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  • Alex T. KruegerPresident & CEO
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    Alex T. Krueger

    President & CEO
    Stamford

    Alex T. Krueger, President and Chief Executive Officer, joined First Reserve in 1999 (previously, he served as Co-Chief Executive Officer from 2015-2017). Mr. Krueger is responsible for the overall management of the firm and sits on the Private Equity Funds’ Investment Committee, which is responsible for the supervision of the Firm’s investment program and strategy. Mr. Krueger also is responsible for the development and management of the Private Equity investment team. In addition, he maintains responsibilities for investment origination, structuring, execution, monitoring and exit strategy across the global energy industry, with particular expertise in the natural resources upstream sector. Prior to joining First Reserve, Mr. Krueger worked in the Energy group of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in Houston. Mr. Krueger holds two B.S. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.


  • Edward T. BialasManaging Director
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    Edward T. Bialas

    Managing Director
    Houston

    Edward T. Bialas, Managing Director, joined First Reserve in 2003 as an Associate and returned to First Reserve as a Vice President in 2007 after earning his M.B.A.  Mr. Bialas’ responsibilities include investment origination, execution and exit, focusing on the equipment, manufacturing, and services sectors.  He is also responsible for the firm’s fund raising and investor relations activities.  Prior to joining First Reserve as an Associate, he was an Analyst at UBS Investment Bank in the Financial Sponsors Group. Mr. Bialas holds an A.B. from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

  • William R. BrownManaging Director
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    William R. Brown

    Managing Director
    Houston

    William R. Brown, Managing Director, joined First Reserve in 2006 as an Associate and returned to First Reserve as a Vice President in 2010 after earning his M.B.A. Mr. Brown’s responsibilities include investment origination and structuring, due diligence, execution and monitoring, with particular emphasis on the equipment, manufacturing and services sectors. Prior to joining First Reserve as an Associate, he was an Investment Banking Analyst for Banc of America Securities LLC. Mr. Brown holds a B.S. from Duke University and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

  • John A. HillManaging Director
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    John A. Hill

    Managing Director
    Stamford

    John A. Hill, Managing Director, has been with the firm since its founding in 1983. Mr. Hill serves as a senior advisor on investments, investment origination, investor relations and government policy liaison. Prior to acquiring First Reserve with Mr. Macaulay in 1983, Mr. Hill was a co-founder of Meridien Capital Company, a private equity buyout firm. From 1976 to 1981, he served as Senior Vice-President of F. Eberstadt & Co., Inc., an investment banking, research and institutional brokerage firm, as President and Chief Executive Officer of Eberstadt Asset Management and as founding Chairman of the Board of the Eberstadt Energy Fund. Prior to 1976, Mr. Hill spent seven years in the U.S. Federal Government as Deputy Associate Director of the Office of Management and Budget and subsequently as Deputy Administrator of the Federal Energy Administration during the Ford Administration. Mr. Hill previously served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Sarah Lawrence College and as a Trustee of the Putnam Mutual Funds (where he served as former Chairman from 2000 to 2011), as well as Lead Director of Devon Energy Corporation.  Mr. Hill holds a B.A. from Southern Methodist University and an honorary Doctor of Philosophy degree from Bethel College.

  • Will HoneybourneManaging Director
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    Will Honeybourne

    Managing Director
    Houston

    Will Honeybourne, Managing Director, joined First Reserve in 1999. Mr. Honeybourne’s responsibilities include investment origination, execution and exit strategy, focusing on the global energy equipment, manufacturing and services sector, upstream oil and gas and international markets. Prior to joining First Reserve, he served as Senior Vice President of Western Atlas International. Prior to that time, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Alberta-based Computalog. His earlier career was primarily with Baker Hughes, including positions as Vice President and General Manager at INTEQ and President of EXLOG. In addition to current and previous service on the boards of various oilfield services and E&P portfolio companies in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Singapore, and Brazil, Mr. Honeybourne served as a Director of Hong Kong listed CNOOC Ltd. Mr. Honeybourne holds a B.Sc. from Imperial College, London University, and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.

  • Jeffrey K. QuakeManaging Director
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    Jeffrey K. Quake

    Managing Director
    Stamford

    Jeffrey K. Quake, Managing Director, joined First Reserve in 2005. Mr. Quake’s responsibilities include investment origination, execution and exit strategy, focusing on the global energy equipment manufacturing and services sector. Prior to joining First Reserve, he was a member of the investment team at J.P. Morgan’s private equity fund for five years. Prior to J.P. Morgan, he was a member of the Corporate Finance team at Lehman Brothers, Inc. Mr. Quake holds a B.A. from Williams College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

  • Gary D. ReavesManaging Director
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    Gary D. Reaves

    Managing Director
    Houston

    Gary D. Reaves, Managing Director, joined First Reserve in 2006. Mr. Reaves’ responsibilities include investment origination, execution and exit, focusing on midstream assets and the equipment, manufacturing and services sectors. Prior to joining First Reserve, he was an Analyst in the Global Energy Group at UBS Investment Bank. He also spent time as an Analyst in Financial Advisory Services for Howard Frazier Barker Elliott, Inc. Mr. Reaves holds a B.B.A. from the University of Texas.

