Meet Our Team

 

A Strong Team With A Proven Track Record

Our Management and Advisory teams provide Paradigm Midstream with unparalleled resources and expertise in operations, engineering, regulatory compliance, gathering and other operational and commercial activities.

 

Troy Andrews

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Andrews, one of the founders of Paradigm, leads the business development team and also serves on the board of the Joint Ventures. He has more than 28 years of experience in the oil and gas industry with a focus on project development, team building, wellhead gathering, gas processing, NGL supply/logistics and finished fuels marketing. Previously, he led the Bakken Development Team at Aux Sable and the NGL Business Unit at Lansing Trade Group. Prior to Lansing, Mr. Andrews was at SemStream, where he led the propane supply and logistics teams across North America. He began his career at The Williams Companies where he spent 17 years in terminal operations, pipelines, business development, retail and wholesale supply/logistics and energy trading. Troy has an MBA from Baker University and a BA in Psychology from Central Iowa University.

Ben Daitch

 

Chief Financial Officer

Ben Daitch has more than 25 years of financial experience, 16 of which have been dedicated to the Energy sector. Prior to Paradigm Midstream, Mr. Daitch was Chief Financial Officer of JAMEX, Inc., Lonestar Resources Limited, Cano Petroleum, Inc. and CDXGas, LLC (an EIG-controlled entity). Before becoming a CFO, he was a VP at EIG Global Energy Partners and an Investment Banker at UBS Investment Bank, Banc of America Securities and Deutsche Bank, focused on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, and capital raising in the Upstream, Midstream, Majors, IPP and Utility sectors. Prior to obtaining his MBA, Mr. Daitch underwrote large commercial casualty insurance programs for American International Group and The Hartford. Mr. Daitch has an MBA in Finance from NYU’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business and a BS in Management from Binghamton University.

 

 

Tommy Janik

 

Chief Operating Officer

Tommy Janik joins Paradigm Midstream with 38 years of oil and gas industry experience. His technical and executive management expertise spans broadly across the industry, covering all areas of Engineering, Engineering Design and Corrosion services, Project and Construction Management, Operations, and the construction and maintenance of Natural Gas and Liquid Pipeline Facilities. He also carries a wealth of knowledge and experience in pipeline integrity management processes, safety management programs and merger and acquisition due diligence investigations. Prior to signing on with the Paradigm team, Mr. Janik held executive management positions at Summit Midstream Partners, LLC, Caiman Energy, LLC, Crosstex Energy Services Company, L.P. and TEPSCO, LP. Mr. Janik has a BS in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University.

 

 

Warren MacGillivray

 

Partner – Paradigm Board Member, Boston

Mr. MacGillivray is a Partner in Ares EIF, within the Ares Private Equity Group. Additionally, he serves on the Ares Private Equity Group’s EIF Funds Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares in 2015, he was a Partner at Energy Investors Funds, where he focused on portfolio company management. Previously, he was a Senior Vice President at GE Energy Financial Services, where he focused on portfolio management, underwriting, and technical advisory services. In addition, he was Manager of Business Development and Sales for North America at GE Energy. Mr. MacGillivray holds a B.S. from Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Marine Engineering and an M.B.A. from Rensselaer Polytechnic University in Management and Technology.

 

 

Scott Parkes

 

Principal - Paradigm Board Member, San Francisco

Mr. Parkes is a Principal in Ares EIF, within the Ares Private Equity Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2015, he was a Senior Vice President at Energy Investors Funds, where he focused on originating, analyzing, structuring and closing new fund investments, as well as ongoing portfolio company management. Previously, he held various finance roles within Exxon Mobil Corporation. In addition, he was a Financial Analyst in the Global Power Investment Banking Group at J.P. Morgan. He began his career at as a Financial Analyst at McManus and Miles, a boutique investment bank serving the U.S. electric power industry. Mr. Parkes holds a B.A. from Columbia University in Economics and an M.B.A. from Yale University School of Management in Finance.

 

 

Dave Rinder

 

Vice President at Ares Management – Paradigm Board Member, New York City

David Rinder is a Vice President within the Ares Private Equity Group. He is responsible for originating, analyzing, structuring, and closing new fund investments, as well as ongoing portfolio company management.

Prior to joining Ares in 2015, Mr. Rinder was an analyst in The Carlyle Group’s Energy Mezzanine Opportunities Group, where he worked on strategic and financial transactions in the energy sector. Mr. Rinder received a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with concentrations in Finance and Accounting.

 

 

Shawn Saint

 

Vice President – Paradigm Board Member, Boston

Mr. Saint is a Vice President in Ares EIF, within the Ares Private Equity Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2015, he was a Vice President at Energy Investors Funds. Previously, he was an Associate at GE Energy Financial Services. In addition, he was an Associate at GE Capital Aviation Services and a Senior Investment Analyst at GE Capital. Mr. Saint holds a B.S. from Bentley University in Finance.