David M. Leuschen

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"Mr. Leuschen is a Founder and Senior Managing Director of Riverstone. He is based in New York.

"Mr. Leuschen has extensive M&A, financing, and investing experience in the energy and power sector. Prior to founding Riverstone, Mr. Leuschen was a Partner and Managing Director at Goldman Sachs and founder and head of the Goldman Sachs Global Energy & Power Group. Mr. Leuschen joined Goldman Sachs in 1977, became head of the Global Energy & Power Group in 1985, became a Partner of the firm in 1986, and remained with the firm until leaving to found Riverstone.

"Mr. Leuschen was responsible for building the Goldman Sachs energy and power investment banking practice into one of the leading franchises in the global energy and power industry. During this period, Mr. Leuschen and his team participated in a large number of the major energy and power M&A transactions worldwide. Mr. Leuschen also was a Founder of Goldman Sachs’ leading Master Limited Partnership franchise. Mr. Leuschen also served as Chairman of the Goldman Sachs Energy Investment Committee, where he was responsible for screening potential private equity capital commitments by Goldman Sachs in the energy and power industry. Further, Mr. Leuschen was responsible for establishing and managing the firm’s relationships with senior executives from leading companies in all segments of the energy and power industry, including Amerada Hess, Anadarko Petroleum, Apache, BP Amoco, Chevron, Cross Timbers (XTO), ENI, Kinder Morgan, Koch Industries, Kuwait Petroleum, Lasmo, Mobil, Phillips, PDVSA, Santa Fe International, Transocean SedcoForex, Union Pacific Resources, Unocal, and many others.

"Mr. Leuschen has served as a Director of Cambridge Energy Research Associates, Cross Timbers Oil Company (XTO), J. Aron Resources, Mega Energy, Inc. and Natural Meats Montana. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Dynamic Industries, Enduro, Enduro II, EP Energy, Fieldwood, Legend, and Venado. He is also President of Switchback Ranch LLC and has served on a number of nonprofit boards of directors, including as a Trustee of United States Olympic Committee and the Board of the Montana Land Reliance.

"Mr. Leuschen received his A.B. degree from Dartmouth and his M.B.A. from Dartmouth’s Amos Tuck School of Business."[1]


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  1. Riverstone Holdings People, organizational web page, accessed May 21, 2014.