Mr. McCanless joined Flatrock Energy Advisors in 2007 as a managing director and has been with EnCap Flatrock Midstream since inception. He became a partner in 2016. He has more than 27 years of experience in the midstream and energy space with extensive knowledge in operations, strategic planning, asset management, commercial contracts, and transactions. His responsibilities within the firm include providing board oversight and investment direction on major commercial activities for the portfolio teams he serves as a member of the board. He is also president of Toledo Bend Midstream, a EFM portfolio company.
Prior to joining Flatrock Energy Advisors, Mr. McCanless was president and CEO of Gas Solutions Holdings, Inc., which was focused on natural gas gathering and processing in east Texas. He also spent five years as the director of commercial assets for Enbridge Energy in Houston where he was in charge of the rapid profitability of the Texas Panhandle/Western Oklahoma and South Texas assets from 2002 until 2007. Mr. McCanless has also held various asset management, commercial development, and engineering positions with El Paso Field Services, Aquila Gas Pipeline Corporation and Delhi Gas Pipeline.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Houston with honors. He is a member of Pi Epsilon Tau, Beta Gamma Sigma, and the Houston Chapter of the Gas Processing Association.