Brian Melton has served as the Senior Vice President – Commercial & Business Development of NorthStar Midstream since September 2019. Prior to joining NorthStar, he worked as COO for Blueknight Energy Partners from December 2013 until September 2019. Prior to that, he served as Vice-President of Business Development / Corporate Strategy for Crestwood Equity Partners, L.P., Crestwood Midstream Energy Partners, L.P., and Inergy, L.P. from September 2008 until December 2013. Crestwood specializes in providing midstream crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids services to producers and midstream providers in many of the major U.S. shale plays including the Bakken, Eagle Ford, Marcellus / Utica, Barnett, Fayetteville, Haynesville, and Niobrara regions. Before joining Inergy, Brian was the Director in the Energy Corporate Investment Banking groups of Wachovia Securities and A.G. Edwards. From late 1995 until mid-2000, he served as Director of Finance & Corporate Planning with TransMontaigne Inc. and has also served on the Board of Directors of Abraxas Petroleum Corporation since October of 2009.
Brian received a BSc.in Management and a MBA from Arkansas State University.