Tristan Adler is a founder and serves as the chief financial officer of Sparq Natural Gas, LLC. Tristan is an expert in financial modeling, financial forecasting, corporate valuation, and long-range strategic financial planning.
Before co-founding Sparq in 2013, Tristan spent two years as a market development analyst for Chesapeake Energy where he completed the execution of a $10 million Joint Development Agreement with 3M for the certification and commercialization of compressed natural gas 3M MatrixTMResin Type IV pressure vessels, developed financial models, economic forecasts, strategic investment recommendations and managed treasury functions for Chesapeake’s partnerships with GE and Love’s Travel Stops. Tristan has consulted with key industry stakeholders throughout the natural gas transportation value chain including major automakers, aftermarket vehicle modifiers, fueling station operators, fleet operators, CNG and LNG equipment manufacturers, investment firms, and equity analysts to identify and eliminate bottlenecks in the market for natural gas as a propulsion fuel in the on-road transportation, marine, mining, and rail industries. Tristan was also a member of Chesapeake’s management advisory board for Financial Planning & Analysis.
Prior to joining Chesapeake, Tristan was a relationship manager and senior credit analyst in Energy Banking at BOK Financial Corporation. He earned both an MBA with Energy Concentration and a BBA in Finance at the University of Oklahoma, along with a minor in Chinese language. He maintains conversational fluency in Mandarin Chinese and a dedication to retired racing Greyhound adoption.
Sparq provides a full suite of services to support fleet managers, fuel retailers and entrepreneurs seeking to benefit from the long-term price advantages of compressed natural gas.