Bill Zartler is the Executive Chairman of Aris Water Solutions. Bill also serves as the Chairman and CEO of Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, Inc. (NYSE:SOI), a company he founded in 2014.
Bill brings over 30 years of experience to Aris Water Solutions, with an extensive background in both energy investing and managing growth businesses. Prior to founding Aris Water Solutions and Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, Bill was a Founder and Managing Partner of Denham Capital Management, a $7+ billion global energy and commodities private equity firm. He led Denham’s global investing activity in the midstream and oilfield services sectors and served on the investment and executive committees. While at Denham, Bill served on the boards of numerous portfolio companies, including Gulf Atlantic Operations, Kitimat LNG, Freebird Gas Storage, Cadre Proppants, MS Energy Services and Greene’s Energy Group. Previously, Bill held the role of Senior Vice President and General Manager at Dynegy Inc., building and managing the natural gas liquids business. Prior to that, he held the roles of Feedstock Trading Manager and Business Analyst at Dow Hydrocarbons and Resources.
Bill received the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for the Gulf Coast Region in 2018 and was inducted in the UT Mechanical Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni in 2020. He received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M University. He completed the Stanford Business School Executive Program and serves on the Advisory Board of the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin and the Board of Directors of the Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation.