Mr. Freed has over 21 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from West Virginia University and served with honor and distinction as a field artillery officer in the United States Army, achieving the rank of captain. He is one of the inaugural inductees into the Army ROTC Hall of Fame.
Prior to joining Epic Midstream, Mr. Freed’s business experience most recently included serving as the Senior Vice President, Midstream and Marketing, of Apache Corporation starting in April 2017. While at Apache, Mr. Freed also founded Altus Midstream and took the company public as Altus’ first CEO in November of 2018. Prior to joining Apache, Mr. Freed served as senior vice president of commercial operations, Western United States for Crestwood Equity Partners LP from 2015 to 2017 and Vice President of Crude Logistics for Crestwood and Inergy Midstream, L.P. (which merged with Crestwood in 2013) from 2012 to 2015. Prior to joining Inergy, Mr. Freed served as Vice President of Business Development for Rangeland Energy from 2011 until its sale to Inergy in 2012. In 2010, Mr. Freed led the merger and recapitalization of Energy Solutions International with Entessa Inc., and he served as Chief Executive Officer of Energy Solutions International until it was sold to Oaktree Capital in 2010. Mr. Freed remained with Energy Solutions International as a member of the board and audit committee until the company was sold by Oaktree Capital to Emerson in 2015. Prior to Energy Solutions International, Mr. Freed founded Entessa Inc. and served as the President, CEO and Chairman from its founding in 2002 until it merged with Energy Solutions International in 2010.