Board of Directors
We are managed by the directors and executive officers of our general partner, USD Partners GP LLC.
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
Mr. Borgen has been Chief Executive Officer and President of our general partner since June 2014 and became Chairman of the Board of our general partner prior to the close of our IPO. Mr. Borgen is a co-founder of USDG and its predecessor companies and has served as Chairman, CEO and President of USDG since its inception. Additionally, Mr. Borgen served as President of U.S. Right-of-Way Corporation, a private company, since 1993. Prior to USDG, Mr. Borgen worked for 11 years in investment banking in mergers and acquisitions, portfolio management and strategic planning. He began his career with a private investment firm focused on the oil and gas industry. Mr. Borgen has served on the board of directors of several corporations and currently serves on the board of Vertex Energy Inc., an environmental services company that recycles industrial waste streams and off-specification commercial chemical products. Active in several community organizations, he is chair of the USD Foundation and a trustee of Boys and Girls Club of America. Mr. Borgen received a degree in petroleum management and finance from the University of Oklahoma. He was recognized by Goldman Sachs as one of 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs in 2013 and was a finalist for Ernst and Young’s 2014 Gulf Coast Entrepreneur of the Year.
Mr. Ciabatti has been a member of the board of directors of our general partner since April 2020. Mr. Ciabatti joined Energy Capital Partners in 2013 and is currently serving as a Vice President and is actively involved in several of Energy Capital Partners’ portfolio companies, including US Development Group, Transit Energy Group, Summit Midstream Partners and CIG Logistics. Prior to joining Energy Capital Partners, Mr. Ciabatti was an Analyst in the Natural Resources Investment Banking Group at Barclays. Mr. Ciabatti received a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Yale University.
Mr. Coppedge has been a member of the board of directors of our general partner since October 2016. Mr. Coppedge is a Partner at Energy Capital Partners. He is involved in all areas of the firm’s investment activities, with a particular emphasis on renewable and fossil generation and environmental and oil field services. Mr. Coppedge serves on the boards of STEAG-SCR Tech, ProPetro Holding Corp and Terra-Gen, LLC and serves as a board observer to NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Corporation. Prior to realization, Mr. Coppedge served on the board of FirstLight Power Enterprises, Inc. Before joining Energy Capital in 2005, Mr. Coppedge spent over six years at JP Morgan in New York and London in the firm’s Energy Investment Banking Division. At JP Morgan, Mr. Coppedge was involved in numerous financing and merger and acquisition transactions across various business segments of the energy sector. Mr. Coppedge received a BA from Middlebury College and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Chief Risk Officer for USDG
Mr. Curry has been a member of the board of directors of our general partner since June 2014. Mr. Curry is co-founder of USDG and its predecessor companies, and currently serves as Executive Vice President and Head of Finance and Risk for USDG. From 2006 to June 2014, Mr. Curry served as Chief Financial Officer of USDG. Throughout the years he has been extensively involved with and directed numerous aspects of USDG, including strategic planning, project development, construction and heading finance. Prior to USDG, Mr. Curry served as Treasurer and Chief Accounting Officer for integrated oil and gas producer An-Son Corp., located in Oklahoma City, from 1982 to 1985 and was employed by Arthur Andersen & Co. from 1978 to 1981. Mr. Curry is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a master’s degree in accountancy from the University of Illinois.
