SRTN

Pre IPO

Spartan Acquisition Corp. IV

Raised
$300M
CIK
1847999
Focus
Energy, Renewable Energy, Mobility, Decarbonization, Industrial, Technology
External link: SEC Filings

SPAC Team

Leadership

Geoffrey Strong — Chief Executive Officer and Chairman . Geoffrey Strong has served as our Chief Executive Officer since February 2021, and currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Spartan Acquisition Corp. II and Spartan Acquisition Corp. III. Mr. Strong joined Apollo in 2012 and is currently a Senior Partner and Co-Head of the firm’s Infrastructure and Natural Resources group. Previously, he worked in the Private Equity and Infrastructure groups at Blackstone, focusing primarily on investments in the energy sector, and prior to that, as a vice president at Morgan Stanley Capital Partners. Mr. Strong serves or has served on the board of directors of various Apollo portfolio companies or affiliates, including: Apex Energy; AIE Arlington, LLC; AIE Caledonia Holdings LLC; Caelus Energy; Chisholm Oil and Gas; CPV Fairview; DoublePoint Energy, LLC; Double Eagle Energy Holdings, LLC; Double Eagle Energy Holdings II, LLC; Double Eagle Energy Holdings III LLC; Freestone Midstream; Momentum Minerals I; Momentum Minerals II; Northwoods Energy; Pipeline Funding Company LLC; Roundtable Energy; Spartan Energy Acquisition Corp; Tumbleweed Royalty I; Tumbleweed Royalty II; Great Bay Renewables Holdings, LLC; US Wind Inc.; and Vistra Energy. Mr. Strong holds a Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, in business administration from Western Oregon University, a juris doctor, cum laude, from Lewis & Clark College, and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. Mr. Strong’s extensive experience investing in the energy value chain makes him a valuable addition to our management team and board of directors.

Julia Ji — Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and Secretary . Ms. Ji has served as our Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and Secretary since March 2021. Additionally, Ms. Ji is a Managing Director and Senior Controller in the Private Equity and Real Assets segments at Apollo, having joined the firm in 2014. Prior to that, from 2005 to 2014, Ms. Ji worked as a Senior Manager in the Financial Services Group at Deloitte & Touche LLP, where she supervised the audits of private equity, hedge fund and investment manager clients, and provided buyside merger and acquisition financial due diligence services. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York and holds a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Southern California and a Master in Accounting from the University of Texas, Austin.

Olivia C. Wassenaar — Director Nominee . Ms. Wassenaar is a Senior Partner at Apollo Global Management and is Co-Lead of the Natural Resources group, having joined in 2018. Prior to that time, Ms. Wassenaar was a Managing Director at Riverstone Holdings and was previously a member of the Investment Banking division of Goldman Sachs. Ms. Wassenaar also serves on the boards of directors of Talos Energy Inc., Jupiter Resources Ltd., Pegasus Optimization Partners, LLC, LifePoint Health, Inc., High Road Resources, LLC (f.k.a. American Petroleum Partners, LLC), AP Shale Logistics Holdco LLC (a.k.a. Tidewater Logistics Operating LLC), Takkion Holdings LLC, Momentum Minerals II, LLC, Spartan Acquisition Corp. II and Spartan Acquisition Corp. III. During the past five years, Ms. Wassenaar also served as a director of Northern Blizzard Resources Inc., USA Compression Partners, LP, Admiral Permian Resources, LLC, Hammerhead Resources Inc., Canadian Non-Operated Resources GP Inc., Eagle Energy Exploration LLC, Vesta Energy Corp., Canera III, Niska Gas Storage Partners LLC and Apex Energy LLC. She received her AB, magna cum laude from Harvard College and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. We believe that Ms. Wassenaar’s experience in evaluating financial and strategic options and the operations of companies in our industry and her experience on multiple boards make her a valuable member of the board of directors.

Wilson Handler — Director Nominee . Mr. Handler joined Apollo in 2011 and is a member of the firm’s Natural Resources group. Prior to joining Apollo, Mr. Handler was an investment professional at First Reserve, where he was involved in the execution and monitoring of investments in the energy sector. Previously, he worked in the Investment Banking Division at Lehman Brothers in the Natural Resources group. Currently, Mr. Handler serves or has served on the board of directors of various companies, including: EP Energy Corporation; CSV Midstream Solutions GP LLC; Jupiter Resources GP LLC; Resource Energy Partners, LLC; Tumbleweed Royalty, LLC; Tumbleweed Royalty II, LLC; Mesquite Energy Inc. (f/k/a Sanchez Energy Corp.); Spartan Acquisition Corp. II; Spartan Acquisition Corp. III; American Petroleum Partners, LLC (n/k/a High Road Resources, LLC); Athlon Energy Inc.; DoublePoint Energy, LLC; Double Eagle Energy Holdings II LLC; Double Eagle Energy Holdings III LLC; and Wolfcamp DrillCo LLC. Mr. Handler holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Government from Dartmouth College. Mr. Handler’s extensive experience investing in the energy value chain makes him a valuable addition to our management team and board of directors.

