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Pat Sanchez

Founder & CEO

Before the founding of Santa Maria Renewable Resources LLC, Pat Sanchez was President & Chief Operating Officer of Sanchez Midstream Partners, a publicly traded Master Limited Partnership from 2017-2020, the company is now called Evolve Transition Infrastructure (NYSE: SNMP). 

 As the President and COO of Sanchez Midstream Partners (NYSE: SNMP), Pat led the operations of the company which focused on the acquisition, development, ownership and operation of oil and gas midstream infrastructure assets in North America. In addition, Pat was an active member of the Board of Directors of the General Partner.

In addition, during the time Pat was President & Chief Operating Officer of publicly traded Sanchez Midstream Partners (NYSE: SNMP), he was also Executive Vice President of Sanchez Energy. His main responsibility at Sanchez Energy was the capital raising, management, reporting and compliance of an unrestricted bankruptcy remote subsidiary called Unsub EF, LLC. Blackstone Credit served as the main investor in the subsidiary with a $750,000,000 investment in the form of preferred equity. The subsidiary purchased oil and gas producing assets, and the right to participate in future drilling on over 300,000 acres (Area of Mutual Interest). Pat served as CEO of the subsidiary.

Throughout Pat’s midstream and upstream career, he was responsible for raising over $1,000,000,000 of preferred equity from several institutional and asset management organizations. He raised $750,000,000 as CEO of Unsub EF, LLC and $350,000,000 to purchase a midstream infrastructure asset as President & Chief Operating Officer of Sanchez Midstream Partners. 

Pat graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a master’s degree in Energy and Mineral Resources and earned his bachelor's degree in business management from Bentley College in Waltham Massachusetts. As a graduate student, Pat worked part time as a Graduate Research Assistant for the Bureau of Economic Geology where he conducted considerable research on various geologic trends and formations in the Texas Gulf Coast. 

In giving back to his community, Pat has served on several community boards and professional organizations, including the Planning Commission Board and the Redistricting Advisory Committee for the City of Houston. He also served on the Houston Metro Pension Board of Trustees and belonged to the Board of The University of Texas Marine Science Institute Advisory Council.