For over three decades Porter Bennett has pioneered innovative analytical approaches to understanding the natural gas, crude oil and water markets. As Co-Founder of B3 Insight, a subsidiary of Ponderosa Advisors, LLC, he leads all strategic company initiatives, delivering data-driven water analytics to the energy and environment sectors. Prior to B3, Porter founded BENTEK Energy in 1985, served as CEO, and led the company’s development until 2011 when it was acquired by Platts, a division of McGraw Hill Financial.
Porter holds an M.S. degree in Mineral Economics from the Colorado School of Mines, an M.A. in International Affairs from Columbia University, and a B.A. in History from Lewis & Clark College.
Kelly Bennett has spent his career making obscure natural resource and commodity data usable for high-value decision making. Prior to B3 Insight, he built the global energy desk at BENTEK Energy (Platts) and co-founded Ponderosa Energy, an oil and gas market analytics company acquired by Enverus in 2016. Kelly is a board member of the Western Landowners Alliance, a nonprofit that advances policies and practices that sustain working lands, connected landscapes, and native species and is an active volunteer with Colorado Uplift, one of Denver’s largest and oldest nonprofit programs to engage in long-term, life-changing relationships with urban youth. Additionally, he is a member of the Advisory Board for the Internet of Water at Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and a key contributor to the Aspen Institute Dialogue Series on Water Data.
Kelly holds a B.S. in Diplomacy and World Affairs from Occidental College.
David's rich career in energy spans operations, business, and technology development with specific experience within upstream exploration; he has been intensely involved in key topics within the energy transition field. He is an accomplished leader with over 25 years of progressive global experience in accelerated growth strategies, successful business development, strategic alliance management, and pioneering complex technical design development. Prior to joining B3, he held numerous seniors management positions within the oil and gas industry including Senior Vice President and Partner of IHS Markit Ltd. where he led the global upstream business; President of EMGS Western Hemisphere Inc.; Senior Vice President and CTO of TGS Inc.; and Senior Vice President of Halliburton/Landmark.
David began his career as an exploration geologist with ExxonMobil and holds degrees in Geological Sciences from the University of Southern California (M.S.) and the Colorado College (B.A).
Rob Bruant has a rich career in a variety of roles for BP and Pioneer Natural Resources including Strategy Manager, Subsurface Manager, Reservoir Engineer, and Petroleum Systems Analyst. Prior to B3 Insight, he also held positions of Instructor and Research Associate at Princeton University. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Produced Water Society, the Dallas Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), and contributes as the Membership Chairperson for SPE’s Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Sequestration Technical Section. Rob is a licensed Professional Geoscientist, Professional Hydrologist, and Certified Petroleum Engineer.
Rob holds a Ph.D. in Hydrology from the University of Arizona, an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, and a B.A. in Geosciences from Franklin and Marshall College.
With over 15 years of experience building databases in the energy sector, Samantha combines primary analysis of water-related data with research into their legal and regulatory administration. Prior to B3 Insight, Samantha was a natural gas and power analyst at BENTEK Energy where she played an integral role in developing a multidimensional data and analysis solution for various energy sectors including commodities prices, international gas markets, and steel.
Samantha holds a B.S. in Engineering Physics from the Colorado School of Mines.
Based in Houston, TX, Rob Chrisman built an impressive career and broad knowledge base in the oil and gas industry, in both the E&P and service sectors, developing deep technical skills and broad practical field experience. His experience includes engineering for Halliburton, Fidelity Exploration, Whiting Petroleum, and engineering and business development focused on produced water gathering projects for Gravity Oilfield Services.
Rob holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University.
Lynelle has over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, as both a sales executive and petroleum engineer, beginning as a production engineer with Chevron in California. She has been a key contributor to several successful oil and gas technology companies, including Decisioneering (now Oracle), Merak Projects (acquired by Schlumberger), Schlumberger Information Solutions, and Cartasite (acquired by Geoforce), helping clients transform their business processes through innovative technology.
Lynelle holds a B.S. and M.S. in Engineering from Stanford University.
With over 20 years of experience in water rights, Nancy focuses on land and water research and analysis for issues important to B3 Insight users. Previously, she worked in legal and consulting firms specializing in land and water matters and rights. She is a member of the Women's Leadership Network, an organization focused on investing, inspiring, and supporting lifelong learning sector’s current and future women leaders, advancing their effectiveness and status.
Nancy holds a B.S. in Paralegal Studies and has been a NALA Certified Paralegal since 1995.
With two decades of software development and data analysis experience, Mike leads the continued development of B3 Insight’s innovative, robust, and secure information technology environment. He is responsible for the architecture and operations of the company’s IT systems, in addition to a wide variety of strategic technology issues. Previously, Mike was the Lead Software Developer at BENTEK Energy where he led the development of BUD, the company’s multidimensional analytics system as well as being the lead developer of the company’s oil and gas reporting products suite.
Mike holds a B.S. in Computer Science from University of California Santa Barbara.
Parker is a full stack developer with emphasis in data engineering and ETL. He has experience in several technologies and development styles alongside over a decade of managerial experience and project management. Prior to B3 Insight, Parker was a Software Engineer at Adeptive Software.
Parker holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Regis University.
Logan is responsible for maintaining the company's automated collection system and data warehouse, troubleshooting system issues, and maintaining the data processes behind B3 Insight's UIC Permit Application Monitor Report. Logan has a high degree of technical knowledge and passion to work collaboratively to deliver innovative solutions for our customers. Prior to B3 Insight, Logan was a Software Developer Intern at Maxar Technologies (formerly DigitalGlobe) focusing on automating imagery validation software.
Logan holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Colorado State University with a concentration in Human-Centered Computing.
Lori is the Lead Data Specialist focused on analyzing, editing and producing clean data. She has extensive experience in Social and Human Services including time with Colorado's Jefferson County Human Services as a Program Specialist and Case Manager working with families and children.
Lori holds a B.S. in Applied Science and Human Services with a concentration in Mental Health and Counseling from Metropolitan State University. She is also certified in Computer Information Systems.
Courtney is a data analyst known for her thoughtfulness, attention to detail, organization, and sense of ownership. Her experience in data analytics, Python and SQL programming, production technologies and applications, and modeling empowers her to analyze data and represent the on-the-ground truth.
Courtney holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering and Masters in Hydrologic Science and Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.
Jordan is responsible for designing and implementing the data quality program at B3 along with other data science projects. In addition to data and programming experience Jordan also has previous experience in the oil and gas industry as a geophysicist and geologist.
Jordan holds a B.S. in Geology from the University of Texas at Austin and a MS. in Geology from the University of Texas at Arlington
Lindsey manages the company’s office operations and procedures, including accounting and human resources support. She keeps the office running smoothly and supports the team on a variety of projects. Before joining B3 Insight, Lindsey worked in early childhood education.
Lindsey holds a BA in Elementary Education from University of Northern Colorado.
Responsible for driving B3 Insight’s marketing strategy, Sarah brings over a decade of experience in entrepreneurship, non-profit, and global business. With a client-centric focus, she thrives on process improvements that lead to positive business outcomes. Sarah’s history includes founding an award-winning events management company acquired in 2018, Vice President of the Nashville Junior Chamber, and product launch marketing at Schneider Electric.
Sarah holds a MicroMasters in Marketing Analytics from the University of California Berkeley and a B.S. in International Organization Leadership from Middle TN State University. She is pursuing a M.S. in Political Science from George Washington University.