Mr. Kimmelman has been a member of the board of directors of our general partner since October 2014. Mr. Kimmelman founded Energy Capital Partners in April 2005 and serves as its Senior Partner. Mr. Kimmelman currently serves on the boards of CE2 Carbon Capital, LLC, PLH Group, Inc. and Nesco Holdings, LP. Prior to founding Energy Capital Partners, Mr. Kimmelman spent 22 years with Goldman Sachs, starting in 1983 in the firm’s Pipeline and Utilities Department within the Investment Banking Division. He remained exclusively focused on the energy and utility sectors in the Investment Banking Division until 2002 when he transferred to the firm’s J. Aron commodity group. He was named a General Partner of the firm in 1996. From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Kimmelman played a leadership role at Goldman Sachs in building a power generation asset portfolio through the J. Aron commodity group. Mr. Kimmelman received a BA in economics from Stanford University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Jane A. O’Hagan, ICD.D
Ms. Jane O’Hagan has been a member of the board of directors of our general partner since October 2014. Ms. O’Hagan is an independent director of our general partner and serves as Chairman of our conflicts committee and as a member of our audit committee. She also serves as a Director of Descartes Systems Group and of Pinnacle Renewable Energy. Ms. O’Hagan is a former railway executive and held several management positions at Canadian Pacific Railroad, most recently as the Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President from 2011 to 2014. Ms. O’Hagan served as the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales from 2010 to 2011, Senior Vice President of Strategy & Yield from 2008 to 2009, Vice President of Strategy and External Affairs from 2005 to 2008, Vice President of Strategy Research and New Market Development from 2003 to 2005 and Assistant Vice President, Strategy and Research from 2002 to 2003. Ms. O’Hagan holds a bachelor of arts (hons.) and a bachelor of administrative and commercial studies from the University of Western Ontario. Ms. O’Hagan is also a holder of the Director designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors, which she achieved in June 2016, and earned the CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight from the National Association of Corporate Directors in March 2018.
Director, Advisor to the CEO
Mr. Sanders has been a member of the board of directors of our general partner since October 2014. Mr. Sanders joined USDG as Executive Vice President, Head of Market Strategy for USDG in May 2014 and became Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer in October 2014. Mr. Sanders’ main focus at USDG is working with the leadership team to identify, develop and execute strategic commercial and market opportunities. Prior to USDG, Mr. Sanders spent 32 years at Koch Industries where he was primarily responsible for building and managing several of Koch’s global trading businesses, including businesses in the crude oil, NGLs, distillates, gasoline and gasoline components, and plastics value chains. He is a 1979 graduate of University of Kansas with a degree in business. He is a current Trustee for KU Endowment and a current member for the KU Endowment Investment Committee.
G. Stacy Smith
Mr. Smith has been a member of the board of directors of our general partner since October 2015. Mr. Smith co-founded in February 2013 and remains a partner of Trinity Investment Group, a firm which invests in private equity transactions, public equity securities and other assets. Since 2013, Mr. Smith has also served as managing partner of SCW Capital, LP, an equity hedge fund co-founded by Mr. Smith. In 1997, Mr. Smith co-founded Walker Smith Capital, a Dallas-based small- and mid-cap equity hedge fund, where he was a partner and served as a portfolio manager until December 2012. Mr. Smith currently serves on the boards of directors of Independent Bank Group, a bank holding company, to which he was elected in February 2013, and WhiteHorse Finance, Inc., an externally managed, non-diversified, closed-end management investment company, to which he was elected in August 2015. Mr. Smith received a bachelor of business administration in finance and accounting from the University of Texas at Austin.
Mr. Wood has been a member of the board of directors of our general partner since January 2015 and serves as chairman of the audit committee and as a member of the conflicts committee. Mr. Wood currently serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Black Stone Minerals, L.P., a publicly traded master limited partnership (MLP) and one of the largest oil and natural gas mineral and royalty companies in the United States. Previously Mr. Wood served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Siluria Technologies, Inc., a leading innovator of process technologies for the energy and petrochemical industries. Before joining Siluria, Mr. Wood served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Eagle Rock Energy Partners, LP, a publicly traded MLP, from 2009 through 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Wood was one of the founding principals of the Lehman Brothers’ MLP Investment Fund, which focused on direct investments in the MLP sector. He also spent 10 years with the Natural Resources Investment Banking team at Lehman Brothers where he primarily focused on MLP transactions. Mr. Wood began his career at Price Waterhouse in its audit and compliance practice.