartford, and a Master of Business Administration from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

  • Alaina K. Brooks

    Alaina K. Brooks

    Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer, and Secretary

    Alaina K. Brooks is Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer, and Secretary for EnLink Midstream.

    Brooks plays a vital leadership role in creating and successfully executing EnLink’s strategic plan. At the same time, she also leads several departments across the organization, including Legal, Regulatory, Human Resources, Public and Industry Affairs, Contract Administration, and Environmental Health and Safety.

    Brooks joined EnLink’s predecessor company, Crosstex Energy, in 2008 and has filled several roles since that time, most recently as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. She has overseen litigation, commercial contracts, M&A, regulatory issues, and other legal matters while collaborating with EnLink’s leadership team.

    Prior to joining EnLink, Brooks practiced law at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and Baker Botts LLP, counseling clients on matters of complex commercial litigation, risk management, and taxation.

    Brooks is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Juris Doctor degree from Duke University School of Law as well as both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Accounting from Oklahoma State University.

  • Benjamin D. Lamb

    Benjamin D. Lamb

    Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

    Benjamin D. Lamb is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for EnLink Midstream. He leads commercial and operational efforts across all of EnLink’s asset areas.

    Since joining EnLink’s predecessor — Crosstex Energy — in 2012, Lamb has played a key role in developing and executing the company’s strategic plan, including leading several transformative acquisitions. Most recently, Lamb served as Executive Vice President of Oklahoma and North Texas, overseeing operations and commercial activity in EnLink’s key supply basins.

    Prior to joining Crosstex, Lamb worked in the investment banking industry, advising executives and boards of major corporations on critical strategic decisions, including mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructurings, and financings in the debt, equity, and bank capital markets.

    Lamb holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance, Economics and International Business from Baylor University.

Board of Directors

EnLink is governed by a distinct Board of Directors, including managing and independent directors with extensive energy experience and a commitment to EnLink’s values. The board governs committees related to conflicts and governance, compensation, and audit.

  • Barry E. Davis

    Barry E. Davis

    Executive Chairman

    Barry E. Davis is Executive Chairman for EnLink Midstream.

    Davis previously served as Chief Executive Officer of EnLink through December 2017. He led EnLink Midstream’s predecessor — Crosstex Energy — from its founding in 1996 through its 2014 merger with midstream assets from Devon Energy Corp., creating EnLink. Under his leadership, EnLink evolved into a leading, integrated midstream company with a strong financial foundation and a diverse geographic footprint in several top U.S. energy-producing regions.

    In addition to serving on the Board of Directors for EnLink, Davis is a Trustee of Texas Christian University (TCU) and a board member of the Kirby Corp., the TCU Energy Institute, the TCU Neeley Entrepreneurship Center, and several other civic and nonprofit groups. He is a former President of the Natural Gas and Electric Power Society (of which he is still a member), as well as a member of the Dallas Wildcat Committee, the Dallas Petroleum Club, and the World Presidents’ Organization.

    Davis earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from TCU in 1984.

  • Michael J. Garberding

    Michael J. Garberding

    Director

    Michael J. Garberding is President and Chief Executive Officer of EnLink Midstream. He also is a member of the Board of Directors.

    Garberding has more than 25 years of leadership experience in the energy industry. Prior to taking the role of CEO, Garberding served as EnLink’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He held several positions with EnLink’s predecessor, Crosstex Energy, including Senior Vice President of Business Development and Finance.

    Before joining Crosstex in 2008, Garberding was Assistant Treasurer at TXU Corp., where he focused on structured transactions, such as project financing for coal plant development and the sale of TXU Gas Co. He was also involved in the $45 billion sale of TXU Corp. to a group of private buyers led by KKR, Goldman Sachs, and TPG Capital. Previous to that, Garberding worked for Enron North America as a Finance Manager and was a member of several structured commodity, derivative, and project finance teams. He has also worked as an Audit Manager at Arthur Andersen LLP.

    Garberding holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Texas A&M University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan. He is a board member of the Master Limited Partnerships Association, the Dallas Petroleum Club, and the American Heart Association.

  • William J. Brilliant

    William J. Brilliant

    Director, Member of the Compensation Committee

    William J. Brilliant is a Partner at Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) and a leader of GIP’s North American energy investment business. He led GIP’s investment in EnLink and is responsible for the origination, execution, management, and realization of investments. He is a member of GIP’s Investment and Operating Committees and has been a member of their investment team since 2007.

    Prior to joining GIP, Brilliant worked as an investment banker at Lehman Brothers. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Hess Midstream Partners GP LLC and Hess Infrastructure Partners. From June 2012 through July 2014, he served as a Director of the General Partner for Access Midstream Partners LP.

