Mr. Cochran is a Managing Director and is a founding partner of Post Oak Energy Capital.
Previously, Mr. Cochran served as the President of Capital C Energy Holdings, LLC since its formation in May 2002. Capital C Energy and its wholly owned subsidiary, Belden & Blake, held operating interests in oil and gas properties and related gathering, transportation and processing assets in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Kentucky and Indiana. In 2002, he co-founded and serves as President of Signal Hill Power, the owner operator of a combined cycle merchant power plant in North Texas. Mr. Cochran served as a Managing Director of Torch Energy from 1998 until March 2002. During this period, Torch was engaged in property acquisitions, divestitures, operations, exploitation, asset management, oil field services, back office outsourcing and capital formation. Assets under Mr. Cochran's management included producing oil & gas properties and related infrastructure held directly by Torch, the Torch Royalty Trust and in investment partnerships.
Before joining Torch, Mr. Cochran served as a Managing Director and Partner at Energy Asset Management LLC from 1996 through 1998. Prior to joining Energy Asset Management, Mr. Cochran served as Vice President of Enron Development Corporation from 1993 until 1996, as Project Finance Manager at Destec Energy Incorporated from 1991 until 1993 and with Kemper Securities Group from 1989 until 1991. Mr. Cochran has significant experience in the development, financing, construction and operation of energy infrastructure projects in both domestic and international markets, and he has international commercial and transaction experience in India, Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand, Poland, Argentina, Brazil and Canada. Mr. Cochran is a member of the Independent Petroleum Association of America and the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners.
Mr. Cochran received a M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.B.A. from the University of Mississippi.