Chief Development & Risk Officer
Patrich Simpkins became the Company's Chief Development and Risk Officer after he joined the Company as Executive Vice President – Finance and Treasurer in May 2012. Prior to joining Green Plains, Mr. Simpkins was Managing Partner of GPS Capital Partners, LLC, a capital advisory firm serving global energy and commodity clients. From February 2005 to June 2008, he served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of SensorLogic, Inc., and as Executive Vice President and Global Chief Risk Officer of TXU Corporation from November 2001 to June 2004. Prior to that, he served in senior financial and commercial executive roles with Duke Energy Corporation, Louis Dreyfus Energy, MEAG Power Company and MCI Communications. Mr. Simpkins, who is a registered investment principal and advisor, has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Economics and Marketing from the University of Kentucky.