Tailwater Capital Expands Investor Relations and Communications Team with Senior Executive Hires

Jill McMillan joins as Managing Director to lead communications and public affairs

John Schaufele joins as managing director to lead investor relations and fundraising

DALLAS, August 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Tailwater Capital LLC (“Tailwater”), a private equity firm that takes a full immersion approach to investing in energy infrastructure and growth solutions, announced today that Jean Schaufele and Jill McMillan joined the company to lead Tailwater’s investor relations and communications functions to expand the Tailwater brand.

“Both John and Jill are exceptionally talented leaders, and we are excited to welcome them to the Tailwater team as we energize our investor relations and strategic communications functions,” said Jason Downie, co-founder and managing partner of Tailwater. “As we continue to build our platform for full immersion in an increasingly dynamic energy sector, we are striving to have an industry-leading team operating at full throttle to support our investors, the companies of our portfolio and key stakeholders operating in the energy landscape.”

“At Tailwater, our entrepreneurial spirit and track record of partnering with high-quality companies and management teams operating at every stage of the energy transition sets us apart,” said Edward Herring, co-founder and managing partner of Tailwater. “John and Jill bring deep experience and strong professional backgrounds in the midstream and energy transition sectors. Their expertise will be invaluable as we continue to differentiate ourselves in a competitive landscape and maximize our long-term business impact with which we associate and the communities in which we operate.”

As Managing Director, Head of Communications and Public Affairs, Ms. McMillan will lead Tailwater’s internal and external communications, including public affairs, marketing and media relations, strategic planning as well as brand positioning. . It joined Crosstex Energy, the predecessor of EnLink Midstream, in December 2005 and played a key role in the company’s communications strategy, which included leading the rebranding and launch of EnLink Midstream from the merger of Crosstex Energy with Devon Energy’s midstream assets. She also led the firm’s investor relations strategy from 2008 to 2016. She has over 20 years of experience as a public relations and investor relations professional and nearly 20 years in the industry. energy, having worked with Fortune 500 energy companies in previous roles, including Devon Energy and ExxonMobil. Ms. McMillan currently sits on the boards of Valliance Bank Professional Advisory Board and FP Select and is a founding board member of dallas section of the Women’s Energy Network.

As Managing Director, Head of Investor Relations and Fundraising, Mr. Schaufele will oversee all investor development, service and relationship management activities for the company. He previously served as Managing Director at Freestone, a Tailwater portfolio company focused on investing in companies enabling the transition to a low carbon economy with a focus on recycling, environmental services and disruptive technologies offering an attractive, unsubsidized economic value proposition. Prior to Freestone, Mr. Schaufele spent 15 years originating, executing and overseeing private equity investments, having served on the board of 11 platform companies while being involved in transactions representing more than $5 billion equity invested in the energy sector. During this time he worked extensively with limited partners to raise capital for several flagship funds and numerous co-investment vehicles.

Ms. McMillan said, “Tailwater’s total immersion approach to investing is a real differentiator in today’s energy landscape, and I’m excited to join a world-class team and leverage my expertise to identify exciting new opportunities to maximize business impact, drive solution-focused results, and support the incredible companies and leadership teams we work with.”

Mr. Schaufele said, “I look forward to supporting and expanding Tailwater’s diverse base of sophisticated institutional investors as the company continues to grow and play an increasingly large and outsized role in investing in the energy value chain and the transition to a low carbon economy.

About Tailwater Capital, LLC

dallasTailwater Capital is a growth-focused energy and growth infrastructure private equity firm with a proven track record of working constructively with proven management teams to deliver value-added solutions. Tailwater raised more than $3.7 billion in committed capital since its inception and the team has executed over 100 transactions representing over $22 billion value. For more information, please visit www.tailwatercapital.com.


Jill McMillan
Director General, Communications and Public Affairs
Phone: 214-489-7047
Email: jmcmillan@tailwatercapital.com

Jean Schaufele
Managing Director, Investor Relations and Fundraising
Phone: 214-489-7043
Email: jschaufele@tailwatercapital.com


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