Robert V. Sinnott
Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors
Robert V. Sinnott has been our Vice-Chairman since March 2017. He is also co-chairman of Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P. (“Kayne Anderson”), a position he has held since 2016. He has over 40 years of investment experience and oversees Kayne Anderson’s energy strategies. Since joining Kayne Anderson in 1992, Mr. Sinnott founded and built the firm’s energy platform into one of the largest energy investment firms in the country with over $19 billion in energy investments. He maintains a direct management role in the firm’s energy private equity group and serves as the portfolio manager for two of Kayne Anderson’s hedge funds. In addition, since 1998, Mr. Sinnott has been a member of the board of directors that oversees Plains GP Holdings, L.P. (NYSE: PAGP) and Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE: PAA), which is, a large publicly traded MLP, and since 2014 he has been a director of California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC), a domestic upstream company. From 1986 to 1992, Mr. Sinnott was a vice president and senior securities officer of the Investment Banking Division of Citibank. Prior to that, Mr. Sinnott led Citigroup’s midstream finance efforts in Houston, Texas. He has also worked for a large diversified pipeline company with subsidiaries in the oil and gas exploration and energy services industries. Mr. Sinnott and five others opened Bank of America’s energy lending activities in Houston in 1976 where they financed independent oil and gas companies as well as diversified pipeline companies. Mr. Sinnott received a B.A. from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from Harvard University. He is well qualified to serve as one of our directors due to his operations, finance and investment experience in the energy industry.