David Kirshner

Wren Mills, Vice President of Operations & Strategic Planning

David Kirshner
Chief Executive Officer

Dave, our Chief Executive Officer, most recently held the role of Senior Vice President, Commercial, for Tesoro Corporation where his direct responsibilities included the development of the business strategy, controls, measurement and day to day management of Tesoro’s commercial activities including crude oil, gas and power, and refined products supply and trading, marine transportation, refinery optimization, and bulk commercial/industrial/wholesale marketing. In addition, Dave was a member of the Tesoro executive committee. Prior to joining Tesoro, Dave spent ten years at Hess Corporation as Vice President, Supply, Trading and Transportation where he developed and managed a business that included crude oil trading and marketing, supply optimization and operations, asset based feed stocks and finished products trading, natural gas liquids trading and marketing, marine transportation, marine fuels marketing and proprietary trading. Dave was also a member of the Hess Marketing and Refining Leadership Team.

Prior to joining Hess, Dave spent 23 years at Mobil and ExxonMobil in crude oil, products, and derivatives trading positions in Dallas, New York, London and Singapore, planning positions in Dallas, Fairfax, Virginia and New York and management positions in Supply and Trading, Risk Management, Lubricants and Specialty Products, and Fuels Marketing in Singapore, London, and Fairfax, Virginia. Dave has also been a guest lecturer at Columbia University School of Business for the graduate level course “New Developments in Energy Markets”. Dave received his B.S. in System Engineering/Industrial Engineering and Operations Research with a Minor in Economics from Southern Methodist University.