Mr. Varner is a Vice President and Counsel at Energy Capital Partners. He serves on the board of CM Energy. Prior to joining Energy Capital Partners in 2015, Mr. Varner was a Corporate Associate at the law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP, where his practice focused on securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance matters for companies in the energy industry including master limited partnerships.

Mr. Varner received a B.A. in Public Relations and International Affairs from the University of Georgia, a J.D. from the Northwestern University School of Law, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.