Discover why during crisis Fritz Brinkman (CEO of Align Midstream II) remembers his grandfather, how he became a golden glove boxer, and what he did to successfully build and sell several companies after he discovered his leadership blind spot (9 minutes).
CEO BLINDSPOTS PODCAST GUEST: Fritz Brinkman. He is the CEO of Align Midstream Partners II, a Dallas-based midstream company focused on serving producers’ needs in emerging and established basins within the US. Prior to founding Align, Mr. Brinkman was with Tenaska Capital Management. Prior to Tenaska, Mr. Brinkman was President, CEO and founder of Nexus Gas Partners which was sold to Regency Gas Partners within 14 months of its founding. Prior to Nexus, Mr. Brinkman initiated and developed the acquisition of Regency Gas Partners with Hicks Muse. Prior to Regency, Mr. Brinkman was Chairman, CEO and majority owner of Excel Resources. Mr. Brinkman spent his first 16 years working with Northern Natural Gas and Tennessee Gas Transmission in the areas of operations, supply, marketing and transportation. Mr. Brinkman attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
For more information about Jim and his companies, visit; https://www.alignmidstream.com/about-us
CEO BLINDSPOTS HOST: Birgit Kamps. She was speaking five languages by the age of 10, and lived in five countries with her Dutch parents prior to becoming an American citizen. Birgit’s professional experience includes starting and selling an “Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Private Company” and a “Best Company to Work for in Texas”, and serving as a Board Member and C-Suite Advisor to various companies. In addition, Birgit is the President of Hire Universe LLC, and the host of the CEO Blindspots Podcast which was recognized by Spotify for having the “biggest listener growth” in the USA by 733%; https://ceoblindspots.com/