EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Brian Best serves as Vaquero’s Executive Vice President of Business Development. He is responsible for the acquisition of new business and development of relationships for Vaquero’s strategic growth initiatives.
Prior to joining Vaquero Midstream, Brian most recently served as Vice President of Commercial for J-W Energy Company where he was responsible for all commercial activity for the company’s midstream assets. During his tenure at J-W, he led several aspects of the midstream functions, including third-party business development, pipeline commercial operations, acquisition and divestitures, new project expansions, capital planning, and banking and finance management. Brian brings a blend of engineering and finance with a focus on value to producers.
Prior to his time at J-W Energy Company, he spent nine years in the defense industry at Lockheed Martin in both technical and project management roles in the development of the F-16 Fighting Falcon and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
Brian has an MBA with a Finance Concentration from Southern Methodist University and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Christian University.