Cogent Midstream’s Stephen Callender selected as Forty Under 40 Honoree

Cogent Midstream

DALLAS – November 1, 2019 – Cogent Midstream, LLC (“Cogent”) is pleased to announce that Vice President of Finance Stephen Callender is a Hart Energy Forty Under 40 honoree. The Forty Under 40 program honors individuals who excel in entrepreneurial leadership and problem-solving and further the goals of their organization and the industry through their initiative, intelligence and persistence.

“Stephen outshines many seasoned, experienced midstream finance professionals,” said Cogent Midstream CEO Dennis McCanless. “His ability to understand banking, investment and how to create value for our customers and our investors has been invaluable to Cogent Midstream. I have no doubt that he will step into a CFO role in the future, and much sooner than most. His future is very bright.”

Mr. Callender began his career in 2013 as an investment banking analyst at Performance Trust Capital Partners. He joined Cogent Midstream as a corporate finance associate and became its vice president of finance in August 2018. Mr. Callender earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from Texas A&M University. His Forty Under 40 profile and video interview are available here.

Mr. Callender attributes his rapid success to an entrepreneurial spirit and can-do attitude. He is known as an outside-the-box thinker and a creative problem solver. “I think the mentality of the finance department at Cogent is no task is off limits or out of our wheelhouse,” he said. “If there’s an opportunity to make a process or project better, we do our best to take that opportunity.”

About Cogent Midstream
Cogent Midstream provides a full complement of tailored midstream services designed to create efficiencies and value for the Midland Basin's leading producers. Natural gas services include gas gathering, compression and processing. Crude oil services include gathering, transportation, and third-party condensate stabilization. Cogent's highly experienced team is dedicated to operational excellence and creative, flexible solutions that help customers access premium markets and maximize netbacks. Cogent is headquartered in Dallas and backed by growth capital commitments from EnCap Flatrock Midstream. Please visit for more information.

About EnCap Flatrock Midstream
EnCap Flatrock Midstream provides value-added growth capital to proven management teams focused on midstream infrastructure opportunities across North America. The firm was formed in 2008 by a partnership between EnCap Investments L.P. and Flatrock Energy Advisors, LLC. Based in San Antonio with offices in Oklahoma City and Houston, the firm manages investment commitments of nearly $9 billion from a broad group of prestigious institutional investors. EnCap Flatrock Midstream is currently making commitments to new management teams from EFM Fund IV, a $3.25 billion fund. For more information please visit


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