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Matt Rowland, President & CEO

Matt Rowland, President & CEO

Matt Rowland is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Third Coast Midstream. Mr. Rowland has more than 30 years of experience in the natural gas industry and was a founder of High Point Energy, LLC. Mr. Rowland served as SVP and Chief Operating Officer of American Midstream from 2013 through 2016. Prior to founding High Point Energy, Mr. Rowland served as VP for Asset Optimization at CIMA Energy, LTD and held various management positions at Tennessee Gas Pipeline. Mr. Rowland received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University.


Ryan Rupe

Ryan Rupe, Senior Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer

Ryan Rupe is the Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Third Coast Midstream. Previously, Mr. Rupe served as the VP of Natural Gas Services and Offshore Pipelines and VP of Commercial Operations at American Midstream. Prior to his appointment as an officer of American Midstream, he was a Partner and served as Director of Commercial Operations for High Point Energy, LLC. Mr. Rupe joined High Point Energy from CIMA Energy LP, where he was an Owner and served as Director of Gulf Coast Trading. Mr. Rupe is a graduate of Texas A&M University and is a member of the Texas A&M Athletic Hall of Fame and Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association.


Phillip Elliot

Phillip Elliott, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Phillip Elliott is the Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Third Coast Midstream. With over 25 years in the energy industry, Mr. Elliott has held various financial, commercial and operational roles throughout his career. Most recently, Mr. Elliott served as the President and Chief Financial Officer of Glacier Oil & Gas Corporation, an Alaska-focused independent oil and gas company. Prior to Glacier, Mr. Elliott held senior-level positions at EQT Corporation including Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning, Commercial Analysis & Land and Corporate Treasurer. Mr. Elliott received a B.A. from Bucknell University, a M.S. from the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering, and a Master of Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business.


Tim Balaski, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development

Tim Balaski, Vice President of Corporate Development

Mr. Timothy P. Balaski serves as Vice President of Corporate Business Development for Third Coast Midstream. Also, Mr. Balaski is a Managing Director of High Point Energy, LLC (an equity partner in Third Coast Midstream). Tim has forty years of experience in various management roles and field operations within the Natural Gas Transportation, Natural Gas Liquids and Midstream, Crude, Bio Diesel, and Electric Power Plant Development business units. Before Third Coast Midstream acquisition of American Midstream Partners, LP.


Stephen Ciupak, Vice President Finance

Stephen Ciupak, Vice President Finance

Stephen Ciupak is the Vice President Finance for Third Coast Midstream. Previously, Mr. Ciupak served as Sr. Director of Finance at American Midstream and has over 15 years of finance, corporate strategy and leadership experience in the midstream natural gas industry. Mr. Ciupak previously served as the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for Azure Midstream Energy, LLC.  Prior to joining Azure, Mr. Ciupak was the Sr. Director of Strategic Development for Atlas Pipeline Partners, LP. Mr. Ciupak holds a B.A. in Accountancy from the University of Oklahoma and a Master of Energy Business from the University of Tulsa.


Nadine Moustafa, Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Nadine Moustafa, Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Nadine is Vice President and Associate General Counsel of Third Coast Midstream. She joined 3CM over three years ago after more than five years with TransCanada, most recently as Senior Counsel. Nadine has nearly 20 years of experience as an energy industry lawyer, starting her career in private practice with firms in New York and Washington, D.C., including Baker Botts. Nadine has a B.A. from New York University and a J.D. from Fordham Law School.


P. Brian Nielsen

P. Brian Nielsen, Vice President of Operations

P. Brian Nielsen is the Vice President of Operations for Third Coast Midstream, managing Operations, Technical Services, Supply Chain and EHS&R. Previously, Mr. Nielsen served as Senior Director of Gathering & Processing Operations at American Midstream. Mr. Nielsen has over 25 years’ experience in the Natural Gas and Liquids Gathering, Processing & Transmission business segments, in Operations, Engineering and Compliance Managements roles; including 15 years with Texas Eastern Products Pipeline Company and 5 years with Access Midstream. Mr. Nielsen holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology.