Cardinal Midstream Partners’ founders have a proven track record of managing, constructing, and operating midstream businesses through the full life cycle. Underpinned by over eight decades of combined experience, our team’s longstanding industry relationships, coupled with an aggressive business development mindset, position us to deliver results and create value.
Doug Dormer was a co-founder of Cardinal Midstream and has over 30 years of experience in the energy business. Doug most recently led Cardinal III’s efforts in Oklahoma’s Scoop/Stack/Merge plays and the growth of its Iron Horse Midstream business. In 2017, he oversaw the sale of Cardinal II's interest in Cardinal PA Holdings, LLC to a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. Before assuming roles as Chairman and CEO, Doug served as Cardinal's Chief Executive Officer since 2013.
From 2008 through 2012, Doug served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cardinal I. At the time of the sale of its assets to Atlas Pipeline Partners, L.P. in late 2012, Cardinal I was the largest gas processor in Oklahoma’s Arkoma Woodford Shale.
In 2005, Doug was a co-founder of Cardinal Gas Solutions LP, a contract gas treating company that was sold to Crosstex Energy Services, L.P. in late 2006. In 2003, he was a co-founder and Executive Vice President of Regency Gas Services, LLC, a natural gas midstream company with gathering, processing, treating and compression assets, that was sold to Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Inc. in late 2004.
Prior to 2003, Doug worked with Cardinal Gas Services, LLC, Allied Partners, LLC, Energy Transfer Company and Cornerstone Natural Gas, Inc. Doug began his career with KPMG Peat Marwick in its Houston energy practice in 1992. He has a BBA in accounting from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Southern Methodist University. In 2019, Doug was named Midstream CEO of the Year by D CEO Magazine and was an EY Entrepreneur of the Year finalist. In 2021, Doug was named to the Dallas 500 by D CEO Magazine. He and his wife Hillary have three children and reside in Dallas, Texas.