Our Management Team

Jim LelioMr. Lelio has been involved in numerous areas of the midstream energy industry for the past 22 years. His primary areas of focus have been in sales, marketing, finance and M&A transactional leadership at both the business unit and corporate levels. Roles have involved managing businesses as varied as pipelines, storage and logistics for crude & condensates, natural gas, natural gas liquids, refined products and biofuels. Prior to starting TopSail Energy, Mr. Lelio held a variety of commercial & finance roles within GATX Terminals Corporation and Koch Industries, Inc. including P&L leadership within Koch Pipelines, Koch Finance and Flint Hills Resources. For the past 15 years Mr. Lelio led commercial efforts for each of the Kinder Morgan, Inc. business units including KM Liquids Terminals, KM Canada, KM Products Pipelines, KM Natural Gas and Corporate Development.

Mr. Lelio received an MBA from the Eller School of Business at the University of Arizona and graduated with honors from the United States Naval Academy (‘87) before embarking on a distinguished career as a naval officer.

Jason AguirreMr. Aguirre has been involved in numerous areas of the energy industry for the past eight years. His primary areas of focus have been in accounting, finance, marketing, deal structuring, project development and M&A transactional support at the business unit level. Roles have involved managing businesses and identifying expansion projects at various terminal locations which handled refined products and biofuels. Prior to partnering with the Management Team at TopSail, Mr. Aguirre started his career in public accounting at Deloitte in their Houston office. At Deloitte, Mr. Aguirre worked in their audit group focusing on Oil & Gas and manufacturing clients (’07-’10). For the past 5 ½ years Mr. Aguirre held positions in finance and business development in the KM Products Pipelines Business Unit participating in multiple expansion projects, due diligence efforts and M&A activity for the business unit. Mr. Aguirre received an MBA from Texas Tech University (2006) and BBA – Accounting from Texas Tech University (2005). Mr. Aguirre still maintains his CPA license in the State of Texas.

Mr. Schiller has served the greater petrochemical industry for over 30 years with a focus on engineering, construction, and operations in specialty chemicals, commodity chemicals, and refining. Functional areas of expertise include capital and maintenance projects, engineering management as well as alignment and implementation of strategic objectives in both the technical and business administrative aspects of startup and ongoing operations. Prior to joining the Management Team at TopSail, Mr. Schiller completed his BS in Chemical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin (1986) and started his technical career with M.W. Kellogg in Houston, Texas.  Mr. Schiller expanded his engineering acumen by gaining valuable experience with over 19 years with Nalco Chemical, Nalco/Exxon Energy Chemicals, L.P., Suez, and Ecolab. Additionally he has also worked in senior management roles in the startup, operations, and growth of three engineering and construction companies.