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Mr. Beard is the Global Head of Natural Resources and a Senior Partner at Apollo, having joined the Firm in 2010. Mr. Beard oversees all investment activities in the energy, metals and mining, and agriculture sectors. Since Mr. Beard joined the Firm, Apollo private equity funds have invested or committed to invest approximately $13 billion in twenty-three natural resources-related investments. Previously, Mr. Beard was at Riverstone Holdings, an energy focused private equity firm, as a founding member and Managing Director. He began his career as a Financial Analyst at Goldman Sachs, where he played an active role in energy-sector principal investment activities. Mr. Beard currently serves on the boards of directors of Apex Energy, Caelus Energy, CSV Midstream, Double Eagle Energy I/II/III, EP Energy, Jupiter Resources, Northwoods Energy, Pegasus Optimization Managers, LLC, Roundtable Energy, Talos Energy, and Tumbleweed Royalty, LLC. He previously served on the board of directors of Athlon Energy, Belden & Blake Corporation, Canera Resources, CDM Resource Management, Cobalt International Energy, Eagle Energy, International Logging, Legend Natural Gas I – IV, Mariner Energy, NRI Management Group, Phoenix Exploration, Three Rivers I, Titan Operating, and Vantage Energy. Mr. Beard received his B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana.