Meet the team: Portfolio Company Leaders

Black gold's Portfolio Company Leaders

Matt Cantrell, Nitrolift Holdings

Matt is the Managing Partner and board member of Nitro-Lift Holdings. Mr. Cantrell led the recapitalization and majority stake acquisition of Nitro-Lift Holdings and negotiated exclusivity for the distribution of Nissan Chemical’s nanoActiv® hydrocarbon recovery nanoparticle. Prior to joining Nitro-Lift, Matt worked for more than ten years for ONEOK, Inc. where he focused on corporate business development. During his tenure, he was a part of ONEOK’s restructuring from a GP/MLP to a pureplay C-Corp (NYSE: OKE, $17.0B transaction), the spinoff of ONEGas (NYSE: OGS, $3.0B transaction), the acquisition of Chevron’s West Texas LPG Pipeline ($.8B, transaction), and more than $7.0B in growth projects.

Matt received his BS of Finance from Oklahoma State University.


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Gianni Giannadrea, Committed Water

Gianni started his professional life as a Soldier, having the opportunity to serve, lead, and fight with some of the greatest men and women this country has ever been blessed with. Following his time in the U.S. Army, Gianni transitioned to upstream oil and gas, where since 2007 he has worked in and led operations in Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana for companies as large as Newfield, BHP Billiton, and Apache. Then Gianni moved to the smaller PE-backed firm Canyon Creek Energy, where he led operations in Oklahoma.

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Terry Johnson, Black Gold Imports/Exports

Terry Johnson currently handles all of Black Gold’s import and export business. 

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Jared Jones, StorageOK

Seasoned Commercial Real Estate professional with a strong record of accomplishment in leasing and investment property brokerage.  Jared is a creative problem solver who specializes in deeply understanding the needs of his clients and delivering results.  Jared goes the extra mile to deliver superior customer service, by putting his client’s interests ahead of his own, anticipating opportunities/problems and being knowledgeable of local and national market trends.  Jared is adept at thoughtfully bringing together multiple stakeholders with competing agendas towards workable solutions.

Dating back to 2007, Jared has completed hundreds of transactions with tenants, publicly traded companies, developers, financial institutions, high net worth individuals, and REITs. 

Jared is the 2017 Past-President of the Oklahoma CCIM Chapter, has served on the Advisory Board for the Greater Tulsa Association of Realtors and been a past participant in the RCA Commercial Alliance and RCA Education committees.  His education consists of a Marketing degree and MBA from Pittsburg State University and the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation, a highly respected designation earned by 10% of commercial real estate professionals.

In addition to leasing and investment brokerage, his experience includes tenant representation, property management, financing, feasibility analysis, site selection, development, and syndication at the general and limited partnership levels.

Since 2007, Jared has completed CRE transactions in excess of $100,000,000.

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Cris Wimer, South Shore at Grand

Cris Wimer currently is responsible for all lake properties at South Shore at Grand Lake development. 

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Sean Sylvester, black gold restaurant group

Sean Sylvester is currently responsible for Black Gold’s restaurant portfolio.