Chuck Yates is a managing partner for the Kayne Anderson Capital Advisor’s energy private equity activities. He is responsible for the origination and execution of private equity transactions in the energy industry. Prior to joining Kayne Anderson in 2001, Mr. Yates was a senior vice president at Stephens Inc., an integrated merchant and investment bank. Mr. Yates earned a B.A. in Political Science in 1991 and an M.B.A. in Finance in 1994 from Rice University.