Nicholas Aretakis

Senior Vice President
& Chief Financial Officer

Contact: 303.551.8156

Nick has 30 years of energy industry experience to Meritage. Prior to Meritage, Nick served for three years as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at High Sierra Energy, LP. While at High Sierra, Nick led $1 billion in acquisitions and divestiture transactions and was directly responsible for arranging a $295 million credit facility. He also played a key role in the recent sale of the company to NGL Energy Partners LP for $693 million, working with the buyer to arrange a $645 million credit facility and $250 million in long term notes.

Nick’s experience prior to joining High Sierra included Chief Financial Officer for a Denver-based private midstream gas company; Vice President of Finance for a private exploration and production company; and Chief Financial Officer for a Canadian public exploration and production company. Additionally, Nick worked for a mezzanine lender to the energy industry, evaluating and placing debt and equity with small energy companies.

Nick came into the energy industry with a local Denver energy company involved in exploration and production, gas gathering, processing and marketing, after launching his career with Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co.

He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants. Nick earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Michigan State University in accounting and financial administration.