Chairman and CEO
Mr. Themaat is the Chairman & CEO of Black Canyon Midstream (“BCM”). Johan delivers over a decade of executive management, corporate development and investment banking experience primarily in the midstream segment of the energy industry including oil, gas and water logistics operations, marketing, mergers, acquisitions and financings. Prior to leading BCM, Johan was founder and CEO of First River Energy, LLC (“FRE”), a midstream company providing exceptional crude oil gathering and marketing services to independent producers by applying real-time logistics and back-office technologies. Under Johan’s guidance, FRE raised more than $70 million of capital through a coalition of private equity, private investors and leading energy banks resulting in the closing of over $65 million of acquisitions, primarily in Texas’ Eagle Ford and Permian basins.
Previously, Johan was Vice President of M&A and Investor Relations at High Sierra Energy LP, and after its acquisition, at NGL Energy Partners, LLC, where he marshaled over $1 billion of midstream acquisitions of primarily crude oil and waste water logistics businesses across North America.
Johan’s early career in the oil and gas industry included 7 years as an investment banker working as a Vice President in The Royal Bank of Scotland’s energy investment group focused on major midstream transactions and projects. While there, the team successfully advised and managed a portfolio of clients to complete the financing, development and construction of energy infrastructure projects (terminals, gas storage, LNG facilities, pipelines) and diversified midstream companies, acting in diverse roles including M&A financial advisor, lead arranger and syndication agent for clients including private and public energy companies, entrepreneurs and private equity groups.
Johan received his MBA from Tulane University in New Orleans and an Electrical and Electronic Engineering Degree from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa.