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Managing Partner and co-founder of EnCap Investments L.P., an investment managerand leading provider of private equity capital to the upstream and midstream sectors of the oil and gas industry. Prior to the formation of EnCap in 1988, Petersen was a Senior Vice President and Manager of the Corporate Finance Division of the Energy Banking group for Republic Bank Corporation from 1985 to 1988. His duties and responsibilities included mergers and acquisitions, financial advisory services, and institutional fundraising activities for the energy industry. Prior to his position at Republic Bank, Petersen was an executive vice president and a member of the board of directors of Nicklos Oil & Gas Company in Houston from 1979 to 1984. Previously, Petersen was a Group Vice President in the Petroleum and Minerals Division of Republic Bank Dallas, where he began his business career in 1972. He served from 1970 to 1971 in the U.S. Army in Washington D.C. as a First Lieutenant in the Finance Corps and as an Army officer in the Army Security Agency.
Petersen obtained his Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Business Administration degrees in finance from Texas Tech University and has done postgraduate work at American University and the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University. Mr. Petersen serves on the board of multiple EnCap portfolio companies and is a member of the board of Plains All American, Inc. (NYSE: PAA) and EV Energy Partners (Nasdaq: EVEP). He is a member of the Independent Petroleum Association of America, the Houston Producers’ Forum and the Petroleum Club of Houston. He is also a member and past Chairman of Chapelwood United Methodist Church, past Chairman elect of Memorial Hermann Healthcare System Foundation Board and a past Chairman of the Council on Alcohol & Drugs in Houston. He resides in Houston, Texas, is married and has four children.