Mr. Edelman is a Managing Partner and co-founder of White Deer Energy, an energy private equity firm formed in 2008. Prior to forming White Deer, Mr. Edelman founded and/or managed a series of eight energy companies, creating significant value for investors over more than a 25-year period. He founded or co-founded Snyder Oil Corporation (now part of Devon Energy Corporation), Range Resources (NYSE: RRC) and Patina Oil and Gas (now part of Noble Energy, Inc.). He also co-founded Bear Paw Energy and Bear Cub Energy, midstream companies based in the Rocky Mountains that are now part of Oneok Partners, L.P. and Regency Energy Partners LP, respectively.
Prior to 1981, Mr. Edelman was a Vice President in The First Boston Corporation’s (now Credit Suisse) energy group and an associate at Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb Incorporated.
Mr. Edelman is currently a Director of Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL), Emerald Oil, Inc. (NYSE: EOX) and PostRock Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: PSTR). He currently chairs the Investment Committee and serves as a Trustee of The Hotchkiss School, is a Trustee of the Wildlife Conservation Society and Chairman Emeritus of Lenox Hill Neighborhood House. Mr. Edelman holds an MBA in Finance from Harvard Business School (Baker Scholar) and a BA in Political Economy from Princeton University, magna cum laude.