Ben Pigati joined Arena Energy as Tax Manager in 2012. Ben coordinates and oversees all of the tax compliance, planning, and strategy for Arena Energy. Prior to joining Arena, he worked in the mergers and acquisitions groups of two international accounting firms. Ben worked locally in Houston for the accounting firm of Hein and Associates where his practice concentrated on partnership taxation as it applies to oil and gas operations. Ben has previously served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston C.T. Bauer College of Business. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin then earned his JD from University of Arkansas before studying taxation at University of San Diego. Ben is a member of the California Bar and the Illinois Bar.