Christine Hommes — Director Nominee . Ms. Hommes joined Apollo in January 2011 and is a Partner in the Natural Resources group. Prior to that time, Ms. Hommes was an Associate at First Reserve and prior to that, a member of the Power & Utilities Group at UBS. Ms. Hommes currently serves on the board of directors of Talos Energy Inc., Chisholm Oil and Gas Holdings, LLC, Momentum Minerals, Momentum Minerals II, Belvedere Royalties, LLC, Boardwalk Holdings, LLC (parent of Celeros Flow Technology), Freestone Midstream Holdings, LLC, Northwoods Energy LLC, Roundtable Energy Holdings, Spartan Acquisition Corp. II and Spartan Acquisition Corp. III. She previously served on the board of Tumbleweed Royalty. Ms. Hommes graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Economics and a BAS in Systems Engineering. We believe that Ms. Hommes’s experience in evaluating financial and strategic options and the operations of companies in our industry make her a valuable member of the board of directors.

Joseph Romeo — Director Nominee . Mr. Romeo joined Apollo Private Equity in 2013 and is focused on natural resources activities in addition to co-leading Spartan Energy Acquisition Corp. from IPO to business combination. Prior to that time, Mr. Romeo was a member of the Energy Financial Services group at General Electric focused on evaluating, executing and managing principal investments in the energy sector. Mr. Romeo also serves on the board of directors of various Apollo portfolio companies, including Apex Energy, LLC, Caelus Energy Alaska, LLC, Freestone Midstream Holdings, LLC, High Road Resources, LLC (f.k.a. American Petroleum Partners), Northwoods Energy, LLC, Roundtable Energy Holdings, LLC, Spartan Acquisition Corp. II and Spartan Acquisition Corp. III. Mr. Romeo graduated from Princeton University with an AB in Politics and received his MBA from Harvard Business School. Mr. Romeo’s extensive experience investing in the energy value chain makes him a valuable addition to our management team and board of directors.

Jan C. Wilson — Independent Director Nominee . Ms. Wilson served as a consultant to the Royal Bank of Canada from September 2015 until April 2017. Prior to her service as a consultant to the Royal Bank of Canada, Ms. Wilson was a manager at Enron Corporation from May 1996 until January 2002, senior vice president of RBS Sempra Commodities LLC from January 2002 until January 2011 and director of Freepoint Commodities LLC from June 2011 until June 2013. Since April 2018, Ms. Wilson has served as a senior advisor for the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and is the founder/president of JW 1000 Ltd. a company focused on advising on all project contracts that are required to support financing and allocation of risk for sustainable energy projects. Ms. Wilson currently serves on the board of directors of Spartan Acquisition Corp. II, Spartan Acquisition Corp. III and Crestone Peak Resources. Ms. Wilson previously served on the board of directors of Spartan Energy Acquisition Corp. from April 2020 to October 2020 Ms. Wilson was a private investor from March 2015 to August 2015 and from April 2017 through March 2018. Ms. Wilson holds a B.A. in Economics and a B.A. in Honours Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario and an M.B.A. from Queens University. Ms. Wilson is well-qualified to serve as director due to her extensive experience in risk management and asset acquisition in the electricity, oil & gas and energy storage industries.

John M. Stice — Independent Director Nominee . Mr. Stice previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Access Midstream from the time it spun out of Chesapeake Energy until his retirement in 2015. Mr. Stice began his career in 1981 with Conoco, as an associate engineer. For more than 25 years, Mr. Stice held technical and managerial positions of increasing responsibility with ConocoPhillips in exploration, production, midstream, and gas marketing worldwide. In November 2008, Mr. Stice joined Chesapeake and served as President of Chesapeake Midstream Development and Senior Vice President of Natural Gas Projects for Chesapeake Energy. He retired in 2015 as Chief Executive Officer of Access Midstream, formerly Chesapeake Midstream Partners. Currently, Mr. Stice serves as Dean of the Mewbourne College of Earth & Energy at the University of Oklahoma, a position he assumed in August 2015. Mr. Stice served on the board of directors of Spartan Energy Acquisition Corp. Mr. Stice serves on the boards of directors of Spartan Acquisition Corp. II, Spartan Acquisition Corp. III, Marathon Petroleum Corporation, MPLX and U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. Mr. Stice holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Oklahoma, a master’s degree in business from Stanford University, and a doctorate in education from The George Washington University. As a result of his professional and academic experiences, Mr. Stice brings extensive breadth, depth and expertise in the oil and natural gas services industry to our board of directors.

Grant Allen – Independent Director Nominee . Mr. Allen is a General Partner at SE Ventures, a venture capital fund backed by Schneider Electric, a Fortune Global 500 corporation specializing in energy management and automation solutions. Since joining the fund in 2019, Mr. Allen’s focus has centered on emerging technologies and their role in the digital transformation and climate implications of industry, transportation and the built environment. Prior to SE Ventures, Mr. Allen served as global head of venture investing at Zurich-based ABB Ltd. where he was also a member of ABB’s Technology Leadership Team and served on the Board of Directors of Enbala Power Networks, acquired in 2020 by Generac, and Industrial Defender, acquired by Lockheed Martin in 2014. Prior to joining ABB in 2010, Mr. Allen worked at Core Capital Partners, Microsoft Corporation, Dean & Company and Bates White. Mr. Allen graduated cum laude from Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering with a BSE in Civil and Environmental Engineering and received his MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Allen’s extensive experience investing in the energy value chain makes him a valuable addition to our board of directors.