Founder and CEO
Rhett Bennett has served as CEO of Eclipse Midstream since its inception. Rhett built the Eclipse business to complement Black Mountain’s disposal operations and capitalize on his deep knowledge of oil and gas plays across the country and the resulting demand oil and gas drilling activity will create for water solutions.
Rhett began his career in oil and gas in December 2004, starting as the Acquisitions Manager of Cascade Energy LP in Dallas, Texas. In early 2007, he founded Black Mountain Royalty LP and Black Mountain Exploration LP. In 2011, Mr. Bennett founded Black Mountain Land Company LLC and Black Mountain SWD LP, to create value as an early mover in the real estate and service sectors of the oil and gas industry in emerging resource plays.
Rhett Bennett earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Georgia in 2003, and completed the Energy Executive Management Program at the University of Oklahoma Michael F. Price College of Business in 2012.
Mr. Bennett is a member of many industry organizations, including the Independent Petroleum Association of America, the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers, the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association, the National Association of Royalty Owners, the Fort Worth Petroleum Club, the American Association of Professional Landmen, and Young Professionals in Energy. Mr. Bennett is also active in local and national philanthropic and non-profit organizations, including Meals on Wheels, Shriners Hospitals for Children, and Boy Scouts of America.
Brittany joined Eclipse Midstream in January of 2016 where she serves as a GIS Coordinator and Sales Associate. Prior to her start with Eclipse Midstream she worked for Select Energy Services as a Senior GIS Analyst where she evaluated markets, provided technical and business development support on projects, and managed their CRM.
Brittany Schamaun earned her Bachelor of Science in Geographic Information Systems from Texas State University in 2011 and in December of 2014 passed her exam to become a certified Salesforce Developer.
VP of Sales and Business Development
Beau Davis serves as VP of Sales and Business Development for Eclipse Midstream. Prior to Eclipse, Beau worked for Nabors Industries and began as a Field Sales Representative over the Southwestern Division of West Texas. After two years of Field Sales, Beau was promoted to District Sales Manager over all of the Permian and Southwestern New Mexico Regions. As a District Sales Manager, he developed and approved all contracts, bids and rates for production services. Beau actively managed and oversaw 22 production service yards that spread from West Texas to Southeast New Mexico.
Beau Davis attended the University of Houston where he studied Economics and competed for the Cougar golf team from 2008 – 2011.
Chief Accounting Officer
Jacob joined Eclipse in October 2014 as the Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to joining Eclipse, Jacob worked for TPG Capital, LP (2011-2014) and KPMG, LLP (2008-2011) in Fort Worth, TX. At TPG, Jacob worked in Fund Operations and assisted in deal closings and exits, distributions, and capital calls for TPG’s $18.9 billion flagship private equity fund, as well as other legacy private equity, growth and distressed debt funds. Jacob was a Senior Associate in the audit function for KPMG when he left the firm to join TPG.
Jacob Smith earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Abilene Christian University in 2007 and a Master of Accountancy from ACU in 2008. Jacob passed the CPA exam in November 2008 and became registered as a CPA in March 2009.
Chief Financial Officer
Houston serves as Chief Financial Officer of Eclipse Midstream. Houston previously served as Vice President – Strategy for BOE Midstream, a crude logistics business with assets in the Bakken Shale. Houston began his career in Credit Suisse’s Global Energy Group as an Investment Banking Analyst. He left Credit Suisse to become the first Analyst of Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.’s Investment Banking group where he worked for over seven years, most recently as a Vice President covering midstream oil and gas companies. During Houston’s eight year oil and gas investment banking career, he advised on 28 announced M&A transactions with aggregate value of over $20 billion. Houston is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin where he received a degree in Finance and Accounting.
VP of Operations
Jim Scandola joined Eclipse Midstream in April 2015 as Vice President Operations. He began his 30 year career in the Upstream sector working for Atlas Energy, a producer in the Appalachian Basin and then moved into Midstream when he joined Buckeye Partners. While at Buckeye Jim worked in engineering, field operations, pipeline control and scheduling, and M&A activities coordinating over $3 billion in acquisition projects in the US and abroad. Most recently he served as Vice President Engineering & Operations for PVR Partners, building and operating natural gas gathering systems in the Marcellus and Utica plays in the northeastern US. Jim is a graduate of Marietta College with a degree in Petroleum Engineering and he earned an MBA from Lehigh University.