  • Michael A. ScardigliManaging Director
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    Michael A. Scardigli

    Managing Director
    Stamford

    Michael A. Scardigli, Managing Director, joined First Reserve in 2008 as an Associate and returned to First Reserve as a Vice President in 2012 after earning his M.B.A. Mr. Scardigli’s responsibilities include investment origination and structuring, due diligence, execution and monitoring, focusing on the equipment, manufacturing and services sector. Prior to joining First Reserve, he was an Analyst in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group in the Investment Banking Division at Citigroup. Mr. Scardigli holds a B.A. from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business.

  • Joshua R. WeinerManaging Director
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    Joshua R. Weiner

    Managing Director
    Stamford

    Joshua R. Weiner, Managing Director, joined First Reserve in 2006. Mr. Weiner is responsible for directing First Reserve’s capital markets activities both in existing portfolio companies and with regard to new acquisitions as well as the Firm’s credit investing activities. Prior to joining First Reserve, he was an Associate in the Capital Markets Group at Warburg Pincus LLC. Prior to that, he was an Associate with Morgan Stanley in the Global Capital Markets and Global Leveraged Finance groups. Mr. Weiner holds a B.A. from Bowdoin College.

  • Neil A. WizelManaging Director
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    Neil A. Wizel

    Managing Director
    Houston

    Neil A. Wizel, Managing Director, joined First Reserve in 2007. Mr. Wizel’s responsibilities include investment origination, execution and exit, focusing on the energy value chain, including reserves; equipment, manufacturing, and services; and downstream and hydrocarbon processing assets. Prior to joining First Reserve, he was a member of the Investment Staff at Greenbriar Equity Group, a transportation–focused private equity firm. Prior to Greenbriar, he was a Financial Analyst in the Leveraged Finance/Financial Sponsor Group at Credit Suisse First Boston. Mr. Wizel holds a B.A. from Emory University.

  • Thomas S. AmburgeyDirector
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    Thomas S. Amburgey

    Director
    Houston

    Thomas S. Amburgey, Director, joined First Reserve in 2012. Mr. Amburgey’s responsibilities include investment origination and structuring, due diligence, execution and monitoring. Prior to joining First Reserve, he was an Analyst in the Financial Sponsors and Leveraged Finance division at UBS Investment Bank. Mr. Amburgey holds a B.B.A. and a Master of Accountancy from the University of Georgia.

  • Paul J. SteenDirector
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    Paul J. Steen

    Director
    Houston

    Paul J. Steen, Director, joined First Reserve in 2011. Mr. Steen’s responsibilities include investment origination and structuring, due diligence, execution and monitoring, with expertise throughout the energy value chain. Prior to joining First Reserve, he was an Analyst in the Investment Banking Division, Global Energy Group, at Credit Suisse. Mr. Steen holds a B.B.A. from Texas A&M University.

  • Juan Diego VargasDirector
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    Juan Diego Vargas

    Director
    Houston

    Juan Diego Vargas, Director, joined First Reserve in 2007 as an Associate and returned to First Reserve as a Vice President in 2012 after earning his M.B.A. Mr. Vargas’ responsibilities include investment origination and structuring, due diligence, execution and monitoring, focusing on the equipment, manufacturing and services sector, as well as the resources sector. Prior to joining First Reserve, he was an Analyst in the Financial Sponsors and Latin America Groups at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Vargas holds a B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from London Business School.

  • Preston M. BurkettVice President
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    Preston M. Burkett

    Vice President
    Houston

    Preston M. Burkett, Vice President, joined First Reserve in 2016. Mr. Burkett’s responsibilities include financial modeling, due diligence, execution and monitoring. Prior to joining First Reserve, he was an Analyst in the Global Natural Resources Group at Barclays Capital. Mr. Burkett holds a B.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. 

  • Matthew R. ClaytonVice President
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    Matthew R. Clayton

    Vice President
    Houston

    Matthew R. Clayton, Vice President, joined First Reserve in 2014. Mr. Clayton’s responsibilities include financial modeling, due diligence, execution and monitoring. Prior to joining First Reserve, he was an Investment Banking Analyst in the Energy Group at Greenhill & Co. Mr. Clayton holds a B.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.

  • Yuri C. LarrabeeVice President
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    Yuri C. Larrabee

    Vice President
    Stamford

    Yuri C. Larrabee, Vice President, joined First Reserve in 2013. Mr. Larrabee’s responsibilities include include investment origination and structuring, due diligence, execution and monitoring. Prior to joining First Reserve, he was an Analyst in the Global Energy Group, Investment Banking Division, at Credit Suisse. Mr. Larrabee holds a B.A. from Princeton University.

  • Patrick E. McEneryVice President, Credit & Capital Markets
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    Patrick E. McEnery

    Vice President, Credit & Capital Markets
    Stamford

    Patrick McEnery, Vice President, Credit & Capital Markets, joined First Reserve in 2017. His responsibilities include financial modeling, due diligence, execution and monitoring. Prior to joining First Reserve, he was an Associate in the Private Credit Group at Sound Harbor Partners.  He also spent three years as an Analyst in the Healthcare Investment Banking Group at Hammond Hanlon Camp.  Mr. McEnery holds a B.E. (Bachelor of Civil Engineering) from Vanderbilt University.