  • James C. Crain

    James C. Crain

    Director, Chairman of the Conflicts Committee, Member of the Audit Committee

    Since 1989, James C. Crain has served as President of Marsh Operating Company, an investment management company focusing on energy investing. Since 1997, he has been a general partner of Valmora Partners LP, a private investment partnership. Prior to joining Marsh in 1984, Crain was a partner at Jenkens & Gilchrist, where he headed the law firm’s energy section.

    Crain served on the Board of Crosstex Energy and is a Director on the Boards of GeoMet, Approach Resources, and Crusader Energy Group. He is an alumnus of the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration, a Master of Professional Accounting and a Juris Doctor degree.

  • Leldon E. Echols

    Leldon E. Echols

    Director, Chairman of Audit Committee and Member of the Compensation Committee

    Leldon E. Echols served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Centex Corporation until June 2006. Prior to his time at Centex, Echols spent 22 years with Arthur Andersen LLP. He also served on the Board of Directors at Crosstex Energy. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors for Trinity Industries, HollyFrontier, Roofing Supply Group Holdings Inc., and Colemont Corporation.

    Echols holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Arkansas State University, is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and is a member of both the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of CPAs.

  • Matthew C. Harris

    Matthew C. Harris

    Director

    Matthew C. Harris is a Founding Partner of Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) and leads their global energy industry investment team, focusing on crude oil and refined product, natural gas, electricity, LNG, metals and mining, and petrochemicals. He is also a member of GIP’s Investment, Operating, and Portfolio Valuation Committees.

    Harris has been intimately involved in GIP’s investment, management, and strategic activities since its formation in 2006. Prior to the formation of GIP in 2006, he worked as a Managing Director in the Investment Banking Division of Credit Suisse, as well as Co-Head of the Global Energy Group and Head of the EMEA Emerging Markets Group. Prior to his tenure at Credit Suisse, he was a senior member of the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Kidder Peabody & Co. Inc.

    Harris served as a Director of the General Partner of Access Midstream Partners LP from January 2010 through December 2013. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Hess Infrastructure Partners.

  • William A. Woodburn

    William A. Woodburn

    Director

    William A. Woodburn is a Founding Partner of Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) and oversees their Operating Team. He is a member of GIP’s Investment, Operating, and Portfolio Valuation Committees and serves as Chairman of its Portfolio Committee. He is also a Director of the following GIP portfolio companies: Gatwick Airport Limited; Competitive Power Ventures; Hess Midstream Partners; and Naturgy SDG SA (formerly Gas Natural SDG SA). From January 2010 through July 2014, he served as a Director of the General Partner of Access Midstream Partners LP.

    Prior to the formation of GIP in 2006, Woodburn held several senior positions at General Electric (GE). He served as President and CEO of GE Infrastructure as well as Executive Vice President and a member of the Office of the CEO at GE Capital. From 2000 to 2001, he also held a seat on GE Capital's Board of Directors. From 1984 to 2000, his roles at the company included President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Specialty Materials and Vice President of GE Lighting.

    Prior to joining GE, Woodburn worked as an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, where he focused on the energy and transportation industries. He has also held process engineering and marketing positions at Union Carbide’s Linde Division.

  • Christopher Ortega

    Christopher Ortega

    Director

    Christopher Ortega is a Partner at TPG Capital. He has over 10 years of experience in the energy sector and currently sits on the Board of Directors for Jonah Energy Holdings LLC. He is also a Director of the General Partner of Valerus Compression Services LP (doing business as Axip Energy Services LP). He has previously served on the Boards of AMCI Capital, Barra Energia, Connect Resource Services, DOF Subsea, and LMP Exploration.

    From February 2011 through May 2013, Ortega served as a Principal of TPG, where he focused on upstream oil and gas, oilfield services, and the midstream sector. His responsibilities encompassed investment origination, structuring, execution, monitoring, and exit strategy. From July 2007 until January 2011, he worked for First Reserve Corporation, a global private equity and infrastructure investment firm focused on energy, serving as a Director there beginning in January 2009.

    Ortega graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and received a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.

  • Kyle D. Vann

    Kyle D. Vann

    Chairman of the Compensation Committee, Member of the Conflicts Committee, Member of the Audit Committee

    Since 2005, Kyle D. Vann has served as an independent energy commodity consultant to multiple energy companies. Beginning in 2001, he served as CEO of Entergy-Koch LP, a profitable energy trading and transportation company that was sold to Merrill Lynch & Co. in 2004. Prior to that, Vann served as a Senior Vice President for Koch Industries, in various managerial positions at Exxon, and on the Board of Directors at Crosstex Energy LP. Currently, he consults with Entergy Corporation and CCMP Capital Advisors while serving on the Board of Directors for Texon LP, Legacy Reserves LLC, and Chaparral Energy.

    Vann graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. He is a member of the Board of Advisors for the University of Kansas School of Engineering and a recipient of their Distinguished Engineering Service Award.