Mr. Cochran is a Managing Director and is a founding partner of Post Oak Energy Capital. He is on the firm’s investment committee and serves on the boards of the portfolio companies.
Previously, Mr. Cochran served as the President of Capital C Energy Holdings, LLC since its formation in 2002 and its operating subsidiary, Belden & Blake, which held oil and gas properties and related transportation and processing assets primarily in the Appalachian Basin. He also co-founded and served as President of Signal Hill Power, the owner operator of a merchant power assets in Texas. Mr. Cochran served as a Managing Director of Torch Energy from 1998 until March 2002. During this period, Torch was engaged in oil and gas operations, exploitation, and oil field services. Assets under Mr. Cochran’s management included producing oil and gas properties and related infrastructure held directly by Torch, public affiliates and private investment partnerships.
Before joining Torch, Mr. Cochran served as a Managing Director and Partner at Energy Asset Management LLC. Prior to joining Energy Asset Management, Mr. Cochran served as Vice President of Enron Development Corporation, as Project Finance Manager at Destec Energy Inc., a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, and with Kemper Securities Group. Mr. Cochran has significant experience in the development, financing, construction and operation of energy infrastructure projects in both domestic and international markets. 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 serves on the board of directors of Earthstone Energy, Inc (“ESTE”) a publicly traded oil and gas operator. He also serves on the board of Eaglebrook School in Deerfield, Massachusetts and as chairman of the school’s endowment.
Mr. Cochran received a M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.B.A. from the University of Mississippi.