•  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Untitled Document
    Untitled Document

    First Reserve adds to energy-focused private equity investment team

    First Reserve Corp.

    First Reserve Corp., a global investment firm dedicated to the energy industry, has promoted five senior investment team members within the Infrastructure and Buyout funds in Greenwich, Houston and London. The promotions become effective as of January 1, 2013 and include:

     

    • John Barry, promoted to managing director. Barry joined the firm in 2009. He remains instrumental in First Reserve’s Energy Infrastructure Fund (FREIF), is a member of the FREIF investment committee and manages the Renovalia Reserve investment. Previously, Barry was a director in Merrill Lynch’s infrastructure equity investment business. Prior to that, he was a director at international private equity firm 3i Group plc. He has been investing as a principal in private equity and infrastructure since 1996. He is based in the London office.

    • Alex Williams, promoted to managing director. Williams is involved in all areas of the worldwide natural resources industry, with particular expertise in mining and infrastructure related sectors. He joined the firm in 2008. Prior to First Reserve, Williams was a director at international private equity firm 3i Group plc. Before that, he worked at JP Morgan in the corporate finance and capital markets groups. He is based in the London office. 
    • Neil Wizel, promoted to managing director. Wizel plays a vital role in building the firm’s buyout investment capability in the downstream and oilfield service areas.  He serves on the board of directors of First Reserve portfolio companies’ PBF Energy, Saxon Energy Services and Deep Gulf Energy.  He will join the Board of TPC Group upon the completion of the transaction, expected later this month.  He joined First Reserve in 2007 from the Greenbriar Equity Group.  Prior to Greenbriar, he was a financial analyst in the leveraged finance/financial sponsor group at Credit Suisse First Boston. He is based in the Houston office.

    • Adi Blum, promoted to director.  Blum continues to serve a critical role in the management of two of the firm’s key FREIF investments, SunEdison Reserve and First Caribbean Power & Midstream.  He also serves as a member of the board of directors of the two companies.  He joined First Reserve in 2011 after a career at private equity firm High Road Capital Partners. Prior to that, he was with Citigroup Markets & Banking’s Mergers & Acquisitions group.  He is based in the Greenwich office.

    • Mark Saxe, promoted to director. Saxe has helped expand the firm’s presence in the midstream vertical as it relates to FREIF.  He currently serves as a member of the board of directors of First ECA Midstream and Caliber Midstream. He joined First Reserve in 2011 after several years at Loews Corp. where he was a director in the corporate development department.  While there, he helped build Boardwalk Pipeline Partners and HighMount Exploration & Production.  Prior to Loews, he was an analyst in the investment banking division at Lehman Brothers. He is located in the Greenwich office.

    Most Popular

    Related Articles

    Total appoints Sangster as SVP of investor relations

    03/07/2015 Total SA has appointed Mike Sangster as senior vice president of investor relations, effective March 1. He succeeds Martin Deffontaines, who has been appointed as Exploration & Production senio...

    Champlin appointed president of Permasense Americas

    03/05/2015 UK-based Permasense, which provides integrity monitoring solutions for the upstream and downstream oil and gas industry, has appointed Tom Champlin as president of Permasense Americas to head up th...

    Cadwalader adds Mills to energy and commodities practice in Houston

    03/04/2015 Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, a counselor to global financial institutions and corporations, today announced that Chad Mills is joining the firm as partner in its energy and commodities pr...

    Patterson-UTI director retires

    03/04/2015 Cloyce Talbott has chosen not to stand for re-election to Patterson-UTI Energy Inc.’s board of directors. Talbott co-founded Patterson-UTI and has served as a director since its incorporation ...

    UMG names McKechnie as South Africa managing director

    03/04/2015 Unique Maritime Group (UMG), which provides integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solutions, has appointed Rodney McKechnie as the managing director for Unique Hydra, its office based in South Afr...

    Applied LNG names Duwadi as VP of engineering

    03/02/2015 Applied LNG has promoted Kishore Duwadi to vice president of engineering. He is currently overseeing the construction of the company's LNG production facility in Midlothian, Texas.  

    More Oil & Gas Financial Articles

    Total appoints Sangster as SVP of investor relations

    Sat, Mar 7, 2015

    Total SA has appointed Mike Sangster as senior vice president of investor relations, effective March 1. He succeeds Martin Deffontaines, who has been appointed as Exploration & Production senior vice president of strategy, business development, and research and development.

    Champlin appointed president of Permasense Americas

    Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    UK-based Permasense, which provides integrity monitoring solutions for the upstream and downstream oil and gas industry, has appointed Tom Champlin as president of Permasense Americas to head up the company’s new Houston-based operation – the first Permasense location outside the UK.

    Cadwalader adds Mills to energy and commodities practice in Houston

    Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, a counselor to global financial institutions and corporations, today announced that Chad Mills is joining the firm as partner in its energy and commodities practice in Houston.

    Patterson-UTI director retires

    Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    Cloyce Talbott has chosen not to stand for re-election to Patterson-UTI Energy Inc.’s board of directors. Talbott co-founded Patterson-UTI and has served as a director since its incorporation in 1978.

    UMG names McKechnie as South Africa managing director

    Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    Unique Maritime Group (UMG), which provides integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solutions, has appointed Rodney McKechnie as the managing director for Unique Hydra, its office based in South Africa. 

    OGFJ photo of the day


    Click to view slideshow

    Oil & Gas Jobs

    Search More Job Listings >>
    Subscribe to OGFJ