Chris HearnEVP, Strategy

    Chris is a Co-Founder of Gemini and serves as Executive Vice President, Strategy. Prior to founding Gemini, he was a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Strata Energy Investments, an independent private equity business focused on midstream and downstream energy infrastructure projects in North America. While at Strata, Chris led the initial investment in and subsequent partial monetization of an energy infrastructure development company that has permitted a greenfield propane export terminal in North America with nameplate throughput capacity of 40,000 barrels per day, which includes new marine, pipeline, storage and rail facilities.

    From 2008 to 2015, Chris was a Managing Director at First Reserve, where he co-founded First Reserve’s Energy Infrastructure Funds business and originated First Reserve’s investment in Navigator Energy Services. During his leadership with First Reserve, the infrastructure team raised $4 billion of capital commitments for and made over a dozen platform and follow-on investments in midstream, power generation and other energy-related infrastructure businesses. Prior to First Reserve, Chris served for 15 years in the Energy Group with Credit Suisse, rising to Managing Director and the leader of the midstream and power mergers and acquisitions practice in North America. There he advised corporate, MLP, private equity and infrastructure clients on over $50 billion of mergers and acquisitions and $25 billion of financing transactions in the energy sector.

    Chris has a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Managerial Studies from Rice University.

    Ben Beyer