Phil is one of the most experienced energy technology investors in the United States, having invested in the sector since 1997. His extensive experience in the industry includes leading early to late-stage investments in renewable energy, power quality/reliability, distributed generation, energy management and control, and power electronics.
Phil is also the Managing Partner of NGP Energy Technology Partners (“NGP ETP”), a premier private equity firm he founded in 2005. NGP ETP has managed two private equity funds affiliated with NGP Energy Capital Management, L.L.C., that have fully invested their available capital in companies that provide products and services to the oil and gas, power, environmental, energy efficiency, and alternative energy sectors. Please see www.ngpetp.com.
Prior to founding NGP ETP, Phil was Partner, COO, and President of Social Capital, a $1.8 billion Silicon Valley-based investment firm where he helped launch SC Public Equity Partners and Social Capital Hedosophia.
Prior to founding NGP ETP, Phil was Managing Director at Perseus, L.L.C., where he led or co-led the firm’s energy investing activities and was a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. At Perseus, Phil helped launch Perseus CDO I Limited, Perseus Acquisition-Recapitalization Fund, and Perseus-Soros Biopharmaceutical Fund, L.P.
Phil is a board member of Catapult Energy Services, Community Energy Inc., Oilfield Water Logistics and TPI Composites, Inc. (NASDAQ-TPIC). He is a former board member of, among other companies, American Wind Capital, Beacon Power, Evergreen Solar, Renewable Energy Group (NASDAQ-REGI), and SatCon Technologies.
Phil holds a JD with distinction from Stanford Law School and a BA in Economics from Amherst College, where he was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Folger Shakespeare Library and the External Advisory Committee of the MIT Study on the Future of Storage.