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Matt Vining
Career focused around making investments in good companies and creating businesses built on a culture that prioritizes its people and its customers.

Matt Vining

  • Position: CEO & Co-Founder
  • Hobbies: Fishing, golfing, hiking, exploring new wines
  • Connect:

The best way to look at any business or transaction is from the standpoint of the customer.

- Jamie Dimon

“ Great things in business are not done by one person. They are done by a team of people. ”

- Steve Jobs

Matt Vining is an accomplished leader in the energy industry with over 10 years deploying private capital and developing/managing midstream companies. Matt’s been directly involved in the deployment of over $1 billion in equity capital that has generated in excess of $3 billion in gross monetized proceeds.

He and his partner Bernie Thomas founded Navigator Energy Services, LLC in 2013 surrounding the development of its Big Spring Gateway Permian crude oil pipeline system that was recently sold to an affiliate of NuStar Energy Partners, LP for $1.475 billion in May of 2017. Most recently prior to founding Navigator Energy Services, LLC, Matt was a member of the investment team at Tenaska Capital Management, LLC, an energy focused private equity fund manager.

Matt received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona and was recently named to the Oil and Gas Investor’s “Top 40 under 40 in the Oil and Gas Industry” for 2017.


2626 Cole Ave Suite 900
Dallas, Texas 75204
214.880.6000