Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Zatarain is a senior executive with over nineteen years of hands-on and diverse corporate and business development, finance and investment management experience. Prior to joining the Company, he co-founded Zaff Capital and was a managing director where he was responsible for investment origination, due diligence, structuring, financing, documentation, negotiation and exit strategy execution. Prior to Zaff Capital, Mr. Zatarain was an executive vice president at AEI where he chaired the investment committee and was responsible for corporate and business development, strategy, and enterprise risk management. Before joining AEI, Mr. Zatarain worked in the international business development and asset management group at Enron Corp. and was a key member of the team that created and executed the equity spin-off exit strategy of Enron Corp.’s international businesses through the formation of Prisma Energy, which was subsequently sold to AEI. Prior to Enron Corp., he worked at Coastal Corp. supporting the execution of its international energy infrastructure acquisition and greenfield development strategy. Mr. Zatarain has served as a director on the boards of directors of multiple power generation, power distribution, gas transportation, and gas distribution companies, including publicly listed power and gas utilities and an energy infrastructure fund and is currently a director of Stonegate Agricom Ltd. and an advisor to various public and private companies. Mr. Zatarain holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of Texas and a Master of Business Administration from Duke University.