Founder and Chairman
William Zartler is the Founder and Chairman of Solaris. William brings 27 years of experience to Solaris, with an extensive background in both energy industry investing and managing growth businesses. Prior to founding Solaris, William was a Founder and Managing Partner of Denham Capital Management, a $7 billion 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, William 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, William 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. He received 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 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.