Mr. Michels is Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Kinder Morgan, Inc., one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in North America. In this role, Mr. Michels directs the company’s overall financial strategy while overseeing the firm’s treasury, tax, accounting, financial reporting, investor relations and financial planning functions.
Mr. Michels joined Kinder Morgan in 2012 as Vice President of Finance. He was named Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations in 2013, served as CFO of El Paso Pipeline Partners in 2013 and 2014, and was named CFO of Kinder Morgan in 2018.
Prior to joining Kinder Morgan, Mr. Michels worked at Barclays and Lehman Brothers in energy investment banking. During this time, he advised public and private companies on capital formation, mergers, acquisitions and corporate strategy.
Mr. Michels holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Texas and master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.