Marty Thalken

Marty Thalken

Chairman & CEO, Protégé Energy III LLC

Martin L. Thalken bio


As Chairman and CEO of Protégé Energy III LLC, an EnCap Investments portfolio company, Martin Thalken brings more than three decades of experience in multiple leadership positions. Before founding Protégé I in 2004, Protégé II in 2008, and Protégé III in 2013, he was Acquisitions and Planning Team Leader at Newfield Exploration. From 1992-2003, he served as Vice President – Acquisitions at Vintage Petroleum, Inc. He worked at Enron Oil and Gas Company as Senior Production Engineer from 1990-1991, and Exxon Company USA from 1983-1990, serving in various engineering and supervisory positions. Martin has a B.S. Degree with Distinction in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kansas.