Mr. Zartler is the Managing Partner of the firm. He brings 28 years of experience to Solaris. He has an extensive background in both energy industry investing and managing growth businesses. Bill Zartler is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, Inc (“Solaris”). Bill is also the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Solaris Midstream Holdings, LLC. He brings over 30 years of experience to Solaris, with an extensive background in both building and managing growth businesses and energy industry investing.
Prior to founding Solaris in 2014, Bill was a Founder and Managing Partner of Denham Capital Management, a global energy and commodities private equity firm. He led Denham’s global investing activity in the midstream and oilfield services sectors and served on the investment and executive committees. While at Denham, Bill served on the boards of numerous portfolio companies, including NGL Energy Partners (NYSE:NGL), Gulf Atlantic Operations, Kitimat LNG, Freebird Gas Storage, Cadre Proppants, MS Energy Services and Greene’s Energy Group. Previously, Bill held the role of Senior Vice President and General Manager at Dynegy Inc., building and managing the natural gas liquids business. Prior to that he held the roles of Feedstock Trading Manager and Business Analyst at Dow Hydrocarbons and Resources.
Bill received the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the year award for the Gulf Coast Region in 2018. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M University. He also completed the Stanford Business School Executive Program and serves on the advisory board of the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin and serves on the board of directors of the Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation.