About Us

About ARM Energy

Innovative Solutions Across The Energy Value Chain

ARM Energy is headquartered in Houston, TX, with offices in Calgary, Denver, Los Angeles, and Nashville. ARM Energy is a premier energy marketing and infrastructure firm, active in every sector of the energy value chain across all major North American oil and gas basins.

Our integrated, diversified portfolio includes (i) ARM Energy Management LLC, providing physical energy marketing, transportation and asset management services and trading; (ii) ARM Alternative Energy, LLC, providing development and operational solutions across various alternative and renewable energy sources (iii) ARM Midstream, LLC, providing midstream investment, infrastructure development and operations, (iv) Asset Risk Management, LLC, providing risk management and hedging strategies for producers, and (v) ARM Canada US, LLC providing both physical energy marketing and hedging services for Canadian producers.

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Meet The Team

Our Management team has a strong track record and in-depth understanding of the energy and financial services industries, ensuring we deliver results and industry expertise to our diverse set of clients.

Gil Burciaga

Chairman

Gil co-founded ARM Energy in 2004 and serves as the Chairman. ..

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Gil Burciaga

Chairman

Gil co-founded ARM Energy in 2004 and serves as the Chairman. Prior to forming ARM Energy, he was a founding member of Natural Gas Clearinghouse, most recently known as Dynegy. During his tenure at Dynegy, Gil played a key role in developing various operations and commercial business units such as supply and trading and the acquisition and operation of various assets including gathering pipelines, processing and fractionation plants. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University.

Zach Lee

Chief Executive Officer

Zach co-founded ARM, in 2004 with the primary focus on providing…

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Zach Lee

Chief Executive Officer

Zach co-founded ARM, in 2004 with the primary focus on providing financial hedging advisory services to producer clients. Under his leadership, ARM’s hedging advisory business grew from just one client to what is currently one of the largest hedging advisory businesses in North America, serving over 130 clients.

Zach then leveraged his industry knowledge and trading background  to form a commodity risk advisory group that acts as an in-house risk management team for clients and develops and implements risk management and hedging strategies for producers. He recognized early on the opportunities created by the shale revolution, and next formed a physical oil and gas marketing division that today markets crude oil/condensate, natural gas and natural gas liquids in every major North American oil and gas basin. ARM’s diverse expertise across the entire energy value chain comes together for clients in ARM’s strategic analysis service, which provides insights into market trends, regional developments and other insights that drive investment decisions for our clients.

ARM’s deep experience,  strategic analysis and core focus on fundamentals – how the commodity moves, where it moves and what dictates prices—also paved the way for the investment and development and operation of multiple midstream and infrastructure  assets, including Kingfisher Midstream, Salt Creek Midstream and Gill Ranch Storage.

Under Zach’s leadership, today ARM has also made significant inroads in the alternative energy space through ARM Alternative Energy, LLC, which provides investment capital in certain alternative and renewable energy sources, including renewable natural gas.

Prior to founding ARM, Zach worked for Duke Energy Trading & Marketing , where he managed the structured products  and derivatives marketing group and quickly gained a reputation for creating innovative financial products for energy producers and end users. He  began his career as a trading analyst at Entergy-Koch Trading, where he worked in a number of trading roles with a focus on the natural gas and power markets.

Zach earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree, specializing in Finance, at Texas A&M University.

Michael Christopher

President and Chief Investment Officer

Michael joined ARM Energy in May 2015 and serves…

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Michael Christopher

President and Chief Investment Officer

Michael joined ARM Energy in May 2015 and serves as the President and Chief Investment Officer of ARM Energy Holdings, LLC. He is responsible for aligning the strategy and goals of each of ARM Energy’s business units. Michael brings more than 21 years of energy finance experience to the company. Prior to joining ARM, he spent nearly 13 years at ArcLight Capital Partners, an energy-focused private equity firm, where he originated and structured transactions in the midstream, power, and upstream sectors. He began his career with Citigroup’s Global Energy and Power Group, where he provided M&A and capital markets advice to public and private energy companies. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from the University of Virginia.

Dave Cooke

Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel

Dave joined ARM Energy in January 2016 as General Counsel. ..

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Dave Cooke

General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer

Dave joined ARM Energy in January 2016 and currently serves as Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel of ARM Energy Holdings, LLC , where he is responsible for all administrative functions of the company including, human resources, information technology and all legal facets of the company, as well as  developing and implementing policies and procedures designed to facilitate the  growth plans and corporate strategy of the company. Prior to joining ARM Energy, he was Assistant General Counsel for Element Markets LLC in Houston where he provided counsel on renewable energy development, project financing, environmental credit marketing and brokerage services. Dave also worked as an Associate at both Locke Lord LLP-Houston and Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP-New York, where he focused on corporate and energy law, with particular experience in mergers and acquisitions, public and private equity offerings, debt offerings and general corporate governance. He received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his Juris Doctor from Duke University School of Law, and his Masters of Public Policy from Duke University’s Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy.

Bo Dunne

Chief Financial Officer

Bo joined ARM Energy in 2012 and currently serves…

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Bo Dunne

Chief Financial Officer

Bo joined ARM Energy in October 2013 and is currently serving as Chief Financial Officer and was previously Vice President of Finance for the company and its affiliates.  He is responsible for managing the finance aspects of the company and its subsidiaries, including support for and execution of strategic M&A, investments and partnerships. Bo has spent more than 10 years in the energy industry.  Prior to joining ARM Energy, Bo was an associate at Amegy Bank of Texas, where he focused on secured credit transactions, primarily in upstream and midstream energy sectors.  As an associate, he underwrote transactions and participated in the monitoring of the bank’s energy portfolio.  Previously, he worked at ERG Resources, LLC, a private upstream company focused primarily on acquiring and growing conventional upstream assets.  Bo currently serves as an advisor and director to various non-energy private companies.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and a concentration in Geology from the University of Kansas.

Scott Wischoff

President, ARM Energy Services (US)

Scott joined ARM Energy in October 2017 and currently serves…

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Scott Wischoff

President, ARM Energy Services (US)

Scott joined ARM Energy in October 2017 and currently serves as President of ARM Energy Services, LLC (US), where he is responsible for energy services and marketing for ARM Energy’s US-based clients. He brings 22 years of physical and financial gas and power experience and previously served as Director of Power and Natural Gas Trading at Freepoint Commodities. Prior to that role, Scott served as VP, West Power and Gas Trading at EDFT North America. Scott earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree, specializing in Finance, at Texas A&M University.

Samy Morcos

President, ARM Energy Services (International)

Samy joined ARM Energy in January 2013 and is currently serving as Co-President…

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Samy Morcos

President, ARM Energy Services (International)

Samy joined ARM Energy in January 2013 and is currently serving as President of ARM Energy Services, LLC (International) where he is responsible for the oversight of commercial operations for ARM Energy’s international financial hedge advisory and physical marketing business lines. He began his 22-year career at Dynegy, focusing on trading asset management of their West Coast Power fleet, storage and transportation assets. In 2003, Samy was one of the original members of Chevron’s Natural Gas team. While at Chevron, he managed all of Chevron’s western domestic natural gas production including the major southwestern basins. Just prior to ARM, Samy was with Eagle Energy Partners (currently known as EDF Trading). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Finance from Louisiana State University.

Paul Williams

President, ARM Midstream

Paul joined ARM Energy in 2012 and currently serves…

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Paul Williams

President, ARM Midstream

Paul joined ARM Energy in 2012 and currently serves as President of ARM Midstream, leading all midstream business development and operations efforts. Over the past ten years, Paul has been instrumental in the ARM Midstream growth trajectory, developing and commercializing multiple joint ventures including, Salt Creek Midstream, LLC where he served as Chief Commercial Officer, Kingfisher Midstream, LLC where he served as VP of Business Development, and US Infrastructure where he served as VP of Finance. Prior to joining ARM Energy, Paul was with CenterPoint Energy, serving in a variety of positions relating to financial analysis and gas marketing. He holds an MBA from Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School and a BA in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin.

Andy Weathers

President, ARM Renewables

Andy joined ARM Energy in May of 2019 and currently serves…

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Andy Weathers

President, ARM Renewables

Andy joined ARM Energy in May of 2019 and currently serves as President of ARM Alternative Energy, LLC. He is responsible for BluSail Renewable Fuels, LLC, ARM Energy’s joint venture with Biostar Renewables I, L.L.C., which provides developmental and operational solutions across alternative and renewable energy sources as well as carbon credit trading under ARM Carbon Marketing, LLC.  Over the last 25 years, he has worked primarily in commodity trading and marketing spanning physical and financial markets.  Andy has designed and successfully implemented trading systems, founded, and later sold, energy hedge fund, Terra Verte Trading, and served as Chief Operations Officer of GeoSol Capital, a power trading hedge fund.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Houston.