Meet the Team

Dan C. Tutcher

Dan is a founder and Principal of Center Coast Capital Advisors, LP since its inception in 2007 and also serves on the Investment Committee.  His 40 years of experience owning and operating midstream energy assets guides the team’s security selection process.  Prior to Center Coast, he was President of Enbridge Energy Company Inc. and President and Director of Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE:EEP), one of the top 10 MLPs based on market capitalization as of December 31, 2011.  He is currently on the Board of Directors of Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB).  Prior to Enbridge, Dan founded and served as Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of MidCoast Energy Resources (AMEX:MRS), from it’s formation in 1992 until 2001, when Enbridge acquired MidCoast.  Dan has been involved in the design, construction and operation of petroleum pipelines and a variety of petroleum equipment and storage, as well as oil and gas exploration and production for over 40 years.  Previously, Dan has served on Board of Directors for the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, Gas Processors Association, Texas Interstate Pipeline Association, Berkshire Asset Management, Inc. Aux Sables Liquid Products, Inc. and Alliance Pipeline, Inc.  Dan holds a BBA from Washburn University.

Robert T. Chisholm

Rob has 13 years of midstream energy industry experience and has served as Senior Portfolio Manager since joining the firm during its inception in 2007.  He also serves on the Investment Committee and is responsible for overseeing the MLP research, portfolio construction and ongoing portfolio management.  He was named a Principal in 2010.  Previously, Rob was in Morgan Keegan’s Energy Investment Banking Division and a Senior Project Advisor at Enbridge Energy Partners, LP, where he advised on over $8 billion of mergers and acquisitions within the MLP space.  Rob began his career in the energy industry at Koch Industries, Inc. where he served in various roles in their Capital Market, Hydrocarbon and Midstream group.  He holds an MBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas and a BBA in Finance from Texas Christian University.  

Steven W. Sansom

Steve is a founder and has been a Principal of Center Coast Capital Advisors, LP since its inception in 2007 and also serves on the Investment Committee.  Capitalizing on his 21 years of investment management experience with yield-oriented assets, his role at Center Coast is guiding business management and distribution.  He is a Co-founder and Chairman of Green Square Capital, LLC, an independent asset management firm.  Steve has 17 years of experience managing MLP separate accounts.  Previously, Steve was a Vice President in Goldman Sachs’ Investment Management Division and served on the company’s Investment Approach Committee.  He began his investment career in the Global Capital Markets division at Merrill Lynch.  Steve holds a BBA in Finance with honors from Else School of Management at Millsaps College.  

Darrell L. Horn

Darrell is a founder and has been a Principal of Center Coast Capital Advisors, LP since its inception in 2007 and also serves on the Investment Committee.  He has 23 years of investment management experience with yield-oriented assets and ten years of experience managing MLP separate accounts.  Darrell oversees risk management and trading at the firm.  He is Co-founder and CEO of Green Square Capital, LLC, an independent asset management firm. Previously, Darrell was a Vice President in Goldman Sachs’ Investment Management Division, and the Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities division.  He began his investment career in Institutional Equity/Fixed Income Capital Markets at SunTrust Bank.  Darrell holds a MA in Economics from Vanderbilt University and a BS degree in Finance from Mississippi State University.  

William H. Bauch

Billy is the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer for Center Coast Captial Advisors, LP.  He has over 25 years of experience working with energy companies primarily in the upstream, midstream and service sectors.  Billy oversees the firm's financial reporting, compliance and business development efforts.  Previously, Billy was a Senior Partner in Korn/Ferry's CFO and Energy Practice Groups.  He spent approximately 14 years in energy banking and was formerly the Managing Director in charge of CIBC Oppenheimer's Energy Midstream Group.  Billy started his career as a securities attorney with Fulbright & Jaworski, and has BAccy and JD degrees from the University of Mississippi and a LL.M in Corporations Law from the New York University School of Law.  

Jeff Jorgensen

Jeff is Senior Vice President, Director of Research at Center Coast Capital Advisors, LP.  Jeff is responsible for leading Center Coast's research efforts across all of its investment products and provides the Firm's portfolio managers with macro and micro investable analytics on energy infrastructure investments.  He also plays a prominent role in presenting Center Coast's investment views to clients and is an integral part of the Firm's investment committee.  Previously, he was an Executive Director at UBS Investment Bank in the Global Natural Resources Group and an investment banker with Morgan Stanley's Global Energy Group.  Jeff received a J.D., with Honors, from the University of Texas School of Law and a B.A. in Economics, Managerial Studies and Sports Management from Rice University.  

Rachel Hollowell

Rachel is Director of Operations at Center Coast Capital Advisors, LP.  She joined the firm in 2010.  Rachel oversees day to day operations, coordinates investor communications, compliance and assists with marketing projects and business development and coordinates the Firm's SMA trading and IT efforts. Previously, she worked as Professional Sales Representative for Johnson & Johnson, where she focused on client relationships.  Rachel holds a BS degree from the University of South Carolina. 

Jesse Isensee

Jesse Isensee is the Director of Trading at Center Coast Captial Advisors, LP.  He joined the firm from the Institutional Sales and Trading desk of Ladenburg Thalmann, where he focused on institutional clients.  Jesse is in charge of trading, and also assists with the MLP research.  He holds a BBA degree in Finance from Pace University.

Chance Pipitone

Chance is a Research Associate for Center Coast Capital Advisors, LP.  Chance is responsible for providing MLP and infrastructure-related research and analysis. He joined the firm from Sonenshine Partners, where he focused on M&A, corporate finance, and principal investment assignments.  He was previously an intern with the Investment Banking Division at Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.  Chance holds a BS in Economics with a concentration in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he earned the All-America Scholar award.

Joe Herman

Joe is a Research Associate for Center Coast Captial Advisors, LP.  He is responsible for providing MLP and infrastructure-related research and analysis.  Joe joins the firm from Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co., where he was an Equity Research Associate focusing on Midstream and MLPs.  Previously, he was an Investment Banking Analyst with UBS.  Joe received a BBA in Business Honors and Finance and BA in Plan II Honors and History from the University of Texas at Austin.   

Cherokee Grieves

Cherokee is an Associate for Center Coast Capital Advisors, LP.  Cherokee is responsible for office management, and assists with investor relations & operations.  She joined the firm in 2013 from The University of Texas at Austin where she earned a BS in Communications.