  • Sarosh G. NentinVice President, Credit & Capital Markets
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    Sarosh G. Nentin

    Vice President, Credit & Capital Markets
    Stamford

    Sarosh G. Nentin, Vice President, Credit & Capital Markets, joined First Reserve in 2017. His responsibilities include investment origination and structuring, due diligence, execution and monitoring. Prior to joining First Reserve, he was a Vice President in the Investment Banking Division – Power & Renewables at Credit Suisse. Prior to that, he was an Associate with CIBC World Markets Corp. in the Project Finance & Infrastructure group. He also served as an Associate and Analyst in the Power & Renewables Group at Dexia Global Structured Finance, LLC and as an Analyst in the Corporate Finance Group at FTI Consulting Inc.  Mr. Nentin holds a B.S. from Boston College and an M.B.A. from New York University.

     

     
  • Blake H. SelineVice President
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    Blake H. Seline

    Vice President
    Houston

    Blake H. Seline, Vice President, joined First Reserve in 2016. Mr. Seline’s responsibilities include financial modeling, due diligence, execution and monitoring. Prior to joining First Reserve, he was an Investment Banking Analyst in the Global Natural Resources Group at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Seline holds a B.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.

  • Carolina SierraVice President, Technical
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    Carolina Sierra

    Vice President, Technical
    Houston

    Carolina Sierra, Vice President, Technical, joined First Reserve in 2019. Ms. Sierra’s responsibilities include due diligence and monitoring – with a technical reservoir perspective in upstream- and midstream-related investments and early theme and trend identification throughout the energy value chain. Prior to joining First Reserve, she was an Associate at Guggenheim Partners in the E&P Asset Acquisitions & Divestitures practice. Prior to Guggenheim, she worked for BP as a Reservoir Engineer and Schlumberger as a Drilling and Field Engineer. Ms. Sierra holds a B.S.E. from the University of Michigan and an MSc from Delft University of Technology.

  • Trevor B. TamlynVice President
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    Trevor B. Tamlyn

    Vice President
    Houston

    Trevor B. Tamlyn, Vice President, joined First Reserve in 2014. Mr. Tamlyn’s responsibilities include financial modeling, due diligence, execution and monitoring. Prior to joining First Reserve, he was an Investment Banking Analyst on the Global Natural Resources team at Barclays. Mr. Tamlyn holds a B.B.A. from the University of Texas.

  • John W. Byers, IVAssociate
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    John W. Byers, IV

    Associate
    Houston

    John W. Byers IV, Associate, joined First Reserve in 2017. Mr. Byers’ responsibilities include financial modeling, due diligence, execution and monitoring. Prior to joining First Reserve, he was an Investment Banking Analyst at Simmons & Company International. Mr. Byers holds a B.S. from Duke University.

  • Wesley FischerAssociate
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    Wesley Fischer

    Associate
    Houston

    Wesley Fischer, Associate, joined First Reserve in 2017. Mr. Fischer’s responsibilities include financial modeling, due diligence, execution and monitoring. Prior to joining First Reserve, he was an Investment Banking Analyst at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Fischer holds a B.B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin.

  • Jake HutchersonAssociate
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    Jake Hutcherson

    Associate
    Houston

    Jake Hutcherson joined First Reserve in 2019. Mr. Hutcherson’s responsibilities include financial modeling, due diligence, execution and monitoring. Prior to joining First Reserve, he was an Investment Banking Analyst at Simmons & Company International. Mr. Hutcherson holds a B.S. from the University of Virginia.

  • Nick LednickyAssociate
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    Nick Lednicky

    Associate
    Houston

    Nick Lednicky joined First Reserve in 2019. Mr. Lednicky’s responsibilities include financial modeling, due diligence, execution and monitoring. Prior to joining First Reserve, he was an Investment Banking Analyst at Barclays. Mr. Lednicky holds a B.B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin.

  • Jonathan T. LeeAssociate
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    Jonathan T. Lee

    Associate
    Stamford

    Jonathan T. Lee, Associate, joined First Reserve in 2017. Mr. Lee’s responsibilities include financial modeling, due diligence, execution and monitoring. Prior to joining First Reserve, he was an Investment Banking Analyst in the Global Industrials Group at Credit Suisse. He also spent one year as an Investment Banking Analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group / Restructuring at Oppenheimer & Co. Mr. Lee holds a B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University.

  • Ryan NicholsonAssociate
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    Ryan Nicholson

    Associate
    Houston

    Ryan Nicholson joined First Reserve in 2019. Mr. Nicholson’s responsibilities include financial modeling, due diligence, execution and monitoring. Prior to joining First Reserve, he worked as a Financial Analyst at ExxonMobil Corporation and was most recently an Investment Banking Analyst at Citigroup Global Markets. Mr. Nicholson holds a B.B.A. from Southern Methodist University.