Speaker biography | Throughout his career, Daniel Herz has accumulated financial, business, operational, and energy experience from his leadership with the Atlas Energy complex of companies by creating growth through billions of dollars of M&A transactions. Herz joined the Atlas companies in 2004, and helped oversee six publicly traded companies, including the substantial growth of both Atlas Pipeline Partners (NYSE: APL), a midstream energy company which was sold to Targa Resources (NYSE: TRGP) in 2015 for $7.5 billion, and Atlas Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: ATLS), an oil and gas exploration and production enterprise that helped pioneer the Marcellus Shale, and which was sold to Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) for $4.3 billion in 2011. Most recently, Herz was the president of Osprey Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: OSPR) since April 2017. He led Osprey through its acquisition of oil and gas royalty assets in the Eagle Ford Shale in south Texas from Blackstone (NYSE: BX), a transaction which was the foundation for Falcon Minerals Corp. (NASDAQ: FLMN) and helped launch the company in August 2018. Now, Herz is focused on cultivating Falcon Minerals by growing its strong asset base and providing substantial value to Falcon’s shareholders similar to his work with prior enterprises. After earning his undergraduate degree in economics from IU, he began his career in investment banking with Banc of America Securities.